Where It All Started

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of something very special to me. It was exactly 10 years ago my college radio buddies and I hosted our final show together called, On-the-Line. We called it Northwest Ohio’s #1 call in talk show, except no one called in. Despite the lack of phone calls and audience interaction, 88.1 FM WBGU on the campus of Bowling Green State University was the birthplace of my passion, podcasting. It was at BGSU where I joined the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization and got on the air as a freshmen. It was where I learned microphone techniques and how to edit audio. Pretty much all the skills I use in my podcasting today. It was a place I met some of the best people in the world and I’m forever grateful they helped me find my path 10 years ago.

So feel free to take a listen to what we called the “Invitation Only OTL”. It’s funny going back and listening to this audio and picking out each voice. I’m not sure if we sound 10 years younger, or if the equipment is that much better. It was in fact a legit radio station and not the home studio you may be used to hearing me from. About halfway through the audio you’ll notice some missing parts of the show. That’s because back then the only way to record our shows was by using a small boombox in the studio where we literally had to flip the cassette over to keep recording. My guess is that they no longer use that method at WBGU. Nowadays most people promote their podcasts through social media. Our promotion methods at BGSU? Hanging flyers around campus. 10 years, a lot has changed.

So to Andy Barch, Brian George and Erik Bell and everyone else affiliated with BGRSO and BGSU, thank you for 4.5 years of a lot of fun. Those 10 years sure did fly by!

Roll along you BG Warriors!

Nick Seuberling
BGSU Class of 2003

One Week Left to Vote for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards!

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The finalists for the 9th Annual Podcast Awards were announced a few weeks ago and thanks to YOUR nominations, Who-Dey Weekly was announced as a finalist in this year’s Sports Category. This is the third consecutive year that the podcast has made it to the finals among some big names like ESPN, CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports to name a few.

We need your help though! With one week left in the voting portion, we need YOU to vote one time per day for Who-Dey Weekly in the Sports Category. Every vote counts! To vote, log on to PodcastAwards.com. Scroll down to the Sports Category and check off the box next to Who-Dey Weekly. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to provide a name and email address and click submit. Once you’ve submitted your vote, an email will be sent to you asking to verify your vote.

It’s that easy! Make sure you log on and vote everyday! From all of us here at SPNT.tv, we thank you for your tremendous support!!!

Please Also Consider Voting For Our Podcasting Friends:

People’s Choice: Simple Life Together
Best Produced: ONCE – Once Upon a Time Podcast
Business: Beyond the To-Do List
Comedy: The Ramen Noodle
Education: Simple Life Together
Food and Drink: Mommy’s Cocktail Hour
General: School of Podcasting
Technology: The Waves of Tech
Travel: WDW Radio

Podcasting Pet Peeves

What better way to learn about what sets podcast producers and consumers off about podcasts! SPNT’s founder, Nick Seuberling, joined fellow podcasters to discuss what’s ticking them off in the world of podcasting. Do you have a pet peeve that wasn’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments section below. Special thanks to Ray Ortega for inviting me to be on his show this week. Check out the podcast’s page at PodcastersRoundtable.com.

Podcasters’ Roundtable – Podcasting Pet Peeves

I am really excited about the opportunity to share my podcasting pet peeves with the podcasting community this Friday night! I will be serving as a panelist on Ray Ortega’s Podcasters’ Roundtable: Round 5 show. You can tune in LIVE during our Google+ Hangout or you can also catch the audio archive at podcastersroundtable.com.

The roundtable will be hosted by Ray Ortega and I’ll be joined by fellow podcasters Daniel J. Lewis, Martine Ellis, Daniel Clark, C Tibbits and Jason Nagy. Hope to see you tomorrow night during our Google+ Hangout!

SPNT’s Who-Dey Weekly Podcast Lands in the Finals Again

The Who-Dey Weekly Podcast is a finalist for the 2nd consecutive year. They will go up against 4 ESPN produced podcasts and 1 CBS produced podcast.

For the 2nd consecutive year, The Who-Dey Weekly Podcast is a finalist in the Podcast Awards. Thank you again for all of your nominations, but we’re not done just yet! The voting process begins on November 1st at midnight! You’re allowed to vote 1 one time per day!

While we’re at it, we here at the Podcast also ask that you vote for some other shows as well. I strongly endorse these shows. You have 1 vote per day, you might as well use it! Plus these two guys are from Northern Kentucky, and we should stick together!

Please also vote for:
The Audacity to Podcast (Tech Category) – Daniel J Lewis
Encouraging Others Through Christ (Religion Category) – Cliff Ravenscraft

Both of these gentlemen are HUGE inspirations to me and my podcasting so please also vote for their shows.

Thank you again everyone for your nominations! Voting begins November 1st so visit PodcastAwards.com and vote EVERYDAY from November 1st through the 15th.

The Podcast Awards winners will be announced at a live show in Las Vegas, January 7th 2013 during the New Media Expo at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. The Podcast Awards will be hosted by TWiT’s Leo Laporte.

