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Newcastle Podcast Station Wins


Newcastle Podcast Station is proud to announce that they have been confirmed as the winner of the Best Podcast Production Studio in New South Wales in the 2021 APAC Australian Enterprise Awards judged on their expertise within the field of podcasting, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.

Melanie Sargeant the owner of Newcastle Podcast Station says ‘This is a massive honour. I got contacted out of the blue by APAC to say we’d been nominated, then contacted to say we’d won the award. We were too busy at the tail end of last year to supply any form evidence to show we were worthy but I’m stoked that their research indicated we were on the money.


I’m also so proud to be a Novocastrain and have beat all the cap city contenders. Newcastle is a beautiful place to live, I honestly think we can trail blaze and the award has shown me that just because we’re not the cap city, it doesn’t mean we can’t be as good as them, if not better!’


APAC Insider is a leading publication that brings readers in the Asia Pacific Region essential content and news from within the business sphere once a quarter. The judging panel uses the case file built by the APAC research team and any supporting evidence submitted by the nominee to make the decision as to who is successful in the programme. Their dedicated researchers used merit-orientated research via the public domain, taking into consideration a number of different factors. Once finalised, the file is presented to the judges for their consideration. To move successfully from nominee to winner there must be evidence of expertise within a given field, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation.


On that note of being innovative and forging ahead in the podcast sphere, Newcastle Podcast Station are so excited to be partnering with Newcastle Libraries for the upcoming Newcastle Podcast Festival from 19th-21st of February as part of the New Annual. Our keynote speaker Sharon Taylor the GM from OMNY Studios is one of the best podcast minds in Australia, her presentation is Hear What’s Next: The Future of Podcasting, there’s also presentations on monetising your podcast, the key to delivering successful live events, how to get started with your podcast and how to make it as a podcaster with internationally recognised comedian Josh Earl regular on The Project and Double J. We’re also having the inaugural Newcastle Podcast Festival Awards at the Novotel Newcastle Beach on the 20th of February, if you have a podcast you want to submit for the awards we’d love you to do so, you can nominate a podcast, vote for one or buy tickets to the presentations at newcastlepodcastfestival.com . There are only 30 tickets for each presentation at the Digital Library and the tickets are under $30.


Newcastle Podcast Festival Program 2021

Awareness of podcasting and the rate of consumption continues to grow around the globe, with advertising revenues projected to surpass USD$1 billion by 2021. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent in the space by tech giants and big corporates alike, and with over 800,000 podcasts to choose from, podcasting is now mainstream. So what does that mean for you? Maybe you’re someone who wants to learn how to access podcasts that interest you or maybe you want to gain the confidence to get behind the microphone or you’re podcasting already but you need to gain more visibility or monetise Newcastle Podcast Festival will show you how to do all of these things! We also have two schools programs to book via Newcastle Libraries, Newcastle Storytellers and Professional Podcasters of the future. All events can be booked via our website newcastlepodcastfestival.com. Hurry, only 30 spots available for each event.



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