5 Useful blogs to help you set up your own Podcast

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December Monthly Review

Here are the key stats for GROW Radio for December 2022.

GROW Radio Listener KPI’s

  • Number of Podcasts: 40 (Previous month: 40)
  • Number of listeners: 89 (Previous month: 52)
  • Number of unique listeners: 46 (Previous month: 24)
  • Peak Listeners: 3 (Previous month: 4)
  • Average time listened: 4:57 minutes (Previous month: 8:40 minutes)
  • This month: UK (63), USA 13%, Spain (7%), India (6%), Canada (4%)
  • Previous month:Uk (71%), USA (26%), Romania (3%)
  • Most popular day 19th Dec: 19 listeners (Previous month 11th and 29th with 7)

Website KPI’s

  • Number of website views: 153 (Previous month: 250)
  • Number of website visits: 84 (Previous month: 123)
  • Views per person: 1.82 (Previous Month: 2.03)
  • Top visited pages: Welcome (79), Host a show (24), Podcast Guest Directory (13)

Social Media KPI’s

  • Total number of followers of social media: 1130 Twitter (582), Facebook (111), Instagram (231) and LinkedIn (206) (Previous Month: 1024)
  • Total people reached on social media: 2681– Twitter (2,265), Facebook (214), Instagram (137) and LinkedIn (65) (Previous Month: 3109)
  • Number of Posts: 167– Twitter (47), Facebook (47), Instagram (34) and LinkedIn (39) (Previous Month: 179)

Thank you for reading and being part of GROW Radio. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

November Monthly Review

Here are the key stats for GROW Radio for November 2022.

GROW Radio Listener KPI’s

  • Number of Podcasts: 40 (Previous month: 40)
  • Number of listeners: 52 (Previous month: 237)
  • Number of unique listeners: 30 (Previous month: 39)
  • Peak Listeners: 4 (Previous month: 5)
  • Average time listened: 8:40 minutes (Previous month: 8:39 minutes)
  • This month: Uk (71%), USA (26%), Romania (3%)
  • Previous month:UK (65%), USA (33%), Romania (2%))
  • Most popular day 11th and 29th with 7 listeners (Previous month 11th October: 159)

Website KPI’s

  • Number of website views: 250 (Previous month: 237)
  • Number of website visits: 123 (Previous month: 145)
  • Views per person: 2.03 (Previous Month: 1.63)
  • Top visited pages: welcome (115), become a guest (27) and explore our shows (20)

Social Media KPI’s

  • Total number of followers of social media: 1024 Twitter (538), Facebook (109), Instagram (221) and LinkedIn (156) (Previous Month: 909)
  • Total people reached on social media: 3109– Twitter (2,839), Facebook (84), Instagram (130) and LinkedIn (56) (Previous Month: 3,225)
  • Number of Posts: 179- Twitter (52), Facebook (52), Instagram (36) and LinkedIn (39) (Previous Month: 199)

Thank you for reading and being part of GROW Radio. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

Action stations for entrepreneur’s community radio project

A Leamington man’s long-held ambition to launch a new community radio station dedicated to podcasters, has taken to the airwaves.

Gary Jones dreamed of one day running his own station ever since first entering local amateur broadcasting eight years ago.

Now, through his new GROW Radio enterprise, he has not only realised that dream – but pledges to make podcasting and broadcasting accessible – and affordable – to all. 

He also helps fellow podcasters edit and produce their programmes as well as hosting podcasting training sessions and workshops.

Gary explained: “GROW Radio is for the people I talk to day-to-day who want to get into podcasting but don’t know where to start. It’s both for those who want to get themselves or their cause noticed on other people’s shows and for those with their own shows who want to showcase it a bit more or repurpose their existing content.

He added: “But independent podcasters struggle against the larger media companies with similar audiences and different budgets. As a result, the audio influencer space is becoming less of a level playing field. GROW Radio looks to help independent podcasters stand out in a crowded market via the GROW Radio platform. 

“Its sole purpose is to let the independent podcaster tell their story. Every person can inspire and change lives through storytelling and podcasting.”

