Listen to 'Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt." Click on link:
Listen to 'Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show.' Click on link
sbhRadio, Statesboro's new online radio station, has begun operations as a new feature on statesboroherald.com. Shows currently available for listening are listed on the home page of the website in a dropdown menu under the "Radio" tab.
Users of the site can hear some of the Statesboro Herald's top local columnists who are recording their comments for listeners. If you'd like to follow local law enforcement and emergency radio conversations, you can do that too, live as it's happening. Choose the "Emergency Scanner" category on the dropdown menu under Radio.
Also, two originally produced web radio shows by area residents are ready to listen to on demand. On the Radio tab drop down, click on "Listen to programs."
"We've invited anyone who has a fancy to host a show to send in their idea and we'll consider putting them on the air, said publisher Randy Morton. "We received several very good ideas, two of which are now posted on the website. There will be more new shows on a variety of topics to follow soon and a mixture of live and recorded programs."
"Talkin' Sports - The Chris Halbert Show" will focus on Georgia Southern and local high school sports. And Chris won't just be talking about football, basketball and baseball, he'll talk about it all. In this week's 15-minute show he focuses on winding up spring football practice at Georgia Southern and the Blue and White game.
Also, "Southern Gospel Sounds with Brian Holt" is a product of love and faith from Brian Holt. It, too, is available on "Listen to programs" in the Radio drop down menu. Brian is a singer and musician who grew up listening to Gospel music and his first 30-minute show is a wonderful collection of faith-based music with a southern tinge.
Both shows are available on demand on sbhRadio on statesboroherald.com.
"Users can listen to the programs when they want to, rather than having to listen on a regular broadcast schedule," said Jim Healy, executive editor of the Herald. "We're still inviting folks to send us new ideas. Just go to the website and click on ‘host a show' and send us your idea."
The audio columns and programming also soon will be available to listen to on most mobile devices.
"We soon hope to also have these where you can listen to them on most cell phones," Morton said. "Most people have their mobile device with them all the time but not all the time do they have their computer."
Another new feature is the introduction of Quick Response (QR) mobile codes in the newspaper. On most smart phones with internet access, readers can download MicrosoftTag reader (http://gettag.mobi) application, scan the codes and be instantly connected to radio shows, special offers or other items.
"It's a way we're making the newspaper more interactive," Healy said. "It's a really helpful technology that we think will be very popular with readers and advertisers alike. When you download the code, it gives you instructions on how to scan."