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Just Push Publish & Other Great Government Podcasting Advice From Ray Ortega

Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm
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Ray Ortega is the host of The Podcasters’ Studio and Podcasters’ Roundtable … both shows are podcasts about podcasting. He launched his first podcast in 2007 which was called Produce Picker Podcast.

In 2009, he created The Podcasters’ Studio to share what he had learned while producing his first podcast and to teach himself audio-only podcast production.  Podcasting quickly became a full-time hobby and eventually his job – more accurately, his dream job.

Ray Ortega References the Power of the Mobile Phone



In this episode of All Hazards we’re going to talk about podcasting in general, podcasting in the government sector and how it might fit in with your office’s public outreach messaging.  We’ll offer some tips to get you started if you think your audience might want to listen to what you have to say, how you might improve your existing podcast, and what some of the trends are in podcasting.





Guest: Ray Ortega; ThePodcastersStudio.com; RayOrtega.com;

Twitter: @PodcastHelper

Professional Podcast Producer. Host of The Podcasters’ Studio & Podcasters’ Roundtable. “YouTuber” at http://youtube.com/rayortega 


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Climbing Towering Heights Keep Emergency Communications Flowing

May 12, 2016 4:08 pm

Today, at the CHP substation in Stockton, very important work is taking place. Public Safety Communications and Cal OES crews are installing a communications dish 120 feet up a new tower.  It will allow for emergency communications between CHP headquarters and dispatchers and their officers who are in the field. This is very dangerous work. Technicians often go to extreme heights, more than 1000 feet sometimes.

“You can see literally see a hundred miles in every direction, it’s awesome,” said Kynan Matz, a telecommunications technician with PSC.

If it weren’t for these PSC techs building and maintaining these towers, public safety would be severely compromised.

“Basically makes their radio work, you know, and all their mobile devices and their offices,” Matz goes … continue reading »

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Cal OES Shares the Future of Public Safety Communications in the Capital of Silicon Valley

Mar 2, 2015 5:26 pm


San Jose, CA – Wireless broadband data applications enable exciting new possibilities for improving the operations and effectiveness of California public safety activities in life changing – and lifesaving – ways.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Public Safety Communications continues to lead informational meetings to prepare California’s public safety community for the first Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) deployment in the Golden State.

FirstNet Outreach and Education Ongoing in the North State

Jan 28, 2015 3:30 pm

Sacramento – Technology is changing with the speed of light and much of this technology has been beneficial to consumers and businesses alike. Likewise, connecting all public safety personnel through FirstNet would be one of the most important advancements in public safety.

That’s why the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Public Safety Communications Department continues to hold town hall meetings across the state to explain what this nationwide, high-speed, wireless broadband network could mean to California and how it could benefit public safety stakeholders.

During the 6th meeting in Humboldt County, stakeholders learned about California’s developments on public safety broadband communications, current initiatives and how their local agencies can be part of the network. Leaders from Nevada and Oregon discussed the importance of collaboration … continue reading »

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California Continues to Build a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network

Sep 24, 2014 3:30 pm

firstnetlogo.jpegFairfield – The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Public Safety Communications Office held its third Town Hall meeting to inform first responders and other public safety communications personnel about the future implementation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) through the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

The purpose of these meetings is to gather information from local first responders, share how FirstNet will revolutionize public safety wireless broadband communications and bring firefighters, law enforcement officials, emergency medical service workers, and other public safety disciplines together like never before.

“It is crucial for local participation in the California planning efforts to ensure the network meets their unique public safety requirements,” said Karen Wong, Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications at … continue reading »

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Drought and Wildfire Summit

May 1, 2014 2:00 pm

Today, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services hosted a Drought and Wildfire Summit in collaboration with the Department of Social Services and the American Red Cross to plan ahead and develop courses of action for the early fire season and the continuing drought.

Cal OES hosts the Drought and Wildfire Summit for Mass Care.
Cal OES hosts the Drought and Wildfire Summit for Mass Care.

“A close line of communication and collaboration is critical to provide the best disaster response and recovery,” said Nancy Ward Chief Deputy Director at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Other state agencies, non-for-profit organizations and private sector partners involved in mass … continue reading »

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