Getting started with coaching, learning, podcast, radio show, behind mic

Getting Started

If you are a do-it-your-self-er, you will probably spend a lot of time researching your on-mic concept for radio, stage, internet, or behind the camera. You'll grab onto anything that seems like a good course of action and hold that course until it fizzles out. Then you start over. Don't get caught in that trap. Instead, learn how to create a better podcast, radio show, or behind the mic performance from someone who specializes in finding solutions and bringing them to you. Put my experience to work for you as your coach, WHILE you continue to learn.



Podcasting and radio shows are not the same thing. Do you know why? If you know why, are you putting that to work in your podcast? I have coached people who make spectacular shows for 20+ years. I have done a life-long study of the "how to" with an emphasis on engaging AND activating the listener. Valuable tools for your podcast success. I'm a no frills coach. I don't have a secret formula but I do have some secrets and tricks. I don't have a one size fits all approach but I do have a size that will fit your strengths. I'm here to serve, when can you start?


On-Mic Coaching

On-Mic Coaching is recognition that performances behind the mic have many distribution channels but the mic is always in the center. In terms of coaching, I love the whole Transformer imagery. In an instant, seemingly simple, yet sexy looking, cars or trucks become these ginormous fighting machines with secret weapons and extraordinary super powers. The thing is, you would never know by looking at those cars that they had all that exceptional power packed under the little tiny hood! That is the way I see you behind the mic. 




Learning from history! Build on the good and never repeat the bad. That is, unless what was bad is now good. But how do you know what to do? What if someone figures out that you don't know everything? Then, everything you have will be nothing! You better shut the door and pretend like you're working again....or, you could call your coach... your sounding board... and experienced pro that has your best interests in mind. Brilliant! It does not matter if you're just starting out or if you've been in the game a while, I'm here for ya!



Product Creation & Branding

One of the fun things about getting an M.B.A., after years of business experience, is to be able to compare what is being taught as "formula" in textbooks and what works in the real world. I'm happy to report what is actually taught at the finer Universities is that each situation is unique and requires different applications to solve. Call it business algebra if that doesn't trigger too many unhappy memories. The point is, I can help you in creation and in branding. I don't do the work but I do help you find your own way to get it done!




My specialty is helping folks to think of the things they ain't never thought of before. If I could actively engage my whiteboard with ideas, ideas, ideas every single day - I would be the happiest guy on the planet! I can honestly say the best ideas come from creative collaboration. Unfortunately, not many know how to effectively brainstorm to bring the most out of each session. Creative problem solving? Yup! Unique methods to get to new discoveries? Yup! Do we need to be in the same room to get it done? Nope! Sign up today!


After 35 years in the air chair, Tim Maranville is still my Yoda. Doc has constantly energized my career like a 6 foot can of Red Bull and a Colombian keg of coffee on steroids. Even more, his leadership skills align with the way he lives his personal life. Character is more important than intellect. It is rare to find one who instills both in others.
Dave Pratt, Radio Hall of Fame and Owner, Star Worldwide
Tim Maranville is one of the most brilliant and creative programming minds you'll ever encounter. For years, major broadcasters have sought out Tim when they needed someone who could think out of the box to create new, fresh approaches. It's a God-given talent, and you are guaranteed to learn and grow... if you listen
Jon Hamilton, President, Christian FM

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My Book

It is my life's passion to help others succeed. I really didn't get that until much later in my life. What I mean is that I didn't know that THIS was what drove me to make really cool products and successes over the years. My joy in helping individuals lift their game (even when they didn't know it was me) has enriched me beyond compare. Mutations: Talent Coaching, Leadership, and Whimsical Wisdoms is another way that I might help others succeed or find the same joy that I have found. Available on Amazon, Create Space, or hire me and I'll buy a copy for you.


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Spiritual Mentoring

Spiritual Mentoring

Where are you with God? Are you curious? Are you there? Do you think you're there but don't know for sure? Are you confused by churches, pastors, and religious people? Do you think He can't keep up with this crazy entertainment business? Do you feel like you might be "coming out" if you said Jesus (in a loving way) in the halls or outside the studio door? How do you handle gossip? Having programmed and been involved with some of the raunchiest broadcasters in the business and still come out as a ardent follower of Jesus... I might be able to help. I'd love it!


Lets keep in touch...

I wouldn't exactly call it a newsletter...more like, me sending you stuff I thought you might like to know and that might help you do what you do everyday. That's not to say I would send you something everyday. Knowing me, probably not every week....just a way for us to keep in touch.

People Will Talk

Tim is one of those wonderfully balanced people, who can marshal business acumen, analytic skills, and lively creativity, all tempered with solid ethics and human compassion, to solve a problem. I always listen to what Tim Maranville has to say.

