Episode 124: Rich Van Slyke

“Write it down. Write down what you want. Write down your goals.” I’ll lead off this post with those wise words provided from my guest, Rich Van Slyke. Sort of seems obvious…yet is it?  How many of us actually do that?  I do not. On top of being a stellar Radio Imaging Voice, Rich is…

Episode 121: Josh Goodman

The transition from a successful career on-the-air in radio to independent full-time voice artist is not exactly an easy proposition and certainly not as easy as some people might expect it to be. Denver-based talent Josh Goodman is a multi-faceted voiceover artist who is LEGIT good at all the various….facets… and has navigated that radio to…

Episode 120: Ron Tarrant

UPDATE: I am not going to say Ron owes me $10 (I don’t think he accepted my bet) but today, June 7th 2018, Ron was able to announce he is joining the team at Reel World.  A GREAT Get for them! The entire staff at the Producers Podcast (me) wishes him continued world domination and success.  …

Episode 119: Bob Schmidt

Bob Schmidt is the voice of the Fox Sports Radio Network, The Dan Patrick Show, AM 570 in LA and countless other (mostly sports) stations and shows around the US.  Bob is also…yes ALSO… an extremely talented Radio Imaging Producer.  He produces AM 570 in LA, calls that his home base and has been in…

Episode 117: Terry Phillips

Terry Phillips is an old friend and one of my go-to guys for any audiophile related questions, issues, brainstorms, epiphanies or other. He is the Creative Director at Entercom Detroit producing imaging for WYCD and WOMC.  These are two legendary stations with tons of Heritage and importance in their respective genres and the Detroit Radio…

Episode 115: Vanessa James

As long as I can keep featuring the biggest players in the industry AND they happen to be female it’s a big win-win. While my guest, Vanessa James, happens to be one of the stellar imaging voices in radio she also has her hands firmly dug into so many other areas of media and brand…

Mike Andersen: Show Notes

This page is pretty Random but its all extra’s I (think) I mentioned in the show… Audio Links insta   –  @sideshowmha Twitter    –   @sideshowma soundclound  –  sideshowma snapchat  –  sideyyyyy (yeah I’m everywhere ha ha) Facebook   –   Michael (Sidey) Andersen

Episode 109: John Pleisse

The more I think that being north of 100 episodes means I’ll start to run out of BIG names to get on the show..the more I realize thats absurd. John Pleisse is a major player in the voiceover world especially when we talk in terms of Radio Imaging AND TV Affiliate work. He is heard…

Episode 108: Chris Ward

Chris Ward’s official title: Content Operations Director / Group Production Director for the Bauer City Network , Northern England & Scotland. That means he has his hands in dozens of stations and networks across the UK.  He is also part of the larger Bauer Media Group which, as I learned in the interview, is REALLY HUGE in…

Episode 98: Chad Erickson

Another high level and still continually rising voice-talent is featured on the show. Chad Erickson is a big name in the world of Radio Imaging Voiceover but he is also found all over your TV box with promo work heard on CBS, Fox, CNN, ESPN College Basketball, Steve Harvey and many, MANY more. Chad is heard on…

Episode 97: Howard Cogan

I don’t like to label someone as “The guy from…” or  “The person you know as…” in reference to what they do – but in this case, as far as Radio Imaging Voices, Howard Cogan is as connected to ONE specific brand as anyone. Howard is the well known voice of the multi-national JACK FM Radio…

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 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 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 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 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.…

9.5 Q’s: Rachel McGrath

One of the fast rising talents in the Radio Imaging Voiceover world also happens to be female but they are certainly not mutually exclusive.  Rachel McGrath was first given a spotlight a few years back when she was in the CCM+E building in Atlanta using her production and subsequent VO skills on The Bull among…

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…

Sell the Sizzle and FAST

Savvy PD’s had been maximizing their opportunities efficiently for years before PPM came along. “Selling the Sizzle, not the Steak” was a phrase I heard my entire professional career which started in 2000. But it is more important than ever to do this because…NOW ITS SCIENCE.

Tutorial: Add Some Tempo Effects!

Here is one way to incorporate TEMPO EFFECTS, and maybe the easiest, to get an OBVIOUS and QUICK result. You always want to make the Vocal track sound “interesting.”

Episode 48 – P1 – Mitch Todd

Mitch Todd gave me an hour and I took every second of it for this interview! Mitch is the Senior Director of Production, Music Formats at Sirius XM Radio.

