There is life beyond public radio – an opportunity from (gasp) commercial radio. See below for links and rates. -Mia
Bloomquist Media ( http://www.bloomquistmedia.com/ ) produces long-form radio content for commercial radio. These Branded Audio Content programs ( http://www.bloomquistmedia.com/case-studies/ ) are designed to promote non-profits by telling compelling stories of people who have been touched by the organization.
The shows are 1-3 hours in length and typically air on major holidays, when commercial stations need to cover for vacationing personalities. The firm's Christmas production, which was produced for a non-profit that supports military families, air on 135 news/talk stations and Sirius/XM.
Bloomquist is looking for audio producers capable of handling such large scale projects. The company is also in need of writer/reporters to produce show segments, which typically run 7 to 10 minutes in length. You can hear some typical segments here:
Compensation: $400 – $500 for 8-10 minute pieces; approx. $7,500 for an audio producer to oversee assembly and overall sound of the 3-hour shows.
If you are interested in learning more about possible opportunities, contact Randall Bloomquist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awesome news in radioland – Latino USA is expanding and wants pitches! Details below. -Mia
NPR’s Latino USA is delighted to announce that our weekly program will be expanding to an hour later this year, with a fresh, updated format. In anticipation, we are actively inviting story pitches from news directors, station-based reporters and independent producers from all over the country.
Here’s the link to LUSA’s new reporter guidelines, with the show’s standards and specs.
We’re also testing out new, creative approaches and themes for covering the Latino experience in America and beyond, and we welcome your ideas.
In addition to general pitches, the show is specifically interested in:
- Social justice stories that focus notions of citizenship and belonging, including immigration
- Stories about environmental stewardship and outdoor adventure
- Cultural stories about Latino music, food, art, history and literature, and their transformation in the US
- Stories that show how Latinos intersect with the rest of America
- “Bocaditos” (“little mouthfuls”)
Please send pitches to email@example.com. If you need further guidance or would like examples of particular stories, please include that in your message.
The Latino USA Editorial Team