Broadcast Interview Source, Inc., was founded in July 1984, by Mitchell Davis, a recent Georgetown University Business School Graduate. He learned the business working for Radio & Records Magazine.
1984 -- Broadcast Interview Source publishes first edition of the Yearbook, mailing 750 copies of a 64-page booklet to talk radio shows. Talk Show Yearbook first released with contact information for the nation's talk shows.
1985 -- Broadcast publishes the second edition of the Yearbook with 20 paid listings from The Ad Council. The Associated Press requests 1,000 copies.
1986 -- The New York Times dubs the Yearbook, "Dial-An-Expert"
1987 -- Leading news/talk radio stations, "60 Minutes" and "Donahue" purchase copies of the Yearbook.
1988 -- Media circulation grows to 4,000 copies. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post publish reviews. The Associated Press calls it, "An Encyclopedia of Sources"
1989 -- Power Media Yearbook of top print journalists becomes another Broadcast Interview Source
1992 -- Yearbook circulation grows to 12,000 copies a year.
1994 -- The White House, IRS and CIA place listings. 100,000 total
copies in print.
1995 -- Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine run features on the Yearbook. Journalists request 9,000 print copies.
1996 -- Our Web site goes online and serves as the interactive
companion to the printed Yearbook.
1997 -- Broadcast launches Daybook.com, an online calendar of the
day's media events.
1998 -- LexisNexis includes the Yearbook in its extensive search engine.
1999 -- Free Library/BIS Publishing, Inc., now has 5 titles in print: Yearbook of Experts (Annual), Power Media Yearbook (Annual), Talk Show Yearbook (Annual), Baseball Goes to War (History), Family
2001 -- NewsReleaseWire.com debuts, offering a secure way to send news releases. NewsMedia-Yearbook.com launches with live listings of journalists.
2002 -- InterviewNet.com comes alive to offer direct e-mail contact, one-to-one or one-to-many.