Chapter 12: Using Social Media to Promote Your Broadcast

January 20, 2017
Hosted by Jeff Spenard and Ryan Treasure

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Social Media this and Social Media that. With the advent of social platforms such as Facebook, for friends and family, and LinkedIn, for professionals and executives the ability to navigate self-publishing technology is difficult. What is most important for the broadcast amateur or professional is to limit the outbound energy to create the most buzz for your audience. This week VoiceAmerica CEO Jeffrey Spenard and VP of Broadcast Operations Ryan Treasure will discuss the allure of Social Media and how to focus your message to reach your addressable audience. Jeff and Ryan will also educate on best practices for you the content creator to engage prior and ongoing following your show.

Finding Your Frequency

Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

“Finding Your Frequency” is about more than just content and code. It is more than just philosophy and polishing your image. It’s about both failure and success, the difference between the two and all of the steps in between! Jeff and Ryan discuss the digital media space and all of its aspects. It’s about making the mistakes, taking the chances summoning the intestinal fortitude to step out of your comfort zone and discovering what you can accomplish when you decide to try, decide to learn, decide that you have something to say and Find Your Frequency! It’s live every Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time and 5 PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Jeff Spenard and Ryan Treasure

Jeff Spenard has over 20 plus years of broadcast media experience and is currently the owner of World Talk Radio, LLC, home to the VoiceAmerica 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. Mr. 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 Internet TV 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 has been in the Audio/Video Production field for 17 years. He started out with terrestrial radio in 1999 but quickly moved into "New Media". Ryan has been a thought leader in the Digital Media space for a decade and has been with since 2004. Managing Internet broadcasting and interactive web services. Ryan has been in many facets of the industry, including audio and video post-production editing, live audio production, and interactive web content delivery. "I love what I do, and Love technology. I am dedicated to making production operations and digital delivery a class act.

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Episode Directory

January 2017

  • 1/20/2017: Chapter 12: Using Social Media to Promote Your Broadcast Listen Now
  • 1/13/2017: Chapter Eleven: Self Syndicating Your Broadcast Listen Now
  • 1/6/2017: Chapter Ten: Using Press Releases to Promote Your Broadcast Listen Now

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Jeff Gerstl 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! Jeff worked for and hosted his own travel radio program on World Talk Radio for six years. He continued his internet radio career when World Talk Radio was acquired in 2007, and he now serves as Director of Host Services for the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network and World Talk Radio. Jeff 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. View Guest page

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Bonnie D. Graham

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Randy Jackman

Randy was born in Oceanside, California and raised in Henderson, Nevada but now calls the Phoenix area his home. Randy has been in the media industry since 2007 And is the Production Manager for Randy interacts with radio hosts for training, editing, audio connections and getting guests on the air. He loves playing sports and stays active with his longtime sweetheart and three children who mean the world to him. View Guest page

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Ben is the Founder and CEO of and has conducted PR and publicity campaigns for the world's largest consumer, financial, and education brands. He has obtained media coverage for his clients on more than 5,000 media outlets and has personally appeared on over 2,000 TV and radio programs, including interviews on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC. Ben has written columns for leading global publications such as The New York Times, TIME, and U.S. News & World Report. Ben also served as the official pitch trainer for hundreds of start-up companies in the Start-Up Chile global accelerator. Known as "America's Scholarship Coach," his book, 'How to Go to College Almost for Free' is the best-selling scholarship book in the world with one million readers worldwide. View Guest page

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Tacy Trump

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