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The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of radio and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt has worked with podcasters since 2016 to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio. ⚡️mattcundill@getalby.com

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The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of radio and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt has worked with podcasters since 2016 to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio. ⚡️mattcundill@getalby.com

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Episodes

Matty Staudt: Podcasting, Podle.co and the Podcast Academy

3/4/2024
Matty Staudt is the owner of Jam Street Media, a board member of the Podcast Academy, about to launch Podle.co and .... looking for his next opportunity. All at once. In this episode, we are going to talk about podcasting growth and opportunities with industry experts, the pros and cons of remote work in the podcast industry, and his experience of starting a network, despite initial reservations, and the importance of cross-promotion within the network. As two radio veterans, we expressed our frustration with working alone in the podcast industry, desiring more human interaction and creative collaboration, the challenges of building a podcast network in today's industry, including the need for dedicated sales and content that resonates with listeners. And naturally, Matty expressed concern about the lack of monetization in podcasting, particularly in comparison to video content, and the potential for low-quality ads to harm the industry. He pulls no punches and that it why we love having him on the show. A transcript of this episode is available here. We also discussed his upcoming business venture called Podle.co which pairs creators and producers. Matt Cundill Voiceovers might just get involved with this. As well the value of the Podcast Academy and our uncertainty around celebrity podcasts, with many failing to gain traction or provide valuable content. Thanks to our supporters! Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:30

Craig Baird: Canadian History Ehx

2/26/2024
Fellow Canadian history buffs, rejoice: Craig Baird has a cool podcast and radio show. Actually, that call to action may not resonate with very many of you, but that's exactly why Craig Baird started his podcast. Canadian History Ehx is a show dedicated to proving that Canadian history isn't nearly as boring as everyone thinks. Sure, it may not be as long and storied as European or Asian history. Sure, it doesn't have the plethora of bloody battles that American history provides. But you're doing your country and yourself a disservice if you think that means there aren't tons of great stories in the Canadian history books. Unfortunately though, as Craig and I discuss, you may have to do a bit of digging to find them on your own. Which is what makes Craig's podcast so great: he does the digging for you. All you have to do is listen. Craig talks to me about the most interesting parts of Canadian history, including tales of little-known Indigenous battles and would-be revolutionaries, from the country's inception to present day. We also explore the failings of the Canadian education system in terms of actually teaching our history, as evidenced by Craig and I being taught completely different things about figures like Louis Riel. Depending on which province you grew up in, there's a lot of important details you might have missed, but thankfully Craig is here to fill in the gaps. A video of this episode is here. I mentioned that you should take a Canadian Citizenship test online to determine how little you know about Canadian History - embarrass yourself here. If you want to hear more, check out Canadian History Ehx on Craig's website, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow Craig on Facebook, Twitter/X and Instagram. Thanks to our supporters! Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:32:52

Maie Pauts: Low Maintenance Maie

2/19/2024
Last June, I got to watch Maie Pauts receive the Rosalie Tromblay Trailblazer Award. There was a 10 minute video summary of her career along with the tributes and highlights. This is a longer version of that. In this episode, you'll hear how Maie got her start in radio at the campus station at Ryerson University in Toronto. She originally wanted to work in TV production but fell in love with radio after joining the campus station. She hosted a funk/R&B show at the campus station before getting her first radio job at an AM station in Brampton. She later joined the legendary CFNY station in Toronto where she worked from 1986-2001. In the 90s, CFNY went through an ownership change and started playing more commercial hits, which upset some core listeners. But it also led to increased ratings. After leaving CFNY, Maie did a short stint in talk radio before joining CHUM FM's in 2002. She later moved to Boom 97.3 in 2010, playing hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. What's the key to Boom's success? Talking about current events while playing older music. This allows the brand and personalities to connect with listeners of all ages. Finally, Maie received the Rosalie Trombley Trailblazer Award from Radio Trailblazers Canada for her contributions to radio over a 40+ year career. If you would like to nominate someone for that award this year, please nominate them now. Thanks to the our supporters! Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:36

