Starting in January, Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit radio whose mission is to provide audio access and information to individuals who, because of a disability, cannot otherwise access or read print media, is opening their Flagstaff studio to the community for those interested in creating their own podcasts, audio stories and creative audio projects.
According to Edison Research, more than 110 million Americans have listened to a podcast, a number 11 percent higher than in 2016. And, according to the same article, podcast listening growth is on a steady incline with “the year-over-year growth rates for podcast listening” amounting to “10 to 20 percent increases each year.”
In this interview, recorded on Friday, Jan. 26, we talk with Gina Byars, who is the station manager of the Sun Sounds studio in Flagstaff, and Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom, who hosts Do Good, Be Good, a podcast about individuals committed to doing good in the community and the challenges they face. During our conversation we talk about Sun Sounds of Arizona, the Do Good, Be Good podcast and why podcasting varies from traditional media.
Recorded at Sun Sounds of Arizona by Gina Byars and edited by Gabriel Granillo