Heather Furr: Getting Digital Direction – The Sound Off Podcast


Heather Furr is the Director of Digital for the Bob & Sheri Show. They have 70 radio affiliates that they work with. Inside the walls of one radio station, digital strategy is an ongoing discussion and debate over best practices, staying on brand and what makes content go viral. Heather’s work day is about deciding what is important in the moment and making sure the show is represented online whenever and all the time. (Yes I wrote that)

Our discussion included the challenges faced by young people in the radio industry, including limited opportunities for growth and development, lack of competitive pay, and the need for radio to adapt to changing times. Heather the importance of adapting to industry trends, managing expectations, and providing education and training to support young talent. We also highlighted the often-overlooked contributions of industry professionals, including promotions assistants, traffic department staff, and digital content creators. Additionally, Heather mentioned the significance of social media in creating a sense of community and connection among their audience, and the importance of building a strong online presence for radio stations. Finall,y (and this is the best part) Heather shared her strategies for creating a community around their podcast and prioritizing digital platforms.

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.

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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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