OFM launches a podcasting academy to teach future podcasters 

Podcasting continues to grow and provides opportunities to young people who are interested in broadcasting and podcasting. OFM announced that it is launching a podcasting school to teach future podcasters in FreeState and surrounding areas. 

“In an ever-changing landscape of audio production and consumption, OFM is leading the way and opening access to technology and platforms for citizen podcasters to be heard,” said the company in a press statement. 

Nick Efstathiou, CEO of the Central Media Group said, “the belief is that experts, or celebrities and influencers, are the only people to have podcasts. I say: ‘No.’ My view is that anyone who wants to be heard should be given the opportunity to publish. OFM is going to open those doors.” 

“OFM has the studios, engineers, audio production capacity and platforms to publish new, exciting podcasts. OFM will grant access to its production facilities at an affordable rate to give prospective podcasters the opportunity to be published on a bigger scale. The cost of podcasting is within reach.” 

According to Efstathiou, the academy seeks to turn bedroom podcastes into professional podcasters, “there are many bedroom podcasters. OFM will move them into the mainstream, offering them greater audiences.” If you like to join OFM School of Podcasting, email podcasting@ofm.co.za

Podcasting in South Africa was pioneered by Gareth Cliff, a famous broadcaster and a veteran media strategist Rina Broomberg. Both Rina and Gareth are co-founders of CliffCentral.com, a leading podcasting station in Mzansi and the rest of the continent.  

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