The Sound Off Podcast

The Sound Off Podcast

The Sound Off Podcast is a series of interviews and discussions about Broadcasting, podcasting and New Media. Matt Cundill is a 20 year veteran of radio and has worked on air, and as a program director. Matt has worked with podcasters since 2016 to increase their audience and the amount of time engaged on their audio. ⚡️


May 18, 2024 15 mins

Amanda Cupido joins me to talk about the Soundwave Summit.

8:30-9:00 am – StartWell

OPENING REMARKS: Kattie Laur & Sherley Joseph. Meet your MCs for the day!

9:00-10:00 am – StartWell

LET’S TALK PODCASTING: Amanda Cupido. A look at the past, present and future of the industry from the CEO of Lead Podcasting.

10:00-10:30 am – StartWell

BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR PODCAST: Sherley Joseph. Learn how to nurture a community wi...

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Craig Bruce’s radio days started in 1986 hosting shows in Australia. He now consults for radio stations and launched a podcast called Game Changers Radio in 2016, featuring interviews with radio personalities from around the world. While the show podfaded in 2020, it is the new series called Melbourne Radio Wars, which documents Kyle and Jackie O’s entry into the Melbourne radio market.

On this episode, you will hear about ...

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May 10, 2024 2 mins

Joining us Tuesday on the show is Craig Bruce, a consultant for radio companies in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. We are going to talk about his career but also his podcast is called ‘Game Changers Radio’ which returns with a new series called Melbourne Radio Wars. Please take this moment to follow or subscribe to the show.

About Melbourne Radio Wars:

It’s the question that every radio pundit wants to know the an...

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May 7, 2024 45 mins

So this is episode 400. I'm never really sure if as podcasters we are supposed to celebrate these milestones publicly; I have never heard a listener tell anyone that "you need to listen to Episode 100 of" any podcast ever. But I have heard them say, "Did you check out the episode with [insert relevant person here]"?

Tell your friends that Dave Jackson is on the show this week as we head Back to School. Dave is the owner of ...

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April 29, 2024 32 mins

One of the first questions I ask people when they make a decision to leave their radio job under the guise of retirements is: "Were you pushed or did you jump?" Unlike the Terry Dimonte "retirement" where he was clearly pushed, Ken Connors is leaving his weekend morning job at CJAD 800am on his own terms.

In this episode, you will hear all about Ken's career which started at McGill Radio, continued throughout Ontario, to Ot...

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April 23, 2024 48 mins

Alan Grego shared his journey from corporate training to becoming an award-winning podcast host and communications manager at Moneris. He discussed how he got interested in podcasting and started an internal podcast at Moneris to share opportunities. This led to him creating branded podcasts for Moneris full-time. In this episode, you will hear us discuss Alan's background in audio engineering, his use of tools like the Zo...

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April 15, 2024 63 mins

Who is John?

John "The Milkman" Mielke is a pioneer when it comes to bringing radio to the world wide web. John has two websites that any radio-head should be tuned into: is an incredible resource for keeping up with radio industry news. It also curates work for voiceover artists, including a few you may recognize from this show's credits, like Mary Anne Ivison and Matt Fogarty. On the other hand, Blast...

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Matt Vettese's career journey in radio has lasted 13 years... so far. He was caught up in layoffs last November when he was an unexpected budget cut at Big 101.1 in Barrie, Ontario. Over his time in radio, he worked in places like Peace River, Alberta and Thunder Bay, Ontario, and what he learned was the importance of connecting with listeners regardless of station size. We also spoke about the strength of social media a i...

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April 1, 2024 39 mins

We're back with another radio star this week- one whose career I actually contributed to.

Sarah Christie has been in radio for well over a decade, and currently serves as the National Music Manager for Virgin Radio Canada. We discuss her rise through the radio ranks, from a humble intern who moved to Winnipeg for an internship as soon as she was able, to one of the most important folks on Virgin's team. We also discuss how ...