Gary, 39, whose background is in retail, first fell in love with broadcasting when he was given the opportunity to present a weekly show on Radio Warwickshire in 2015.  He claims the pandemic has since prompted a spike in popularity of podcasts.

“The lockdown brought about a huge increase in podcast listeners. We found out that most people who launched a podcast during lockdown have continued it on since. Now more and more people are asking how they can get involved in them,” he said.

Now, ambitious for the future of his own station – and despite it being only a few weeks old – the entrpreneur has already attracted podcast partners across the world, including USA, Canada and Finland. Listeners can listen to free live or on demand shows on a host of subjects from business advice through to Christianity and Mindfulness.

GROW Radio membership is just £50 for the year which gives access to unlimited airtime, a dedicated website and inclusion in a Podcast Directory, with free membership for charities and community projects. 

Longer term ambitions for expansion include the creation of GROW radio hubs, offering broadcasting and podcast training facilities, throughout the UK and eventually abroad, as well as focusing on making the business carbon-negative. 

Gary added: “I am proud to see the project finally up and running but what I am most proud of is the fact that this affords other people the opportunity to have their own podcasts on a radio station. It’s all about building a thriving podcast community.

“GROW Radio is searching for the nation’s next audio influencers If you are passionate about a subject and are interested in starting a podcast, GROW Radio is here for you.”

Further information is available at: https://growradio.uk/ or Gary can be contacted directly at: gary@growradio.uk

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October Monthly Review

Every month I’ll be sharing with you some of the key statistics from GROW Radio.

Why?

I am simply sick to death of radio stations, companies and communities keeping their listener, website and social media statistics a secret and would love GROW Radio to be as transparent with our reporting as we possibly can be.

So…

Here are the key stats for GROW Radio for October 2022.

GROW Radio Listener KPI’s

  • Number of Podcasts: 40 (Previous month: 39)
  • Number of listeners: 237 (Previous month: 209)
  • Number of unique listeners: 39 (Previous month: 58)
  • Peak Listeners: 5 (Previous month: 4)
  • Average time listened: 8:39 minutes (Previous month: 3:45 minutes)
  • Top Countries: UK (77%), USA (2%), Sri Lanka and India (1% each))
  • (Previous month: UK (77%), USA (20%), Sri Lanka and India (1% each))
  • Most popular day:11th October: 159 (Previous month: 61) 14th September (61 listeners)

Website KPI’s

  • Number of website views: 237 (Previous month: 540)
  • Number of website visits: 145 (Previous month: 218)
  • Views per person: 1.63 (Previous Month: 2.29)
  • Top visited pages: welcome (125), become a guest (33) and explore our shows (14)

Social Media KPI’s

  • Total number of followers of social media: 414- Twitter (485), Facebook (127), Instagram (210) and LinkedIn (87) (Previous Month: 414)
  • Total people reached on social media: Twitter: 4,094- (3,524), Facebook (40), Instagram (114) and LinkedIn (17) (Previous Month: 4,094)
  • Number of Posts: 203- Twitter (65), Facebook (60), Instagram (39) and LinkedIn (35) (Previous Month: 169)

Thank you for reading and being part of GROW Radio. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

September Monthly Review

Every month I’ll be sharing with you some of the key statistics from GROW Radio.

Why?

I am simply sick to death of radio stations, companies and communities keeping their listener, website and social media statistics a secret and would love GROW Radio to be as transparent with our reporting as we possibly can be.

So…

Here are the key stats for GROW Radio for September 2022.

GROW Radio Listener KPI’s

  • Number of Podcasts: 39
  • Number of listeners: 209
  • Number of unique listeners: 58
  • Peak Listeners: 4
  • Average time listened: 3:45 minutes
  • Top Countries: UK (77%), USA (20%), Sri Lanka and India (1% each)
  • Most popular day: 14th September (61 listeners)

Website KPI’s

  • Number of website views: 540
  • Number of website visits: 218
  • Views per person: 2.29
  • Top visited pages: welcome (73), become a guest (18) and get involved (10)

Social Media KPI’s

  • Total number of followers of social media: 414- Twitter (449), Facebook (126), Instagram (204) and LinkedIn (40)
  • Total people reached on social media: Twitter: 4,094- (3,844), Facebook (167), Instagram (66) and LinkedIn (17)
  • Number of Posts: 169- Twitter (51), Facebook (48), Instagram (35) and LinkedIn (35)

Other Milestones:

  • Radio Station launched on 14th September with 38 shows and 21 people in the Podcast Guest Directory

Thank you for reading and being part of GROW Radio. If you have any questions, please get in touch!

