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For convention week, we're test driving the Stitcher podcast player, which serves as a good reminder that you should download their apps for easy mobile listening, and make sure you "favorite" us when you do. The more favorites, listens and downloads we get, the higher we rise in the rankings. And the higher we rise in the rankings, the more likely it is that our show will pop up for other listeners who may not even know we exist. That's where you can have a small part in conquering the world. Don't worry, I'll give you a piece of it back.

Organized chaos this morning. That's the best description of the scene on the ground in Charlotte, as Armando & I made our way to the PPL, the blogger's home away from home during the convention, to kick things off with our abbreviated morning segment.

For chaos, things seemed to come out pretty well! We had Raven Brooks and Mary Rickles of Netroots Nation stop by for a few minutes, and they gave us a quick rundown on who's here, how many they expect, and what's in store for bloggers, new media and netroots types who choose to make the PPL their base. Be sure to check out the site, because they're streaming video from up in that place. And you know you love the video.

Greg Dworkin joined us for his regular segment, which was an accomplishment in itself. And our phone lines kinda-sorta worked, at least enough to get Bill in Portland Maine on "air" with us!

All in all, a fun set-up to what promises to be a great week of radio, both on Daily Kos Radio and SiriusXM.

Speaking of which, be sure to follow us there, on Convention Radio, ch. 123 on Sirius and ch. 142 on XM. Or listen online on SiriusXM Internet Radio on SiriusXM Left Plus, channel 853.

You can even listen in online with a free trial. Listen on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, or your Android-y thing.

Want in on the action? You can call the SiriusXM listener line at: 888-971-0896.

And if you miss our SiriusXM shows, they'll repeat later in the day, from 4-6 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Wednesday, but on Thursday, just our second hour will repeat, from 5-6 p.m.

If all goes well, we're also aiming to bring you a bonus evening hour of Daily Kos Radio broadcasting at 5 p.m. ET, for more discussion and a preview of the upcoming speeches.

How to Listen to Daily Kos Radio (our 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. shows):

Your options to listen LIVE:

  • Click on the embedded Flash player below
  • Go to netrootsradio.com and click on the embedded player or direct link there
  • Click on this direct link if you need a non-Flash player, say, for iPad or iPhone
  • iPad and iPhone users can download the SHOUTCast Radio app for your mobile device & search for "Netroots Radio."
  • For Android: try either the "StreamFurious"  or "TuneIn" apps
  • BlackBerry users, see this guide by idbecrazyif

And here's a new tip: If the player hiccups in between shows, or drops the audio between the shows, just go ahead and stop and restart it, and things should go smoothly after that.

And if you miss the show, or just can't listen live, you'll find podcasts here on the Daily Kos Radio group page. Plus, they're downloadable via RSS, or find them on demand at Stitcher.com.

Remember that the "Kagro in the Morning" show is now available via Stitcher.com, meaning you can download their free app on your desktop or on your mobile device, and listen to our podcasts on demand.

You'd be doing us a big favor it you'd download their app on your phone, search for the show, "favorite" it and help us take over the world.

Also new on the tech side is our change in podcasting platforms, which brings with it an easy-to-use RSS feed, which enables you to download podcasts automatically, directly to iTunes. Also, this is the part in our sad, downward spiral where I ask you to Like us on Facebook, may God forgive me.

See you at the convention! Only not really! Because it's radio! Only it's also not actually radio! So forget what I said! Just tune in!

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