About the wpa

As the landscape of the Podcasting world continues to grow and become more accepted in mass media, the Wisconsin Podcast Association was conceived to add a place for podcasters from Wisconsin and throughout to turn for resources, connections, ideas and networking.


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Times are tough and now more then ever is important for us all to work together. The Wisconsin Podcast Association is stepping up to help podcasters throughout Wisconsin who are struggling because of COVID-19. The association announced that a portion of all new membership dues will be donated to podcasters in need during this crisis.

Podcasters in need of assistance can complete the form below to be considered for assistance.

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Those interested in making a donation or stepping up to help please email





The Oscars of Podcasting? First ‘Golden Mics’ Awards to Debut in 2021

The burgeoning podcast biz is looking for its own version of the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys.

On Friday, a group of podcast publishers and producers including Spotify, NPR, PRX, Sony Music Entertainment and Wondery announced the formation of….

The Podcasting Starter Guide: 7 Tips to Make a Successful Podcast

Podcasts have never been more popular than they are today.

In fact, there are more than 800,000 active podcasts as of 2019, which is a number that only looks to increase in the years to come….

Meet the 29 power players of podcasting who are pushing original audio production forward as the industry surges toward $1 billion in ad revenue

Podcasting is on the rise, with the industry expected to generate $863 million in ad revenue this year and more than $1 billion in 2021….

Why women are starting their own podcasting networks

Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci, two comedian-actors who have been podcasting for more than 10 years, were sick of bringing fully formed ideas to the male gatekeepers at podcasting networks and being told “no.”

So seven months ago, they started Earios, a network of comically bent shows “by women, for everyone” — a launch process that was “very rage-driven,” Lund said with a laugh. She and Blasucci host a show called “The Big Ones,” in which they hash out moral conundrums. A recent episode explored the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal….

The best podcasting gear for beginners

Starting a podcast is easy. Making one that actually sounds good is another story entirely. We can’t help much with the bigger problems facing would-be podcasters — finding a good topic and getting people to listen — but we can point you to the best gear to get started. With a few smart purchases, you too can sound like a podcast pro.

Get a decent microphone

You need a good microphone. There’s no arguing with this. It doesn’t matter if you’re starting your own show …..

Spotify’s paid subscribers accelerate as podcast listening grows 200 percent

Spotify’s continued investment in podcasts appears to be paying off, after the company reported that podcast listening has increased by 200 percent year-on-year in its fourth quarter earnings today…..

Is Podcasting Radio’s Next Revenue Star?

SWe’ve seen how the radio industry has steadily increased its digital revenue, crossing the $1 billion mark in 2019, according to the RAB. As radio stations look to generate new business, to battle digital monsters Facebook and Google who are coming for their local ad dollars, could podcasting be radio’s next revenue star?….

Pittman: The Sky Is The Limit

The iHeart CEO was a keynoter at Podcast Movement’s Evolutions Thursday night in Los Angeles. Pittman took some heat from the podcast community last September when he said podcasting was radio’s birthright. Last night he made it clear how much he believed in podcasting and told the crowd it’s going to be a lot bigger than anyone thinks….

iHeart Media Rolls Out New Ad Marketplace for Podcasts

Chasing industry trends, iHeart Media is about to become the latest audio company to release a custom ad network. Executives say iHeartPodcast AdSuite will tempt brands and potential partners—and set the company apart from its competitors—with a unique array of ad formats across platforms and custom tools….

Spotify Pays $250 Million for Ringer in Podcasting Drive

Spotify Technology SA is paying close to $200 million upfront for the Ringer, the growing online sports and pop-culture outlet, as part of its push into podcasting, according to a person with knowledge of the matter…..


The True Meaning Of The Podcastathon

The True Meaning Of The Podcastathon

An article from TuftsNow, points out "Empty shelves lining supermarkets, farmers dumping milk and abandoning fields of crops, restaurants laying off staff—the American food landscape has changed dramatically in just a month, thanks to stay-at-home...

Podcasters Wanted!

Podcasters Wanted!

Today we announced that we are teaming up with A100 Radio on iHeart and Wisconsin non-profit entity, LIVEfor to produce Wisconsin's first ever Podcastathon to raise money to provide food to struggling families throughout Wisconsin during this tragic pandemic....