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 18 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 from Sept of 2007 to Dec 31, 2009. Mr. Spenard has worked with hundreds of industry professionals to help them establish a foothold within the media community. In 1994 Mr. Spenard, 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. Mr. Spenard provided instrumental leadership and guidance for the independent talk station's growth and transformation. Following several years of development and syndicating programs, Mr. Spenard 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 owner of World Talk Radio, LLC. Mr. Spenard has worked to develop over 1000 radio programs and looks to expand the Network into iTV and other multimedia divisions.
Ryan Treasure VP of Broadcast Operations
Ryan has been in the Audio/Video Production field for 13 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 and is happily newlywed to his high school sweetheart, Angie.
Brandy J. Jackson General Manager
Brandy J. Jackson has been with VoiceAmerica since 2006 and is our General Manager. Her greatest joy and pride is being the mother to her 18 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.
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 continues to host his travel radio program on World Talk Radio, 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.
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.
Angela Treasure Social Media Manager
Angie is a native of Arizona. Being a child of the internet era has learned the functions and benefits of social media hands on. Angie manages our internal social media as well as helps hosts expand their social media knowledge and reach with training and support.
“I love what I do and I love who I work for, the network and the hosts! We really do have some of the best in the world!”
In her spare time Angie enjoys outdoor activities, playing with her four dogs and spending time with her husband. She lives in Phoenix and is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan.
Senior Executive Producers
Scott Duffy Network Director
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!”
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.
Perry Damone Program Director, VoiceAmerica Kids Channel
Perry Damone has been a radio broadcaster with over thirty five years of on air experience with production qualifications and a broadcast instructional background.
Perry Damone and partner Cornelius Hanna are currently the Program Directors for the Voice America Kids Network which falls under the Voice America/World Talk Radio Broadcast Network umbrella. Mr. Damone also started the KIDSTAR Radio Network (KDSTR Corp) in 1987, a not for profit 501 ( c ) 3 educational program that places fully functional broadcast facilities in schools and Boys and Girls Clubs all run by children. Mr. Damone and Cornelius Hanna have extensive experience in installing not only terrestrial broadcast facilities but also web based stations with a global reach. Perry is also the son of legendary singer Vic Damone and his mother was the world famous actress Anna Maria Pierangeli.
Kidstar is also overseeing and installing the Starshine Academy Radio Network which will cover not only the United States but also worldwide; the projected target includes 1,000 broadcast facilities by 2019. Both Mr. Damone and Mr. Hanna are working hand in hand with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Rattlers AFL, Phoenix Coyotes NHL, Arizona State University sports, Orlando Predators AFL, Jacksonville Sharks AFL,Phoenix Mercury WNBA, and the Emmy's Red Carpet giving KIDSTAR kids the opportunity of broadcasting professional sports and entertainment live and on the air.
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.
Nathan Jett is an accomplished media consultant with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration/Management and has over two decades of media and marketing experience. As a hard working professional, Nathan is recognized as a leader in the organizations he has served. Having a persuasive personality and strong work ethic has led to his success in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Nathan attributes his success to taking the time to listen and communicate effectively in order to establish and achieve project objectives that ultimately serve to benefit his clients. Nathan is highly analytical, believing in reason and accountability in the work he does and the people he works with. Nathan has come to realize that it is his selflessness in helping others that will ultimately serve to achieve his goal of self actualization in being all he can be.
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
Sandra L. Rogers
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 with Voice America.
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."
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”.
Doug studied at the Edward R. Murrow school at Washington State University. His first job out of school was with the Katz Radio Group in San Francisco, then KSOL-FM also in The City.
Doug returned as Executive Producer for “Sports Byline USA,” a national sports talk show on the Sports Byline Network. Doug shifted on-air, first as update anchor and eventually co-host and host for “Sports Overnight America," also at Byline. Before joining VoiceAmerica, Doug was a writer/editor and overnight producer on the national sports desk for Clear Channel’s Metro Networks group in Scottsdale.
Originally from the Midwest, Eric initially got involved in broadcasting as a junior in high school and never looked back. His extensive career has stretched as far as Alaska, California, the Far East and several other locations in between.
Over the past few decades he’s successfully worked at multiple radio and television stations throughout the country as a producer/reporter. Eric’s been employed by 50,000 watt radio powerhouses and his television work has been featured on CNN and ABCNews.com.
Eric looks forward to helping discover the world’s newest top hosts and giving them a global platform on VoiceAmerica. He invites you to contact him to make your dream and vision become
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.
Penny Rabjohn is an innovative media expert with over 25 years in broadcasting, marketing, advertising and original Internet marketing solutions. After attending the University of New Mexico for a Bachelor of Arts degree, Penny began her career as a television news reporter and photographer for NBC. Later becoming a radio News Director for a CBS station and subsequently hosting her own three hour, daily talk show for KZIA Radio in New Mexico. Coming from a broadcasting and advertising family, Penny kicked her career into high speed as Director of Advertising for a Chicago Tribune owned cable television provider offering clients original media solutions and clever advertising campaigns to help them build their businesses. She became an expert media consultant to thousands of businesses. In on the ground floor, Penny helped usher in the MTV phenomenon by participating in the MTV “Across America” promotion where she worked hand in hand with MTV staff in Los Angeles to provide site selection for live broadcasts in certain markets. Penny eventually opened her own interactive agency specializing in original prototypes for the web, digital media, and talent development, recruiting and coaching people for; commercials, movies, talk shows and speaking engagements. “In today’s marketplace you must have a competitive edge. That edge starts with your own unique kind of “brand” that carries over to your business. My enthusiasm for helping people develop themselves and their businesses never ends. It is very rewarding work and I am happy to be part of the Voice America team.” says Penny.
With over 20 years of experience in politics, public relations and business communications, Carole comes to VoiceAmerica with the knowledge, passion and experience to bring a hosts’ vision to reality. She also is a dedicated martial artist, and enjoys training and competing in several martial arts styles.
Elijah Jackson Associate Producer
Elijah Jackson, Associate Producer with VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio Networks was born in San Diego, California and after graduating from the San Diego Met in 2012, he relocated back to Arizona where he lives with his mother and General Manager Brandy Jackson!
Elijah keeps an open mind and likes to meet new people who want to get the their names out and put their message on a greater platform and express their passion for what they do.
Lucas Spenard Associate Producer
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.'"