June 09, 2021

Vinny Barrucco: Un Vrai Montrealais

Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

June 05, 2021

Steve Goldstein: How Many Podcasts are there really?

Steve Goldstein and I had a chat for this special bonus episode about how many podcasts there are. REALLY. Steve is the Founder/CEO of Amplifi Media, an audio innovation firm that offers counsel, production, and marketing of voice-first, podcast, and branded audio. Well-known as a thought leader in audio programming, marketing, and management, Steve often speaks about the future of audio at major conferences. He lends his extensive knowledge to the podcast, and illuminates some of the misconceptions about the number of podcasts that really do exist.  Click here to watch the livestream of this episode.  Click here to read Steve's blog that covers this topic in great depth. There is a lot of great info.

June 02, 2021

Valerie Geller: Never Lose A Listener

Valerie Geller has inspired many to be better broadcasters through her work. Many of those lessons can be found in her 2011 book, Beyond Powerful Radio, the follow up to the 1996 work, Creating Powerful Radio. I would consider this podcast to be incomplete without an episode from Valerie. She is one of the most referenced persons in this series; not only from broadcasters, but now podcasters. In this episode, we discuss how her work has become more than about radio, and extends to anyone who is in a performance based industry. I asked her about one of the biggest mistakes podcasters make, how to make them better and what all personalities need to do to be successful long term. I also took a moment to ask about the changes in her life. Valerie is on the road for long periods of time, and that has obviously come to a temporary halt over the last year. We also spoke about the idea of "Never Lose A Listener" which, when you think about it, is a vital concept to podcasters who need to hold listeners from minute zero. Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

May 25, 2021

The Great Radio Reset

Matt goes solo this week with some ideas for the Great Radio Reset. With the pandemic coming to an end and radio stations looking to the future, we've assembled a list of things to think about. Some are some old ideas that should come to fruition, while others where born in the pandemic. As always your feedback is welcome. Here are the links that I promised to list in the episode: Pat Holiday's 2015 blog on live and local being overrated. Seth Resler's Hash Tag Scavenger Hunt. A transcription of the episode is in development and posted on the episode page. Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

May 19, 2021

Skye Pillsbury: Podcast Purist

Long before I even knew that Skye was friends with my super close cousin Kingman, I wanted to have her on the show. She was a guest with Sound Off Alum Jim Harold shortly after we all convened on Orlando for Podcast Movement int the before times of 2019. Somehow, I failed to meet Skye. I later received an intro through Kingman to connect and that was more than enough of a sign to do this episode. In this episode, you will hear about Skye's podcast journey which goes all the way back to Bay area radio in 1982 when the music scene exploded and stations like KQAK FM 99 would emit eclectic sounds in an MTV era. Skye as reminisces about listening to the radio in the car and hearing the production value that went into NPR programming. It wasn't until 2015 when she connected to audio through podcast; shows like Serial and Gimlet productions had her, and many Americans... hooked. You'll hear about her time in college, through Silicon Valley, her time as a publicist, and her podcast experiences on all sides of the microphone. Skye currently writes a newsletter for Hot Pod which you can subscribe to here.

May 11, 2021

Sheri Lynch: Still In Control of the Show

One of our biggest podcast episodes was back in October of 2017 when we had Sheri Lynch on the show to talk about taking control of the Bob and Sheri Show. By control, that means retaining things like digital rights and having autonomy over your brand. The episode has remained popular over the years because of the number of radio people who have considered taking a similar jump. In fact, it is one of the episodes that I have recommended people listen to rather than me explaining what she stated so eloquently. Last month, The Bob and Sheri Show ended its run on flagship WLNK in Charlotte. In this episode, Sheri Lynch returns to talk about that departure and how the team has spent nearly 4 and a half years building a show that could withstand this. Sheri cuts through the BS and shares her opinion about how performers need to be thinking about the future and what they can do to lay the ground work for the next ten years of performing to the world.

May 01, 2021

Fred Jacobs' Tech Survey: Radio In The Year Of Covid

Tech Survey has been an annual study by Jacobs Media since 2005. But 2021 will be one for the ages. Completed during a pandemic, Tech Survey 2021 tells the radio story of what happened to our radio listeners when Work from home, Zoom, masks, no travel, and a politically charged internet took hold. Originally, this was going to be a discussion about radio one year into the pandemic but how much better is that discussion with data? In this episode, you'll learn how P1 radio listeners' habits changed in the pandemic, what in car listening looks like, and how the Consumer Electronic Show transpired online. Access all the information and slides here. We also talked about the challenges of writing a daily blog in the pandemic, and feel free to register for the daily blog when you register for the webinar. There's also a lot more to check out on the episode page! Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

