Episode 90: Scott Fisher

90th episode??  Damn.  Scott Fisher is one of the leading Radio Imaging Voice Talents in America.  He is heard on some of the largest stations in the largest markets. He is BIG-TIME.  It’s a shame that it’s taken me this long to have him on but I had to save some of the best… Scott is…

Episode 89: Dave Foxx

The first Three-Time guest on the show is (and should be) Dave Foxx.  In one of the major developments to round out 2015, Dave is now the EX-Creative Services Director for Z100 NYC. He was also involved in many other major iHeart Radio responsibilities in New York and other parts of the US.  Dave is also…

Episode 88: Chris Nicoll

A skilled talent in creative imaging and radio management/administration, and someone who I am lucky to call a friend, has left one of the top Imaging Gigs on EARTH to find greener pastures.  Chris Nicoll is (or was, depending on when you read this) Head of Production for Capital Radio, Capital Xtra, Capital TV, Capital Solar System…

Episode 87: George Taylor

Sorry for my extended time away!  I had some unexpected delays with 3 different guests but GEORGE TAYLOR made himself available quicker than I thought so he saved my schedule a little. George is the Imaging Director at IMGR and a writer at Wise Buddah.  He is extremely musical as an Imaging Producer but… also a…

Episode 86: Kelly Doherty 2015

It was high time I had another recorded conversation with Kelly Doherty.  Since we last spoke she moved across the country, twice, and elevated to what might be the most prominent imaging position in the U.S.  Kelly is the Vice President of iHeartMedia. Again, as would be expected with Kelly no holds barred content-wise and we…

Episode 85: Dom Nero 2015

Another installment of: “Get ready for The Imaging Days 2015!” and Let’s revisit with a superstar of radio imaging.  Dom Nero is Creative Services Director @ HOT 97 NYC (Emmis NY).  He has held down this iconic position for over 10 years now.  Seems like yesterday when I hopped in an unmarked town-car (of course, no…

Episode 84: John Frost 2015

Back again and not soon enough, John Frost. He is the demented mind behind Frostbytes and an imaging style oft-mimicked but rarely matched. After years of running the first online imaging service, creating the “World Famous” branding at KROQ L.A. and influencing countless stations and producers worldwide,  John has been invited to present at The Imaging Days in…

Episode 83: The Imaging Days 2015

Here is your Imaging Days 2015 Preview episode!  The show is just one month away.  October 5 and 6 in Haarlem, The Netherlands, about 15 minutes from Amsterdam.  Anthony Timmers, Creative Director of the show, joins me to chat about all things IMAGING DAYS.  We run down the the list of speakers, or most of…

Episode 82: Rachel McGrath

It’s been a long time coming but FINALLY Rachel McGrath jumps in and joins the show.  Rachel has certainly been building up her roster of amazing stations but as we will learn she has put in the work.  Years ago she simply got out there and started hustling to build her business and hasn’t shown…

Episode 81: Drew Hall

What doesn’t Drew do?  He is the Creative Dir. at WFLZ – Tampa.  This station, as most of you  know, is maybe most revered for its BRANDING than anything else.  It’s been a consistent leader for outstanding creative and a jump-off point for some truly legendary Imaging Talent over the years.  Aside from that Drew is the National…

Episode 80: Mitch Faulkner

The Original Voice of Urban Radio – not a self dubbed title but a view held by many in the format, Mitch Faulkner has been heard…everywhere!  I probably don’t really need to write much in the way of an intro ad he certainly doesn’t need any hype.  I’ll say this – I got as much…

Episode 79: Tom Cross and Adam Burgess – Imaging Blueprint

This time I feature two guys I respect AND am happy to call friends, or mates, or whatever you say wherever you are. They are the creative force behind Imaging Blueprint, Contraband Media and plenty of other past and present creative endeavors.

Show Notes: Cross-Burgess

Here are some links and the full audio demos I mentioned: Imaging Blueprint – http://www.imagingblueprint.com/ ContraBand Media – http://www.contrabandmedia.co.uk/ Adam Burgess Full Demo Tom Cross Full Demo [Old-School Prod – from 03/04] Imaging BluePrint March 2015 full Demo

Episode 78: David Lee

Certainly a guest that needs very little introduction.  Even if you don’t know the name, once you hear him you will know him. David Lee is heard, well, everywhere and maybe most notably on motorsports commercials OR national sports broadcasts.  I know that when Howard Deneroff cast him as the signature voice of Westwood One…

Episode 77: Anthony Gay

This podcast has been extra “Britishy” lately and will continue to be for a little longer. (Soon we will get the chat completed with the guys from Imaging Blueprint in London and somewhere near Southampton – my second favorite EPL team) wow…I digress.  Anthony Gay is the guest this time and he is a big…

