Have your voice heard.

This Week in Houston is looking for more citizen journalists! The podcast feed has been getting rave reviews, but the one criticism is that the listeners want MORE! They want more news about things happening in and around Houston and the whole Central Texas area.

You can be a part of TWiH without a huge investment in recording equipment or even much time investment. Simply share news and stories with your fellow Houstonians. Here are the submission guidelines:

Audio submissions must have some Houston or Central Texas angle to them (i.e. about an event/place/person that affects us)
Family friendly submissions only (this is a resource for all Houstonians, including our children)

Clips can be submitted in one of two ways 1) emailed to cdoelle AT gmail.com in .mp3 format or 2) phoned in via our voicemail line (206) 202-3644.

MP3 recordings should be formatted as follows:

Bit rate 96kpbs or 128kbps
Sample rate 44.100 kHz
Time limits 1 – 6 minutes (roughly)

Signoff “For This Week in Houston, this is Joe Blow”

Do’s and Dont’s:
Do not mention the date of the recording in the audio post itself as it may run a day or two after submission. Feel free to mention dates of future and past events.
Do not reference your podcast or website in the audio.
DO provide that information as it will be included in the show notes.
Do not submit overtly political audio posts. *
Do attempt to stick to just the facts. *
Do submit often and on numerous topics
Have fun and enjoy your role as citizen journalists!

* The audience is intelligent enough to figure out your politics

All audio reports are simulcast on Houston Metblogs so you get DOUBLE the audience!

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