WPB Unveils “CityCast,” a Free Podcast on City’s Website

Learn how to save money on gas, save your home from foreclosure and more… all on your iPod

(Tuesday, July 8, 2008)  West Palm Beach residents and visitors will now be able to learn about their City government’s programs, projects and happenings… all on their iPod.

The City of West Palm Beach has unveiled “CityCast,” the City’s own podcasting service.  Anyone with internet access will be able to listen to CityCast for free at anytime.  You can also download CityCast through wpb.org or through iTunes to an iPod or MP3 player.

The City of West Palm Beach is the FIRST municipality in Palm Beach County, and one of the first in the State of Florida, to offer podcasting.  A podcast is a digital audio or video recording made available over the internet.  CityCast is similar in some ways to a radio show, but it is hosted exclusively on the internet and is available on-demand and free of charge.

“CityCast is just one more innovative way we can communicate with the public,” said Mayor Lois J. Frankel.  “From offering on-demand video of City Commission meetings through our award-winning website, wpb.org, to our free e-newsletter “CityConnect” and now to our free podcasts, the City of West Palm Beach continues to embrace new technologies and get information to the public in user-friendly, cost-effective ways.”

Episodes of CityCast are available by going to wpb.org. and clicking on the “CityCast” link.  Current episodes include tips on how to save money on gasoline, an update on the City’s Foreclosure Assistance Center and a history of the City’s 4th on Flagler event.

People can subscribe for free to CityCast through iTunes so that new episodes are automatically downloaded to their computer, iPod or MP3 player.