Hit Network MD wins coveted podcast award for Vinyl Soul
Vinyl Soul – the podcast from hit107 Adelaide music director, Aiden Grant – was awarded the national prize for best Literature, Arts and Music podcast on the weekend.
The Cast Away Awards ran the first ever Australian podcast evening in Sydney at the Giant Dwarf Theatre.
On the achievement, Grant said, “I’m honoured to receive this award, I love talking music and find podcasting a great way to speak freely and openly with guests, and according to the downloads, listeners love hearing about it too!
Vinyl Soul began in 2015 with 38 episodes now released. It has featured some big names, including Tony Martin, Ryan Fitzgerald, Tom Ballard and Osher Gunsberg.
“I put everything into this podcast. Each episode I take the listener on a musical journey to find out how music has affected different celebrities lives.”
Grant also told Radio Today that interviewing a local act and including one of their songs is a big focus for Vinyl Soul. “This gives them an avenue to a larger market that they may not have been exposed to,” he said.
“Commercial radio just can’t do that anymore, and it’s sad. This helps local bands find a bigger audience and get the exposure they need.”
Grant records, edits, produces and promotes the podcast himself, all in addition to his on-air and MD commitments with the SCA-owned Hit Network. Vinyl Soul is available on iTunes.