radio imaging advice: “pay it forward”


With thanks to (a blog to which I subscribe…Google Reader strikes again 🙂 there is a great link to a really well done video interview by voice talent Nick Parker of Nick interviews Dave Foxx, long time Creative Services Director at Z-100 (WHTZ-FM/New York).

I don’t know Dave (save for his voice and production skills) but what impressed me most about the interview was the “thank you” conversation at the end of the video. If you enjoy radio imaging, this vid is cool to watch…if you want to know what separates the pros from the wanna-be’s check the end of the video.

Dave Foxx has exactly the right attitude.

9 Responses to “radio imaging advice: “pay it forward””

  1. What a fantastic video, Peter! As someone who is extremely interested in getting more involved in radio imaging, it was both educational and heartening. His views on the music industry were really enlightening too (and actually is exactly in line with what I’ve been hearing for the last several years from the independent musicians I talk with through my songwriting resource website).

    And very cool last comments from Dave, you’re right. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing that!

    All the best, — Jodi

  2. Hi Jodi:

    Dave does seem like a very cool guy for someone whose been doing imaging as long as he has.

    I guess he understands how lucky he has it.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  3. Hi there, thanks for mentioning my blog on this post. Like you, I def enjoyed the interview, it was very heartwarming.

    And yes, my favorite was the ending, Dave Foxx always wanting the favor to be returned not on his but on others.

    I guess this is what really makes the prod god, a god.

    He is never selfish, he always shares his secrets, and coming from him also who was once at the bottom, makes him Dave Foxx.

  4. Hi Novell:

    Glad you saw the ping.

    I enjoy your blog…been a subscriber for a while now. Please keep up the great work.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  5. Thanks for posting the interview, Peter. I have always wondered about him. Have heard his strong work for years now.

  6. Interesting he mentions the European connection from the station’s PD…Jan Polet (Hit Test) uses him for imaging.

  7. Hi Smith:

    I’m so glad you stopped by!

    This interest in this video has impressed me…people have called me about it and other voice over blogs have linked to it. To me that speaks to the quality of the production (which I think is great) and great content. Dave impresses with his abilities but even more so with his attitude.

    I hope you’ll visit often.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  8. First off, thank you to Novell and Peter!
    I am floored that you guys took time out of your busy days to watch AND post my video on your sites.

    I did the video last semester in my junior year and really appreciate all the kind words you guys have given it.

    If you guys have any tips for a college kid, I’d love to talk to you.
    Even if you don’t, I’d love to just hear your experiences!


  9. Hi Nick:

    It’s simply really – good work gets noticed.

    It starts with the idea and if all the elements are executed properly…something good comes out and the end.

    That’s what happened in your case.

    Idea: Great concept – interview Dave Foxx.

    Execution element #1 – Get Dave Foxx to agree to an interview. Done? Phew!

    Execution element #2 – Write good questions to get good answers from Dave Foxx.

    Execution element #3 – Get good answers from Dave Foxx. Can’t control that….need to hope and pray. Done.

    Execution element #4 – Good production techniques and shooting style. Done

    Execution element #5 – Good post-production. For a college project – really nice.

    So everything came together nicely. It might not have felt that way as the producer but you carry the excess baggage of knowing every little thing that went wrong. Your audience (us) know nothing of the minutiae and can only judge the final project.

    Nice job.

    Best always,
    – Peter