Chicago, IL, June 16, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Wanting to create a media space for 'all things Chicago', local journalists and radio personalities James VanOsdol and Amy Guth recently launched Yak Channel, a podcast network of Chicago-focused content and local experts.
Yak Channel’s sharp focus on the city sets it apart from loosely-affiliated podcast networks whose shows lack a specific connection. The podcast network platform will feature content from Chicago experts in a variety of subjects including theater (Kevin Alves), sex and sensuality (Michelle L’Amour), food and celebrity (VanOsdol’s acclaimed “Car Con Carne” podcast), and extensive music coverage from Chicago’s iconic JBTV, among others.
“Our goal is to build a group of unique experts and personalities around different subject matter areas, and expand to unique, live events built around different hosts as we build,” Guth said.
Podcasting is continuing to grow as a popular medium for storytellers, growing 23% since 2015. “I started podcasting back in 2006,” VanOsdol said. “Back then, podcasting was still mysterious to people; I had to explain that you didn’t have to own an iPod to listen to a podcast. The world’s finally caught up.”
Yak Channel is available online on iTunes, Google Play Music, Soundcloud, Stitcher and TuneIn! More information on the shows and hosts can be found online at yakchannel.com. Also on Facebook and Twitter (@yakchannel).