A depth of experience. A passion for radio—and communications in general. An eye toward the future. That defines our management team. While we’re at the cutting-edge of technology and pushing the bounds of Internet-based radio, we’re organized similarly to terrestrial networks, with a whole cadre of executive producers shepherding content to listeners. But here’s a peek at our highest level executives:
Jeff Spenard President, Internet Radio Division (iRadio)
Jeff Spenard has over 20 years of broadcast media experience and is currently the owner of World Talk Radio, LLC, home to the VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio Networks. Mr.Spenard is the former President of Modavox's Internet Radio division and also served on the Board of Directors. Jeff has worked with over a thousand industry professionals to help them establish a foothold within the media community. In 1994 he acted as the director of development, managing sales as an Executive Producer for a 50,000 watt independent talk station in New England. Over the course of three years, while building and strengthening a consistent format, the independent talk station expanded and purchased an additional 50,000 watt station in Phoenix, AZ. Jeff Spenard provided instrumental leadership and guidance for the independent talk station's growth and transformation. Following several years of development and syndicating programs, He realized the opportunity to navigate his experience towards Internet Based Radio and became one of the leading minds in the industry. Starting in early November 1999 Mr. Spenard visualized a format which ultimately became VoiceAmerica, a key member and one of the original "co-founders" of the Internet Talk Radio Network. In time Mr. Spenard rose to the level of Network Director, Vice President, President and now CEO of World Talk Radio, LLC. Jeff has worked to develop over 1000 radio programs and has expanded his business into iTV and other multimedia divisions. As a leader in the field, Internet TV has become a major focus, and with the addition of Broadway and Hollywood, just two of many projects to come, Gateway Media Group LLC, which is the video production company and runs www.VoiceAmerica.TV, also owned by Mr. Spenard, will be another strength in the multi-media industry and adds a new dimension to the overall growth.
Ryan Treasure VP of Broadcast Operations
Ryan has been in the Audio/Video Production field for 16 years. He started out at a terrestrial Talk radio station in 1999 but quickly moved into "New Media". He has been with VoiceAmerica.com for the past five years Managing Internet broadcasting and interactive web services. Ryan received his Associates of Applied Science in Media Arts, and is a graduate of The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting.
Ryan has been in many facets of the industry, including audio and video post production editing,live audio production, and interactive web content delivery. He has also served as cameraman on several major productions. Ryan has worked every level of the production department at VoiceAmerica, where he is now the VP of Broadcast Operations.
"I love what I do, and I am dedicated to making all of our production operations and host services a class act. I love working with our hosts and having them impart their knowledge in so many different areas. "It's all about putting out a quality product no matter what."
In his spare time Ryan loves motorcycles, hunting, dogs, and audio/video projects and equipment. He lives in Phoenix with his high school sweetheart, Angie, and their baby daughter.
Jeffrey Gerstl Director of Host Services
Jeff has over 25 years of broadcast radio experience, having worked on-air in a variety of music formats and management positions in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz broadcast market in California and in the San Diego/Tijuana broadcast market in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. In terrestrial radio, he worked for AM and FM stations ranging from a 48 watt FM station (yes, a light bulb was more powerful) to a 100,000 watt FM station in Mexico where he parked his car under the broadcast tower for three stations! He worked for, and hosted a show on the company's World Talk Radio Network, which was acquired in 2007. He now serves as Director of Host Services for the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, and World Talk Radio Network.
"I love to be creative, which is an excellent trait to have in helping hosts launch a successful show on our networks. What I like best about my position is working with so many unique and talented people, both behind the scenes, and in front of our listeners. I get to meet new people every day, and help them become true on-air professionals."
Jeff hosted his travel radio program on World Talk Radio for six years, and had been in travel sales, or travel sales management for eleven years prior to joining VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio. He majored in Geography at San Diego State and is A+ IT Certified. He lives in the San Diego area with his wife Rachel. In his spare time he loves to write, and listen to a very wide variety of music, a result of all of his years in music radio.
