HERITAGE RADIO NETWORK
Heritage Radio Network
How can you turn a “network” into a “community”?
Heritage Radio Network, member-supported 501(c)3 non-profit independent radio station, was founded in 2009 by Patrick Martins and based out of two storage containers in the back of Roberta’s restaurant in Bushwick. From these humble beginnings, the network has grown exponentially and now broadcasts 40 regular weekly shows on food, drink and agriculture to over 200 countries. Programs include Cooking Issues, where chef Dave Arnold answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. On Beer Sessions, host Jimmy Carbone discusses all things beer with brewers and beer experts. Other programs have featured luminaries like Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Steven Soderbergh and Joan Dye Gussow.
In the crowded field of digital radio and podcasts, independent radio broadcaster Heritage Radio Network needed to find a way to differentiate themselves to connect with their current and future audience. This was an exciting challenge. HRN has created a wonderful community of food experts and enthusiasts. We wanted to create a digital space where all these people could come together, connect more and find out about other programs and projects in the HRN world.