Steve Goldstein: The New Rules of Podcasting

2/12/2024
Steve Goldstein is back after a nearly three year absence from the show to talk about video and podcasting. Last summer - video was the main topic of conversation at Podcast Movement, largely on the heels of a presentation by Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media and Jay Nachlis from Coleman Insights. The study surveyed podcast listeners on how they "consume" podcasts across platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple etc. Key findings were that 72% use multiple apps to listen, and 75% said a podcast can be audio or video. Steve and I also discussed how people are consuming podcasts in different ways - watching full videos, clips, highlights etc. Podcasters need to make content available in multiple formats to reach wider audiences. How? Well that's still something each individual podcaster needs to figure out. The Sound Off Podcast started recording a video version of our episodes shortly after this study was released. We are interested to know what you think. In the spirit of the study and this episode - we released this episode a few days early on YouTube, and spent a little more time than we would producing a video product. Thanks to our supporters! Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:29:47

Josie Dye: What Radio Needs Now

2/5/2024
Josie Dye is exactly what radio needs. You may recognize her name from a few places: If you're in Toronto, you'll likely have heard her on Indie 88 for the last few years, or on 102.1 The Edge back in the day. You might have also heard Cynthia & Josie's Unmentionables, her podcast with Cynthia Loyst, which has been blowing up since it launched in 2022. Or, if you're a long-time fan of the Sound Off Podcast, you may remember her as the very last guest we had on before the pandemic hit. Either way, things have certainly changed for Josie since then. Besides the rapidly-growing podcast, she's also moved from Indie 88 to possibly the most well-known call letters in Canada, 104.5 CHUM FM. In this episode, Josie tells us why she made the move, as well as sharing the (mostly) wonderful experiences she's had at all the various stations she's worked in. We also spend lots of time talking about the podcast, which, in only a few months, achieved numbers that took this show years to reach. Oh, and which she didn't even want to do at first. If you're in Toronto, you can hear The Josie Dye Show on 104.5 CHUM FM, weekdays from 3-6pm EST. If you're not in Toronto, you can listen live online here at the same time. A transcription of the show can be found here. A video version of the recording is on our YouTube Page. Check out Cynthia & Josie's Unmentionables on their website, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also connect with Josie on Facebook, Twitter/X, and Instagram. Thanks to the our supporters! Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:43

Carly Kincaid: Radio Junkie

1/31/2024
Carly Kincaid may use the term "Radio Junkie" to describe herself, but she's also a voiceover pro you hear on corporate narrations and when you are put on hold. Her radio career kicked of in the late 90's and since then she has rarely veered away from a microphone. In this episode, you will hear about Carly's passion for radio and voiceover work, revealing it's "in her blood." She talks about how her favourite radio host growing up was Rick Sadler, and they saw him in a restaurant without realizing it was him until after the fact, and despite her parents' disapproval, and she eventually went back to school to pursue a degree in broadcasting. You'll also hear about working with Steve Jones, what life was like with the radio station positioned inside the world's second largest shopping mall, and how she built her own recording studio from scratch. We might have touched on AI as well and what it means for radio and voiceover talent. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. You can add your podcast to the project here. A Transcription of this episode can be found here. A video version of the show can be found here. Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:08

No Episodes? Wha' Happened?

1/28/2024
There have been no episodes for a few weeks? What gives? Well we have been making surveys. Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. You can add your podcast to the project here. Clients can just send me an email and I'll add it for them. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:03:17

