Podcasting is gaining ground in the radiosphere, that is, the in the
“legitimate” sphere of radio broadcasting.
CBC Radio, Canada’s public broadcaster, is developing a weekly on-air
program about the blogosphere and podcast community, using the voices of
audio bloggers and podcasters, reports Tod Maffin on his I Love Radio blog.
CBC has commissioned Tod (http://www.todmaffin.com) to host and produce the
show and a pilot is currently in production (not all pilots make it to air).
Maffin is an active podcaster and blogger, and maintains CanadaPodcasts.ca.
He has been a national producer and host for CBC Radio for several years. He
is also the networks technology columnist.
I’ve just completed a CompuSchmooze podcast interview via Skype with Tod
about his excellent e-book, “From Idea to Air: Podcaster’s Edition, A
Podcaster’s Guide to Making Radio,” which gives practical, step-by-step
instructions on how to script audio features for radio and for podcasting.
The book spends a worthwhile amount of time on podcasting equipment and
software for recording, and how to edit a show. You can get the book for $15
for a limited time at http://todmaffin.com/ideatoair/podcast_edition.htm
The podcast interview with Tod Maffin will be posted to our CompuSchmooze
podcast/blog in the next few days.
According to Tod’s blog entry, over the next week, he will be travelling to
major Canadian cities to host a series of podcaster meetups in Vancouver,
Toronto, and Ottawa (with a special invitation to Montreal podcasters) to
field questions about the show pilot and explain how podcasters can get
Should the pilot get approved, the program will likely be called The Feed
and its web site is at http://thefeed.org
Tod’s blog reports that the CBC podcast show will air “the very best moments
from the best podcasts from around Canada and the world,” and adds that
“Podcasters selected for the show will be paid a license fee to air their
material.” Steve calling Tod: “Hello, I’m ready to license!”
The Feed will also be available for acquisition by other public radio
networks via the prx.org licensing site, Tod said. He added that he expects
CBC to announce what he called “a series of major podcasting initiatives
over the next few days.”
More info at Tod’s I Love Radio blog: