Webcast History   

Benford Standley has produced webcast since 1995...following are some shots from past webcast and other events.

In particular the pictures are from the 5 hour webcast of the FIRST AMERICAN IN THE ARTS AWARDS CEREMONY

with broadcast partner Yahoo.com.  Webcast were produced in 2000 and 2001...right before Hollywood said the Internet

bubble had busted and den.com and pop.com were meeting their failure and demise...meanwhile back at the ranch...

Joseph sends feed to Yahoo.com

John Trudell and  John Belindo prepare for
John's interview on the webcast...

was our Broadcast
partner for two years



1995 Benford Standley produces one of the first audio/video webcast in history...

In 1995 Standley produced one of the very first live video/audio Internet cybercast.  The webcast was from
the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood. On the lineup were some  classic LA acts including, The Bum
Steers, John York from the Byrds, Greg Harris of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Buck Page, founding member
of the Riders of the Purple Sage, county "hit" writer Steve Hill,  producer Sid Smith (Circus of the Stars,
Bob Hope's Christmas Specials for ten years, Miss Universe Pageants) was playing the cardboard box and

some other great LA talent chartered the super informational highway.. click to see flyer from 1995


In 1997, while living back in Austin, Tx, he produced a live Internet cybercast of Willie Nelson and Kinky
Friedman and Friends, who were playing for the 100 year birthday party of Jimmie Rodgers ( Father of Country Music). The cybercast was produced in concert with Sony/Columbia Online and he produced  the show on a

Bob Dylan website. The show was a Yahoo "Pick of  the Week," and a pick by CitySearch.com, and was so successful that the Sony server system crashed in San Francisco.  With this Standley headed to Hollywood...but nobody knew what he was talking about...


Computers in the Webcast Production room...




Benford Standley was headed down

the Super Informational Highway since 1995

Ronnie and Rip Masters

John Beland & Ronnie Mack

In 1998 Benford Standley did a audio webcast (podcast they are

now being called) ever Tuesday night for one year...


Virtually live from the RONNIE MACK BARN DANCE at a club on

the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine...for one year the digital audio

and hot digital pics from the nights were posted at the StudioClub.com...

We had the audio of the show, interviews and hot pics from the shows

online weekly...


In 1998, he launch his new project the StudioClub.com.   A  Virtual Entertainment

InterNetwork on the World Wide Web.  The site was launched on June 22, 1998, with

a taped show produced on May 26, '98.   For the past three years he has produced

over 100 shows on the Internet.





The Webcast was beyond our dreams!  Thanks to
everyone that helped make this 5 hour live audio-
video Internet event possible.  When owner and
producer of The StudioClub.com asked the guys
at Yahoo, "Had anyone done something longer
than 5 hours live?"  Yahoo! said, "Yeper, Willie
Nelson Webcast of his 4th July Pick Nick went
for a day and into the night."  So we will run
second to Willie any day.  The webcast

would cut from the main stage to the backstage

productions studio where interviews were done.


Live from Beverly Hills

Lindsay Wagner at the Show



Michelle Serna, webcast talent dir. & Producer Benford E. Standley


Producer Benford Standley began to study multimedia in 1993, while

negotiating a one million dollar CD-Rom deal with IBM.  He first

 learned of the Internet and it's future power from Willie Nelson back

 in 1994, when he was co producing the short wave radio broadcast

 of Farm Aid for Willie.  After seeing the Internet he quoted Gary P.

 Nunn saying,  "I might have been born yesterday, but I stayed up

late last night..."  He saw the future and got online. 

Host Dan Jones interviews Mary Kay Place and Rita Coolidge

Molly Culver TV Series V.I.P. is

in our backstage webcast studio


StudioClub Webcast studios were really
humming...to rt is John Henn on camera.

While the show is going onstage we had

a live interview room backstage where

we were interviewing the artists...and

would have stage cut to us on the

live webcast with Yahoo.com



Max Gail and Host Dan Jones

Actress Jade Herrera 

Jade Herrera comes to the
Webcast Room for interview &
chat with the folks on the live
chat that was set up backstage.
Field Producer Sierra Morgan
gets her online...where over 150

people were online with her and

sending emails for her to answer.


Click for Production Crew


Below are some links to shows that we have covered with images and text for the StudioClub.com

Skunk Baxter from the Doobie Brothers and
Steve Lukather from Toto

Jack and Peter Fonda

Kevin Bacon

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Benford E. Standley