New Voices AMPLIFY is a marketing accelerator for independent creators who have an existing podcast and are ready to take it to the next level. The program will equip independent audio makers with marketing and development skills to help their shows break through the noise.

About this Program

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from February 20 - April 11th, 2024. 
  • 1-2:30pm PT / 4-5:30pm ET
  • 8 weeks of workshops and guest speakers 
  • Only 16 Fellows Accepted 
  • 1000 Stipend + 1 Year AIR Membership
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New Voices AMPLIFY is an 8-week marketing accelerator for independent creators who have an existing podcast and are ready to take it to the next level. The program will equip independent audio makers with marketing and development skills to help grow and reach new audiences. 

Application Timeline: 
Information Session: November 21, 2023
 Applications Open: November 22, 2023
Applications Close: December 8, 2023
Cohort announcement: January 2024
Program Dates 
Tue Feb 20, 2024 - Kick Off / Orientation / Thur Feb 22, 2024 - Guest Speaker 
Tue Feb 27, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Feb 29, 2024 - Guest Speaker
Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Mar 7, 2024 - Guest Speaker 
Tue Mar 12, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Mar 14, 2024 - Guest Speaker 
Tue Mar 19, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Mar 21, 2024 - Guest Speaker 
Tue Mar 26, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Mar 28, 2024 - Guest Speaker
Tue Apr 2, 2024 - Workshop
Thur Apr 4, 2024 - Guest Speaker
Tue Apr 9, 2024 - Presentations / Wrap Up/ Thur Apr 11, 2024 - Presentations / Wrap Up

Frequently asked questions

Who is this program for? 

  • Must have an active podcast that has a minimum of 3 completed episodes released in the past year. 
  • Be an independent podcaster who produces/makes their show themselves without the support of mainstream resources. (You do not receive funding from a production company/studio or major network). 
  • Podcast creator identifies as historically marginalized. 

I can't make the mandatory information session? Will it be recorded? 

Yes, the information session will be recorded. Please RSVP even if you can't attend so that you can find out when it's posted live to this page. 

What does historically marginalized mean? 

We want to work with people who represent groups that are not typically represented in the public media and podcasting. This could be based on a candidate’s race, gender, and class background and/or vision. The committee who reads the New Voices applications is mindful to select candidates with different abilities, experiences and who come from underrepresented communities and geographic locations. Our goal is to find candidates who will bring an inclusive and dynamic mix to the cohort, New Voices alumni network, and to the industry in general.

Where is the application?

You will need to complete and submit application using a platform called Submittable. The application link will go live Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023. 

How many participants are selected

A selection committee will select 16 applicants to the program. 

What is the application timeline

Mandatory Information Session : November 21, 2023 
Applications Open: November 22, 2023  
Applications close: December 8, 2023  
Selected Cohort Announcement: January 2024 

What do I get if I am selected?

Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend plus accelerated learning and access to leading industry professionals and mentors. In addition to workshops and exercises on monetization, audience engagement, and promotional campaigns, participants will be a part of a cohort of independent podcasters with the opportunity to build lasting relationships. You'll also receive a 1-year Professional AIR Membership. 

Watch the Information Session 

Watch the information session to learn more about this new program from AIR. We'll go over the application timeline, process and questions. Read the FAQ's at the bottom of this page to see if you are eligible to apply to this program.
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Keisha "TK" Dutes

Keisha "TK" Dutes is the co-founder of Bondfire Radio a community oriented online radio station and has been at the helm of podcasts from producer to executive producer.
Since 2005, TK's experience spans terrestrial radio, online, podcast (Good Words with Kirk Franklin, HeadSpace's HiberNation, Buzzfeed's "Thirst Aid Kit", Function with Anil Dash, Hear to Slay) and audio drama. TK's passion for Black history and audio lead to a production of W.E.B DuBois' The Comet, and The Weeksvile Project, a story about a free Black community Brooklyn, N.Y.
As a contributing reporter and talent for NPR's Life Kit, her episodes are thoughtfully crafted 1st person accounts about making career changes to conversations exploring mental health, boundaries, inner voice, and more. 
She also spreads the gospel of radio and podcasting through workshops and mentorship, and was listed on's "Black Talents in Public Media You Should Know."
Currently, she serves on the board of the Association of Independents in Radio and does independent projects with her friends at her new company, Philo's Future Media. 
Patrick Jones - Course author


Lynn Casper

Casper (they/them) is a passionate media creator and artist fascinated by the connective power of technology. After receiving a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Casper developed social media strategy at Working Films and provided community coordination for Mozilla’s NYC Hive Learning Network.
Casper has presented on the impact of intentional podcasting and being an independent podcaster at WNYC Studio’s Werk It conference and presented an AIR webinar on DIY marketing for independent podcasters.
Casper also produces the long-running queer music podcast, Homoground, which serves as a platform for independent LGBTQIA+ musicians.
Patrick Jones - Course author