Hi there! Thank you for doing this interview with us and taking time out of your busy schedule. How are you?
I’m good thanks! Trying to survive the Bay Area weather this year is “interesting” to say the least – it was 75 degrees two weeks ago and it’s storming today!
Kind of been like that in our parts, too. First, can you introduce yourself and let us know what you do at Spreaker?
My name is RC, and I’m an Aries. Seriously, I’m a long time radio person who was a VERY early adopter of digital (1999). I happily handle Business Development & Partnerships for Spreaker!
How did you start your job at Spreaker?
I honestly stalked Francesco! Well, kind of…last year I caught a press release that Spreaker was setting up US operations here in San Francisco, so I sent him a note to introduce myself and see if he needed any help – I’ve been on since!
Ha, great story! Which Spreaker feature do you like the most?
The one-touch live broadcast feature on our app. Simply put, this is a game changer in the industry.
Can you give us a few reasons why it’s great working at Spreaker?
1. The excitement of helping to build a new brand. Spreaker is changing the way people look at web and mobile audio.
2. I get to work with folks from Italy! This is exciting for me because one of my hobbies is International Studies (pretty cool huh?). I also speak very basic (and very broken) Italian, because I took it in the 7th and 8th grades.
Do you have any fun memories that you would like to share?
Total radio DJ story: When I first started out on the air, I was working a late night on a weekend. I put on a long song to go to the bathroom, and…yep, I locked myself out of the studio. Nothing like having to walk to a payphone (this was the early 90’s), call my Program Director at 3am and have him come let me in!
Hilarious and memorable for your listeners too, I’m sure. What are your favorite podcasts on Spreaker?
What drives you crazy?
Things that move slowly, people who don’t respect their elders and commuting.
Last but not least, where can we find you on the internet?
Thanks so much for the interview RC!