Episode 76: 360 Country Call – Artist Audio

This is another “Special” episode that runs across multiple platforms.  Personally I think it could or should be useful to anyone who produces imaging, in any format.  This is a Quarterly Conference Call for 360 Country Stations. We have a chat about the BEST ways to gather and utilize artist audio in the Country Format.…

EPISODE 75: DAVID WARTNABY & HOWARD RITCHIE

It’s a big kick off to 2015 for the Podcast.  I reached out to a couple of my favorite non-American voice talents and they agreed to be on the show, together. Howard Ritchie (Website) – the legendary voice of Capital in the UK and David Wartnaby (Website)- the legendary voice of Heart in the UK.…

Episode 74: Mike Kaminski

What a fun time it is having 30 different people on your show…in the form of one man: Mike Kaminski.  Actually. I suspect Mike could have brought triple digits if I let him.  But as for Character voices and Imitation specialists I have now interviewed one of the very best.  There is a radio imaging…

Episode 73: Jason Garte – The Mix Group

Jason Garte is the President/Big Boss over at The Mix Group. If you are not aware they do a lot in the world of radio imaging but primarily custom production and/or voiceover for radio stations everywhere.  I was familiar with them as a group and some of their talent but, full disclosure, I had NO…

Show Notes: Jason Garte

I think its safe to say this is the perfect companion to this show. One video, Probably everything you need t know to know what The MIx Group is all about. THE MIX GROUP “WHATEVER IT TAKES” from The Mix Group on Vimeo.

Episode 72 – Steve Dubbz

Steve Dubbz does A LOT of stuff but when it comes to Urban Radio Imaging his name will be at or near the top of everyone’s list.  His skillz (I’ll try not use Z instead of S the whole time) are not limited to Urban Radio as he gets into HOT AC and CHR plenty.…

Show Notes: Steve Dubbz

As promised here are the long-form demos Steve sent me and don’t forget to check out his site even more great soundz. www.DNYLproductions.com CHR DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_DNYLProductions_CHR.mp3 URBAN DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_DNYLProductions_Urban.mp3 VOICE DEMO – https://www.ryandrean.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/SteveDubbz_Imaging_VO_Demo.mp3

Episode 71 – FOXX – CHASE – Super Show

To celebrate the anniversary of the show I wanted to do something big for everyone.  To me that meant getting more than one guest and it meant getting the biggest names in the industry.  Based on feedback, listen counts of previous shows and just an overall feeling from industry pros, the two guests I have…

Episode 70 – Anthony Timmers – The Imaging Days 2014

September 8th and 9th of this year (2014) I will travel to Europe for the first time.  I am excited for many reasons: I am degreed in History so I love opportunities to see, smell, hear and touch historic places.  I am also taking part in a very special international event geared exclusively at the Radio Imaging…

Episode 69 – RJ Curtis – Country Battle Stations

OK.  Out of the gate, be aware this is NOT the typical episode.  I am doing this in conjunction with my Country Imaging service at TM Studios, 360 Country.  I do a quarterly conference call for affiliates where we discuss random topics related to branding and station positioning.  This particular episode deals with strategies when you find…

Episode 68 – Jeff Laurence

For this episode I FINALLY get to interview an old colleague and friend, Jeff Laurence.  Jeff is the voice of almost EVERYTHING!  Radio stations, TV Stations, Commercial, Industrial, infomercials, universities and the list rolls one.  Check out the show notes page for full length demos and some cool YouTube Vids.  I kept this one in one part…

Show Notes: Jeff Laurence

Here are a couple long for demos and some YT Vids to check out! JEFF_LAURENCE_MULTIFORMAT JEFF_LAURENCE_TV_IMAGING_AUDIO_DEMO EDIT: I forgot to include his site but you are probably skilled at finding things like this on your own! http://www.jefflaurence.com/

Episode 67 – P1 – Capital FM/Network/XTRA/TV

I have been working to get this episode put together for months.  The team at Capital was so generous with their time and knowledge and a special thanks to Chris Nicoll, Head of Production, for lining everyone up.  Yes, this episode features about 5 of 8 producers who create for Capital FM, Capital Network, Capital…

Episode 67 – P2 – Capital FM/Network/XTRA/TV

Part 2 continues abruptly with me going on a sports tangent.  Leave it to me to talk American Football with 5 British people.  Then we get into a ton of great topics including the ever popular “Sound Gear” stuff and all the tools etc that go into branding one of the largest media properties on…

Show Notes: Capital FM

The team provided some great audio demos which you can hear in full below.  They also shot me some sound cloud links!  Enjoy! Capital Imaging Demo April 2014 Capital Extra Imaging Demo April 2014   Soundclouds of those present who have them: Chris – soundcloud.com/wizzfx Jo – soundcloud.com/joey-godfrey Andrew – soundcloud.com/awilson-2 Ryan – soundcloud.com/ryan-arnold Soundcloud of another team member…

