Our Podcasting Luminaries Series features podcasters that have been producing content for at least 6 years and sometimes more!
In the world of podcasting consistency and longevity are two of the most elusive and coveted qualities. Learn tips and insight about podcasting plus get inspired by how podcasting has served as a launching point for greatness
Can we say prolific? This week’s podcast Luminary is just that. Wayne Henderson has been podcasting since August 2005.
He has four podcasts: The Packers Fan Podcast – the show by, and for, fans of the 13-time world champion Green Bay Packers NFL team. FRiNGEcasting With Wayne And Dan – devoted to the Fox tv show FRiNGE. Christmas Memories Past and Present – a seasonal podcast, coincidentally focused on Christmas memories from the past and the present. Tuning In With Wayne Henderson – his first podcast, covers a variety of subjects, and was the launchpad for his other podcasts.
And that’s not all!
He’s also previously and/or periodically produced: LOSTcasting With Wayne And Dan – popular podcast devoted to the best show to ever appear on television, ABC’s LOST. The Voice-Over Journey – sharing advice found from his voice-over journey career, as well as the advice from other voice actors, in all different stages in their careers.
Fun, Fame or Profit? Why are you doing the show?
I podcast, not only for fun, but also for the enjoyment in interacting with like-minded fans the the things I podcast about. At the same time, I do want to monetize my efforts.
How has or has podcasting helped create opportunities for you?
Podcasting has created all kinds of opportunities for me personally and professionally. Not only has it brought additional attention to my voice-over business, but I’ve received some mind-blowing feedback from listeners around the world.
In addition, some of my shows’ raving fans have sent me care-package gifts from Comic-Con, and one fan even gave me a free ticket to see a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field!
What advise would you give a new podcaster so that they keep going!
Focus on your listeners, no matter how small the audience may seem at the time. Enjoy the interactions with your listener community by every means possible: Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
How important is podcasting to the success of other revenue generating opportunities you currently have?
Podcasting has played a very important part in the promotion of my voice-over business. It has helped create some income generating opportunities for voice-over jobs, as well as some consulting and speaking engagements for me as well.
The speaking and consulting gigs were really fun for me, and made me get out of my “comfort zone” of being behind the mic. I hope to do more of those types of things in 2013!
Did you start off podcasting and that lead into a business or did you see podcasting as a necessary support for an existing business?
After being “on the air” in broadcast radio for a number of years, working for low pay, all while not having much of a creative outlet, I came across a newspaper article in early 2005 about a man in my area doing voice-overs and podcasts from his home studio.
I was instantly struck by the idea of podcasting, and have been hooked from that moment! After a few months of research, and a few paydays of equipment investments, I started bringing my dreams of providing entertaining shows from my home to life!
At the same time, I knew that I could record quality voice-overs for other businesses and podcasts from that same home studio set-up.
Right now, I am excited for the upcoming football season and how my Packers Fan Podcast will be following the Green Bay Packers this year! In addition, with this being the final season of FRiNGE on Fox tv, it will bring additional focus to my FRiNGEcasting With Wayne And Dan podcast.
Wayne has so much amazing content + he’s a great guy, you should very much consider checking it out. If you have any feedback for him please send an email over to feedback(at)mediavoiceovers(dot)com or call (904) 469-7469
You know it’s time for you to start your own podcast!