Who's behind this?
About the Network
The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, is on a mission to:
Help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences;
Foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters;
Provide a powerful marketing opportunity for local businesses and organizations
Alberta Podcast Network Ltd. is pursuing this mission with funding from ATB Financial and support from other sponsors.
Karen Unland is a journalist turned entrepreneur based in Edmonton. She worked in newspapers for 15 years before turning her attention to independent local media, and she is passionate about finding new and sustainable ways to support creators. She had a blog and a podcast about bloggers and podcasters called Seen and Heard in Edmonton, and now does a podcast with her daughter called That's a Thing?! She is also co-founder of Taproot Publishing, which publishes Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven stories, cultivated by the community.
Katrina Ingram is the former Chief Operating Officer of CKUA Radio Network, Canada’s most successful community radio station. A Vancouver transplant who now calls Edmonton home, Katrina has a background in business administration, specializing in marketing and communications. Katrina is passionate about the intersection of art and technology. She teaches at MacEwan University in the arts and cultural management program.
WHY ATB IS POWERING THE NETWORK
ATB has a story. A story about creating happiness for Albertans. One way they do that is by listening to Albertans to get to the heart of their dreams and help find a way to make them happen.
ATB also listens to the ones who make podcasts. And the ones who listen to them. That’s why they jumped at the chance to support the Alberta Podcast Network. They know it’s a great place to help Albertans grow, so it was a natural fit for them.
ATB is excited to help amplify Albertans’ voices through the network by bringing those voices to their neighbours.