April 27, 2021

Dani Stover: Sunshine in the Shade

Dani Stover has a wonderful studio with a beautiful sounding microphone and produces content for radio, and podcast. She's not the first unemployed creator to grace the podcast. Given the state of Canadian radio which is awaiting new regulations while dealing with the remnants of a pandemic economy, Dani is patiently testing the waters to rekindle her relationship with radio. I particular love this episode because Dani and I talk about the love affair we have with radio. Sometimes it's a mistress, sometimes it's a lover, sometimes it's your spouse... but now Dani is looking for a Sugar Daddy. You'll hear how one of her first job's in radio was working with the Dean Blundell show at the height of its popularity, what it was like on the show, and her time in Peterborough working with TJ Connors and Fred Patterson - both podcast alumni. We also talked about those Diva moments we all have; if you don't think you had any, it's because Dani has recognized hers. Dani also spoke about the limited roles in Canada right now for women, and what her future holds whether she stays in Toronto or moves to Los Angeles. We also spoke about her efforts with BlogTO and what it takes to create a daily podcast. (It takes an awful lot) and her time at Indie 88. If you are looking for someone to complete the role of on air personality and content creator for your station - you can reach Dani here. We also talked extensively about The Period Purse Please support our sponsors who make this show possible every week: Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

April 21, 2021

Darryl Spring Talks To Bands

Darryl Spring is passionate about rock radio. Although it started out with an attraction for what was coming out of the club shows of then CFNY-FM 102, Darryl knew radio was his future. From Loyalist College, to Q92 in Timmins, to Corus Radio in Toronto and Hamilton. His next two stops included Kingston and Ottawa, where there was great success, and some unfortunately timed circumstances. In this episode you will hear about all the fun that went on at these stations. And just like our episode with Bob Willette, Darryl was also told that the golden era of Edge 102 was before he arrived. You will also hear us reminisce about the late Martin Streek and Bobby Gale; both huge music fans. Darryl is now hosting the hit podcast "Darryl Talks To Bands" which is on all your favourite audio distribution centres. There's also more on the episode page! Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax

April 14, 2021

Tracy Johnson: Talent Coach and Consultant

Tracy Johnson is a Morning Radio Consultant and Talent Coach. Coaching radio talent is the most important investment you can make in your station's future.

April 09, 2021

Matt Cundill: There's No Episode to Hear Here

Matt turns on the mic to tell everyone he's taking a break from recording an episode this week. Then rants for nearly 12 minutes.

March 30, 2021

Joel Denver: All Access Dot Com

Joel Denver from joins Matt to talk about resilience, perseverance, innovation and going forward.

March 27, 2021

The Best Radio April Fool's Day Joke

Steve Kowch recounts one of radio's best April Fool's Day pranks ever. (Even if the joke hit a little too close to home for most listeners)

March 23, 2021

Humble And Fred: Fiercely Independent

Humble and Fred are fiercely independent. They are the original "Life After Radio" personalities, having carved out a significant piece of the media pie for themselves. Back in 2011 they started a podcast and committed to it....

March 17, 2021

Shani Scott: The Queen of Some Media

Shani Scott is a 20 year radio pro with a kickass media company that knows streaming.

March 09, 2021

Howard Kroeger: When Classic Hits Was Born

Howard Kroeger was there in 2002 when Classic Hits was born on the radio in Winnipeg.

March 08, 2021

Women in Media with Sarah Burke

Matt speaks to Sarah Burke about her new podcast Women in Media.

March 02, 2021

Bob Willette: Live From Bob's Basement

Matt speaks with Bob Willette from Corus Radio in Kingston about Bob's Basement - and all the radio stops beforehand.

February 25, 2021

Lisa Guerrero: Between a Jock and a Hard Place

Inside Edition's Lisa Guerrero opens up about her time in broadcasting, and the times in between as a cheerleader for the Rams, actor, and model.

February 16, 2021

Dahlia Kurtz: On A Mission

Dahlia Kurtz is ready to talk about how she has changed and how she is on a mission instead of just creating content.

February 10, 2021

Steve Goldstein: Amplifi Media

Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media is back to update us on the progress of the Smart Speaker.

February 02, 2021

Brooklyn Driediger: Virgin 94.5 Vancouver

Brooklyn Driediger is the Midday and weekend host at 94.5 Virgin in Vancouver.

January 26, 2021

Big Kris Bawden: 101.1 Big FM Barrie

Matt speaks to Kris Bawden from Big 101 in Barrie, Ontario.

January 19, 2021

Evan Degenhardt: 106.1 The Goat in Lloydminster Turns 20

Evan Degenhardt is the general manager and content director at 106.1 The Goat in Lloydminster. To be honest, we are not sure if it's Alberta, or Saskatchewan or both, but we do know that over the last twenty years the station has seen a lot of high end radio talent pass through its hallways and fill the airwaves with awesome radio. For a list of just the people we know, check out our episode page. In this episode you'll hear how Vista Radio is handling the anniversary in the face of the pandemic, and some stories on the radio station's history. There is also some bonus material on the episode page, including some thoughts from the station's first program director, Ryan Zimmerman. If you worked at 106.1 The Goat at any time - feel free to send Evan some audio about your time there. 30 seconds will do. There's more about this episode on our show page! Thanks also to the people who make this show possible every week including: Promosuite Matt Fogarty Voiceovers Justin Dove at Core Image Studios Megatrax