The 3/50 Project on the national airwaves…twice

by Cinda Baxter on July 5, 2009

in Media, The 3/50 Project

microphoneThe past week’s been a whirlwind for The 3/50 Project, to say the least. Showing up on the pages of The Wall Street Journal (on our three month anniversary, no less), followed by the Chicago Tribune certainly does make for a very pleasant holiday weekend.

And this week’s starting off with a bang. Actually, a double bang.

First up? Our nationally televised debut, on Fox Business. I’ll be piped in via satellite from Minneapolis for the live segment, joining one other guest.

Next comes one of our greatest supporters, Jim Blasingame, host of The Small Business Advocate radio program, who’s invited me back to the radio program Tuesday morning for an update on The 3/50 Project. He really “gets it,” folks, and understands how important local business is to our economy.

Tune in info:
Fox Business: Monday‘s broadcast starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern / 1:00 p.m. central; the segment about The 3/50 Project will pop up sometime in that hour at 1:45 central, as scheduled three hours out. Check your local listings for channel info. 

Jim Blasingame: Tuesday’s show is broadcast nationally, but if you can’t locate a local station, click here to listen online. The segment is slated for 8:07-8:30 a.m. eastern. Too early for you west coasters? No sweat. Follow the same link to the archives, where you can catch it later on, after your bagels and juice.

Editor’s note: Oops…had Jim Blasingame’s show on Monday in the original blog post. My bad…the result of combining a blog post and a holiday weekend, huh?

Editor’s note (again): The crossed out updates are current as of four hours out.

Shandell's July 5, 2009 at 7:43 am

Congrats for The Wall Street Journal, I seem to be having a hard time getting the local papers involved, this will help I will be emailing the link to them.
Thanks for all of your hard work

Judy July 5, 2009 at 6:22 pm

This is an incredibly simple and effective program supporting small businesses. Good luck on the broadcast tomorrow.

Kathy Banak July 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm

This morning I was informed of the 3/50 project thru Facebook and immediately sent out your blog to all of my contacts. I own a paint and interior design retail store in Seattle, WA and am thrilled to be a supporter of this very important cause.

Kathy Banak
Authentic Home Owner & Interior Designer

amber willson July 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I need help asap! I own a boutique-Bags That Fit located in Lehi, UT and I’m going on the local news show tomorrow Tues July 7th to promote the 3/50 project. They had some questions that I couldn’t answer and I need to be able to answer them on the air TOMORROW! 1-How did you fiqure out the break down of the $100? In what way does $68 go back to the community vs the $43 from a big box store? Don’t they pay commercial property taxes and sales tax too? How did you get those fiqures? Why does nothing go back into the community if purchased online, if the person who is selling online is local? Wouldn’t they pay local sales tax too? I appreciate all the help you can give me! Thanks much!

Editor’s note: Amber, have the station contact me for clarification; I’m happy to help ( Keep in mind I’m going to be on the air with Jim Blasingame from 7:00-7:30 a.m. central time, though.

To anyone else dealing with the media, I’m here to answer questions and fill in the gaps…just need to have the reporter or anchor contact me with as much lead time as possible, since I’m quite often on the road.

Please don’t try to wing it, folks…putting incorrect info out there will only hurt the Project.

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