Soooooooo podcasts are legit. Like proven legit. Ya kow why? The Press Club of Western PA has grown to include podcasts as a media source included in its coveted Golden Quill Awards. Guess how we know? The Ya Jagoff Podcast is a finalist again this year in the Excellence in Audio category for two profiles as a subcategory.
Listen, figuratively and literally. We are ecstatic that two of our productions were considered amidst all the options in all the categories. While we are not hard-hitting journalists, we take pride in delivering Pittsburgh stories. From unique jobs like configuring the perfect ice surface for our Pens to skate, to the CEO responsible for putting the terrible towel on the moon, John and Rachael get to ask the questions that help shape an audio story painting part of the big picture in our city. Not to mention the performers like comedian T-Robe to musicians like Benny Faiella from the Beaver County bred Jaggerz who also shape the stories that shape Pittsburgh. Throw in a few headliners who need only a one-name mention like JuJu, Bus and Kato, and that is the Ya Jagoff Podcast.
We are grateful and elated for guests like Katy Ursta and Melanie Mitro of Chic Influencer, world-renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, and Emmy-award winning performer FRZY for allowing us to be among journalists for such an esteemed award. We are grateful. We are honored. We are proud. We are the Pittsburgh Podcast. We will know if we won on September 3. Cheers to a win!