Must Read Alaska Show wins gold medal for podcasts


Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals awarded the Must Read Alaska Show a gold medal in its 2023 AVA competition in the category of audio production/radio podcasts.

The episode of the show that won the award was the John Quick interview of Pastor Ben McBride.

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AMCP was founded in 1994 and is one of the top evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry. AVA stands for Audio Visual Arts.

The Must Read Alaska Show was launched in September of 2020, and has broadcast some 279 episodes with over 204,000 downloads I 18 months. The show has at times ranked as high as #38 in its category on iTunes.

“It has been an awesome experience interviewing guests — from the president of the island nation of Palau to the governor of Alaska,” said Quick, who took over as the primary host of the show last February. “The interview with Ben McBride was special to me because he is a friend of mine who is trying to make a difference in some of the toughest cities all over the United States.”

On Friday, Quick interviewed Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson. Earlier this week, he was joined by Rep. Sarah Vance of Homer.

If MRAK readers know of someone who would make a great show guest, contact John at [email protected].


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