Radio's Most Innovative: PRX's Podcast Garage
September 9, 2016 at 4:29 AM (PT)
JACOBS MEDIA has brought back their featured honor of an "innovative" member of our business. This week, they've chosen PRX -- THE PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE, writing, "If you’re in public radio, you know all about PRX – or THE PUBLIC RADIO EXCHANGE. It’s the media company behind some of public radio’s most popular shows, including THIS AMERICAN LIFE, THE MOTH RADIO HOUR and REVEAL. PRX.org serves as a distribution marketplace, offering more than 100,000 station and independently produced audio for stories for broadcast and digital.
"Two years ago, PRX launched RADIOTOPIA, a curated network of story-driven shows, in partnership with podcaster ROMAN MARS, creator of 99% Invisible.
"PRX’s CEO is KERRI HOFFMAN, an innovator in podcasting, new financial models, and audience growth. She’s worked in the non-profit sector for more than two decades, and now runs one of public radio’s most innovative ventures. Today, she’s our guest for 'Radio’s Most Innovative,' talking about the newest PRX venture, THE PODCAST GARAGE in BOSTON. It’s a communal effort to bring podcasting to the masses, something we saw up close this summer at THE PODCAST MOVEMENT conference in CHICAGO.
"Everyone’s research shows that podcasting is on the verge of a true breakout. Efforts like THE PODCAST GARAGE typify the notion this platform isn’t just about the big-names and celebrities, but the opportunity for anyone with a microphone and an idea to be become a podcaster."
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