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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.

    David Yas: The Boston Podcast Network

    David Yas: The Boston Podcast Network

    This week, we're joined by David Yas, founder and CEO of the Boston Podcast Network. David's name is attached to about 1000 episodes of various shows, which have altogether garnered over 367,000 downloads.

    David and I talk about that network of his quite a bit, including how he got into podcasting in the first place, and how he built it up into one of the most successful independent podcast networks in Boston.

    He's been producing shows for 7 years now, including a few of his own: The daily-running Boston Podcast, and Past Tens: A Top Ten Time Machine, a show that explores past lists of top ten hits. They go year-by-year through the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's to remind you which songs you loved, hated, or just forgot existed.

    Like most of our guests, David's a good friend of mine. You might even say he's a Super Friend. A Podcast Super Friend. Get it? Because he's also on The Podcast Super Friends, a show I do every month with David, Jon "Jag" Gay, Johnny Podcasts, and Catherine O'Brien? Well, if you've never heard of it, it's a monthly roundtable discussion where we talk about everything to do with podcasting: Best practices for your show's website, streamlining your weekly workflow, marketing your podcast to the masses, and getting the most from your RSS feed. And best of all, it's livestreamed on the Sound Off Media YouTube channel, so you can follow along or chime in with questions.

    If you want to learn more about David, connect with him, hire him, or just listen to any of the other shows under his network, the best place to do all of that is his website, Pod617.com. It's the hub for everything to do with David and the Boston Podcast Network. Of course, you should also follow David on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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    • 34 min
    Shawn Smith: Broadcast Dialogue and the Canadian Radio Awards

    Shawn Smith: Broadcast Dialogue and the Canadian Radio Awards

    Shawn Smith is the owner of Broadcast Dialogue, and its parent company Momentum Media Marketing. Broadcast Dialogue has been around since 1992, and is well-established as Canada's premiere broadcast industry trade publication.

    If you've been following The Sound Off Podcast since the beginning, you might remember that Shawn originally appeared on this podcast in its infancy. In this episode, we discuss the acquisition of the legendary Canadian broadcast magazine 6 years later, along with all the changes it's undergone over the years.

    We also discuss the Canadian Radio Awards and the call for nominations. The time has come once again! And there's great news: it costs absolutely nothing to enter.

    If you'd like to apply to the Canadian Radio Awards, submit your radio audio here.

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    • 21 min
    Fred Jacobs: Catching Up

    Fred Jacobs: Catching Up

    It has been 515 days since we had Fred Jacobs has been on the show. Back then we were unpacking a lot of the surprising results from a Covid induced Tech Survey. This time we have the benefit of catching up on three pieces of research that I felt needed discussing: The two Tech Survey's for Public Radio and Commercial radio, and the AQ4 Survey which targets air talent.

    The fourth instalment of AQ was released at Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago in August and it is an eye opening piece of research that is riveting for air talent as it allows them to feel a little more connected in the daily battle of content creation in 2022. You can link to the results here. Fred feels that the research is important enough to share with your radio group. If you over see a number of radio stations and need your owner, VP or local decision maker to see the results, Fred has made himself available and you can reach him at +1 248-353-9030. It takes about 45 minutes.

    Matt's Hot Take: If the report were about what your clients thought of you, you'd have a copy on the corner of your desk.

    Fred and I also talked about their return to the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Click here to join them.

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    • 46 min
    Jay Nachlis: Sharing Insights

    Jay Nachlis: Sharing Insights

    Jay Nachlis recently celebrated 5 years at Coleman Insights, he admitted that "not every career move I've made was the best decision, but every one of them was important for different reasons. With every single one, I made lasting friendships, learned from mistakes, and got better." Which is why he ascended to VP/Consultant & Marketing Director at Coleman Insights earlier this year. I had the opportunity to meet Jay at Podcast Movement earlier this year and found ourselves talking about Canadian radio, Buffalo, the Buffalo Bills, podcasting, and more Buffalo Bills.

    In this episode, you will hear about Jay's early radio days working in Syracuse at the campus radio station, (WJPZ) going back to San Francisco to look for work, only to return to Syracuse at WYYY and rise to PD at the age of 24. We later get into his time in Buffalo, Detroit and a very important moment involving comedian Kurtis Connor, which Jay blogged about here.

    We also spoke about the buzz in the room at Morning Show Bootcamp and Podcast Movement.

    Jay also does voiceovers

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    • 50 min
    Dervla Trainor: V.O. North Returns

    Dervla Trainor: V.O. North Returns

    Matt speaks to Dervla Trainor about V.O. North which takes place September 16-18 at the Pantages Hotel in Toronto.

    • 21 min
    Sam Cook: Taking Her Shots

    Sam Cook: Taking Her Shots

    This episode, versatility is the word of the day. Sam Cook is currently the host and executive producer of The Shot, a singer/songwriter competition show filmed in Toronto, but she's also spent time as a radio host, podcaster, VO artist, and on-screen with other TV networks like YTV.

    It should go without saying that most people don't begin their career on one of the biggest shows in television history, but that's exactly what Sam did. We talk to her about how a Canadian girl managed to land an internship on David Letterman in New York, and how she followed it up with getting a job at YTV by crashing her car in the parking lot. Certainly not a conventional start, but a roaring one nonetheless.

    We also talk about how she began to fall in love with radio, and when she made the move to voiceover and teaching. Sam teaches On-Air Television at Mohawk College, and in the latter half of the episode, we dive into everything about teaching the hosts of tomorrow - including some of my rather strong opinions about entry-level radio jobs.

    To connect with Sam, you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

    Or, if you're considering her for any radio/voiceover positions, check out her website.

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    • 39 min

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4.2 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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One of my favorite podcasts

Matt Cundill brings an effortless interview style to the mic with each of his guests. I’ve interviewed him as well on my own podcast Spotlight Conversations, and find him equally interesting and knowledgeable about the broadcast business!

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The best podcast for radio pros

This is hands down the best podcast for radio peeps. Awesome guests and very well produced.

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Solid Work

This is a pod that expression professionalism, quality conversation, & superior viewpoints.

Well done!

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