TCB Radio Network: Celebrating the Life and Memory of Elvis Presley, with a Mission to Share His Legacy with the World! We are an UNOFFICIAL Fan Site – not affiliated with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Hi everyone! My name is Krista Joy, and I am incredibly delighted to reach out to you to share this groundbreaking information. If you love Elvis like I do, this is going to get you excited! My dream is to bring you fantastic Elvis content on a regular basis – valuable content that not only celebrates the memory of Elvis, but also his lasting legacy, carrying on to this day. From this dream, TCB Radio Network, was born. Not endorsed, supported, or affiliated in any way with Elvis Presley Enterprises, every piece of Elvis information that you get from TCB Radio Network will be by brought to you BY fans and FOR fans. And I think you’re gonna love this…maybe as much as Elvis loved Cadillacs!
Because nothing great is ever accomplished alone (hey even Elvis knew this secret and brought on the Memphis Mafia!!), I have hand selected an incredible co-host to bring this dream to reality, Peter Alden. A fantastic star in his own right. I am humbled and honored to have him on board at TCB Radio Network. United in our love of Elvis and our mission to celebrate his legacy, Peter and I are beyond excited to share this TCB Radio Network journey with you. We are literally a network!! A network of friends, Elvis fans, businesses, and more… in addition to being a multimedia platform.
So what is it that you can expect from TCB Radio Network? Our mission includes providing you with Elvis related content that’s exciting and fresh for today. Elvis news you can use – drawn from weekly announcements from Memphis and Graceland among lots of other (sometimes insider!) sources. Examples include the latest package deal on hotel stays at the Guest House at Graceland, or activities you can expect for Elvis Week (official and otherwise!) so you can make arrangements and plans for your visit. Over on the west coast of the USA, we have an incredible friendship and connection with the Elvis Honeymoon House in Palm Springs California, as well as some other Elvis related venues, and we will be bringing you updates from all of those. We are working hard to establish relationships with Elvis related festivals, businesses, Fan Clubs and venues all over the world. Our audience is tuning in from not only the US, but places like Scotland, Brazil, New Zealand and even Australia, just to name a few. We want to bring Elvis to you, wherever you are.
You’ll also get the latest on any brand new shows on TV or movies that are coming out, but only the ones that we hope will feature Elvis or characters from that era in a positive way. Recently we did a giveaway of an autographed photo of Billy Gardell to celebrate the launch of a new mini-series on CMT called “Sun Records.” You will also find us introducing you to products and businesses that have found creative ways to enhance your Elvis experience in today’s world. One of our newest sponsors is KWICK Productions. The team at KWICK shares with us and incredible love and respect for Elvis – the man and his music. In fact, Carmen Wick, who is my contact at KWICK, is the Secretary of Blue Suede Shoes of California! Blue Suede Shoes of California is an official fan club, recognized by EPE and dedicated to keeping the music and memories of the King of Rock and Roll alive. So you see…there is a true Elvis connection here and a love for the man. I feel like KWICK and TCB Radio Network are a wonderful fit for each other and I am thrilled to help promote all the awesome things KWICK is doing!
Destinations With Character, is a travel agency – here to help – if you’re booking your next trip to Memphis or any other destination! Check them out (including the whole section of their website dedicated to Elvis and TCB Radio Network) over at TravelDestinationsWithCharacter.com.
Of course you can’t celebrate Elvis today without remembering the times of yesterday. This is why we want to also focus on additional content that will educate us and bring us back to the historical days when Elvis was not just in our hearts, but also alive and well here on earth. We will bring you the stories of people that knew him, some that have done extensive research on his life and career, and we will highlight others who are also publishing new content about him. Authors, artists, musicians, and more. And YES, on occasion, we will bring you stories and news from some of the very best Elvis Tribute Artists. There is already a couple of wonderful resources that focus solely on ETA’s. Our main focus at TCB Radio will always be Elvis; however, we recognize the importance and the tremendous dedication of ETA’s and their part in carrying on Elvis in today’s world. Especially because co-host Peter Alden is a Tribute Artist himself, we know the hearts of ETA’s and feel a kinship with them in our mutual love of Elvis! We think you are going to feel the love too!
Next let’s talk about HOW you can get your Elvis fix with the help of TCB Radio Network. Our ultimate goal is to bring you all this awesome Elvis content in several ways – so that you can choose your favorite – and we can meet you wherever you are. TCB Radio Network is becoming a multimedia platform including a blog, social media, podcast, videos, printed works, regular live broadcasts. Making our content available in cd form and even via ebooks has been discussed. We will also be incorporating in-person meetups because it’s important to us to get to know you offline as well!
