SOURCE: Foneshow, Inc.

May 20, 2008 08:30 ET

Austin Hill Debuts on Foneshow With Daily Updates Available On-Demand via Any Mobile Phone

Update Snippet on 2008 Presidential Campaigns Just a Phone Call Away

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Foneshow, the leader in short-form audio content for mobile phones, today announced a new partnership to develop original content with talk show host and renowned media personality Austin Hill. Through this affiliation Austin Hill fans can access exclusive content anywhere, anytime, via mobile phone using Foneshow's patent pending technology.

"Austin Hill's Campaign Update 2008" will debut on May 20th, 2008, and will showcase an a-political, non-partisan, sixty-second daily feature providing a brief update on the 2008 presidential campaign. The program will also relate the day's news to stories of past presidents and campaigns, taken from Hill's book "White House: Confidential - The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History" (Cumberland House: 2006). The program will run through Election Day, November 4, 2008, and listeners can subscribe to the content for free at www.foneshow.com and www.austinhill.net.

"I look forward to leveraging Foneshow's short-form audio format to deliver some fun, witty non-partisan election commentary throughout the summer to their targeted distribution network," said media personality Austin Hill. "The Internet and wireless technology have created new opportunities for all generations, enabling them to access unique content such as this, on the world's most ubiquitous tool -- the mobile phone."

"We are delighted to partner with Austin Hill," stated Erik Schwartz, founder and CEO of Foneshow. "Consumers are in search of audio content that is relevant and timely, while also user-controllable and on-demand. The content Austin will provide to our audience embodies a unique blend of current information, history, and a high level of entertainment value that is best digested in short segments that are ideal for Foneshow."

Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Hill currently hosts evenings for Citadel Communications' 630 WMAL in Washington, D.C. He is also a frequent guest host for the Fox NewsTalk Radio Network, Salem Radio Network's syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show," and Bonneville's NewsTalk 92-3 KTAR, in Phoenix. Devotees can tune in to XM Satellite Radio's "POTUS 2008" channel for more Hill commentary on the historical content from his book.

Foneshow has built a telephony-based distribution platform for short-form audio (primarily news/talk radio and podcast programming). The platform leverages the cellular telephone network and enables users to subscribe to, access, publish, share, and consume short-form audio programming immediately from any cell phone. The system features the very rapid propagation of programming from the creator to the consumer. Listeners can chose from many news and talk radio shows and other media outlets from around the country, including the "Stephanie Miller Show," and the "Allen Hunt Show."

About Austin Hill

Austin Hill is a part of the next generation of American media personalities. He is a frequent guest host for the syndicated "Brian and the Judge" program and "The Tom Sullivan Show," on the Fox NewsTalk Radio Network; and for the syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show" on the Salem Radio Network. He is also a frequent guest host of local talk programs on stations nationwide. In addition, Hill is a weekly columnist for the national news and commentary website Townhall Dot Com; and a weekly column for Arizona's East Valley Tribune newspaper. He is the author of "White House: Confidential - The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History." Hill holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and a Master's Degree in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University, CA.

Hill is represented by Ron Hartenbaum, of WYD Media Management, LLC, New York.

About Foneshow

Foneshow was founded in late August of 2006 on Ballston Beach in Truro, Massachusetts, by Erik Schwartz and Nic Wolff, two technology industry veterans and lifelong friends, to deliver short-form audio to mobile phones. Foneshow's technology is available to more than 250 million cell phones in the U.S. and 2.7 billion cell phones worldwide. In August 2007, Foneshow closed a series A venture capital round with CEI Community Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners, and Small Enterprise Growth Fund of Maine.

Contact Information

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