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VoxPop Plugs into the Studio, Saving Time and Money

“Our broadcasters can now come in and record shows at any time of the day (even with after hour access) without an audio engineer having to be present to record their voice breaks for their shows.”  Andre Mandella, Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM, New Zealand By Peter Fowler Innovation from Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM in New Zealand has seen the Community VoxPop Studio platform literally plugged into the station studio, following everyone back to work from COVID-19 lockdown/sh...

July 15, 2020

Taming the Facebook beast

By Peter Fowler Facebook boycotts don’t appear to worry Mark Zuckerberg.  Why would they when commentators say Facebook is “too big to fail.”   Zuckerberg’s not worried about a consumer boycott, because people don’t have anywhere else to go. And, to quote Hamlet, “There’s the rub.” If you want to reign in Facebook, you need to lure its audience away.   Facebook is after all a media company. Its business model lives or dies on audience size. You just need ...

July 12, 2020

Bridging the Digital Divide

VoxPop bridges the divide between the terrestrial side of radio and the digital side and helps them grow and interact on-air and online.Science Friday for example uses VoxPop for different segments of the weekly radio show and podcasts and then packages it up for a digital audience on different platforms including the web site, You Tube, Soundcloud, Twitter and Facebook.Here's some examples:Christmas bird count:Audience members were invited to recommend a good science book for summer reading:htt...

July 6, 2020

Broadcasting during COVID-19

By Peter Fowler, VoxPop co-founder. When Radio New Zealand asked William Ray to make a daily podcast about Covid-19, one of the first questions was how to involve the audience safely with everyone in lockdown. Community station manager Phil Grey just wanted to keep his station on-air without asking his volunteer programme makers into a studio where they would be at risk. In late March New Zealand shut down everything except essential services to fight the Covid 19 virus, and everyone confined th...

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