Evo Terra is the host of Podcast Pontifications. A short form podcast providing insights into the future of podcasting. As luck would have it, news of the Joe Rogan signing to Spotify broke the day before recording of the episode.
This episode is a little different. Over the weekend, a 22 people lost their lives in a mass murder spree that covered 100 kilometers in Nova Scotia. Monday morning, Q104 in Halifax and a number of Stingray radio stations came together to pivot programming towards the hearts of their listeners.
Zenga McCurdy called me back in May of 2018 and asked for some feedback on his morning radio show. Since then I have made a point of listening to the show every once and a while to hear the progress. I meant to grab a beer with him in Toronto last year but we only had enough time for a “Hi, How are you?” and then we were off to whatever we were off to.
Jon Gay has a radio story that is probably not unlike yours if you have worked on the programming side of radio. It involves a little bit of the WKRP theme song, “Town to Town. Up and Down the dial…”. Jon’s radio career started with an internship at Kiss 108 in his hometown Boston.
We invited Seth Resler back to the podcast after he penned a blog called, “Is There Life After Radio?” Many of the episodes in this series feature a moment when someone was fired and tell the story of their radio afterlife.
Lori Lewis is back on our show for the third time? Why so often? Because the world of social media moves that quickly. The last time we had Lori on the show, Instagram Stories was just starting to become a thing and Tik Tok wasn’t even a thing.
Terry Dimonte loves Christmas, and I love doing a podcast with him to discuss… whatever. Sometimes we talk about radio, and other times it’s just life.
Laura G from WBHT Wilkes Barre, PA discusses the changing face of radio, building a youthful audience, using social media and the importance of being on the ground in your market.
Shannon Burns is a familiar voice across Canadian radio. Her show iHeartRadio Nights with Shannon Burns airs nationally on 14 iHeartRadio stations, and she does evenings on the legendary radio station she grew up listening to, CHUM 104.5FM.
Darrin Harvey and I met in late 1989 when he was going to fill in on some Christmas shifts on Magic 97 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. From the get go, I knew we would be friends. And while we never lived in the same time zone after I left in 1992, I never lost touch with Darrin