Episode 125: Nik Smon

I should lead with one of the big reasons I wanted Nik Smon on the show:  He uses Ableton.  Music producers, especially electronic producers, might say, “So what?”  But in the Radio Imaging world it’s rather rare to work in this DAW. (Warning – Voice talents or NOT-so-nerdy-audiophiles – we get super nerdy with audio…

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…

New Sound Design: Dark Arts Rocks

Daniel Mumford is a UK based composer and sound designer who is also WELL-KNOWN in radio imaging circles.  (I hope a future guest on the podcast too!)  He has put out a few packages available at DarkArts.co.uk His latest release (which I got my hands on and it F***ing melted my face) is called Dark…

Episode 123: Brad Leask

Brad is the Network Imaging Producer for NOVA Entertainment based in Sydney, Australia.  Great gig for a seasoned veteran of the industry…or for someone who has been in for 5 YEARS and is all of 24 YEARS OLD!  You wouldn’t know how old or young he is by talking to him.  You will know how…

New Sound Design: IMPACTIPUS!

Adam Venton is BACK in a big way. His Little Monster Media imprint has released a BIG, MASSIVE, CRUSHING, EXPLOSIVE, BLISTERING…and yet… tight, subtle, tuned, light, EXTREMELY useful collection of IMPACTS.  You may call them HITS, SLAMS or something else but if you produce Radio Imaging you probably use them often. IMPACTIPUS – Go get…

Episode 122: The Imaging House

Kelly Doherty, K3, KellyKellyKelly is the guest…again!  Kelly has been a big player in the Radio Imaging world for a very long time and became a household name playing at highest levels at a rather young age.  She is an Imaging Voice Artist heard on some of the pinnacle radio brands across the world in…

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 118: Scott Matthews

After this interview, and based on our conversations away from the show, I can safely say that Scott Matthews LOVES radio and is proud to make it his primary focus.  Scott Matthews is a Radio Imaging Voice. I think I could leave it there and he would be fine with that.  But alas that is…

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…

Episode 113: Josh Jensen

I think based on his “Online Names” being episode 113 might be a good thing for my latest guest, Josh Jensen.  He is a bunch of things at iHeart Media but mainly Creative Director at 98Rock and US 103.5 (WFUS) in Tampa.  He also handles creative for the National iHeart Platform (CHR) and Nikki Sixx’s…

New Sound Design: Broken Air 2

I am late to the party on this one (MY FAULT) but I want to throw some love at the fine folks at Sticky FX.  They have just released a new package called Broken Air 2. I’ve placed the Demo and Press Release below.  It feels very Mainstream-CHR but I can hear HAC and ALTy…

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 112: Mike “Sideshow” Andersen

…OR you might know him as “Sidey.”  Mike Andersen is the Imaging Director at Triple M in Sydney and the Triple M Network. There are a million reasons why he has been the Imaging MAN there for over 20 years and hopefully you’ll hear about a few of those in this show.  I guess to…

New Sound Design: Dark Arts FX 2

My old pal Dan Mumford has released another gem available to have NOW – Dark Arts FX2.  I suggest you check out the demo below instead of reading my words.  In fact I’ll write very little except (go get it and) I love the Tonal Sounds Dan has created.  They are incredibly useful and as…

Episode 111: Wendy K Gray

How about one of the top Radio Imaging Voices as my next guest?  I welcome in Wendy K Gray.  On top of that, Wendy is a killer in the world of Promo, Animation (all aspects of that), Commercial, Industrial and Narration. Plus she is a singer/songwriter with years of writing, recording and performing under her…

Episode 110: Daniel Testa

My first Maltese guest, Dan Testa, is one of, if not the youngest guests on the show to date. I actually had no idea he was this young BECAUSE of how advanced his skill-set is. I believe when you hear his work and hear him talk about radio it will obvious why I had to…

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…

New FX Package: Splat!Freqz

125 TRACKS OF NEW SOUND DESIGN FREQNESS I’m a sucker for new Sound Design FX products.  Especially good ones (duh) and that’s what we have here. SPLAT!FREQZ.  Now, I don’t want to take undue credit for anything but SPLAT!FREQZ is pretty much all because of me.  I mean I didnt produce anything nor was I…

New FX Package: Glide 3

While I’m busy prepping my next Podcast (Roger Rose!!) — or trying to find the time to edit it — This just hit my inbox. GLIDE 3 from Sticky FX.  I won’t waste your time yapping about it – I will let them do that in the form of a Press Release.  I did embed…

WIN Some Sounds: CLAY FX

UPDATE – WINNERS! – Congrats to the THREE lucky winners of CLAY FX! Ryan McClean ‏@RyanOnYourRadio Christian Thon ‏@christianthon J.J. Stone ‏@jjstone_FM —————————————————————— Mark Chadwick is one of those creatives that likes to keep his hands in all kinds of audio.  He’s a well known VO talent in the UK, Music Producer and Sound Designer.…

Episode 103: Ben Marks

That’s Ben marks!  Imaging Producer at Reel World Europe.  I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many people from their team and like everyone else – Ben exudes class, humility and TALENT. Check out the link below to Reel World’s Blog about the Radio 1 Extra project.  It should show you all you need…

