In September 2001, realizing that local radio stations and quality non-sensational
information was becoming nonexistent, Linda Mackenzie planned and implemented
in October, 2002, one of the first "Live" all positive radio
stations on the Internet - HealthyLife.Net. The radio network broadcasts
over the Internet and is now syndicated on many Internet Radio streams,
private radio networks and is available on Wifi, PDAs and Smartphones.
Beginning in beta-test with only Linda broadcasting 5 days a week, other
radio hosts jumped on board in January 2003 which culminated in 589,787
listeners for the year.
In April, 2004 HealthyLife.Net began 24/7 programming and the audience
count grew by word of mouth alone to reach 2,399,633 in 49 countries.
In 2004, the station also became an associate member of NAB (National
Association of Broadcasters) and HealthyLife.Net started pursuing syndication
In 2005, adding top of the line equipment and staff, the HealthyLife.Net
Radio Network continued to grow in program genres, hosts and reached an
audience size of 8,522,455 listeners. Syndicating on 2 other Internet
Radio channels was put in place.
In 2006, HealthyLife.Net held its first Radio Network Host Expo in
Los Angeles, California called "Live In L.A." for the
express purpose of allowing listeners to get "up close and
personal" with their favorite radio hosts which numbered over
45. HealthyLife.Net Radio was also picked up for syndication by
Penguin Radio and continued to grow in audience size.
In 2007, HealthyLife.Net Radio continued to grow to reach an audience
in 104 countries. It was also syndicated by 6 additional simulcasting
companies, including private radio networks WiFi, PDAs, and Smartphone
access, as well as the Internet. HealthyLife.Net Radio Network also
opened a Listener Cyberspace Clubhouse to add diversity to the site
and gather actual listener demographic information. We also added
social media for Google Groups and My Space.
In 2008, HealthyLife.Net continues with its syndication path and
was picked up as a content provider for the Microsoft radio network
(MSN), which comes standard on every Windows Media Player that is
downloaded by listeners worldwide. HealthyLife.Net radio also syndicated
to other simulcasting companies, making a grand total of 15 companies
that now provide 24/7 access to HealthyLife.Net Radio Network's
positive programs. HealthyLife.Net continues to grow in worldwide
audience to108 countries and now reaches 1,240 cities in all 50
U.S. states in America. We added more social media via Facebook.
In 2009, HealthyLife.net is syndicated and simulcast 24/7 on over
26 channels of distribution, including Mobile, which generates approximately
3 million listeners a month to our network. We also started podcast
downloads for our listeners, added better functionality for MAC
Users, started a blog and added Twitter to our social media mix.
To get 'up close & personal' with our listeners we added host
videos to our site, participated in many consumer trade shows and
contributed to silent auctions. To increase our social responsibility
we added a "Give Back" program to positive childrens organizations
like The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Write On! For Literacy.
To promote environmental awareness we started a 'Green Series' to
give people ecology and environmental tips and tools.
In 2010 HealthyLife.Net started the 1st positive weekday News broadcast
providing news straight up without fear, propaganda or politics;
increased its syndication to 52 channels of distribution including
cars, ipods and even an alarm clock radio tuner; added sharing and
bookmarking of its pertinent web pages; added 2 more brain games
to the Free Clubhouse 'Tennis' venue; started the terrestrial radio
syndicated Bobby Likis Car Clinic radio show; provided individual
host archive shows in addition to onsite on-demand listening as
a free RSS feed, Podcast, ITunes format and .mp3 download.
In 2011 HealthyLife.net decided to give back to its local community
and provide local programming on South Bay Saturdays; expanded its
show archive free download capability to include RSS, .mp3, ITunes
and Ipod format; increased its syndication to 58 channels of distribution
and included all smartphones and Ipad apps through its partnership
Today the station, found at www.healthylife.net, has expanded its
genres to include:
Local South Bay Radio, Natural Health, Science & Technology,
Conscious Business, Variety & the Arts, Men, Women, Family and
Pet Issues, Inspiration, Motivation, Spirituality and the Paranormal.
We continue to run all positive programming 24/7.