Getting Unsigned Local Musicians Heard Around The World - Radio Meets Podcast

Bill Domiano
4 months ago - "I would suggest not taking short cuts on your equipment by buying cheaper, inferior products."
Since 2004
Radio
Pennsylvania
Rock

►Tell us about you and your podcast

The Pennsylvania Rock Show is a online radio show/podcast/FM program that features a studio guest and is full of songs from the best unsigned bands Pennsylvania has to offer. It airs the first Sunday of every month on Megarock Radio on both their internet radio and FM station in St. Louis. The show is DJ’ed by Bill Domiano of the Alle-Kiski Music Scene.

The show includes a segment called “Get Outta Town” (Sponsored byTotal Music & Entertainment), that plays 3 songs from bands outside of PA, which has proved the show’s popularity, as bands from all over the world are submitting material and coming to town to be interviewed. Bill makes every effort possible to ensure every band is heard and feels right at home when they come to visit.

Another segment is the AK Music Scene Concert Calendar brought to you by Entertainment. The show and past podcasts can be heard 24/7 on our website! The Pennsylvania Rock Show creates an avenue for worldwide exposure for which bands otherwise would not have any outlets other than a local bar or party. Don’t take our word for it, check out the newspapers and testimonials.

 

►Why & how did you start this podcast? 

The Pennsylvania Rock Show started in September of 2004 on accident. I took over a streaming internet radio station while the owner removed a virus from his station computer. I had so much fun that we continued on as a live radio show which has also morphed into a podcast. The goal of the show is to get unsigned musicians from Western Pennsylvania heard around the world.

 

►How'd you find the time and funding to do this podcast?

I do most of the work after 9pm once my kids are sleeping. I self-fund the podcast. It is a great hobby and I enjoy supporting unsigned musicians.

 

►What do you gain from podcasting?        

I have gained a lot of musician friends and have been part of an amazing group of musicians that put on a series of concerts that raises money for sick children, rockforlifeconcert.com.

 

►How does your podcasting process look like? 

A big question in the podcasting arena is, “What equipment do you use?” Well, our show didn’t start out as a podcast. It started out as a live online radio show. So, we probably have more equipment than most podcasts. We have been using Zencastr and Skype for our interviews most of the time by implementing a mix-minus setup. We have also used Free Conference Call.

Our Sound Equipment Consists of the following:

  • Acer Aspire 7750
  • Sabrent Aluminum USB External Stereo Sound Adapter
  • Custom Built Rack Stand
  • Sound Mixer
  • Behringer EURORACK UB1222FX-PRO:
  • Behringer Eurorack UB 1002
  • Alesis 3630 Compressor/Limiter with Gateequipment
  • Microphones:
  • 1 – Audio-Technica ATR 2100
  • 1 – Audio-Technica ATR 30
  • 1 – MXL 990 Condensor Mic with Shockmount
  • 3 – Samson R21 Dynamic Microphones
  • 3 – Nady Star Power 5
  • 1 – Nady Star Power 4C
  • 1 – Nady Star Power 1

 

Headphone Amps

  • Rolls HA43 Stereo Headphone Amp
  • Edcor Stereo Headphone Amp
  • Headphones
  • behringer HPS3000
  • Sony MDR V150 – 3 sets
  • 49mhz Wireless Headphones – 1 set
  • Sony Noise MDR-XD300 1 set

 

Software

  • Zencastr
  • Skype
  • Free Conference Call
  • Audacity
  • Auphonic
  • Mp3tag
  • Mp3Gain
  • MixCloud
  • Archive.org

 

►How do you market your show?

I have spent 14 years adding the show to as many podcast search engines and databases as I can. I also ask the musicians to link to the show once they have been interviewed. For my niche podcast word of mouth seems to help the most.

 

►What advice would you share with aspiring (new) podcasters?

I have found theaudacitytopodcast.com to be a great resource over the years. Also, I would suggest not taking short cuts on your equipment by buying cheaper, inferior products.

 

►Where can we learn more about you & your podcasts?

Updated: 14 days ago