Sandra L. Rogers Network Director
Sandra Lynn Rogers was born in Chicago and relocated to Tucson, Arizona in the late eighties.
She is currently enjoying her role as an Executive Producer and Network Director with VoiceAmerica.
Sandra says "I love finding talent and hearing the passion of hosts on the Network. It has been a life changing experience. I thank GOD for all my family and friends, and all I've experienced in my life."
Randy Jackman Production Manager
Randy was born in Oceanside, California and raised in Henderson, Nevada where he attended Foothill High School. He now calls the Phoenix area his home. Randy has been in the industry since 2007. He loves playing sports and stays active with his longtime sweetheart and two children who mean the world to him.
Brad Komer Host Services Assistant
Brad was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Arizona. He originally had his education/certification in Surgical Technology but found his calling at VoiceAmerica. “No other place I’ve worked has put me in touch with the most professional, hard- working people.” In his free time Brad enjoys playing Battlefield 4 on his PlayStation, snowboarding, and spending time with his awesome fiancée Julie and their two dogs, Harley and Daisy.
Senior Executive Producers
Ray Ellis Channel Director, VoiceAmerica Sports
Ray Ellis, raised in Canton, Ohio has been a Browns’ fan all his life – which makes sense that he would have a successful career as a Browns Strong Safety. Ellis, a four-year letterman at Ohio State, won All-Big 10 honors with five interceptions as a senior defensive co-captain. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1981 and in 1986 joined the Cleveland Browns. Ellis’ career stats include: 427 tackles, 14 interceptions, nine fumbles caused, six recovered fumbles, three quarterback sacks and three blocked punts. Since leaving the Browns, Ellis has been active in both business and community, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for People for People, a non-profit corporation in Philadelphia whose mission is to educate underprivileged youth and young adults. Ellis has also been active with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Special Olympics, United Way, United Negro Fund and the National Center for Missing Children. Ellis now resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Darice.
Jon Missall Channel Director
With over 35 years experience in the Business, Music and Entertainment fields, Jon brings a passion and vision into the VoiceAmerica family that is seldom seen in today’s competitive markets. Whether pursuing guests or sponsors for his host’s he has been called charming but with a relentless pursuit for perfection towards accomplishing his goals. For more information please contact Jon directly at 1-480-294-6419 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Dana is a Senior Executive Producer for VoiceAmerica.com and has been with the company since 2005. She has produced and launched numerous programs, and is responsible for producing and launching the first program dedicated entirely to autism. Karen is the proud parent of two daughters, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with autism. Through her tenacity, research and intervention, she successfully sought out treatments and therapies that have been effective in helping her daughter with her on-going recovery from the disorder. Karen is an Arizona native with very strong roots in the Valley of the Sun. Karen’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to six year tenure as a small business owner. While owning and operating her business, Karen simultaneously pursued a college degree. She is an alumna of Arizona State University where she studied abroad in Spain, France, Italy, and England and earned her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Business and Food Nutrition and Management.
Upon completing his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting at Arizona State University in 1995, Scott began syndicating an independently produced talk radio program about computers to land-based stations nationwide. After becoming one of the only people in radio to ever clear an independently produced talk program to over 100 top-tier stations in less than a year, he was given the opportunity to represent a larger stable of talk shows, which included several celebrities and household names. As the FCC deregulated and an industry freeze on picking up new independent programming ensued, Mr. Duffy accepted the position of Executive Producer for a terrestrial network of 50,000 watt stations; identifying talk talent, building and funding shows. After meeting the owners of VoiceAmerica and hearing their idea to create Internet radio, Scott quickly recognized the potential of simultaneous worldwide distribution, and became part of the initial team of Producers here in 1999. He was instrumental in helping the company accomplish its many goals, which included going public. Upon being acquired, he enjoyed a hiatus of sorts and started his own business in 2003, however, missed the excitement of live Internet talk radio and the thrill of building successful shows; and is back again to stay. “The ability to provide my hosts that type of exposure and branding to a decision making demographic just one click away from whatever call to action they seek is incredibly gratifying,” says Duffy. “With the explosion of handheld Internet ready devices, in conjunction with the prevalence of Wi-Fi which is now being installed in cars, the opportunities for myself and my hosts are truly endless. I am excited to come to work every day, knowing there is no limit to what we can accomplish here!”
