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The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of the radio industry and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt now works with broadcasters and podcasters to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio.

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The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of the radio industry and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt now works with broadcasters and podcasters to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio.

    Johnny Peterson is Johnny Podcasts

    Johnny Peterson is Johnny Podcasts

    I have launched a new podcast! With a little help from my Podcast Super Friends. In the past you have heard stories from for radio program director Jon Gay aka Jag in Detroit, and Catherine O'Brien from Branch Out Programs. Meet Johnny Peterson who is the same age as my twin boys.

    Johnny went to Texas Christian University and studied marketing. When it came to audio... he learned the rest on his own. It's amazing what you can pick up from You Tube and by getting together with other podcast Super Friends. He has been working with companies to build outstanding branded podcasts like The Fort with Chris Powers. and Owner Occupied with Peter Lohmann. Both of those podcasts are in the real estate sector.

    You can connect with Johnny on his website.

    Also if you would love to listen to the 5 of us nerd out on podcasting every month, just follow anyone of our social accounts and hit subscribe or Follow and you'll get notifications when we go live.

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    • 47 min
    Marty Forbes: Return of the Wiz

    Marty Forbes: Return of the Wiz

    Every time we have a radio veteran on the podcast, the conversation shifts to the future of radio at least once. But it's always about the future with Marty Forbes. He always has had an eye towards it. It's no secret that the broadcast industry is struggling to keep up with the times. But few guests have quite the depth of insight into radio's slow demise that Marty Forbes brings.

    A lifelong Program Director, VP and GM at stations like CKFM 99.9, the Bear in Edmonton, CISL, CKKS, CJAX, CKSL, and his first gig at CHNL in Kamloops, Marty knows the ins and outs of broadcasting in a way few others can match. He's seen far too many stations fail to meet the shifting tides of the media market, or more commonly, hurt themselves worse in the attempt. In 2009, Marty started Radiowise Inc. to help as many companies as possible to launch, rebuild, and evolve while avoiding these issues.

    However, since he decided to shut down Radiowise, now seems liek athe right time to ask him about the specific problems he's seen. Together, we dive into the challenges radio stations face in 2022, the way many companies are failing to address them, and the problems with the CRTC's stagnant grip on broadcasting.

    We also discuss Marty's extensive catalogue of public service efforts, but did not have a chance to list off the specifics. He's a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service, and he's been directly involved with a staggering number of charitable organizations: The Jerry Forbes Centre, Santas Anonymous, the Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree, Crescendo, and the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation.

    If you want to hear more from Marty, you can check out his blog, Marty's Musings, where he talks about everything from business advice to travel planning. You can also connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. If anything - do it for the travel advice!

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    • 44 min
    Arielle Nissenblatt: Podcast This and That

    Arielle Nissenblatt: Podcast This and That

    Arielle Nissenblatt's podcast journey started with a newsletter and a call to Dan Franks and Jared Easley, the co-founders of Podcast Movement. Since then she has grown the Ear Buds Collective Newsletter, joined the team at Squadcast as Community Manager, and is now creating social media content at Sounds Profitable and co-hosting the flagship show with Bryan Barletta.

    In this episode, you will hear how Arielle discovered that she was a better learner via audio than visual. how radio was her first audio love growing up on 107.1 The Peak in New York's Hudson Valley, how she got involved with a very popular podcast creation tool in Squadcast, and with podcasting's leading business think tank in Sounds Profitable. You will be able to meet Arielle in person at Podcast Movement which is taking place August 23-26 in Dallas.

    Sign up for Arielle's newsletter here.

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    Definitely sign up for the Sounds Profitable Newsletter to learn more about ad tech and making money with your audio. But if you are like Arielle and consume content better through the wonderful world of audio, Follow or Subscribe to the Sounds Profitable Podcast here.

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    • 44 min
    Buzz Knight: Takin' A Walk

    Buzz Knight: Takin' A Walk

    One of the better legacies the pandemic was people rediscovered the value and simplicity of taking a walk. There's something magical and simple about wandering around with someone you love to talk to and immersing yourself amongst the fresh air and conversation. 

