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 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.…

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 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…

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 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.

Episode 54 – Steve Pigott – P1

Episode 54 brings me to a guest I have been interested in speaking with for a WHILE.  He tells me I pulled him out of a 5 or so year interview blackout so that is cool!  Steve Pigott is well known globally for his radio branding skills on the creative side and on the business…

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.

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…

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…

New Site and New Guests

This is from my email list.  If you would like to get very rare email updates about future guests and posted episodes shoot me a message… Hello!  Well its been a fun few months for me finding my way around my new “day job,” blogging more often (blog now easier to access on my new…

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

Episode 43 – Brian Lee – Part 3

Part three concludes this episode with lots of gear talk and more insight into how he has achieved his GREAT success. Note:  I featured work from Terry Philips at WYCD Detroit.  Brian voices Imaging for plenty of stations but Terry uses Brian as well as anyone.  You can hear a range in his radio delivery…

Benztown Blog – Contest

So my buddies at Benztown Branding are holding a holiday contest and it looks to be pretty cool and pretty wide open for all sorts of folks to enter. This is the main site of the blog. This is the post featuring all the contest info. The prizes also happen to include one of the…

Episode 30 – Part 1 – Benztown

Andy and Oli from Benztown Branding join the show.  They are basically the creative brains behind almost all of the formats they offer.  They produce amazing imaging shells and work-parts plus top quality music compositions.  They are located in Germany but have quickly spread their creative around the world.  Part 1 has plenty of audio…

Episode 29 – Part 2 – Pascal Standaert

In Part 2 I have a short chat with the winner of the Production contest 2010.  The theme was “Chase” and Pascal had a very creative entry! show29_2_102510 Click this for the link to the contest page… https://www.ryandrean.com/2010/08/contest-2010-theme-chase/ Or click here to see his site! http://www.imagingdogs.com/

Episode 27 – Part 1 – Sean Caldwell

Sean Caldwell is a worldwide Radio Imaging and TV Promo voice talent.  This episode was VERY informative and very direct.  We do start with his background and the steps he took on his way up the ladder.  We also get into the technical aspects of his world.  He works out of multiple studios and uses…

Epsiode 25 – Zurek

Zurek is a highly sought after voice talent with many years behind the mic, on and off air in the CHR and Urban world’s.  He has been on his own as a successful voice over artist for 5 years now and is heard on increasingly more and more mediums.  Rcently he booked a rather high-profile…

Episode 23 – Part 1 – Sandy Beech

Sandy Beech, the Managing Director of Music 4 in London, joins the show.  Music 4 has grown to prominence in Radio Jingle production in London and across the U.K.  We discuss his history in radio which took him from Leeds to London and a few places in between including a Pirate Ship! — sort of.…

Episode 23 – Part 2 – Sandy Beech

We continue with Sandy starting with Radio Jingles from the late 90’s mixed into the current Radio “1tros” We delve into many other aspects of running your own company and specifically jingle licensing, producing someone else’s logo and what its like to work in a pl;ace like Music 4. show23_2_033110

Episode 22 – 1 – Jude Corbett

Jude Corbett is an Internationally known voice talent based in Chicago.  He works in radio imaging, television promo, the voice of the Indy Racing, HBO First Look and many many more venues.  Jude discusses his career from some town in Indiana (terre haute) to St. Louis, Chicago, NYC and back to Chi-town.  He’s a past…

Episode 22 – 2 – Jude Corbett

Jude Corbett is an Internationally known voice talent based in Chicago.  He works in radio imaging, television promo, the voice of the Indy Racing, HBO First Look and many many more venues.  Jude discusses his career from some town in Indiana (terre haute) to St. Louis, Chicago, NYC and back to Chi-town.  He’s a past…

Corbett – Show Notes

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Episode 21 – Part 1 – Steve Sykes

Steve Sykes joins the show this week.  He is a multi-talented producer who also does some voice work.  He is well known now for 2 main things.  Imaging Producer of WSLZ in St. Louis and Owner, producer at Hooks Jingles.  Part 1 is more general knowledge about Steve and radio imaging.  Part 2 is where…

Episode 21 – Part 2 – Steve Sykes

Part 2 Continues with a lot of tech-speak.  We get into the studio setup, equipment recommendations, audio chain suggestions and software/plug-in talk.  Melody Sharp, Steve’s wife, also joins the show to discuss radio imaging voiceover and the benefits of being hooked up with a big time producer.  We also discuss jingle production specifically and how…

Episode 20 – Part 1 – Pat Garrett

www.patgarrettcreative.com Pat Garrett is one of the top Radio Imaging Voice talents in America.  He is heard on over 200 stations and is utilized in almost every radio format.  He gives some good perspective to young voice talents on how to advance in their career.  He also has a background in radio production and that…

Episode 20 – Part 2 – Pat Garrett

Pat Garrett is one of the top Radio Imaging Voice talents in America.  He is heard on over 200 stations and is utilized in almost every radio format.  He gives some good perspective to young voice talents on how to advance in their career.  He also has a background in radio production and that is…

Episode 17 – Part 1 – Nick Daley

Nick Daley is imaging producer for Glenn Beck, past producer at FLZ Tampa and voice talent. Nick has a wide array of skills which include imaging production, sound design for film, radio and other platforms and a highly talented music producer and remixer. Nick opens his brain on all things audio and has some very…

Episode 17 – Part 2 – Nick Daley

Nick Daley is imaging producer for Glenn Beck, past producer at FLZ Tampa and voice talent. Nick has a wide array of skills which include imaging production, sound design for film, radio and other platforms and a highly talented music producer and remixer. Nick opens his brain on all things audio and has some very…

Episode 16 – Part 1 – Dom Nero

Dom Nero is the guest and is the creative mind behind Hot 97 in NYC. He is my third or fourth non-American but being from Toronto, Canada not working too far from home. Dom is also responsible for the imaging at Kiss FM and RXP in NYC. Dom gives us a younger perspective on the…

Episode 16 – Part 2 – Dom Nero

Dom Nero is the guest and is the creative mind behind Hot 97 in NYC. He is my third or fourth non-American but being from Toronto, Canada not working too far from home. Dom is also responsible for the imaging at Kiss FM and RXP in NYC. Dom gives us a younger perspective on the…