International Podcast Day

International Podcast Day™ is September 30th and is an international celebration of the power of podcasts!  The celebration is a great opportunity to connect with fellow podcasters, podcast listeners, podcast enthusiasts, and leaders in the podcasting industry.  Help spread the word by telling your friends, sharing the celebration on your podcasts and social media feeds, and using #InternationalPodcastDay. 

To celebrate International Podcast Day™ 2022, GROW Radio aimed to plat as many different podcasts as possible.

In the end… we played an outstanding 51 shows!

Thank you to all of our show hosts and everyone who tuned in to listen throughout the day!

To find out more infomration about International Podcast Day™, check out their website HERE.

GROW Radio has launched!

On Wednesday 14th September, GROW Radio hit the internet airwaves to bring you a different podcast on the hour, every hour!

Featuring 38 Podcasts that range from spiritual to business tips, GROW Radio will be a central location for anyone who wants to get into Podcasting.

As well as listening to the shows on their allocated timeslot, people can get involved with each of the podcasts on their own individual page where people can listen to both on the GROW Radio website plus on their favourite podcasting platform (plus they can get in touch directly with the host).

Also… for people who want to become an guest on podcasts, the Podcast Guest Directory launched with 21 people.

Over the next few months we will be launching…

  • New Podcast Guest Directory (November)
  • Podcast Marketplace (December)
  • GREEN Grow (January)
  • Plus even more podcasts for you to listen to!

We hope you enjoy GROW Radio and we are looking forward to watching this platform grow and develop over the next few years!

It’s Only 1 Month TO GO!!

They say that times goes quickly when you’re having fun and I am gong to be honest with you… setting up GROW Radio is so much fun that I only realised yesterday it’s now only 1 month till the station goes live!

Until then, there is so much you can do to get involved with GROW Radio as we currently have…

⭐️  25 Podcasts ready and waiting for you to enjoy on Our Shows page!
⭐️  11 podcasters signed up on our Podcast Guest Directory!
⭐️   6 different ways to showcase your business and community through Advertising and Sponsorship!

Currently I’m busy working behind the scenes setting up the radio station. What that actually means is creating the schedule, working with the hosts, updating the website and buying and importing lots of music to be played in-between the podcasts. 

Glamorous? NO! Fun? YES!

The main question is “Would I change a thing?” and the answer is a very easy not at all!

So what have we got planned for the next month? Here’s a little insight that many people won’t admit… I’ll be doing more of the same!

That means…

⭐️  More promoting GROW Radio!
⭐️  Signing up more Podcasts!
⭐️  Adding more people to the Podcast Guest Directory!
⭐️  Finalising the schedule and supporting the hosts with uploading their shows!

So with that in mind… let’s carry on and see where the next month takes us and if you have any questions about how you could get involved with GROW Radio… let’s have a chat!

Gary!

What a month!

Since launching the website last month, we have been busy working on creating new pages, adding shows and spreading the word of GROW Radio to podcasters all aournd the country. 

Here are a few highlights that we wanted to share with you…

Start listening to Podcast on GROW Radio
We currently have 16 Podcasts signed up to GROW Radio with many more submitting their information over the next few weeks! These all have their own page where you can listen to their shows, connect with them on their socials plus get in touch with them. Take a look HERE for more information!

Become a guest on GROW Radio
If you would like to become a guest on one of the shows on GROW Radio, take a look HERE on how!

Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
From yearly sponsorships options to covering your event, GROW Radio has many different options to support you with your marketing goals. Take a look HERE for more information!

The future of GROW Radio
We believe in full transparency here at GROW Radio and that’s why we have outlined our plans for the next 5 years. Take a look HERE for more information!

We are in really exciting times here at GROW Radio so please get involved