CHICAGO, IL — 670 The Score has partnered with Paltalk (www.paltalk.com), the premier real-time, video-based community pioneering the social-casting movement, allowing listeners to participate in live, interactive video streams of the station’s popular weekday sports talk shows, including The Mike North Morning Show (6-10AM) and The Boers and Bernstein Show (2-6PM).
Listeners can see the on-air personalities live in the studio, as well as other listeners who are streaming video of themselves. In addition, listeners will be able to interact with the hosts and each other through text, audio and video. The free live broadcast can be accessed on the station’s website, www.670thescore.com.
“We have been aggressive in implementing digital technologies into our everyday operations and our listeners have responded to all our initiatives with great enthusiasm,” said Paul Agase, Vice President and General Manager, 670 The Score. “Of all the ways our listeners have to connect with the station, live video streaming brings an entirely new level of engagement which we are excited to offer.”
“Through video it is now possible to create a more developed sense of community among a station’s fan base, and we are excited that The SCORE is one of the first stations to adopt our platform and extend its capabilities to its loyal and enthusiastic listeners,” said Joel Smernoff, President and COO of Paltalk. “We look forward to continuing to break new ground by merging traditional broadcasting, social networking and video chat.”
Paltalk is the premier real-time, video-based community pioneering the new socialcasting movement. Socialcasting is defined as the convergence of traditional broadcasting media, social networking, user-generated content and video chat. With more than 4 million active users, Paltalk hosts the world’s largest online video chat community offering thousands of users the ability to interact in a chat room together via voice, text and video in real-time. Privately held, the company’s patented technology allows for large scale video rooms where members can join in with thousands of other Paltalkers and engage in voice/audio, video and text conversations. Members can create their own chat groups around any topic as well as individual profiles on themselves in a social network. Paltalk also hosts “Scheduled Shows” including regular programs with celebrities, radio personalities and newsmakers such as Opie and Anthony and Samantha Daniels. The company also broadcasts live interactive video chat events such as musical performances and comedy variety shows. In both cases, Paltalkers can interact with the featured hosts and performers in real-time as well as other members in the room.
WSCR is Chicago’s first and premier sports radio station, flagship station of the Chicago White Sox and the No. 1-rated station of its kind in Chicago. WSCR is owned and operated by CBS RADIO. CBS RADIO operates 144 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WBBM-AM, WBBM-FM, WCKG-FM, WJMK-FM, WUSN-FM, and WXRT-FM in the Chicago market.