Brandy J. Jackson
Brandy J. Jackson has been with VoiceAmerica since 2006. Her greatest joy and pride is being the mother to her 20 year old son Elijah. During Brandy's tenure with VoiceAmerica she has had the privilege to work with many hosts and enjoys taking a show concept, finding the right host and making that show available to our listening audience.
Randall Libero is a pioneering Internet media producer, TV and radio show host, writer, journalist, and speaker in the media, entertainment, and technology industries. Randall's mission is to promote a new era of what he calls “Visionary Entertainment,” and is a consultant in Internet marketing communications advising on strategies of how to tell an “online story” using engaging and dynamic content. As Senior Executive Producer for the VoiceAmerica Network, he created and directed the pioneering 7th Wave online radio broadcast channel, which premiered in May 2006, and has grown to more than half a million listeners monthly. Randall has personally produced more than 10,000 hours of original radio and TV programming and web events with some of the world’s leading best-selling authors, motivational personalities, visionary thinkers, and business leaders and is the producer and host of “Spirit of Film: Conversations” www.spiritoffilm.net
Senior Executive Producer with VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio for over eight years, having produced over 200 shows to date; am always looking for experts so that I can help to get their knowledge out to open minds on a global scale. I have shows that I’ve been producing for several years that are very well received, and really enjoy my role as a Senior Executive Producer here. VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio are leading edge technology companies and I work with the radio and television networks to produce quality programming here.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Went to school in Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, did a One Year Advanced Business Course at Katharine Gibbs Business School, went to college at Franklin in Lugano, Switzerland, receiving my B.A. degree in Studio Arts at Richmond International University in London, England. I now live in Tempe, Arizona, where I have resided for over fourteen years.
Having done a lot of design work for different companies in London, I moved back to the U.S. and worked with companies in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Phoenix, as corporate designer with marketing and public relations duties as well. I decided that I wanted a bigger public relations role in life, so now I get knowledge out vicariously through my hosts and their guests to people on a much larger scale, as I love promoting and working with people as a “high level connector”.
With over a decade of experience in talent management and the entertainment industry, Mr. Bornman is uniquely positioned to understand both sides of the studio. Formerly an actor and runway model he transitioned to the other side of the camera in talent acquisition and casting for movies, radio, and television. He very easily identifies marketable ideas and the importance of high-quality, consistent content that produces a significant shift in his clients’ bottom line. Most importantly he has a passion and a genuine heart for people and building long lasting relationships with them. “My goal here at Voice America is to build amazing relationships with my hosts and to work hand in hand with them to help achieve their dream and have their voices be heard!"
Jeremy grew up in St. Louis as the son of a pastor and credits his parents for instilling the morals and work ethic he carries with him today. His whole life he has worked with people of all ages volunteering his time at kid’s camps, nursing homes, and children’s hospitals.
A former collegiate All American, Jeremy originally moved to the Phoenix area to play baseball professionally and fell in love with the city. He now calls Scottsdale home and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his 7yr old son Brody and playing golf anywhere and everywhere!
Robert has lived all over the planet, from Germany to Hawaii and has called Arizona home
for the last 16 years. He now lives in the Arts District of Old Town Scottsdale with his wife
Jennifer and their black cat Shadow.
Robert comes from the world of online marketing, web development, social media and has a
passion for everything Internet.
Robert says "When I realized the potential that Internet Radio has to reach the entire world with your message and understood how powerful that is, I just had to be a part of it!
Every host has their own unique flair and I enjoy working with talented, passionate people and providing a world stage as a platform and assisting with them to create outstanding, informative and captivating Internet radio shows.
