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An Interview with Heritage Radio Network: Your Source For All Things Delicious
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  • July 24, 2014
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By Talia Ralph.

If you’ve been looking for a go-to news source for food-focused news coverage, look no further…

This week on “The Voice of Hospitality” we interview Erin Fairbanks from Heritage Radio Network. Read on as she tells us how they have you – and your industry – covered.

 Q. So tell us, how did Heritage Radio begin and how has it transformed over the years?

Patrick Martins founded Heritage Radio Network in 2009 to elevate the depth and breadth of food coverage so often ignored by the mainstream media. Today, Heritage is a thriving and rapidly growing member-supported network, boasting over one million listeners in over 200 countries and broadcasting from repurposed shipping containers outside Brooklyn’s legendary pizza purveyor Roberta’s.

Q. What sort of content and topics do you cover at Heritage?

We feature extensive original news; interviews with foremost food personalities ranging from Alice Waters to Ariane Daguin, Tom Colicchio to John Besh; and all the latest about the issues affecting restaurants, bars, and hotels every single day. We’ve been at the forefront of the minimum wage debate, new cheese regulations, restaurant openings, closings and expansions and more.

Q. Can you talk more specifically about the different shows and features you have on Heritage Radio?

Some highlights include:

  • The Business of the Business, where practicing attorney Phil Colicchio — who represents the interests of chefs, restaurateurs, investors, hotel owners and management groups — gives insight into the business side of the food world;
  • On All In the Industry, Founder and CEO of Bayer Public Relations Shari Bayer chats with experienced and dedicated hospitality professionals;
  • Leiti Hsu’s show Word of Mouth connects food and drink movers, shakers, servers, and makers;
  • Cooking Issues, hosted by Museum of Food and Drink founder Dave Arnold, sets us straight on the latest innovative cooking techniques, equipment, and ingredients;
  • The Food Seen goes behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of some of the world’s best kitchens;
  • In The Drink, hosted by certified sommelier Joe Campanale and The Speakeasy with Damon Boelte, the bar director for critically heralded Prime Meats restaurant, both sip and stir their way through the latest trends in wines and spirits, while Jimmy Carbone hosts Beer Sessions Radio, keeping tabs on the craft beer movement.

That’s just a sampling of the valuable content we’re creating right at the heart of Brooklyn’s thriving food scene, that has captured the world’s attention.

Q. What is the main reason why our members should tune into listen?

We are the first internet radio station devoted to covering food culture and politics across the country and around the world. We’re proud to broadcast 35 live programs each week, hosted by some of the food world’s most influential thought-leaders.

Q.Great, so now that our members are in-the-know about Heritage Radio Network, how can they ensure they don’t miss out!

You can tune in to www.heritageradionetwork.org or listen on Stitcher, iTunes, and from our downloadable archive any time to get up to date on important stories and trends that matter to your industry. We hope you’ll tune in soon!

Thank you Erin! We hope our members will tune into Heritage Radio Network: Your Source For All Things Delicious!

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