Erin Davis: Very Very Grateful

1/9/2024
Today, we cross a name off every radio aficionado's interview bucket list: Erin Davis. Erin hosted radio in Toronto for more than 30 years, from the 80's all the way to 2016. Most of that time was spent at the venerable CHFI. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to Erin's career, and she's happy to share. Stories of personal and career growth, and how she developed her hosting skills. The mistakes she made along the way. The co-hosts she had the best and worst chemistry with, what she found so special about radio, the decline she's seen since the turn of the century, and of course, the devastating change that prompted her to leave radio behind. Since 2016, Erin has expanded her resume in a number of ways. Most notable, though, are her book Mourning Has Broken, and her two podcasts- Drift with Erin Davis and the G and F Podcast. G and F is co-hosted by Erin and her longtime friend and fellow voice talent, Lisa Brandt. Drift, on the other hand, is a show meant to help you drift off peacefully to sleep. To get in touch with Erin, learn more about her, or read her weekly blog posts, check out her website here. We also spoke extensively about Valerie Geller's book Beyond Powerful Radio which you can find here. in paper format and on Audible. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:12:24

Andrew "Hustler" Paterson: Winnipeg Sports Talk FTW

1/2/2024
Andrew "Hustler" Paterson is the owner of Winnipeg Sports Talk. TSN 1290 abandoned the Sports Radio format back in February 2021, and since then, he and his producer Michael Remis have filled the gap, putting out high-quality daily sports content for the people of Winnipeg to enjoy. Hustler started in radio with a Saturday sports show on CFEQ 107.1 the Freak, and proceeded to build his brand through stints at the Winnipeg Free Press and CJOB. This means he was around for the return of the Winnipeg Jets to the NHL in 2011, and we talk about everything that meant for the Winnipeg sports community. We also the rise and demise of TSN 1290, the former major sports radio broadcast in Winnipeg. However, the note-taking begins when you hear what Hustler did AFTER the station went off the air. We also talk about how he chooses his subject matter, and how much he can talk about- between NHL, MLB, NFL, CFL and everything else Winnipeg sports fans are interested in, the content well is never truly dry. You can connect with Winnipeg Sports Talk here. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel here Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Nlogic - TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the female voice of your radio station. Matt Fogarty Voiceovers - It's great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. Things to know! Please Take the 4 question survey here. Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:07:12

The Eighth Very Terry Christmas

12/25/2023
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire... And us roasting a bunch of jerks! Welcome to the 8th annual Very Terry Christmas. If it's your first time, the Very Terry Christmas is a special episode where Matt is joined by Terry Dimonte, his longtime pal, to get into the holiday spirit and "reminisce" (i.e. complain) about the year's goings-on. Fair warning: this episode is tagged as Explicit already, but the guys go a little overboard. As Matt says in the intro, do not listen to this episode if your little elves or Mrs. Claus are around! Otherwise, grab some egg nog (with or without rum), settle in by the fire, and enjoy. We made mention of Terry's talk with the Prime Minister... you can watch it here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the voice of your radio station. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:02:24

Jason Dixon: Sirius About Sports

12/20/2023
Jason Dixon has been with Sirius XM since 2015. How he got there is a sum of all the parts that come before that. An internship at 970 WFLA after hearing about it in a TV and radio class, a transition to the Power Pig where he shares a number of fun stories, launching what would become WDAE, followed by 8 years at the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jason later had stints in North Carolina and Detroit. In this episode you will hear stories from all these stops; which means you will hear some stories from inside the Tampa Bay Lightning who had a remarkable team throughout the early 2000's, winning a Stanley Cup in 2004. We timed the release of this episode with the launch of the new Sirius App. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the voice of your radio station. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:19:52

