Sunday, September 24, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Erin & Dave Trafford on making the leap to podcasting and Story Studio Network

You probably know Dave Trafford and daughter Erin Trafford from their work in news/talk radio and television news. The father-daughter duo are now part of the growing number of former media who’ve moved into podcasting, collaborating on the Story Studio Network, a podcast production and branded content studio they co-founded last May.

Dave and Erin join this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about making the leap from news to digital entrepreneurship, how the pandemic and industry layoffs propelled their journey, and why Erin believes journalists make the best entrepreneurs.

Story Studio Network is hosting a Podcast Potential – Masterclass & Open House happening Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. ET. Learn more here.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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