One of the movers and shakers of East Coast public radio is moving to podcasting. Chris Bannon will soon take the position of Chief Content Officer at Hollywood based Midroll Media. As a Vice President of WNYC-FM in New York City he oversaw Freakonomics Radio and the station’s top talkers: Leonard Lopate and Brian Lehrer. Bannon also played a big hand in recent transitions for WQXR and New Jersey Public Radio.
I suppose I could crank out a couple of quotes from the Midroll press release on Bannon, but I think his recent tweets are a lot more fun. Here are a few.
On the elderly:
Props to the 70 year old gent at my gym who took a break to smoke his cigar between bench press sets.
— chris bannon (@cjbannon) February 18, 2015
I’d love a weather app that could actually do something about this weather.
— chris bannon (@cjbannon) February 9, 2015
— chris bannon (@cjbannon) February 8, 2015
. . . and the White House:
Pleasantly surprised when I heard on the radio today that Loretta Lynne might be our new Attorney General.
— chris bannon (@cjbannon) January 29, 2015
I’ll bet she’d stand by her man. Anyway, looks like Bannon won’t be trekking to the west coast. He’ll move to Midroll’s New York office’s in March. Midroll serves as the parent company for two podcasting networks, these being Earwolf and Wolfpop. The company sells advertising for around 200 podcasts, all told.