Bonus: The Canadian Radio Awards

12/14/2023
The Canadian Radio Awards are here! In this special bonus episode, we go over the results one-by-one and give you our thoughts on the lineup this year, as well as speaking to some of the winners about their year in radio. The categories and their winners are as follows: Station of the Year - presented by NLogic Major - 94.5 Virgin Radio (CFBT-FM), Bell Media, Vancouver Medium - Energy 106 (CHWE-FM), Evanov Communications. Winnipeg Small - 103.5 Capital FM (CKGC-FM), Northern Lights Entertainment, Iqaluit Program Director of the Year - presented by David Kaye Major - Christian Hall, SONiC (CKKS-FM)/JACK FM (CJAX-FM), Roger Sports & Media, Vancouver Medium - Jacquie Beckett, K-Rock (CIKR-FM)/Country 93.5 (CKXC-FM), Rogers Sports & Media, Kingston Small - Chris Walker, Moose FM (CKFU-FM), Fort St. John Music Director of the Year - presented by MusicMaster Major - Katie Stanners, KiSS 91.7 (CHBN-FM), Rogers Sports & Media, Edmonton Medium - Wendy Boomer, National Music Director, Country Network, Rogers Sports & Media Small - Danny Ismond, GX94 (CJGX-AM), Harvard Media, Yorkton Best On-Air Solo Host (Music) Major - Lauren “Hunter” Daugherty, SONiC 102.9 (CHDI-FM), Rogers Sports & Media, Edmonton Medium - Adele Newton, CHYM 96.7, Rogers Sports & Media, Kitchener Small - Vanessa Murphy, Bounce 91.9 (CKLY-FM), Bell Media, Lindsay/Kawartha Lakes Best On-Air Team or Host (Music) Major - Ryder and Lisa, play107 (CKPW-FM), Harvard Media, Edmonton Medium - The Biggs & Barr Show, 106.1 CHEZ, Rogers Sports & Media, Ottawa Small - Mornings with Crash & Sarah Betts, MOVE 106.9 (CIBX-FM), Bell Media,Fredericton Best On-Air Team or Host (News/Talk/Sports) - presented by HD Radio Major - Mornings with Simi, 980 CKNW, Corus Radio, Vancouver Medium - The Start, 680 CJOB, Corus Radio, Winnipeg Small - Arnie Jackson, JSA Sports Network, Real Country 910 (CKDQ-AM),Stingray Drumheller Best Canadian Multi-Market Network Program - presented by Momentum Media Networks Major - The Roz and Mocha Show, KiSS Radio Network, Rogers Sports & Media Medium - The Brock and Dalby Show, Rogers Sports & Media Small - At The Crossroads, ATC Blues Radio Best Anchor or Reporter Major - Richard Southern, CityNews 680, Rogers Sports & Media, Toronto Small - Tara Clow, 91.9 CKNI, Acadia Broadcasting Corporation, Moncton Best Podcast - presented by Hippynet Major - The Jann Arden Podcast, Orbyt Media Medium - The Hot Tub Podcast, Stingray Small - River Reads, Smithers Community Radio Society Best On-Air Promotion - presented by vcreative Major - ZCARES Food Drive, Z103.5 (CIDC-FM), Evanov Communications, Orangeville Medium - Robin & PJ’s Singles Night, Country 106.7 (CIKZ-FM), Rogers Sports & Media, Kitchener Small - Junior Announcer Contest, 92.1 ROCK (CJQQ-FM)/KiSS 105.3 (CKGB-FM), Rogers Sports & Media, Timmins Best Commercial Major - Canadian Food Bank PSAs, The Pro Bono Group, National Medium - The Sodfather, 94.3 NOW!radio (CHNW-FM), Pattison Media, Winnipeg Small - Chillys Heating & Cooling, CJGX, Harvard Media, Yorkton Best Performance in a Commercial Major - Ron James, Canadian Red Cross Maritimes Relief, The Pro Bono Group Medium - Jim Van Dusen, Heebie Jeebies, QX104 (CFQX-FM), Pattison Media, Winnipeg Small - Scott Armstrong, Michelle Somerville, The Hungry Wolf, True North FM(CJCD-FM), Vista Radio, Yellowknife Best Imaging Voice Major - Sammi Morelli, [CKFM, CIBK, CFMG, CJCH, CHSU, CFCA, CIQM, CJFM, CFBT, CHBE, CIDR, CKMM], Vancouver Medium - David Kaye, 104.9 The Wolf (CFWF-FM), Harvard Media, Regina Small - Rosemary Trace, At The Crossroads, ATC Blues Radio, National Best Imaging Production - presented by Benztown Major - Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop, VIBE 105 (CHRY-FM), Toronto Medium - Dylan vs The World, The Zone @ 91-3 (CJZN-FM), Pattison Media, Victoria Small - 89.7 Sun FM (CJSU-FM), Vista Radio, Duncan Best Community Service Initiative Major - Canadian Food Banks, The Pro Bono Group,...

