RENO, Nev. (KOLO) As of late September, the University of Nevada’s Innevation Center, spelled uniquely given the state it is in, is now a place podcasts can be recorded.
The podcast studio is in the basement of the Sinclair Street center, and comes with four microphones, an audio board, and state-of-the-art editing and recording software.
Journalism students like Regine Alojado can use the center for free, but others can use it also.
“Podcasts are becoming a big thing. Pretty much anyone can have their own podcast,” Alojado said.
“It’s a great resource because it’s open to the public, and it’s not just for the students.”
Getting more than just students involved was part of the university’s goal.
“It’s part of the university’s goal to make the university’s resources available, “said Rosanne Catron, the center’s operations manager. “Much of this machinery is too expensive for a small entrepreneur to afford on their own.”
According to Edison research, 112 million Americans have listened to a podcast in 2017, up 11% in one year, so you can see why the University of Nevada would want to be a part of that trend.
“With podcasts I can pick which one I am interested in.” described Alojado. “There are just so many different types of voices and shows, as opposed to radio, which is geared towards a specific audience.”
You either pay $17 an hour to use it, or sign up to be a member of the center – which is $150 a month, or $100 a month for alumni.