Fayetteville Podcast Studio Helps Teach Local Podcasters


Those looking for a place to record and produce their own podcasts and streaming video content can do so now at a new downtown studio.

In December, LaToya CEO René Robertson and a silent business partner opened the Fayetteville Podcast Studio at 438 Robeson St.

The studio offers video and audio equipment for people producing podcasts or other content for the Internet.

“My goal is to allow everyone to market their idea,” said Robertson. “If they have an idea, I don’t want them to get caught up in the tech parts. I know the tech parts. That’s what I’m here for.”

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Robertson is originally from Charlotte and graduated with a music degree from Methodist University in 2009.

She has already helped some local podcasters, like “Ego Aside”, develop their podcast ideas.

She said she’s seen some podcasters get to a point where they’re concise, prepared for their interviews, and their shows go smoothly.

Robertson started the business after his partner came up with the idea because of his background in creating music for TV shows such as “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “E! News Daily.”

“I see it as a shift in the production of entertainment and content,” she said. “A lot of people come up with ideas, a lot of people have great things to say that are both entertaining and relevant, but there have always been tons of barriers that keep people from getting there.”

Robertson said she sees this as an opportunity to connect with people with great ideas and help them create and publish their content.

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The studio not only offers audio production support, but also video production support.

Robertson said she wanted the studio to be a podcast production house.

“Right now there is a shift in the creation of digital content and in the way people consume information,” she said. “Traditionally, to have a TV show or things of that nature on TV, you had to be noticed and then be signed by that particular station and have your show – just a lot of stuff happened behind it. like it’s having a podcast station that’s set up and having something like Roku (streaming platform). ”

Robertson added that she would like someone to be able to say that he’s on a particular Roku channel and for viewers to be able to go and watch them.

“For that, I would like your traditional heroes from your hometown, the celebrities from your hometown, to have this opportunity to play an important role in their own way.”

How to make an appointment

Appointments to use the studio can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 910-797-4144. Clients will then need to explain what their goals and needs are as the appointment is made.

Audio rates are $ 100 per hour, which includes distribution assistance and commercial inserts. Videos cost $ 175 per hour and $ 75 for each additional hour, which includes audio, on-site engineer, editing, commercial inserts, and distribution.

The studio is open Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Editor-in-chief Akira Kyles can be reached at [email protected]

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