The Power of InformationTemplate:Ndash also referred to as POI, is a weekly podcast (and live videocast) and terrestrial technology and consumer electronics radio show. Hosted by Derek Alfonso, and co-hosted by Michael Koby and Steven Molen, it features technology news, product reviews, hardware, software, and web picks and a section of the show devoted to gamers. The entire show has a particular focus on consumer electronics.
Following the opening of the show which includes the title, introduction of the hosts, as well as a summary of topics to be covered on the show. Next the technology news is covered primarily by Michael Koby. Co-hosts respond to each headline with their comments, discussion and debate. The second segment of the show, primarily driven by Derek Alfonso includes consumer electronics reviews, interesting and useful websites and web applications, software, and hardware. The show covers everything from home stereos, cameras, and computers to personal information security, passwords, and HDTV.
The program began when an opportunity was given to Derek Alfonso by the owner of KCAA radio in Loma Linda, California to produce a technology talk radio show. After the show was successful on KCAA the show later expanded to another station, KTAE, also owned by KCAA CEO Fred Lundgren. Shortly after being on both stations the America First Radio Network was launched with The Power of Information. The show is also in final negotiations with Genesis Communications Network for additional syndication coverage on Starguide I, their satellite distribution system.
Sponsors & DonorsEdit
- Microsoft Corporation / Zune
- Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. & Dublin Dr. Pepper
- Netflix & Roku
- RIM / BlackBerry
- PNY Technologies
- SanDisk / SanDisk Sansa
- and many more...
The show is available if you want to see the live stream by visiting the show's website. The show has used both Ustream.tv as well as Stickam to stream in the past and appears to be up in the air about which format to stick with.
Distribution and licensingEdit
All episodes are licensed under the Creative Commons attribution share-alike noncommercial license, and are distributed via direct download from the Power of Information Website, or from Apple's iTunes Store. There is no download charge from either source.
The show is produced for terrestrial radio and has been funded by Derek Alfonso with broadcasting time donated by KCAA and The America First Radio Network. According to Derek Alfonso the show will always remain free to the listener, and available online without advertising as long as the hosting costs remain reasonable.
|KCAA||1050 kHz||News/Talk||Loma Linda, Riverside, San Bernardino, California||Sunday 10A-11A|
|KTAE||1330 kHz||News/Talk||Elgin, Tyler, Cameron, Killeen, Texas||Saturday 3P-4P|
|America First Radio Network||Affiliates||Mixed||United States||Friday 5P-6P|
- The Power of Information
- Host Derek Alfonso's Blog
- Host Derek Alfonso's Twitter
- Host Derek Alfonso's FriendFeed
- Co-host Michael Koby's Blog
- Co-host Michael Koby's Twitter
- Co-host Steven Molen's Twitter
- Steven's Other Show: The NHB Show (MMA)
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