Kirk Stirland, President, Programming, Westwood One

Tim is the template on how stations and programming should be run. I am truly honored to have had the pleasure to learn from this man.

Tony Michaels Genberg – Cumulus Media – Owner Trainer at OMG Training & Fitness

If you get a chance, take the time to get to know this remarkable man.

Rob Trygg – Owner, Creative Voice Productions

Tim has a rare and remarkable touch, and innate sense about how to do things right. Most importantly, his steady demeanor, calm attitude, and tendency to build up those around him made us all feel good about our work, and work that much harder. He is a wise and able leader and probably the best I’ve ever worked for.

John Clay – Music Programmer & Voice-Over talent

Tim made me a better air talent… Tim was and still is the secret weapon behind my West Coast success.

Diamond Boy Luis Torres – Afternoon drive El Zol 107.9 Washington D.C. / Program Director at Delta Air Lines

Tim is an exemplary role model and mentor to up-and-coming radio talent. I have sought his advice and expertise on numerous broadcasting topics and he has always provided outstanding guidance and recommendations for me.

Dr. Debra Brittain (Britt) Davenport – President, Davenport Public Relations & Debra Davenport Couture

Not only did I learn a lot from him as a Program Director but it was great to be able to see firsthand how much he cares about his team, always pushing you to the limits to achieve objectives and goals, keeping you motivated and focused.

Norma Duran – Publicist

Tim Maranville! Innovator! Motivator! Accelerator! Tim is always looking for and creating new ways of “redesigning the radio wheel,” to make it roll more effectively towards today’s audience needs.

Blake Powers – 98.7/K-LUV/PM Drive at CBS Radio/Dallas

Tim has a passion for radio that is second to none. His attention to detail and his ability to allow talent to shine is unmatched. I learned a great deal from Tim during my association with him at KFRC San Francisco.

Dean Goss – Morning Co-Host Dean and Sharon Show; Adjunct Professor of Media Studies and Imaging Voice for Cowles Media Television

Tim “Doc” Maranville quickly went from being my Program Director to my mentor at KVIB, and for years after we both left the radio station, I’ve continued to look to Tim for advice & guidance.

Albert Lineses III aka AL3 – 3x National DJ Champion & The Official DJ of the UFC

…an outstanding strategist and truly knows how to use perceptual and music/programming research as a valuable tool for decision-making. At each of the stations we have worked with Tim, the stations he oversaw were successful in accomplishing their stated goals.

Bruce Fohr – Owner, FMR Associates, Inc.

Tim Maranville is one of the brightest people I have ever worked with, in every sense of the word. He understands more about radio and communicating both on and off the air than most in our industry.

Stu Evans – Skilled front-line communicator

Tim is the real thing – smart, creative, hardworking and ready to think outside the box. I worked with him at several different companies and every time I was impressed by his imagination and his programming savvy.

John Parikhal – Partner at Breakthrough Management LLC

Tim Maranville is a one-of-a-kind leader and mentor with a unique perspective. He refuses to follow the status quo, always asking “How can I make this product special?” “How can I make this product work better?” and most importantly “How can I lift this person up and help THEM become better?”

John Fowlkes, National CHR/Hot AC/Programmer

Early in my career Doc advised me that the conversation between host and listener must be deeply personal, that the listener must feel that he/she is being individually addressed. The relationship I have developed with my listeners over the years applying the techniques taught me by Doc have been instrumental in expanding my show from one affiliate to near 200 across America with no end in sight. Whether you’re new to the mic or a seasoned veteran, the words on these pages will help you flourish.

Mark Walters-Syndicated Host of the Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio Daily Defense programs, author and magazine columnist

During my ten years as morning radio personality for CBS in Phoenix, I worked with seven Program Directors. There’s only ONE that I would cross a four lane, two-way highway, blindfolded on merely his command. Tim Maranville! Tim is THE best.

Bill Gardner – On-Air Talent (Phoenix, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego)

Doc is the best! His love for radio and his love for people are the perfect combination for coaching. He has empowered me to find my voice and talked me off the ledge when I was ready to quit! His advice has served me well and helped me not just grow my show, but my business as a personality.

Amanda Carroll – National Christian Radio Personality – Christian FM

When Tim says he has a PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE, those aren’t just words. He truly lives to help others. I’ve worked with Tim at two radio networks. Tim teaches his on-air talent to create content like an artist creates a painting. If a performer has a gift, Tim WILL find it and refine it. His encouraging demeanor, faith and goofy humor make him a joy to work with. Read his book and never be boring again. Ever!

Angie Austin – TV personality and nationally syndicated radio host
Cumulative lifetime audience
Radio stations touched
Talent coached
Tall buildings leapt