Why Game Changers: RADIO?
Game Changers: Radio features intimate conversations with those who have known success and failure in their radio careers. Our show is hosted by Craig Bruce and produced by Jay Mueller.
Season 1 and Season 2 aired in 2016 and received critical recognition when shortlisted in the Mumbrella Publish Awards for Best Podcast 2016. Based on this success, Craig Bruce delivered the keynote at Next Radio Conference in London in September 2016.
As a result, in late in Season 3 we ventured beyond our Australian shores to the United Kingdom. We spoke to the best of the best in radio in the UK.
Season 4 (once again focusing on Australian talent) launched in March 2017. During the season, Craig gave a keynote about Game Changers: Radio at Radio Days Europe in late March 2017. Season 4 will be followed by a Game Changers: Rising Stars - a special season focusing on the emerging talent in Australian radio.
The podcast is the end result of an idea formed after working for more than 20 years in Australian radio. Craig Bruce is the former national head of content for Southern Cross Austereo. During his career Craig did everything from push buttons behind a desk to managing and driving some of the biggest names in the industry. He also met Jay Mueller, Executive Producer at Triple M and founder of Bad Producer Productions.
And the rest, as they say, is a work in progress.
PUBLISH AWARDS: NOMINATED FOR BEST PODCAST 2016
In 2016, Game Changers: Radio was nominated for Best Podcast in Mumbrella's Publish Awards.
The Publish Awards celebrate the best in print and digital publishing across Australia. This year - the twentieth year of the awards - was the first time a podcast category was included.
Thanks are due to the radio stars who shared their stories on Game Changers: Radio. We couldn't have done this with you.
I recommend all on-air talent and Content Directors listen to the Game Changers interviews. They give great insight into the hard work, thought and effort required to succeed. A great listen.
Thanks Craig for your podcast. As a complete rookie to the radio game (just started on breakfast radio 6 weeks ago) your podcast has been an invaluable resource. Its been great hearing from some of the best in the business! Really appreciate what you’ve put together. As a newbie its hard finding resources to help, this has been an invaluable tool for a rather niche profession!
Just listened to my first ever Game Changers: Radio. It was the Hamish Blake episode. I really enjoyed it. It had a lot of correlation to where I am currently sitting in radio.
I just want to say a massive thank you. That Game Changers episode has really resonated with me. Having Hamish, my idol from when I was about 12 talk about his beginnings which are like mine has really given me purpose going forward.
So thank you again. It really was something extremely special for me and an amazing eye opener.
I just wanted to let you know as someone who has worked in news talk radio for 19 years, as a journalist, presenter and programmer, I very much enjoyed listening to your Nick Ferrari podcast. I visited Global a few years ago and met James Rea, and LBC is a very impressive radio station. However I must say in some regards they have been trailing Australian news talk radio, we’ve been doing it for decades and very successfully with 3AW, 2UE and 2GB, but hearing Nick’s thoughts was enlightening and there certainly much we can learn.
It would be great to hear you do more on talk radio in the future.
Hi Craig, just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for your podcasts. As a regional announcer I would never have had access to such amazing advice. It has literally changed so many of my thoughts about broadcasting, it is inspiring and so amazing to have such a great source of knowledge to listen to at any time! Thanks again, keep ’em coming!
Craig Bruce sets the bar with in-depth personal interviews with radio talent in Australia, and continues the high quality here in the UK. His conversations with radio stars in the UK are a must listen for anyone in radio.
Just wanted to pop you a note to say I love the podcasts – good for the soul when you’re stuck amongst the chaos daily. It’s nice to know other people have been through the same thing decades on decades!
Hey there Craig, just wanted to email and tell you how much I am enjoying the podcast. I’m loving hearing about the work ethic, motivations and programming thinking that goes into the various shows.
One of the things I love about the podcast is the way it makes me think more about what I do each day and why do things certain ways. It really gets the brain ticking.
Thanks again and keep up the good work!
Love them all! I’m doing more and more radio now I’ve retired from playing and I’m learning so much from these podcasts.
I love the fact that every successful radio personality have put in so many hours of hard work, so similar to life as an athlete. Awesome job.
I am loving Game Changers. So much to learn from listening to you and all your guests.
Really incredible stuff. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
In all seriousness, it has been a very long time since a podcast switched me off for almost an hour.
I couldn’t get enough, you totally had me. Amazing.
Loving Episode 1 – great conversation and the trust he [Marty] has in you allows for some candid and poignant moments.
Just finished listening to CB’s Game Changer podcast with Marty Sheargold. FREAKING AMAZING.
Download it because it’s incredibly entertaining and interesting. Listen to it because it’s a masterclass on how to make a podcast.
What I like is the natural flow of conversation. Radio has the strict parameters of a 3 minute break, so it is refreshing to hear Marty talk in more than short soundbites.I loved the balance between the personal and professional, and thought you gave him the space to open up but helped him along when needed.Game Changers: Radio really is must listen audio, genuinely wishing I can binge listen.
Game Changers: Radio is the ‘On The Couch’ of the radio industry. Craig Bruce, with his outstanding reputation and career, has the trust of his guests. This allows them to open up and answer his conversational questions with honesty and ease. Craig takes the listener on a journey during the podcast, reflecting on the careers of the best in the business.
Insight into the highest profile radio announcers in Australia is worth it’s weight in gold. The podcast is entertaining, intriguing and insightful – delving into the minds of the most creative people. Can’t wait for the next one!
The podcast left me wanting to hear the personal stuff. You knew it was coming, and Craig doesn’t disappoint.You know that Craig already knows the answers to the most personal of questions yet asks them in such a generous way as to set Marty up to really shine.Even through some of Marty’s darkest tales of radio self destruction, you want to cheer him on and let him know that things will turn out alright.
Great podcast mate. Really well done. Quality interview.
WHO WE ARE
Craig Bruce is the former Head of Content at Southern Cross Austereo. Responsible for getting some of Australia’s best talent on radio, his true passion is mentoring young creative talent. Craig is the founder of Craig Bruce Coaching. Follow Craig on Twitter and LinkedIn, and read his thoughts on Season One here.
Jay Mueller is the Executive Producer of Triple M's Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy (currently the number one FM breakfast show in Melbourne). He is also the founder of Bad Producer Productions, a bespoke content creation company. Follow Jay on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.