This Thanksgiving, I'll be making a ten-hour trek to upstate New York to visit my grandfather. On long drives like this, I like to find a few good podcasts to keep me entertained. If you're a radio broadcaster looking to brush up on your craft during the holiday travel, here are a few that you should check out:
Each spring, All Access and A&R Worldwide team up to host the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood. The event brings together hundreds of radio broadcasters, record label executives, and other industry professionals. For the past two years, I have conducted one-on-one interviews with a wide range of speakers from the event, from CEOs to morning show hosts to consultants. If you're a radio geek like me, I think you'll enjoy this podcast series.
Josh Miely produces a podcast for the National Association of Broadcasters that focuses on a wide range of issues facing broadcasters today, from the Connected Car to FCC issues to programmatic ad buying. Each episode is available to the general public for two weeks; NAB members have access to the full archive of shows. If you enjoy this podcast, also check out the limited-run series that the NAB and the RAB teamed up for leading up to the 2016 Radio Show.
The Radio Advertising Bureau's CEO and President Erica Farber hosts a podcast with top industry thought leaders that focus on the issues that impact broadcasters today. Past episodes have featured syndicated host Dave Ramsey, Cox Media Regional VP Susan Larkin, and Entercom CMO Ruth Gavarina.
Commercial radio broadcasters and their public radio brethren don't often cross paths, but there's a lot that they can learn from each other. Adam Ragusea, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Mercer University, hosts and produces The Pub, a fantastic podcast that explores issues facing public broadcasters. Commercial broadcasters should also check it out.
Canadian voiceover pro Matt Cundill hosts a podcast for radio professionals. And while not everything is the same north of the border (“What do you mean they don't have Pandora there?!”), many Canadian broadcasters face the exact same issues that their counterparts in the States do.
In 2015, we teamed up with Radio Ink hosted their third DASH Conference, focusing on the impact that the connected car will have on radio broadcasters. I was backstage at the event conducting interviews with a wide array of experts, including auto industry executives, broadcasting leaders, and podcasting professionals. If you want a better understanding of how your career will be impacted by the new technology found in car dashboards, this is the podcast for you.
Jan 16, 2017 — We've launched a new podcast recorded at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, called CES for Radio Broadcasters. Check it out.
If your radio station is looking to launch a podcast, we've got some helpful resources for you:
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