I feel very fortunate to be an Executive Producer for VoiceAmerica and truly enjoy producing
quality programming for the leader in LIVE Internet Talk Radio."
Bruce has been a resident of Arizona for more than thirty years. He brings a world of experience to VoiceAmerica Networks. Bruce has been in telecom over thirty years and was instrumental in building the first internet over Cable TV system for TCI in Silicon Valley during 1991-1992. In addition, he was one of the first people to start an internet hosting company during the mid 1990s. Bruce started his career at Comcast in the early 1980s and has traveled most of the United States overseeing more than thirty small Cable TV systems in five states. During the late 1980s Bruce helped take CableVision of Texas from a startup to one of the top 100 cable systems in the country.
David Korus has built five successful offline print media businesses that he created, owned, operated. Korus' 25 years of experience in print media, advertising and marketing with Fortune 100, 200, and 500 clients along with his entrepreneurial spirit has led him to apply his knowledge to the internet.
Korus is also an author with numerous periodical submissions to his credit. TV interviews, photography,voiceovers, media production and sponsorship creation round out his experience to date.
Camille L. Nash, a Cleveland native has graced the video of television and the world of print with her seasoned eloquence and bold disposition. Camille has been an Executive producer in several community theater productions, member of the NAACP Cleveland Chapter, National Bankers Association, National Association of Black Journalists, and various workshops she is a woman of many gifts. Camille has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with two majors in Finance and English from Boston University and graduated with Honors from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting where she majored in Mass Communications and Broadcast News. One of her favorite private passions is writing. The role she is most proud of is mother to three wonderful children Briana, LeBron, and Lyneil Trevon.
Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.
As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show.
Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.
A perceptive professional, Cia brings a strong business background in sales, marketing and management to the Executive Producer role. An outgoing personality makes her approachable and easy to work with on all projects. Cia’s well-rounded experience including being a Google Adwords Specialist. Cia worked as an Online Strategist, with demonstrated sound business judgment and a track record gained in diverse industries such as architecture, mechanical engineering, construction, publishing and online media, fast moving consumer goods and the services sector in the U.S.A, Africa and Europe. Look to Cia to share practical knowledge and experience for realistic expectations. Cia also loves coffee and chocolates.
Everyone has a story and experience to share. Having a place to share your voice with the world and promote your business, brand, idea or a powerful message is one of the keys to success.I returned to VoiceAmerica as an Executive Producer, a job that I sincerely enjoy. I have introduced talented, informative people to a worldwide audience, where they have creative freedom to deliver the information that is important to them.
When professionals combine their knowledge and passion with the ever expanding technology of the media, the resulting impact can reach thousands, and potentially millions very quickly.
More and more people are turning to the Internet and the diversity of media in order to educate themselves about products, people, services and information. As a producer, I collaborate with a professional to develop and evolve their message into a valuable media brand. What we create then takes on a life of its own as people interact with it and share in its expansion.
Businesses and individuals alike are looking for alternative ways to gain exposure in a way that sets them aside on the web. Finding a way to stand out on and get noticed isn’t as hard as you may think. We prove that everyday here at VoiceAmerica Talk Radio.
It all begins with an idea and a story. Let me help you tell yours.
Sue had previously worked for Voice America as a Senior Executive Producer for several years and has just recently returned as Executive Producer. She has enjoyed working with hosts and sponsors and looks forward to many more years with Voice America.
Sue's background is in Broadcasting, Marketing, Sales, and Sales Management. She says this is a great opportunity for professionals to move forward in the world of broadcasting. Sue welcomes calls and emails from those who are interested in becoming a host on Voice America Network.
Lucas Spenard Research Manager
Lucas was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in Rhode Island. He came to Arizona specifically to work for VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio.
"I'm athletic and like to work out and play any sport from football to fishing, soccer to tennis. I always try to learn something new everyday and believe it is important to keep an open mind and stay positive. I Live by the quote 'opportunities multiply as they are seized.'"