    This week Buzz Knight returns to the Sound Off Podcast. In February 2019, Matt Cundill and Buzz Knight talked about his previous podcast Healthy Paranoia. Buzz’s new one is called Takin' A Walk, and it's themed around Buzz simply going for a walk with guests, and having incredibly insightful conversations about their careers and what they see on the walk.

    Buzz is a radio veteran having spent most of his career as a Radio Executive at Beasley, and CBS Radio. As such, the guests are often connections he's made through his career, but they also include people like authors, athletes, musicians, and business owners. Buzz’s podcast aims to "embrace the mindfulness associated with walking along with the beauty of storytelling and conversation".

    In this episode, we reconnect with Buzz about what he decided to start Takin' A Walk, and he shares some anecdotes about the unique challenges presented by recording a podcast while walking around the streets of NYC, Boston, Chicago or wherever he finds himself. We backtrack to Buzz's time in radio, and his company, Buzz Knight Media, which works with other media companies to develop their business strategy.

    To get in touch with Buzz, you can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn, or visit the Contact section of his website.

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    • 25 min
    Nails Mahoney: On Air Coach

    Nails Mahoney: On Air Coach

    The show has been very Canada-centric for the last few weeks, so it felt like there was no better time to bring on a broadcast legend from another part of the world. This week's guest, Nails Mahoney, has been hosting top-rated radio shows in Ireland and the UK for decades. He's also worked as a TV presenter in Ireland, and performed onstage as a stand-up comedian and keynote/guest speaker at more than 30 workshops like TEDx Dublin. But don't drift away yet, our Canadian audience! Nails has also spent time in Canadian radio, including several years at Q107.

    On this episode, we talk about his path through radio, and some of the differences between Irish/UK radio and the scene in Canada. For example, did you know that the rock and grunge movement of the 90's never really made it over to Ireland? We also talk about Nails' current projects and future plans, including ONAIRCOACH, his private coaching service for on-air personalities. Nails shares a lot of insight about how he coaches different types of talent and why he felt the need to start the service in the first place.

    Later in the show, we touch on two of his biggest and most recent endeavours:

    The 5th annual RadioStar contest, a tournament between up-and-coming broadcasters to bring some notoriety to their name, and The Radio Space, a social media site designed specifically for people in the broadcast industry to mix and mingle. If you're in radio and sick of using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook (and all the unrelated crud that comes with those sites), this is the place to be. As their website says, "Think Facebook but ONLY for radio! No Algorithm. No ads. YOU are in charge of what you see."

    With that being said, if you're not in the radio industry, you should still follow Nails on LinkedIn and Twitter. If you have any radio coaching questions, he'll be happy to help you out.

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    • 43 min
    Adrian Harewood: The Power Of Change

    Adrian Harewood: The Power Of Change

    It's not unusual for me to bring old friends onto the show. In fact, a good chunk of our episodes have come about because of existing connections I've had in the broadcast industry. What is unusual, though, is for me to bring on a friend from all the way back in elementary school- one who's also had an incredible broadcast career, and who until recording this episode, I hadn't spoken to since 1984.

    This week's guest, Adrian Harewood, has been with the CBC since 2006. Once upon a time, he was the host of a little radio show called All In A Day on CBC Radio One, but in recent years he's moved in front of the camera and into our homes. He's currently the host of CBC News Ottawa at 6, and has been a guest host on other CBC shows like As It Happens, Sounds Like Canada and The Current. He's also a full-time Professor of Journalism at Carleton University. I'm not the jealous type, but those are some lucky students.

    It may also interest you to know that before his time at the CBC, Adrian also hosted a radio show on CKUT, the radio station for his Alma Mater, McGill University. The show was called Soul Perspective, and was dedicated specifically to discussing the issues faced by Black Canadians, such as racial inequality, racial profiling, and notably, homophobia in the black community.

    In this episode, Adrian and I catch up on lost time by discussing his past, present and future. We walk through his time at the CBC, the changes he's seen, and how and why he became a professor. We also talk about his recent appearance on the Canadaland podcast with Jesse Brown, where he took the time to give an inside report on the systemic racism he's seen in the media and at the CBC. You can listen to that episode here.

    For more of Adrian, you can follow him on Twitter. If you're in Ottawa, you can also see him every night at 6:00 on CBC News.

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