MYRRIAH GOSSETT INTERVIEW:
Background, how'd ya get into the biz?
What is the RadioRace competition you’re in?
How do radio and podcasting overlap or intersect?
What do you tell folks coming up in the biz?
How do you promote yourself?
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Groaners (NOT Puns!!)
PHOTOS (TAP TO ENLARGE):
Jeri was interviewed by Myrriah Gossett as her entry in the RadioRace competition. She returned the favor by letting Dabroze interview HER! Jon tells us the Dog Story. It’s about Balto, the heroic Siberian Husky who was part of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska. It was a dog sled relay race to get the serum to Nome, where a deadly diphtheria epidemic was stamped out.
Jon announced that since Tiger Woods is in Chicago, Alderman Leslie Hairston is trying to convince Mayor Lightfoot to go forward with a stalled merger of the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses. And Spoiler Alert! We learn there are folks out there spoiling Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Jeri’s musician friend, Dave Wirth, called him to do an interview with his friend Myrriah last Saturday. For the RadioRace competition, held by LA radio station KCRW, the applicants are given a theme, and they have 24 hours to get an appropriate story and post it for the competition. Jeri was interviewed for an hour, but it had to be cut down to four minutes to qualify. He and Jon were both pleased with the way it was edited.
The Brothers interviewed Myrriah Gossett, and she tells us that she started out working at her college radio station, at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She was a DJ there. She also worked on the college newspaper and literary magazine. She graduated with a “super-marketable degree in Art History.” Then she got her Master’s in Media Production Management at The New School in New York.
Myrriah came to Austin when she got a job offer from the Human Rights Campaign. Then in 2011 she worked on the Obama campaign! Print media was experiencing a decline since the internet, so she started experimenting with podcasting. She has a site (see show notes) where she does consulting, production and editing for various customers who want a podcast published. She describes a link between radio and podcasting, how people can get started in the business, and answers other questions from Jeri and Jon.
Jeri plays a brand new Intro and Outro for the show, as well as the segues into and out of the interview with Myrriah. He was able to incorporate keyboard and drums, as well as his hybrid, custom-built bass/guitar. Maybe he’ll tell us how he put together the new music in his blog?