I was a radio broadcaster in the 1990s and 2000s, working on the air and behind the scenes in both commercial and public radio. Then in 2006, I started producing and publishing podcasts of our local programs along with a few podcast-only shows too.
Today I’m the host of Podcast Local, a show about local podcasts and why they matter. It features insight and advice for telling the stories of your community. The show is part of OnTheGo.FM, a place to explore innovative ways to create, educate, and communicate.
Most podcasts focus on a topical niche (business, ministry, parenting, education).
But other podcasters go a different route. They are exploring local podcasts that focus on a geographic niche.
Podcast Local is a podcast about local podcasting. As you listen to Podcast Local, you’ll learn different ways to tell the stories of your community. You’ll also hear from other local podcasters and discover different ways to design a local podcast.
This network is designed for exploration.
For now, the emphasis is exploring your community, telling the stories of your community, and making the place you live a better place to live.
The future includes podcasts that explore audio art, drama, storytelling, and other forms of creative communication.
The future also includes podcasts that explore creativity in teaching and learning.
The future includes both “how to” and “examples of” types of podcasts.
And you’re invited grow along with us. Share your ideas. Ask your questions. Tell your stories. And you can do that through email, voicemail, comments on posts, and replies to the newsletter.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!