SOURCE: Earth & Sky, Inc.

October 10, 2006 10:30 ET

Earth & Sky Launches 5000th Broadcast

Innovative, Popular Short-Format Science Radio Program Celebrates Landmark With Renewed Focus on Sustainability & Hope

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- The science radio series Earth & Sky today announced the release of its 5,000th radio broadcast. Titled "Hope in a Human World," the broadcast will be heard this fall by six million people on Earth & Sky's independent affiliate network of more than 1,000 radio stations in the U.S. and overseas.

To help celebrate its 5,000th broadcast, Earth & Sky is now offering new opportunities for its growing audience including a new online store with partner Discovery Communications and a new community-focused website. According to Earth & Sky founder and Executive Producer Deborah Byrd, "Earth & Sky is honored to have served as a clear voice for science for 15 years. As we move forward, our emphasis is on the science of sustainability: ideas that will help humanity find solutions to 21st century challenges."

Byrd and co-host Joel Block host the 5,000th broadcast, as they hosted the very first Earth & Sky broadcast on September 30, 1991. The 5,000th broadcast highlights the profound relationship between humans and our planet and possibilities for working together, not only with scientists, but also with other innovators, entrepreneurs, activists and citizens.

"In the 21st century," Byrd said, "people have become Earth's greatest resource."

"We owe a great deal of thanks for our 5,000th broadcast to our audience, which has grown with us and provided the feedback necessary for us to respond and remain relevant to them for 15 years," said Ryan Britton, Earth & Sky Executive Director.

The 5,000th Earth & Sky broadcast was produced and first released in September 2006. This fall, it will be heard both on radio and online -- via podcast, broadcast and online download -- as determined by individuals, radio affiliates and other partners.

About Earth & Sky

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