I grew up in Canada (Winnipeg, Manitoba) obsessed with radio and the great personalities at the time- Brother Jake, Ron Able, Don Percy, Lorraine, Terry DiMonte, Chuck Morgan, Andy Frost and so many more! It was the way they told stories that captivated my attention right from the start to the very last word. They made me laugh and sometimes cry and I coudn't wait to hear what they had to say next. It was like we were friends and they were talking only to me. There was magic in those voices.
From running the Sunday morning bible tapes at CJSL in Estevan, Sask. in 1982 to KX96- Brandon, Q100 in Victoria, the edge and Q107 Toronto, a GM in London and Toronto and Vice President of Programming working with and developing some of the best talent on the planet- John Derringer, Dean Blundell, Kim Mitchell, Maureen Holloway, Willie Percy, Jeff Brown, Tucker and Taz, Daren "D" Laidman and more.
I've guided Q107 and the edge in Toronto, Rock 101, The Fox and CKNW in Vancouver, Q and Country 105 Calgary, CISN, Fresh and CHED in Edmonton, Power in Winnipeg, FM96 and Fresh in London (to name a few), launched successful shows and entire radio stations in the countries biggest cities, discovered talent and made them stars and now I use all of this experience to help podcasters like you.
Have these questions ever crossed your mind? Am I doing this right? Does anybody care? Should the episodes be shorter? Longer? How many epsiodes should I be doing? Am I asking the right questions to my guests? How do I get better guests? How do I get them to tell better stories? How do I build a larger audience? How do I make money?
I'm here to help. Let's get started.