77 WABC Radio announces that it will broadcast The John Batchelor Show live from Central Asia at Tashkent, the capital of the Uzbekistan Republic, beginning this week. Scala Inc., marketing technology for various markets such as retail, finance, transportation and quick-service restaurants, is sponsoring Batchelor’s live broadcast, in conjunction with the Central Asia, Mongolia, Caucasus and Afghanistan Forum and the Rumsfeld Foundation. The John Batchelor Show airs on 77 WABC Monday-Friday from 9:00pm-1:00am, and Sunday from 12:00am-1:00am.
Scala Inc. is sponsoring Batchelor’s live broadcast, in conjunction with the Central Asia, Mongolia, Caucasus and Afghanistan Forum and the Rumsfeld Foundation.
Uzbekistan is deep into the heart of the legendary Silk Road, and host John Batchelor and co-host Christopher Nixon Cox will interview young entrepreneurs who are striving to transform a region of 80 million people into an economic engine to bring prosperity to a civilization that was ignored by the Russian Empire and abused by the Soviet Empire.
Batchelor said: “Tashkent is part of a chain of ancient city-states of traders and farmers that created cultures of wealth and art more than 2000 years ago, attracting conquerors from Alexander the Great to Tamerlane and Genghis Khan. In between this dusty game of thrones, the city states achieved breakthroughs in geometry, astronomy, medicine and mathematics that Western Europe would not see until the Enlightenment. Today, the Central Asian states are starting to recover their own history and with it a sense of pride. And Uzbekistan, the most populous state of Central Asia, is looking to America for a guide on how to awaken and enhance its pioneering ambitions.”
Chris Riegel, CEO of Scala, said: “Scala is proud to support The John Batchelor Show’s visit to Tashkent. Emerging global opportunities and new markets are key to the continued growth and success of all businesses including Scala. We are thrilled with the opportunity to be associated with the further development of business and opening of a new digital silk road to Central Asia in partnership with John Batchelor.”