Paul Larsen: The Ownership Experience – The Sound Off Podcast


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.

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Matt Cundill

Matt Cundill works with radio groups on digital strategies and talent coaching. He recently started the Sound Off Podcast: The Podcast about Broadcast”

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