Matty Staudt has been in broadcasting since he cracked a mic at the age of 16 in his hometown of Keyser in West Virginia. During his radio career, he has been an on-air host, morning show lead and Executive Producer at such legendary stations as WJFK in DC, WNEW in NYC, Alice Radio and Live 105 in San Francisco. In 2007, he left his radio career to become a podcast pioneer at Stitcher where he served as its first Director of Content. You can also hear Matty’s voice in the Pixar movie “Cars” where he plays a reporter named, “Matti” Matty has been consulting top companies to create branded content podcasts, coach hosts and producers, and formulate dynamic podcast strategies for the past 8 years. He’s hosted several podcasts including the syndicated hit “Your Straight Male Friend” that was one of the first podcasts to become a radio show and his current show “Access Podcast” where he interviews some of the best podcasters in the business and is a professor at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he started one of the nation’s first collegiate podcast programs in 2012.
In 2017 Matty has thrilled to come back to radio by joining iHeartRadio and was named radio’s first VP of Podcast Programming in 2018. In that job he developed the companies podcast strategy for its radio talent and helped create over 300 podcasts that drive millions of downloads a month for the company. In his role he developed shows, did talent coaching, and helped craft the overall podcast strategy for the company.
In July of this year, Matty left iHeart to form Jam Street Media in Los Angeles, a company focused on creating podcasts for brands and consulting podcasting startups.
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Hi Matty if you are a independant podcaster and you cant spend time on everything were would you spend most of your time and were would you spend lest in order to be most successful?
What are your thoughts/ideas regarding social media giveaways as promotion? What requested actions have you found most successful? Thanks!
Hi Matty, thanks for doing this AMA. I’d love to know what indicators you look for to tell that a show just isn’t working and when you make the call to move on from the project.
Hello Matty, I’d love to know more about your experience starting Jam Street Media – what was the reasoning behind the move, what were the challenges, some early wins, etc.?