The Jay Franze Show: Your backstage pass to the entertainment industry

The Jay Franze Show: Your backstage pass to the entertainment industry

This show is for entertainment fans like yourself who are curious about what it’s really like behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. You can look forward to weekly interviews that provide valuable insights and entertaining stories, stories you won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by Jay Franze, an industry veteran and master dry humorist, this show promises to make you think, laugh, and occasionally cry.


February 28, 2024 57 mins

Jay Franze sits down with the legendary Dave Jackson, a pioneer in podcasting. With a career spanning nearly two decades, Dave has witnessed and actively shaped this medium's evolution. From his humble beginnings in 2005 to his recent induction into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, Dave's journey is nothing short of inspiring.

Dave shares his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering invaluable insights...

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Jay Franze sits down with Aaron Chalcraft and Drew Phillips, the dynamic duo behind the soul-stirring melodies and powerful lyrics of Big Mood, Columbus, OH-based Americana rock band as they delve into the journey of writing and recording their highly anticipated debut record.

In this captivating conversation, listeners will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind Big Mood's distinctive ...

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Nismah, a seasoned songwriter, music producer, and visionary entrepreneur from Western Massachusetts, brings fresh air to the traditional music industry. With a 17-year career adorned with over 200 sync licensing placements in major films and TV shows like Love is Blind, Dancing with the Stars, and NASCAR, Nismah is a trailblazer in the industry.

In this episode, Nismah sits down with Jay Franze to share her unique journey...

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Hailing from the horse town of Norco, California, Presley's journey from a standout performance on The Voice at just 16 years old to becoming a dubbed "vocal powerhouse" by Taste of Country is nothing short of extraordinary.

In this captivating episode, Jay Franze delves into Presley's unique blend of California ease and traditional country roots that define her distinctive California-Country sound. Tea...

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Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we dive into the intriguing world of The Dead Rock Stars with authors Jay Watson and Kyle Wiltshire. Imagine a reality where famous rock stars, believed to have met untimely deaths, are alive and well—working as secret agents. In their novel, Cole Denton, a tech genius, unravels this clandestine world and faces a mission to save the world from an imminent threat.

In this episode, Discover ...

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Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we dive into the extraordinary world of drumming with the legendary Paul Leim. Like Paul, few musicians have mastered the art of seamlessly transitioning between records, motion pictures, live performances, and television.

In this episode, we explore Paul's illustrious career, spanning collaborations with iconic artists such as John Williams, Doc Severinsen, and Elvis Presley's &...

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Get ready for an enchanting episode as The Jay Franze Show welcomes the incredibly talented Lucy Franze to the spotlight. At just nine years old, Lucy is already making waves in the dance world with her exceptional skills in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop.

In this episode, Jay Franze sits down with Lucy to dive into her journey as a dancer. Discover how Lucy's passion for dance ignited at an early age, and hear the in...

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In this electrifying episode of The Jay Franze Show, we're thrilled to welcome the multi-talented force in the world of entertainment, JD Reynolds. JD embodies the essence of creativity with a remarkable fusion of artistry as an Artist, Songwriter, Model, Actress, and Choreographer.

The spotlight shines brightly on JD Reynolds, an Australian country music sensation whose recent track '8 Seconds' ascended to ...

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Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we welcome the powerhouse Pop-R&B sensation Anna Storm. Her music isn't just a blend of beats and melodies; it's an anthem of confidence and a testament to resilience.

Hailing from a humble town in Connecticut, Anna Storm's journey into the music world was shaped by adversity. Bullied and overlooked during her youth, music became her refuge—a safe space where she forged ...

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In this electrifying episode of The Jay Franze Show, we delve into the high-energy world of VIP experiences, and the art of merchandising with the exceptional Kelly Murray. As a Tour Merchandise/VIP Manager for renowned acts like Jason Bonham, The Happy Fits, Icon For Hire, Hoodie Allen, Apocalyptica, and Awake At Last, Kelly brings firsthand experience and insider stories.

Join host Jay Franze as he uncovers Kelly's ...

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Join Jay Franze as he delves into the world of creativity, humor, and the supernatural with Canadian author and Amazon best-seller Dick Wybrow, on this electrifying episode of The Jay Franze Show.

Dick Wybrow, a former stand-up comedian turned acclaimed author, brings a unique blend of suspense, horror, mystery, science fiction, and fantasy into his thrilling novels, mainly set in the United States. With a background in ra...

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Embark on a musical journey with Jay Franze as he hosts a captivating episode on The Jay Franze Show featuring the immensely talented musician and songwriter Drew Phillips. Drew currently makes waves as a prominent songwriter in the dynamic songwriting duo Big Mood, crafting melodies that resonate with depth and emotion.

However, Drew's musical expedition spans various chapters. As the bassist for Full Moon Fever, a r...

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Join Jay Franze on an intriguing and laughter-filled episode as he sits down with the multi-talented comedian and paranormal enthusiast David Race. Known for his diverse career journey, Race brings a unique blend of humor and curiosity to the table, having worn multiple hats as a comedian, radio personality, producer, and creator.

As the brain behind "Monstrosity," Race shares insights into his creative process, ...

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In this extraordinary episode of The Jay Franze Show, the tables are turned as the illustrious host, Jay Franze, enters the spotlight as the guest. Renowned industry expert guest host Reena Friedman Watts takes the reins, uncovering the captivating journey and invaluable insights of the multifaceted Jay Franze.

Jay, known for his illustrious career as a Producer/Engineer and a beacon in personal branding and artist develop...

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Join Jay Franze on this electrifying episode of The Jay Franze Show, where he dives into live sound engineering with an industry titan: Joe Keiser. Based in the heart of Nashville, Joe brings decades of experience, stories, and invaluable insights.

Joe Keiser, currently Nickelback's Front-of-House (FOH) engineer, boasts an illustrious career spanning over 26 years in both studio/broadcast and live sound. Having rubbed...

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In this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we are joined by a true Renaissance man, Tom Locke, an author, music historian, and business maven with a career that spans the realms of mathematics, film, entertainment, and coaching. Born and raised in Toronto, Tom's journey is as diverse as it is fascinating.

From his early days in the film industry in Vancouver to co-founding Rainmaker Digital Pictures Corporation and contr...

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In this special episode of The Jay Franze Show, we're thrilled to welcome a multi-talented artist, T.W. Hale, to the studio. Hailing from the Lone Star State and now calling Nashville home, T.W. has an impressive songwriter, producer, and performer resume. He's made significant contributions to the country music scene, having penned songs for legends such as Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Joe Diffie.

Join us...

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In this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we're sitting with the incredible recording artist Cody Howell. Hailing from the heartland with a dash of Nashville spirit, Cody's music blends western sound and a midwestern heart. Inspired by the likes of Randy Rogers, Dierks Bentley, and Zane Williams, his songs genuinely reflect his country lifestyle.

But there's more to Cody than just his music. Before making it i...

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On this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we're thrilled to have the captivating Reena Friedman Watts, a seasoned on-air personality, TV producer, and the mastermind behind "Better Call Daddy." Reena's journey from the Jerry Springer Show to Court TV is nothing short of extraordinary, and she's all about bringing stories to life.

Join us as Reena shares her passion for storytelling and dives into the...

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In this episode of The Jay Franze Show, we've got the incredibly talented country music recording artist Sarah Ames in the hot seat.

Join us as we dive deep into Sarah's journey from suburban California to the heart of Nashville, where she's making music and growing her vegetables, raising chickens, bees, and rescue animals on her farm. We'll discuss how her song "Heart Thing" beautifully capt...

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