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 induction into 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 work in radio and television, which I share 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-owner and co-producer of the podcast with Bob Crane's cousin, Eric Senich (host), 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."

I currently oversee the production of the Jannetti Publications, Inc. (JPI) Podcast Series, which provides interviews and other extended content of MEDSURG Nursing, Nursing Economic$, and Pediatric Nursing. In April 2019, the American Nephrology Nurses Association launched its first podcast, ANNA's 50th Anniversary Podcast Series, for which I also provide production management as a service provided to ANNA through Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ). Other AJJ clients are currently reviewing AJJ's podcasting services for possible podcast development in the future.

As my responsibilities and knowledge about podcasting production expanded, I decided I needed more formality with the podcasting services I now offer. 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!