Driven by Passion. Guided by Experience.
"The power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions" - Hallie Flanagan
PodMixers was birthed from the single speaker of a vintage clock radio. You probably know the one. It's the radio that sat on your dad's night stand, whose trusty clock flipped down to tell you the time and whose lonely speaker belted out classics from the Golden Age of Radio every Saturday night.
Though my family had a large stereo system in the living room, it was the tried and true clock radio with the crackling speaker around which we'd gather to listen to radio classics like Gun Smoke, The Jack Benny Program, Tales of the Texas Rangers, and if we were lucky, the live broadcast of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.
My name is Donald Gray, Jr., and I'm the Founder and CEO here at PodMixers. I'm here because there is something transcendent about audio-based storytelling. Something that goes beyond the mics, preamps, soundboards, the transmitters and the receivers.
PodMixers was created to help individuals and brands tap into that intangible transcendence. But what is it exactly that gives audio such staying power in spite of the rapid advancements in the visual-based mediums we are bombarded with on a daily basis?
It's quite simple. Here at PodMixers, we are here to help you harness the power of personal connections that human beings naturally build when speaking to one another.
Having started my career in the music industry once upon a time, I transitioned from music production to video creation. From video to virtual reality. And from virtual reality back to the here and now of audio production. Throughout my journey across these different mediums of storytelling, I've built an incredible network of brilliant minds, each unique in their scope and purview, and each with a burning desire to create something larger than themselves.
It's with great pleasure that I now invite you to tap into this network— to unleash your creativity and unlock the power to create genuine human connections with an audience of eager listeners.
Despite the troubling times in which we live, we've been blessed with the tools to overcome the darkness. If you've got a story to tell, then it is my sincere hope that I, and all of us here at PodMixers, can help you to harness the power of your own voice and help you to forge meaningful connections with podcast listeners throughout the world.
As we stand together on the shoulders of the great pioneers of audio past, let's step boldly forward and pave the future of expressive human narrative for the next generation of audio storytellers.