Watch The Media

WATCH THE MEDIA is a radio show and podcast hosted by John Shrader.

Shrader provides commentary on media issues, criticism and  interviews.

WTM airs Thursday mornings on K-Beach Radio at California State University,Long Beach.

The program can be heard at









John Shrader hosts This December 19, 2013 edition of Watch The Media
Rich Walcoff of KGO Radio in San Francisco on reporter/athlete relationships.
Rebecca Lieb of Altimeter Group talks about TV and Twitter.


December 19, 2013

This episode with Lakers broadcaster Stu Lantz was recorded in October 2013 at California State University, Long Beach.  Lantz talks about his relationship with Chick Hearn, about Kobe Bryant, about the current condition of the Lakers and his broadcasting career.  Moderated by John Shrader, with students contributing.


December 9, 2013

John Shrader hosts “Watch The Media” –

This Week:  JP Dellacamera, long time American soccer announcer, talking about MLS, American soccer on TV, and the world’s beautiful game.
                   Enedina Cisneros on “Hipsters”
                   Sam Farmer, NFL writer for the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Company


November 21, 2013

Laura Castaneda – San Diego City College Journalism and Media instructor on border issues and reporting.

Mike Altieri, V.P. Communications, AEG and LA Kings on managing sports media relations.

And…the Oxford “Word of the Year” for 2013.


November 14, 2013

Junya Sakino, director of the feature film “Sake Bomb” spends most of the hour with John Shrader. Co-producer Hiram Chan is also on the show. Sakino, Chan and two other CSULB film school graduates collaborated on the film, which was released this fall.


OCTOBER 31, 2013

GUEST: Mark Fainaru-Wada, co-author with his brother Steve Fainaru of the book “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for the Truth” – they were also writers and reporters on the PBS Frontline documentary of the same name.


OCTOBER 24, 2013

Guests:  Mohammed el-Nawawy, professor and author from Queens University, Charlotte – expert on Arab media and Middle East; Michael Stark, owner of LA Radio Studio and host of LA Radio Sessions; Rob Strauss, Senior News Producer, KPCC Radio


OCTOBER 17, 2013

Guests:  Neal Augenstein, WTOP Radio and; Danny Paskin, professor of Journalism and Mass Comm, CSULB and Cat Tompkins, student chapter NAHJ; Beverly Macy, expert on social media and social media marketing


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