Show Notes – George Whittam – VO Studio Tech

If you are just finding this page and have not heard the podcast it relates to…go here! George Whittam Podcast Part 1 – Part 2 George Whittam – http://vostudiotech.com/ – @vostudiotech Edge Studio – edgestudio.com Referenced VO Site – VO-BB.com Ewabs Podcast – ewabs.com Gear! Apollo Twin Dou or Solo – http://www.uaudio.com/interfaces/apollo-twin.html Sure PG 42 – http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/pg/pg42-vocal-microphone CAD e100s – http://cadaudio.com/e100s.php Charter…

Episode 66 – P2 – George Whittam – VO Studio Tech

We continue with George Whittam and, based on the debate that rages across the web, I started with and got very in depth on the ISDN v SOURCE CONNECT v OTHERS debate.  I am not an expert in any way when it comes to these technologies but George is and he has very balanced, educated…

Episode 65 – P1 – Justin Case

Justin Case has a snappy name and a great set of chops when it comes to audio imaging production.  And now he also has a great title:  Director of Programming & Imaging at Benztown Branding.  I have had the BOSS’ from Benz on in the past but Justin brings a very fresh perspective to the…

Episode 65 – P2 – Justin Case

Reminder to check out all his great demos and sound at his Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/casemusic Here he is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csmayton

Episode 64: Joe Cipriano + CONTEST

Joe Cipriano is the author of Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting.  Joe is a well known voice artist specializing in  Network Promos (heard on NBC, Fox, CBS and many more) but as we learn in our first interview with him he has a long career in, and a deep passion for, Radio.  He is a guest…

Show Notes: Joe Cipriano

Joe Cipriano was kind enough to provide some longer clips of his new book Living On Air.  I have posted those below.  If this is the first page you have come to then please check out the interview! Ladies-and-Gentlemen-Please-Welcome_sample01 Ladies-and-Gentlemen-Please-Welcome_sample_02 Summer-of-69_sample01 Summer-of-69_sample02 The-Sunny-Side_sample01.

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 1

Brian Cooney, requested multiple times, was a nice chat and very insightful on the voiceover world.  I really enjoyed his candor on certain topics like money, unions, competition and workloads. I have had multiple interviewees in the past tell me they prefered not to speak about one or more of these issues.  BUT we are…

Episode 63: Brian Cooney Part 2

My new friend Brian Cooney is back with part 2!  Actually he didn’t go anywhere but whatever.  FYI-I cut it off right before we started the Union talk so Part2 begins as we dive into that. Then we talk different types of jobs, gaining and losing gigs, studio specs and other tech related issues.

VO/PROD Tech Roundtable: The Podcast – Part 1

This Podcast is actually the audio feed from my Google Hangout with Jeff Berlin and Steve Sykes.  The goal was to toss out all the background and personal interview crap and stick to Issues of TECH and only TECH as it relates to a Voiceover or Production pro. Steve and Jeff are both incredibly tech…

Episode 62: Allan Peck – Part 1

My guest also happens to be a very good friend and someone who I have turned to many times for professional advice.  Allan Peck has seen momentous leaps in his career for well over a decade but especially just in the last 12 to 18 months.  He is the voice of Ellen, CNBC Prime and…

Episode 62: Allan Peck – Part 2

And…we continue with Part 2.  This is a major gear shift as I pick up the pace and the tempo of questions asked.  I go in about 20 directions trying to squeeze as much info from Allan’s brain as I could.  We get into Source Connect, Agents, Managers, Types of work, how to attain work,…

Producers Podcast: Upcoming 2013

At the conclusion of my DEKE interview I had a bunch of emails out but nothing completely set in stone as far as future guests.  Now I have 3 different interviews setup and of course, a few more in the works.  Right now I am looking to give everyone a chance to submit questions and…

Episode 61: Cousin Deke

Cousin Deke is a lot of things.  Talented Voice artist, Excellent producer, National and International Talent and super down-to-earth human being.  Technologically Advanced is not one of those things.  I jest (a little) just to demonstrate that while Deke is one of the best and most successful working talents in radio he is also proof…

Episode 60: Jon Carter

5 more and I get to retire! No, you won’t get rid of me that easy.   Voice talent, Producer, Singer and all around nice guy, Jon Carter is the guest.  I found a lot of value not just in how to be a better talent but also how to run a  better business.  Jon…

Show Notes: Jon Carter

Here is some more audio from Jon including some links to some Youtube vids featuring Jon.  First, Jon’s latest single mentioned in the show – Take Over My Soul (Michael Cassette Remix) Jon Carter – Commercial Jon Carter – Radio Imaging Jon Carter – TV Promo   Jon Mentioned the FREE music beds he offers –…