Former Breakfast radio host Dave Matthews expands PodSpot Studios to Sydney & Gold Coast
PodSpot Studios now has locations spanning two states, with the network adding Sydney and the Gold Coast to its existing Sunshine Coast offering.
The network of purpose-built podcast studios was founded by former Breakfast radio host Dave Matthews alongside WOTSO Property which owns and operates flexible co-working spaces across Australia.
Until earlier this year, Matthews worked alongside Sam Coward and Ash Gierke on Grant Broadcasters’ Hot 91.1 Breakfast show, Dave, Sam & Ash. The trio were then forced to decide which of them would depart in a round of cost-cutting.
Its new locations include Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast and Neutral Bay in Sydney. The new spaces are available today to WOTSO members, as well as content creators and small business owners.
The new studios are purpose-built for podcasting, and are equipped with a RODECaster Pro mixing console, microphones and headphones for hosts and guests, as well as flat-screen TVs for remote guests, video content or static branding.
Matthews said he plans to open at least 10 more PodSpot Studios before the end of next year, including in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
“As remote and agile working became the norm during COVID, podcasting has also enjoyed a boom with 37% of Australians over the age of 12 now listening to podcasts every month, and major players like Spotify investing heavily in the medium,” he added.
“The power of podcasting is immense for sharing stories and opening opportunities to drive sales. PodSpot is helping organisations of all shapes and sizes to add a podcast to their toolkit as we expand PodSpot Studios with WOTSO to even more locations over the next 12 months.”
Jessie Glew, joint managing director & COO of WOTSO, welcomed PodSpot Studios to its Sydney and Gold Coast sites today.
“We are not experts at podcasting and we don’t claim to be, that’s why we have partnered with PodSpot to deliver WOTSO with some great podcasting suites,” Glew said.
“We think having a podcasting suite in our space provides another service to our members, and who knows, we also might have a WOTSO podcast very soon.”