Duration:00:45:56

Paul Larsen: The Ownership Experience

12/11/2023
Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'd love to own a radio station"? I know there was a point where I did. If you've ever had that feeling, or still do, today's guest Paul Larsen is the man to talk to. I've been wanting to have Paul on the podcast for years, ever since he bought 103.9 The Lake in Kelowna, B.C. in 2021. Today, he's in the process of selling the station to Pattison. But the same question has been on my mind for nearly three years now: Why on earth would anyone buy a radio station in the middle of the pandemic? Thankfully, Paul answers my question gracefully, as well as diving into his lengthy radio career and how exactly he got into purchasing radio stations. He also offers up some fun stories from throughout the years, and provides something extra valuable for those in the ownership business: a playbook for the future of radio. A transcription of the episode is here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. - Make her the voice of your radio station. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:19:07

Phil Becker: PHIL-Osophy

12/5/2023
Do you remember last Spring, when the media was all abuzz about AI Ashley, the first-ever artificial intelligence radio DJ? If so, you might remember the name Alpha Media. They're the ones who help bring her to life. (AI Ashley is Ashley “Z” Elzinga) Phil Becker is the Executive Vice President of Content at Alpha Media, and our guest today. He has a hand in the programming and content efforts of over 200 radio stations across America, and quite honestly, he's been on my list of potential podcast guests for years. Even before AI Ashley, his speaking points at conferences always fascinated me, as did his path through the radio industry. In this episode, Phil and I chat about his unorthodox career path, the unique decisions that led him to it, and of course, the future and AI's prospective role in it. When AI Ashley was released last year, myself and many others speculated about what it could mean for the future of radio. We're still waiting to see how that turns out in the long run, but for now, Phil provides some excellent ideas of what we might be able to expect. If you're curious about what Alpha Media is up to now, or want to work with them, you can visit their website here. A transcription of this episode can be found here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:33

Terry & Ted: Standing By

11/27/2023
Terry Dimonte and Ted Bird are Montreal radio legends who started a podcast two years ago after Terry was unceremoniously retired from his morning radio job at CHOM-FM. Ted continues his morning show at Evanov's Lite 106.7 which serves the West Island. The podcast started as a one season affair that is now in its 6th season featuring amazing guests like Brice Hills and Mitch Garber. These names may mean nothing to you but I know you have heard of Just for Laughs and the Seattle Kraken - so these episodes are for you. The show brings everything amazing that comes with their humour and awesome interviews. In this episode you will hear all about their podcast experience (so far), why it works and why it breaks a number of the conventional podcast rules. There are a number of episodes with Terry you can scroll back and listen to. We also had an epic session with Ted Bird and one with Geoff Allan who is the voiceover talent on the show. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:11:45

Steve Reynolds: The Major Market Radio Talent Coach

11/21/2023
It's been 3 and a half years since we have had Steve on the show. The last time I spoke to him, we were trying to figure out how morning shows were going to do what they do everyday... but from home. We pick up where we left off with my first question, "Are we back to Normal?" (As if there was any normal to go to back to) In this episode, Steve and I discuss how his coaching business evolved through the pandemic with less travel but more meetings, morning show dynamics, and I learn thar benchmarks on a show are as important as ever. We also spent a fair bit of time on mentorship and why Steve has a personal policy of always helping others regardless of personal gain. I also made reference to the Podcast Superfriends episode with Jay Nachlis from Coleman Insights. You can find that episode here and in YouTube form here. I mention that because Steve and I recorded this for video and you can find that right here. A transcription of this episode can be found here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:36

