Barbara Beach, Radioactive Broadcasting

Barbara Beach

Interview: How to become a Talk Radio Show Host with Barbara Beach

Barbara Beach is the Content Chief at Radioactive Broadcasting Company.  Her biggest challenge in life is making a bridge between the things that matter most to her in life right now. But we get into that a bit later.

Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

Peter Drucker once said: “Wherever you see a successful business someone once made a courageous decision.”

Her Journey

Barbara was born and bred in Chicago area, raised by wonderful parents  who always told her she was incredible. Because she never saw her report card which marked her as “average,” seeing her second grade report card while putting together her mother’s stuff in boxes last year showed her that she thought she was incredible because of her parents.  Since she was 8 or 9 years old, she knew she wanted to be a journalist, so she trained at the Chicago Tribune as an investigative journalist. At some point, she started her own publishing business, but it came to a crashing halt when bankruptcy hit. Thus, she was heading towards the path of Radioactive Broadcasting.

A Low Point

On a long, school trip from Chicago to Canada, she was sitting next to a fellow school boy and he copped a feel of a little boob, but she was ashamed and kept running the question “Was I still a virgin?” through her head. As a young Catholic school girl, Barbara felt she was personally and emotionally exploited.

Aha Moment

When she was shipped out to the Los Angeles Daily News, Barbara was made an entertainment editor. So she felt like it was a demotion, but realized it was a promotion as this was Los Angeles. Entertainment is the news, so she saw this was where she was meant to be. Interviewing Elizabeth Taylor was her realization.

Barbara’s work now

Some of the ventures Barbara has going on is a show called “Cannabis Connection” and her shows related to medical Marijuana had almost 5,000 followers. She also started a brand new show for Senior Citizens and is thrilled about getting into health starting a new show called, Empowered Patient.

What’s exciting Barbara now

Barbara is excited that her daughter recently came to own a 1 week old baby goat and she’s excited to see it.

Lightning Round

Books Barbara Recommends:

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Helpful Habit:

She found giving herself time to stop helps. It’s OK to say, “time out.”

Helpful Person:

Barbara’s wonderful parents, as she mentioned earlier on the interview, really helped her. It was through them that she believed she could do great things.

Internet Resource:

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What’s Your Purpose?

Barbara believes she is here to tell others not to take something at face value. “Somebody says you can’t do it, figure out a way to do it,” she says.

Where to follow Barbara

Barbara’s website: http://radioactivebroadcasting.net

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