EPISODE 100: THE 100TH SHOW

To celebrate the (official) 100th show of my now 8 year old podcast I set out to create the most International audio program about the current state of Radio Imaging.  I asked about 40 radio pros to talk about radio imaging. Simple right?  We discuss why we do it, the future of the industry, what we…

The Imaging Days 2016: #TID16 DAY 2 Update

****(Day One Update Post)**** I’m writing this after I made the 6am trip over to Berlin. Some hours to kill – so lets post some pics! #TID16 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RDREAN/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RDREAN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/drean The Imaging Days Website: http://www.theimagingdays.com/ Again, check out Steven Martin’s posts for the “play by play” at Earshot Creative. ***UPDATED*** Day 2 was just as great as Day…

The Imaging Days 2016: #TID16 Update Post

***UPDATED*** I plan to use Instagram to put out live updates from the show and when appropriate I’ll also put those posts on Twitter and/or FB. #TID16 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/RDREAN/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/RDREAN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/drean The Imaging Days Website: http://www.theimagingdays.com/ ***UPDATED*** Monday 3 October 2016: I invite you to check out Steven Martin’s posts for the “play by play” at Earshot Creative.…

Episode 99: Staxx Williams

It was not quite ONE year ago today when one of the highest profile Imaging jobs on earth opened up. Dave Foxx left iHeart/NYC – Z100 and KTU – after almost (or more than??) 30 years on the job.  I immediately started asking some friends on the inside (including Dave) who would, or could, take…

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…

New(ish) Blog/Sound: Little Monster Media

My (internet) friend, who I am sure I will actually meet IRL someday, Adam Venton has elevated his efforts with his Production business, blog, sound design etc over at littlemonstermedia.co.uk/ Looks like he’s going to put a sizable effort into everything but really what got my attention…he mentioned ME.  Never hurts 😉 But seriously I’ve known Adam a long…

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 96: Miles Hlivko

The not so new Imaging Director (about 1 year in now) is Miles Hlivko. YEP…Another major talent to come out of Ohio, and more specifically, Cleveland. He was at WMMS for years elevating to APD in 2013.

Episode 95: Cowboy Kyle

CK, Kyle, Cowboy – whatever you call him – Cowboy Kyle is the Imaging Director at WUSY – US 101 in Chattanooga. CK also images over 20 country stations nationwide including New Orleans, Louisville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Augusta, Des Moines, Wichita, and several more. He KILLS it by knowing the audience, knowing how to write for…

Episode 94: Steven Lemmens

Creative Director at Studio Brussel in Belgium, part of VRT, Steven Lemmens has an outstanding mindset and skillsetfor radio creative and station branding. He specifically crafts the sound of Studio Brussel but works as part of a large team within the company where everyone is encouraged to wear many hats. Heck he is also the…

Episode 93: Larry MacInnis

Sometimes you just have a great chat with a great talent. Larry MacInnis has been at the center of some large scale creative.  In fact if you are in Canada you’ve heard of CHUM-FM, of course.  Or maybe specifically Toronto, you’ve heard the Al Palladini’s Pinetree Lincoln-Mercury spots?  Experience, skill, wisdom, NO hyperbole, creativity and INTERESTING…

Imaging Days 2016: Dave Foxx – Teaser Video

Fact: We all love Dave Foxx but THIS is fun!  I’ll let the video do it’s job re informational purposes but looks like we are getting some early info about The Imaging Days 2016.  LOVE this event, highly recommend it! Press releases is below as well… TIP: Plan early so you can book a few days in Amsterdam…

Episode 92: ARN – Dubai

The guys from The Arabian Radio Network in Dubai took time out of their busy schedules to do a group interview. While there are many talented producers at ARN I spoke with three including AJ Traspaderme (originally from Canada), Vinay Rao (India) and Heinie Hartendorp (Philippines).  Because of the diversity on staff these three producers also represent…

ARN – Dubai: Show Notes

The Guys – (L to R) Heinie, Vinay and AJ Full Audio Demos: AJ – www.ajflipside.com Heinie Vinay

Episode 91: Jeff Schmidt – Alien Imaging

Wow.  I use that expensive three-letter-public-college-degree-having word to start this post because Jeff DELIVERED.  First, Jeff Schmidt is a San Francisco based Imaging Producer and musician working at the station level, the national level, the service level and he is a highly skilled sound designer for radio, video, web AND Video Games. He is Alien-Imaging…

Jeff Schmidt: Show Notes

Let’s start with the special deal I mentioned in the intro, outro…and maybe in the interview? SPECIAL DEAL PAGE!!!!! http://Alien-Imaging.com/Drean As I mentioned, Jeff has always been generous to the Podcast listeners.  This time is no different.  GO SEE and HEAR what he has to offer! AUDIO/VIDEO Alien Imaging Video – Some older examples of Video…

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 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 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 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.…

Maxibeats France – Gabriel Passajou

I stumbled into some new production from an old pal, Gabriel Passajou.  He is working with Yan Harris in France on a  new endeavour – Maxi-Beat http://www.maxibeat.fr/ – Check out the vid and I did ask Gabriel for some more detail – find that below direct form him… Its a new company in France called Maxi…