Nashville Tech Feed #9 – WKRNs Nashville is Talking Goes Dark

In Episode 9 of the Nashville Tech Feed we begin with Lucas giving an update on Podcamp Nashville 2010. Then we go into the topic of Nashville is Talking going dark; it was the end of a web experiment that started in 2005 by WKRN-TV Nashville's Channel 2. It created community and sometimes controversy among bloggers of all types in Tennessee. Trace Sharp aka “Newscoma” and Betsy Phillips aka “Aunt B” two of the best know Tennessee bloggers join us to talk about what NiT was, what it meant to them, where it went and the state of the Blog-o-sphere along with the news media in general. Finally, we finish off with the launch of which the Tennesseans newspaper aims to fill the void created by the end of NiT. Need website hosting? Consider Site5, it's the host we've been using since 2006. If you sign up after clicking through the banner below you are supporting the Nashville Tech Feed. We thank you in advance.

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Topics and Notes:

Podcamp Update Nashville is Talking Goes Dark Reactions:


Tennessean Fills the Nashville is Talking Void


  • Filling the void?
  • Will it work?

Show Hosts:

David Beronja


  • Web Designer/Production/Founder "The Nashville Feed" blog


Lucas Hendrickson


  • Independent Journalist
  • Contributor at The Tennessean's
  • Instructor at Belmont University's Media Studies Department
  • Writer at


Trace Sharp


  • Co-Editor at
  • Author of Newscoma
  • Freelance Journalist
  • P/T Political Consultant


Betsy Phillips Title(s):


  • twitter: auntb
  • webstie: or

What We're Consuming

Dave – Tricks of the Podcasting Masters by Rob Walch & Mur Lafferty Lucas – The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism by Matt Mason Trace – Pesky Fly Blog, Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000 by Robert K. Oermann Betsy – Carolina Mountain Drops

About mdave

David has been using computers to create his visions since the early days of the Apple II. When the world wide web hit he dove in head first learning HTML and building his first websites. After spending a few years at a software services firm in Milwaukee he moved to Nashville and shortly after the Music Industry grabbed hold. He joined the Country Music Association as webmaster designing, building and managing the CMA Awards, CMA Music Festival and corporate websites for the 8 years. He started their social media reach-out and when he left the CMA could reach over 50,000 fans directly. David currently freelances by day, codes by night along with producing/hosting the Nashville Tech Feed a technology podcast. David was named by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 140 people in the Music Industry to follow on Twitter. , Facebook and Twitter