The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Launches McCormick Center Radio on the BAM Radio Network

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Popularity of syndicated education radio continues to expand across the education community

Today, BAM Radio Network (BRN), the education station, announced that the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership has launched McCormick Center Radio. This talk radio show provides access to online interviews covering the most critical leadership and management topics impacting education program directors, administrators, and leaders. This new-media resource will nanocast BRN's premier leadership program, "Heart to Heart Conversations on Leadership," hosted by Holly Elissa Bruno, a professor, author, trainer, speaker, consultant and alumna of Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management. The program can be heard at

"We are honored to be able to provide high quality programming to one of the most respected education leadership organizations in the nation," said Rae Pica, cofounder of BAM Radio Network. "We'll continue to work overtime to produce the caliber of programming that is valued by the leading minds, organizations and companies in education."

About Kaplan Early Learning

Founded in 1985, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is dedicated to enhancing the professional orientation, management skills, and leadership capacity of early childhood educators. The activities of the McCormick Center encompass four areas: training and technical assistance to increase the knowledge and competency of early childhood administrators; program evaluation to improve the quality of early care and education; research to enhance the knowledge base on key workforce and professional development issues; and public awareness to promote greater understanding of the critical role of early childhood leaders in the provision of quality services for children and families.

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network is the largest education radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. The network offers 21 channels of education programming available on demand and hosted by the nation's leading educators and advocates. The network is a joint venture between privately held Washington, DC-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster and social media strategist Errol St. Clair Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

Syndicated Programming

BAM Radio Network has 21 channels of education programming from the most respected educators, advocates, administrators, policy makers and researchers in education today. A number of the programs have become very popular with educators and 14 have made iTunes' Top Education Podcast List. BAM Radio's entire library of episodes is available for syndication through several programs designed for small, medium and large companies and non-profits. BAM programs are currently syndicated across 40-plus sites and interest among for-profit companies and NGOs continues to grow.

A branded syndicated radio program can help associate good companies with the leading "expert voices" in education. The positioning helps build trust and brand awareness among educators, shows that the company is following and supporting the issues educators care about and provides valuable content for a company's social media marketing on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

"A branded radio show with syndicated content from BAM Radio gives visitors to a company's web site another good reason to return monthly or open their monthly newsletter. Good content makes web sites, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and newsletters more appealing, more relevant and more credible, " said Holly Hagler, VP of business development at BAM Radio Network. "In fact, high quality, relevant content is the fuel of social media. There is no effective social media strategy without a strong content strategy," said Hagler.

Exceptional Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Jerlean Daniel, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Gerald Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • William B. Harvey, executive director of the International Reading Association
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmina Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Paul Young, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Brian Crowe, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Linda Smith, executive director of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
  • Diane Whitehead, executive director of the Association for Childhood Education International

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

Insightful Commentary

To bring a wider, richer perspective to listeners, BAM Radio augments its team of expert hosts with a cadre of accomplished journalists who provide insightful commentary. BAM's core of on-air commentators includes Jay Mathews, education columnist with the Washington Post; Debra Viadero, associate editor at Education Week; Lisa Guernsey, Director of New America's Early Education Initiative, former staff writer at the New York Times and contributor to Early Ed Watch; Liz Willen, formerly with Newsday and Bloomberg Markets magazine and currently with the Hechinger Institute; Valerie Strauss, education columnist with the Washington Post; and Ugo Uche of Psychology Today.

Combined, this team of hosts and commentators provides a panoramic perspective and exceptional insight on the education issues of the day.

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