Remember we are still very early in the process. We are dreaming big, but we are limited by only 24 hours in each day. Our budget will continue to be very tight until we can get more sponsorships in place. But here’s what we have materialized for you so far …
First there’s the website and blog found at TCBRadioNetwork.com. This all began with a couple of original articles posted for you written by ETA, Matthew Sharp and we are adding new guest authors all the time. You will also find videos of our facebook live broadcasts, show notes with helpful links attached, and some Elvis related news articles. Our future plans making the site more robust and beautiful overall. As awareness grows about our site we will also add a feature where you can sign up for updates in your email inbox, so you’ll be the first to know when there’s a new blog post or any other important updates!
Special features are spotlighted on the site – check out the ones below!
Next, we are working hard to get the word out about Elvis and TCB Radio Network via our social media channels. Look for us on Twitter at twitter.com/TCBRadioNetwork to find info we don’t always post on Facebook. We want you to get it all! We are honored and proud to have already been followed on Twitter by Graceland Official. Our most active and (quickly growing!) outlet is Facebook. If you haven’t already, please check us out at facebook.com/TCBRadio. We are frequently posting Elvis news, photos, reminders about our weekly facebook live broadcasts, and so much more.
Speaking of facebook live, this is an exciting facet of how we have incorporated video into TCB Radio for you! Each week, on Tuesdays at 6:30pm Central Time, head over to our Facebook page at facebook.com/tcbradio. There you will find Peter and I broadcasting your Elvis related news live from Orlando, Florida. It is always an informative, fun time. What’s extra awesome about tuning in live is that you can type in comments, questions, or anything else you’d like, and it gives us a chance to directly interact with YOU in real time. It is so much fun to share Elvis together in this way. But if you miss us live, you can always catch the videos on replay via Facebook, YouTube, or the blog. Catch the replays from when contributor Kimber Tomlinson provided you with pop-up surprise videos from all over Memphis via Facebook Live. Her videos are so exciting, it’s no wonder that each one gets thousands of thousands of impressions and views.
Video is an exciting medium and we have heard that YouTube is one of the most popular search engines in the world, second only to Google. That’s why we have now established the beginnings of our YouTube channel! Once we have 100 subscribers, YouTube will allow us to set up a URL that is easier to find and remember. You can also just go to YouTube and type in TCB Radio. Look for the channel that has a feature picture of our logo.
Here, you can find YouTube videos of Graceland lit up for Christmas 2016, a couple of Elvis’s former homes, a peek inside Sun Studios, and more! Also on YouTube, you can find archives of our Facebook Live videos from each and every Tuesday night. We have SO much planned for you in the video realm. These are exciting times to love Elvis! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss a beat and you get all the latest.
Hey and it’s now OFFICIAL! TCB Radio Network can now be found on iTunes in podcast form! The podcast brings you not only a new avenue to catch TCB Radio, but it will be the central place that we can share all those Elvis related interviews with special guests with you! TCB Radio podcast episodes will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, absolutely FREE of charge on TCBRadioNetwork.com, iTunes, and other locations on the web that are being added. You will be able to tune in whenever it’s most convenient for you! We are lining up celebrities, authors, Elvis Fan Club Presidents, artists, musicians, and so much more. Our thanks goes out to Lee Douglas of Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll for being our audio engineer and making this possible.
Finally, we want to remind you about our very first meetup. Kimber, Pete and myself are enjoying getting to know you all online but, hey, nothing beats a real-life handshake and hug. We are hopeful for some TCB Radio meetups during Elvis Week 2017, but one thing we know for sure is that the three of us are attending a beautiful event during Elvis week, put on by none other than the personal nurse of Elvis, Marian Cocke. Her event is open to the public and raises money for some very worthy causes, so why not join us there? Marian’s Elvis Presley Memorial Dinner will be held at the Peabody Hotel Memphis on August 11th, 2017. Tickets for dinner, a beautiful presentation, as well as the chance to bid on auction items and more, are just $90 a person. Payment plans are available. For tickets and further details please call Sue Manuszak at 386-315-1250.
Peter Alden and I would be pleased to meet you at one of his upcoming performances during Elvis Week 2017! Details on those can be found HERE.
In this article it was my hope to share with you not only the mission, heart, and purpose of TCB Radio Network, but also some of the ways you can join in on the fun! If you haven’t already, we hope you will come along for the ride as we celebrate the memory, life, and legacy of the one and only Elvis Presley. Everything is more fun when shared with friends, and it’s just not the same without YOU.
Speaking of friends – we would be remiss if we did not thank some special people who have been with us from day one. Incredible folks like Jim and Jeanne Kendall of ElvisTributeArtist.wordpress.com and the Pompadour: A Tribute to Tribute Artists Facebook fan page, Larry Larcombe of ETALiveProductions.com, Lee Douglas of OldTimeRNR.com and Cissie Lowe Young who admins the Elvis, Anything and Everything group on Facebook. Jerry Cornell of ThemeParkology.com was the one who pushed me to believe that maybe I could cross over from the world of Disney and make this dream of TCB Radio Network a reality – too! Thank you all for the cross promotion, believing in us, and cheering us on as we embark on this journey. Everyone please visit their websites, and social media. Tell them Krista from TCB Radio Network sent ya!
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