Corporate Podcasting and why your company needs it NOW, training provided by Chris Jordan Media

If you’re like most companies, you struggle to keep your employees engaged. A study by Deloitte University Press found that 87% of organizations cite engagement as one of their top challenges. That explains why 3 out of 4 employees are open to or looking for a new job. Poor engagement usually stems from poor communication. Employees often lack a connection with …

Chris Jordan Media’s Consulting and Training at Ekurhuleni FM

I just spent a great time consulting and training the Ekurhuleni FM programming, sales, and marketing team. I focus on, and love upskilling community radio in South Africa, because like my products do, my academic textbook “A Word on Radio” (which was used for 5 years at media colleges) and my audiobook “Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most …

The Volatile “South African Radio Line-up Change” Culture

Over the past 5 – 10 years, the South African radio industry has adopted a terrible habit of really emphasizing how dispensable their on-air talent actually is.  At the time of writing this piece (and I might have missed out on some), Lesedi FM, Thobela FM, Metro FM, and Uhkozi FM had just recently in the month of March 2022 …

Comic Book Karaoke SEASON 1 – a Chris Jordan Media Production

Comic Book Karaoke is the narrative of geek and fandom culture in a socio-political space that has fresh and new conversations. Chris Jordan hosts a variety of super-geeks and friends of the show through woman empowerment, LGBT representation, eccentric collecting, and diversity in pop culture representation. Super Geeks that join the show are Jonathan Harding, Kylie Cox, Michelle Huxtable, Theri …

The Top 5 Most Bankable Broadcasters 2021

5. The 5FM Breakfast Team Radio 5FM’s new breakfast show introduced Dan Corder, Xoli Zondo (sport), Mathapelo Moloi (news) and Marli van Eeden (traffic) in April 2021. The team got off to a great start, enjoying every minute of being on air. They’re a mixed bag of talent – from campus to community, regional radio and TV.  This 5FM get-to-know-the-new-presenters series chats to the 5 Breakfast team …

Chris Jordan Media PREMIERE SELECT – Disney/Pixar’s”Encanto” Review

Listen to the review here Encanto is a musical breath of fresh air that we all need as we push through the last stretch of 2021.  In November 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that John Lasseter, the then-chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, had presented an idea for an animated project to himself and Byron Howard, while promoting his …

Demos are out! Showcases are in!

Since the dawn of radio (I’m guessing), well at least the dawn of my existence in the radio space which has been for the past 21 odd years, the importance of the presenter demo was an integral part of you moving forward from one station to another.  So we went from tape to CD, to digital submissions to having an …

The Soundtrack of my Life – A 6 episode podcast series about the music that mended a lifetime

I am so happy to be sharing this super personal journey through my favorite medium in sound. I preach to media practitioners that I mentor and train, that they need to start narratives that no one has demanded, requested, or shown a direct need for – but rather pro-actively view the world around them, step in, and tell a story …

Disney Premiere Select: “Cruella”

It’s finally here! The long-awaited, much anticipated live-action release of “Cruella”, with Emma Stone taking the frontline of portraying (as voted) – The Evilest Disney Villain of all Time”. Thanks to Disney, I got to watch the film, and have a short, concise audio review for you here. Press Play! And indulge in the fabulousness. “CRUELLA” AUDIO REVIEW