Paige Nienaber: Make the Logo Bigger

11/8/2023
"It’s all about looking for something that hasn’t been done before, and that will get people talking." - Paige Nienaber Paige is the VP for CPR Promotions, a marketing consultation firm. He consults over 350 stations across the U.S. and Canada. While radio is working through challenges like 40% less cume than a decade ago, and more audio options than ever before, Paige tells us that promotions are alive and well. He looks back at the successful promtions from radio's past that still work today. He believes we can see that again and that all we need is to get creative and bring the fun back into radio. Do you want to win "a grand in your hand" or a lifetime supply of tacos? Creativity is the key to success! Have a listen to his podcast called, Three Radio Promotions In Three Minutes - and do it every week! A transcription of this episode can be found here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:32

Matt & Jake: DriveTime! (We Used to be Cool!)

10/30/2023
It's Halloween and way back in the 90's the station I used to work for had this thing called the Howler. It was an out of control good time featuring 5000 people and a band and some beer. Actually a lot of beer. This week I got back together with my old afternoon friend Jake Daniels and we just riffed on all the good times we used to have on air. Our show was always a contrast to the noise going on around us. We didn't need too much else in a show other than admitting we were coming in with nothing and would finish the show with a joke. It's a good day to do radio if you are interested in life. In this episode you will hear Jake's infamous story with Nazareth, how we enjoyed watching Nickelback's ascension into stardom, Woodstock '99 (Jake was there), How Jake still hates country music and Metallica, hates soccer but loves Wrexham, and he shares medical advice and the benefits of going vegan. (Jake is a fan of Rick Simpson's Oil... you can google the rest) Anyhow - we have only spoken a handful of times in the last 20 years but as it is with old friends - you pick up where you left off. There is a video version of the show here - this was recorded live to video. Back in 2018, I had Jake on the show for an epic - Episode 100. Check it out here. Jake also mention he is looking for radio and broadcast work in Edmonton. You can contact him here. A transcription of this episode can be found here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:32:43

Erin Trafford, Story Studio Network: The Canadian Media Conundrum

10/24/2023
Erin Trafford is a co-founder of Story Studio Network, a full service content branding and podcast experience for brands she co-founded with her dad Dave Trafford, who is a radio mainstay in the Greater Toronto Area, and a regular contributor on Newstalk 1010 up until July when layoffs occured. Erin has the unique experience of growing up with a parent in broadcasting, which means you have been immersed in radio (from the inside) all your life. Erin's radio career started with an internship at CJAD in Montreal, helping to launch what is now the Moose in North Bay, working as a reporter for Global TV in Halifax, before finally co-founding her company. In this episode, you will hear Erin's pathway from broadcast to podcast, what she believes we can do to fix Canadian Media for the better, and why your business should be podcasting. This episode also marks a change in the way we distribute content. We will be adding in the raw YouTube recording of our conversation instead of a simple audiogram post to YouTube. You can see it here. Find Erin on LinkedIn and Instagram (@its.ErinTrafford) and explore opportunities with Story Studio Network in the show notes. Connect with Erin's new podcast - The Fourth Draft. A transcription of this episode can be found here. Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:03

Jennifer-Lee Gunson: J-Pod Creations

10/18/2023
Jennifer-Lee Gunson is the owner of J-Pod Creations which is a Vancouver based company specializing in branded podcasting. Before Jennifer got started in radio, she was an actor. She later enrolled at BCIT, found her way to Astral owned The Bear, which has now been shifted to the Bounce cluster of Bell properties. She returned to Vancouver after a stint in Prince George and took to the air (literally) doing traffic for CKNW and later Canadian Traffic Network which is where you can hear her today. She is also the host of a few podcasts at her company, including the ever-popular HAVAN podcast "Measure Twice, Cut Once" which is a branded podcast for the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver. In this episode, you will hear how she got her start in radio, survived the pandemic, and started her company. Best of all, she shares what she learned in radio and how it applies to making great on demand audio. A Transcription of this episode is available here. This show is made possible every week by contributors like: Blurve: A great way to help you prep your Show. Megatrax - Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:52