It’s 5 Seconds

Until You’re On The Air…

What Will You Do?

You’ve slipped on the headphones. You’re facing the microphone, and the talk radio show host has just introduced you. You’re live. On the air.

Learn from talk radio hosts with more than 20 years experience behind the microphone!

The next few seconds will determine whether thousands of listeners will think you’re smart and articulate — or boring and amateur. The talk show host will decide then and there whether they’ll ever invite you back. What will you do?

If you’re smart, you’ll have read The Talk Radio Guest Book before you ever stepped foot in the studio.

Establish Yourself as an Expert by Being on the Radio

Talk radio is alive, now more than ever. Satellite radio, Internet radio and local AM radio stations offer thousands of opportunities to guest star on radio talk shows everyday. Being a guest on a radio talk show is a great way to establish yourself as an expert in a particular topic, to promote a worthy cause or to announce a project or event. If you become known as the “go-to” guest expert you’ll be invited back again and again. We’ll tell you how!

Why You Need This Book

Dave Congalton and Deborah Bayles in the KVEC 920 AM Studio

We’re authors and radio talk show hosts Dave Congalton and Deborah Bayles. We draw on our combined experience of more than 20 years behind the microphone to bring you a practical, easy-to-understand e-book packed with helpful pointers to make you the perfect talk radio guest!

There’s never been a book that has covered these kind of topics with such insight and real-world experience.  We know what it’s like on both sides of the mic, and we want to save you thousands of hours of wasted effort and untold dollars of wasted money trying to do things that simply won’t work. This book will teach you what it takes to be the perfect talk radio guest, plain and simple. 


You’ll learn:

Icon - Check MarkThe One Thing You Should Never Do on a Radio Talk Show–Do this and you’ll never be invited back!
Icon - Check Mark4 Things You Must Do After the Interview. This will guarantee a great reception in the future!
Icon - Check MarkDon’t Even Think About Approaching a Major Market or Syndicated Radio Show without This–One decision that can make or break your career!
Icon - Check MarkWho You Should Expect to Meet Inside the Radio Station–Their roles and what they can do for you. Don’t make any missteps around them!
Icon - Check MarkThe Best Way to Contact a Radio Show –Don’t waste your time and money trying these other things that simply don’t work!
Icon - Check MarkWhat to Bring to a Radio Interview–Exactly what you need to prepare your host and yourself for the interview!
Icon - Check MarkWhat to Do if You Are Rejected by a Talk Show–Handle yourself this way and you might save the opportunity!
Icon - Check MarkHow to Deal With a Controversial Host–What to watch out for, and how to prepare for even the most grueling interview!
Icon - Check MarkThe Future of Radio, Publishing and the Media–Changes you must prepare for now or you’ll be left behind!
Icon - Check Mark5 Secrets to Conducting the Perfect Phone Interview–Most of your interviews will be over the phone–here’s how to succeed every time!


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Book Foreword by Jeff Bliss, Co-Host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show. Jeff’s writing and photography have appeared in publications such as Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Surfer.

“Dave Congalton and Deborah Bayles know what they’re talking about–they have a wealth of knowledge and professional experience behind their words.”

–Jeff Bliss, Co-Host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show


Two first-time talk radio guests on one of Dave's shows. You'll be just as relaxed and confident as they are after reading our book!

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“Make your life, as well as the lives of your talk show host and audience, easier and more riveting! Read Dave Congalton’s and Deborah Bayles’ new book, The Talk Radio Guest Book: How to Be the Perfect Talk Radio Guest. As both a former radio talk show host and having been a frequent guest on Dave’s and Deborah’s shows, I can tell you, they GET IT! Highly recommended!”

–Dr. Larry Lachman, former host of the Family Animal Show, KAZU-90.3 FM

 “As a frequent guest on Dave’s popular radio show, I can wholeheartedly endorse his genial, informed and polished approach. So it’s no surprise his new book is a must-have primer for anyone interested in the do’s and don’ts of the talk radio interview.”

–Dennis Palumbo, psychotherapist and mystery author of Fever Dream


Less Than the Cost of a Grande Latte–But Just for a Limited Time

We’ve published two books apiece in the past through traditional publishers, with the book signings, speaking gigs, etc. to go along with them. If you want, you can search each of our names on Amazon and see our books. This time, however, we decided that we’d put this book out in digital format as a market test.  In fact, we’re testing the market by offering this information as an e-book for a limited time at a ridiculously low price: $2.99.  Yes, if you’re quick you can get this book for less than a grande latte!  So click that button fast!

“Dave’s e-book with Deborah Bayles should be required reading for every guest and, in fact, every talk show host — no matter how many times you’ve been on the air on a talk show. So many guests forget the “basics” and can come off sounding so boring. Read this book…and learn the answers from a pro. As a successful talk show host, I can tell you that it took years of listening to Dave to come close to the success and respect he’s gained from his audience AND, most of all, his guests. Don’t just read this tome…memorize it.  You, as a guest, will be much better because of it.”

–Joe Benson, Internet Radio Networks, San Luis Obispo, CA

Deborah Bayles interviewing a guest on The Best is Yet to Be, KVEC 920 AM

But I May Never Get on the Radio…

The Talk Radio Guest Book is packed with advice and techniques for becoming irresistible to a talk show host. Follow our tips and you will get booked on some shows. Even if you don’t have any immediate plans to get on the radio, this e-book will prepare you for other interview situations where you have to think quickly on your feet. These are great life skills that will put you ahead of the pack. These are skills that will put you squarely in the top 2% of people who have something to say, and are ready to be called on at a moment’s notice. For less than the cost of a latte, the Talk Radio Guest Book is simply a must-have.

Download and Start Reading in 60 Seconds!

We know you’re busy so we’ve made this information immediately accessible in the form of an e-book which can be read on your computer, tablet, ereader or smartphone. In 60 seconds you could be on your way to gaining the poise, knowledge and confidence to make you the perfect talk radio guest. You’ll become one of those rare people that will be called back again and again as a relied-upon expert who can “give good radio.” Go ahead and click on the button and get started!

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Dave Congalton interviewing a guest on The Dave Congalton Show, KVEC 920 AM, now in its 19th year on the air.

“Dave Congalton is both an educated and excellent radio talk show host. He presents a fascinating talk show because he makes every effort to broadcast both sides of controversial issues. He juggles callers and guest comments brilliantly.”

–Conni Gordon, former managing features editor for the RKO Radio Networks in New York
and former community affairs director,  KFRC Radio, San Francisco

“The best talk radio hosts always make the interviewee sound interesting, even when they are not. Dave Congalton is a master of this art.”

–Robert Scarola, Co-Host, “Cuisine Scene-Chicago” WGN 720 AM


You may never think you’ll be a guest on a talk radio show, but you will be in other interview situations where you’ll need to be just as prepared and ready to speak on your feet. This book will help you in everyday situations if you use the methods inside it to build a dynamic star quality presence. You simply won’t find this information anywhere else in this form, at this price, by authors as superbly qualified. Click once on the button to order, download and start reading your e-book right now!

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“David Congalton has been conducting on air interviews with a wide variety of guests ranging from experienced authors and “experts” in various fields to local, regional and national activists to local, state and national politicians.  In that time he’s labored through the “who booked this clown” interviews to the “PLEASE, come back on the show SOON” interviews.  If you want to secure an interview spot on talk radio, wouldn’t you rather know the “Do’s and Don’ts” of A) getting scheduled and B) making it an interview worth airing?  Then take the time to take good advice from someone with the experience you need.”

 –Phil Strider, Veteran Radio Broadcaster and Syndicated Programmer