Sunday, May 27, 2018

#69 - Brandwidth goes INTERNATIONAL!

This time, Brandwidth On Demand goes INTERNATIONAL, with European coaches Nails Mahoney & Tracey Lee. Each has 30 years experience as Radio Presenters and Content Creators in Ireland, the UK, Malta, Canada and Asia. 

Nails has hosted all day parts in major markets such as Dublin, Toronto and Vancouver. His audio has also aired regularly on the BBC

Tracey is an award-winning Producer and Presenter hosting top-rated National radio shows including Today FM in Ireland as well as XFM in Malta. She is a multi-award winning Producer for her work with Ireland’s South East Radio and is a regular lecturer at BCFE College in Dublin. 

Since 2007 over 2,000 broadcasters and radio professionals worldwide have used the services of On Air Coach through Live Workshops, Mentoring & Air-Checking and Radio Station engagements. Many have gone on to become award winners, market leaders and high earners, adding value to their career as well as to their Radio Stations.

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Here are some extra goodies from Nails, Tracy and some of their clients.  Enjoy!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Episode - 068

Getting it Said | Jeff Davis: Radio, TV and Hollywood VO Star

Jeff Davis is one of the heritage voices of WLS with a career there spanning over 40 years. After moving to LA, to focus on launching his successful career as a national voiceover talent, he also served as the afternoon personality on Star 98.7 in Los Angeles, still maintaining work with WLS AM as the station's voice. 

Jeff crafts the imaging for Radio and Television stations in all size markets. He also is a well-known narrator and voice for commercials. Jeff also hosted several network radio projects distributed by Westwood One including the Grammy Awards "On The Radio" and the "American Dance Traxx." Currently he writes, produces and performs a daily radio feature called ‘Just a Thought’.

As an actor, he has appeared in six feature films. He's done voice work for network television on CBS and VH-1, among others.

While on the air in Chicago, Jeff heard a song by a local band on a jukebox. He asked the WLS music director if he could play it. He was allowed to play it twice and on the strength of continued WLS airplay, the band was able to secure a new recording contract. The band: Styx.

Bonus Content:

A variety of top-rated stations where Jeff has provided imaging services, 
including two of the stations programmed by Kipper (WDBO/Orlando, WLS/Chicago)

See Jeff and other WLS "Musicradio" era hosts (Larry Lujack, Tommy Edwards, Fred Winston, 
Chuck Knapp, John Records Landkecker and more during the "Big 89 Rewind".. (Video courtesy of Art Vuolo.)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Episode #067:

Guest: Jim O'Hara | Major Market - A Mindset not a Zip Code

When it comes to radio today, few define ‘local’ success more than Jim O’Hara!  He’s currently the SVP/Programming of I-Heart’s cluster in Davenport IA, and the award-winning PD and midday host for Country legend WLLR.  

But that’s just scratching the surface. After 5 years programming the market’s ORIGINAL Top 40 and AOR combo, KSTT and 97X, he moved to crosstown WOC-AM, and KIIK104.5, where he served in numerous capacities for various owners, including General Manager, prior to I-Heart’s taking over and creating the seven-station Quad Cities Radio Group

Of the many, many awards he has earned, Jim has been named Billboard PD of the Year, one of Radio Ink’s Best 100 Programmers, and his WLLR was named Station of the Year by the Country Music Association.  

In his ‘spare time’, he also does voiceover work, and in this episode, you’ll hear why!  

Bonus Content:

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Episode #066:

A radio career can mean some ups and downs, some twists and turns. Nobody knows that better than the radio veteran known as DreX, who is back in Chicago as morning host at the iconic B96.

Previously DreX hosted mornings at I-Heart’s Top 40 KISS-FM 103.5 before heading to San Francisco’s KGO. He’s also guested on numerous other radio shows including the Opie and Anthony show on Sirius/XM. Now he’s back in Chicago, the market whose legendary talent lured him into radio originally…and, along with co-host Nina Hajian, Gabe Ramirez and the team, proving that when it comes to morning radio “DreX Marks the Spot.