PODCASTING


Considered a radio genius by those who worked with him in the industry, Bob Crane was a powerhouse in broadcasting. Therefore, it was inevitable for me to quickly become drawn into the world of radio as I researched Bob's biography. Through many of my radio friends in Connecticut, New York, and California, I learned not just about Bob's radio career, but also about broadcasting in general. My interest in and appreciation of radio—past and present—paved the way for something new and exciting for me.

As manager and owner of the official campaign for Bob Crane's nomination for the National Radio Hall of Fame, which I started in 2011, I learned how to edit audio and video files to showcase Bob's extensive radio and television, which I shared on SoundCloud and YouTube. After Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography was published in 2015, I began promoting the book through public speaking engagements and radio interviews, which led to the 2017 podcast based on the book — The Bob Crane Show: Reloaded. As co-producer of the podcast, I wrote the scripts, edited and spliced tracks, provided voiceover segments, and placed sound effects and position music. The Bob Crane Show: Reloaded is no longer in production, but this podcast was a tremendous success during its year-long run and was hailed as "bringing the book to life."

As Director of Editorial Services for Jannetti Publications, Inc., I now oversee the production of the JPI Podcast Series, which provides expanded content of JPI-published journals (MEDSURG Nursing, Nursing Economic$, and Pediatric Nursing). Other podcasts for some of AJJ's corporate clients are in the works.

As my responsibilities and outreach in the podcasting world grew, I decided I needed more formality with the podcasting services I am offering. On December 26, 2018, Carol M Ford Productions, LLC, was established. As they say, the sky's the limit, and I'm looking forward to see where this new endeavor will lead!