TalentTrax: Inside Look

You can slot this post into the FYI category.  A new service launched recently and as a guy who makes his living speaking and generally making noise I figured I would check it out.  Its called TalenTrax.  I created an account, setup my page and had it rolling in no time. OK, honestly I have…

In the (Road) Studio: Simple, Clean Voiceover in a Bedroom

…this is a just a simple video I made just after doing some imaging VO. Someone asked me what I take on the road as the final product does sound pretty clean. Surprisingly clean. Below find the actual types out specs of what I have here and how I use it.

9 1/2 Questions: Dan Harper

Today we take a quick stroll over to a quaint little town called…Beirut! Yes, Dan Harper is head of production for Radio One in Beirut, Lebanon.  Dan has been all over the world and obviously gets bored easily because he keeps his work coming in from all directions and nations.  Voiceover, production, announcing and perhaps…

In the Studio: Neil Wilson

I got to check in with multi-talented Voice Over artist, Neil Wilson, on hi studio setup. Neil is heard on radio, tv in promo, imaging and commercials and I recommend you hit up his website to hear what he does.

Episode 45 – P1 – Dave Bethell

Dave Bethell, currently well known as the creative talent behind BedsandBeats.com, is an accomplished producer and voice over artist based in the UK.  Dave has voiced Kiss 100 (among other radio and commercial clients), produced all over the UK in radio imaging and now holds the honor of releasing an album recorded at the wold…

Episode 45 – P2 – Dave Bethell

Here we are with part 2 featuring Dave Bethell.  This part dives into his new release, Big String Beats.  A feature video for this can be found on the show notes page and the audio of course can be found on his website, BedsandBeats.com. Also, thanks to Dave the pics of the famous mics, discussed…

Tutorial: Multiple Tracks, Different FX,Same Voice Over

From time to time I try to create some good (or perhaps just slightly useful) tutorial videos.  I have been amping up my imaging voice over business lately.  I have multiple clients that like me to send the read in multiple filters each time.  In fact, I know Jeff Berlin mentioned this type of thing…

Episode 44 – P1 – Harry Legg

Harry Legg is now known for many things.  He has been a successful voice for radio and TV on a worldwide scale for some time now and his focus lies more in that arena today.  He still produces imaging though, mainly for Benztown Branding – News/Talk.   BUT many know him as the one-time producer…

Episode 44 – P2 – Harry Legg

Part 2 rolls on with Harry Legg.  We continue with the discussion of life after losing a big gig and how Harry reacted and adapted and ultimately found as much or MORE success in his career.  He is candid as expected and also very professional in his recount of the events.  We also get into…

Show Notes: Legg

This page consists of a couple “full” versions of audio demos I played in show.  Check out the full KTU demo to get a feel for all the cool stuff Harry did at KTU in the mid 2000’s.  Plus there is the extended CHR demo and if you want one more listen to the greatness…

In The Studio: Anthony Mendez

As I await my new site to come online, thus putting a temporary pause on podcast episodes, I have a brand new “In the Studio” post for your eyes and ears.  Anthony Mendez is a very accomplished, bilingual, Voice Talent who has given us a peek inside his world. Listen to his demos and you may…

Episode 43 – Brian Lee – Part 1

Brian Lee, one of America’s most recognized voices, is the guest.  He is widely respected for a variety of reasons and excels at literally the highest levels of the industry.   The number one theme I heard most when listeners contacted me before the episode was in regards to his “every-man” delivery.  He is not…

Episode 43 – Brian Lee – Part 2

Part two continues with Brian Lee.  We get a bit more detailed on day-to-day work and the industry as it operates today.  Brian expands on the actual mechanics of being a top voice talent and what is expected.  I also include some submitted questions. episode_43_2_Brian_Lee_041812

Submitted Demo: Doug de Nance

Another talented Imaging Voice has sent in his latest demo.  Check out the audio and his info below! Hey Ryan – thanks for all you do.  Your podcasts have a permanent residence on my iPod.  I’ve been a fan of radio imaging since my first on-air job a generation ago.  And as a voice talent,…

Submitted Demos: Edward Michael

Here is some more very cool production to hear.  Info from Edward below… My name is Edward Michael with Filter 9 Creative. You will hear some of my branding work for WCAA New York, KPTY Houston, KKSS Albuquerque, and WPOI/Tampa that launched summer of 2011 going up against FLZ (that was a FUN project). I have also…

In the Studio: Michael Horn

This will hopefully be the first in a long series taking us into the world of producers around the globe.  Mike is a great talent at B96 – WBBM in Chicago and hopefully a future guest on my podcast.  He gave me a run down of what he runs, some demo audio and some great…

Episode 39 – Joe Kelly

…this episode focuses on what a producer or voice talent can do to prepare them selves for life after the radio station.