SPNT Begins Production on Two New Shows

Thursday Tech Talk and Red vs Red are two new podcasts beginning production this week on SPNT.tv.

The Sports Podcasting Entertainment Network (SPNT.tv) is beginning production on two brand new podcasts this week, Red vs Red and Thursday Tech Talk.

Red vs Red is a podcast devoted to Barclays Premier League soccer with a focus more on Liverpool FC and Manchester United. Seubs is a major Manchester United fan and co-host Mike Smith is a die hard Liverpool FC fan currently living just outside of London. The two met a few years ago via Twitter because they share one other passion, Cincinnati Bengals football.

“I couldn’t be more excited to start this show with Mike. There would be times last year during the Premier League season where we could call each other over Skype and talk for hours about that morning’s (or for him, afternoon’s) matches. No joke we would talk for hours. It really just seemed like the perfect idea to start up a show with a passionate fan like Mike.” says Owner/Program Director Nick Seuberling.

Thursday Tech Talk is another show that’s getting a lot of attention from fans of SPNT.tv. Seubs reunites with an old friend from his Nick Eats Toledo days, camera guy and tech guru Nick Wallace. “Nick is an awesome guy and my favorite part about Nick is his passion for podcasts. He told me last week he listens to 30 podcasts!” says Seuberling. “Nick is a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to smartphones, tech, geeky gadget stuff and I’m really looking forward to working with him each week.”

“I’m excited to use my knowledge of tech and finally put it to good use.” says Wallace, a programmer in Nashville, TN. “I’m looking forward to helping users and gamers navigate this constantly changing world of tech.”

Both Red vs Red and Thursday Tech Talk will be recorded live and can be viewed each week at SPNT.tv/live. The shows will be released initially on SPNT.tv’s website and will eventually be available on the major podcast directories.

The All American Soccer Podcast is also the newest member of the SPNT Podcast Network. Hosted by Hank and Abram, both are passionate football fans (yes I said football) and bring a great perspective to American soccer. Check out their shows today.

If you haven’t already, make sure you follow SPNT on Twitter @spnt_tv and like us on Facebook for future show updates and announcements.

SPNT Podcasts Need Sponsors!

The Sports Podcasting and Entertainment Network is growing at a rapid pace and all of our podcasts are looking for Title Sponsors! Podcast Advertising is a cheap and effective method to attract customers to your business. Our podcasts have the potential to reach thousands of listeners every day!

If you are interested in sponsoring our podcasts, please contact Nick Seuberling at nick@spnt.tv or by calling 404-946-3397.

The Minor League Report Cracks iTunes Top 200 Sports Podcasts

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Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Minor League Report for cracking the iTunes Top 200 in the Sports and Recreation, Professional Category! MLR is the first podcast in SPNT history to break the top 200! At press time, MLR was currently ranked 150th out of all sports audio podcasts.

You can subscribe to The Minor League Report by clicking here. If you like what you hear, be sure to leave a review as well in the iTunes store!

From everyone at SPNT.tv and The Minor League Report, we thank you for all of your support!

Redleg Weekly featured on Redlegs Radio Report in Bowling Green, KY

This morning yours truly had the chance to be a guest on the Redlegs Radio Report on ESPN 1450 in Bowling Green, KY. Here’s a link to the show!

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22371327

Among the topics we discussed:
The Wrigley South promotion
The Reds so far in 2012

Jason and the guys do a great job covering the Reds so make sure you give them a follow on Twitter @redlegsradiorep and on Facebook at facebook.com/RedlegsRadioReport.

Thanks again for having me on!

SPNT to Provide Audio Production for Lake Erie Crushers Baseball

Andy "Bull" Barch (left) with Hall of Fame Cleveland Cavaliers announcer, Joe Tait (right)

The Sports Podcasting and Entertainment Network (SPNT) is excited to announce a new partnership with the Lake Erie Crushers baseball organization of the Frontier League. SPNT will be providing audio production for Lake Erie Crushers online broadcasts which can be heard at lakeeriecrushers.com.

Andy "Bull" Barch (left) with Hall of Fame Cleveland Cavaliers announcer, Joe Tait (right)

“I am very excited to be working with the Crushers again this summer and to work with a talented play-by-play guy like Andy “Bull” Barch, well it just doesn’t get any better than that.” says SPNT owner Nick Seuberling. “Last summer I provided Andy with some commercials and promos as well as their intro and outro which turned out great. It was nice of the Crushers and Andy to consider us again in 2012.”

“Last year SPNT provided the Crushers with a service that hadn’t been used previously with the franchise and the response we got was tremendous.” says play-by-play voice Andy Barch. “Needless to say working with a true professional like Nick Seuberling is something we’re looking forward to again this year.”

The Lake Erie Crushers season kicks off May 18th as they will host the Schaumburg Boomers at All-Pro Freight Stadium with the first pitch at 7:05 PM.