Monday, June 18, 2012
As Season Eight Comes To A Close, Conversations LIVE Looks Ahead To The Future
What began as a weekly 1/2 hour program on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS in July 2003 has transformed into a place where six days a week individuals of all walks of life come to talk about their experiences, their journey to fulfillment and what's to come. Over the years the format has evolved, but what has remained the same is the show's commitment to providing a safe place for anyone and everyone.
"This show's success is not about me," says Webb, 36. "It's about the opportunity we afford to individuals to not only be talked to but listened to as well."
Though only half-way through, 2012 has already proven the most successful year of the show's history, welcoming 427 guests so far (up 50% from 2011) with over 300 more still scheduled to appear. For Webb, however, it isn't about the number of people he converses with. Also up are the number of listeners tuning in through the radio, www.blogtalkradio.com and the show's newest partner www.dcnowradio.com.
"This has been a humbling experience that gets better each day," says Webb. "This is so much more than I thought was possible for me, and I appreciate every moment of it."
Season Nine begins Monday, July 16, 2012. As with previous years, Webb will take off some time to prepare for the new season to come. July 1-14 there will be no live shows, however, featured interviews will be promoted during those two weeks.
When the show returns for the new season it will do so with a new daily line-up that will be announced on July 1st through www.conversationsliveradio.com.
Those interested in being a guest on the show should contact Cyrus Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601.896.5616. You can also reach him via Facebookwww.facebook.com/cyruswebb and Twitter.
About Cyrus Webb
Cyrus Webb, is the President of Conversations Media Group (home of Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine and Conversations Book Club) and Shadow Play Entertainment. Since 1999 he has used his love of the arts and books to create a brand that has not only showcased his own work but that of others around the United States. To date he has hosted hundreds of art shows and poetry readings around the South, garnering thousands of attendees and a devoted following.
In 2003 he began host and producing the radio show Conversations LIVE (www.conversationsliveradio.com) on WMPR 90.1 FM in Jackson, MS. Today it is heard not only in the South but online through www.blogtalkradio.com and www.dcnowradio.com. In 2012 over 1.1 million listeners tuned in to the program which features authors, recording artists, community leaders and ordinary individuals during extraordinary things.
Because of the hundreds of interviews he conducts each year Webb began Conversations Magazine (www.conversationsmag.com) in April 2006 as another platform to showcase some of the stories he was sharing over the air. Since then the print magazine has grown to include over 5k yearly subscribers the United States, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Greece and Canada.
The last member of the Conversations family was the book club (www.conversationsbookclub.com) which began in November 2006. Featuring both in-person and online meetings, it has grown into one of the largest co-ed reading groups in the United States, hosting over 100 author events and gaining national attention from outlets such as the Chicago Tribune.
Webb is currently working on a revamped edition of his television show Conversations with Cyrus Webb, with plans to begin in the Summer of 2013.