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March 25, 2024 48 mins

Mark Asquith is the British Podcast Guy. He is also the co-founder of Captivate which was purchased by Global in December of 2021. Mark has been Helping podcasters to grow their audience. What I really like about Mark is his thinking when it comes to monetization and growing your audience; he is not beholden to things podcasters hold sacred.

In this episode he shares insights from over a decade of experience in podcasting. ...

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Seth Resler joins to explore the dynamic intersection of podcasting and community marketing. Reflecting on radio's digital evolution, Resler discusses content overload and the challenges of standing out in a saturated market. The conversation dives into the pivotal role of community building, particularly in the pandemic era, as a means of fostering engagement and connection. Insights on podcast monetization and social med...

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March 11, 2024 31 mins

We have had Sarah Burke on the show a couple of times before, the first when she was at SiriusXM and the second when she launched the Women in Media Podcast. The podcast has now morphed into a network which includes shows like "Trust Me I'm a Decorator", "The Jann Arden Podcast, More Money with Jessica Morehouse, and Beyond the Sale with Cynthia Ostos... and there are more to come.

Sarah is now taking applications to join.


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Matty Staudt is the owner of Jam Street Media, a board member of the Podcast Academy, about to launch and .... looking for his next opportunity. All at once.

In this episode, we are going to talk about podcasting growth and opportunities with industry experts, the pros and cons of remote work in the podcast industry, and his experience of starting a network, despite initial reservations, and the importance of cross...

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February 27, 2024 32 mins

Fellow Canadian history buffs, rejoice: Craig Baird has a cool podcast and radio show.

Actually, that call to action may not resonate with very many of you, but that's exactly why Craig Baird started his podcast. Canadian History Ehx is a show dedicated to proving that Canadian history isn't nearly as boring as everyone thinks. Sure, it may not be as long and storied as European or Asian history. Sure, it doesn't have the p...

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February 20, 2024 48 mins

Last June, I got to watch Maie Pauts receive the Rosalie Tromblay Trailblazer Award. There was a 10 minute video summary of her career along with the tributes and highlights. This is a longer version of that.

In this episode, you'll hear how Maie got her start in radio at the campus station at Ryerson University in Toronto. She originally wanted to work in TV production but fell in love with radio after joining the campus s...

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Steve Goldstein is back after a nearly three year absence from the show to talk about video and podcasting. Last summer - video was the main topic of conversation at Podcast Movement, largely on the heels of a presentation by Steve Goldstein from Amplifi Media and Jay Nachlis from Coleman Insights.

The study surveyed podcast listeners on how they "consume" podcasts across platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple etc. Key find...

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February 6, 2024 38 mins

Josie Dye is exactly what radio needs.

You may recognize her name from a few places: If you're in Toronto, you'll likely have heard her on Indie 88 for the last few years, or on 102.1 The Edge back in the day. You might have also heard Cynthia & Josie's Unmentionables, her podcast with Cynthia Loyst, which has been blowing up since it launched in 2022. Or, if you're a long-time fan of the Sound Off Podcast, you may reme...

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January 31, 2024 36 mins

Carly Kincaid may use the term "Radio Junkie" to describe herself, but she's also a voiceover pro you hear on corporate narrations and when you are put on hold. Her radio career kicked of in the late 90's and since then she has rarely veered away from a microphone. 

In this episode, you will hear about Carly's passion for radio and voiceover work, revealing it's "in her blood." She talks about how her favourite radio h...

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January 28, 2024 3 mins

There have been no episodes for a few weeks? What gives?

Also we added the Sound Off Podcast to the The Open Podcast Prefix Project (OP3) A free and open-source podcast prefix analytics service committed to open data and listener privacy. You can be a nosey parker by checking out our downloads here.

You can add your podcast to the project here.

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January 9, 2024 72 mins

Today, we cross a name off every radio aficionado's interview bucket list: Erin Davis. Erin hosted radio in Toronto for more than 30 years, from the 80's all the way to 2016. Most of that time was spent at the venerable CHFI.

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to Erin's career, and she's happy to share. Stories of personal and career growth, and how she developed her hosting skills. The mistakes she made along the wa...

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