What makes Gov 2.0 Radio is the people. And it’s so much more than the host and producers who created it and keep it running. The success of Gov 2.0 Radio is in the circle of people who support us through advice and other input.
It’s the growing network of correspondents who recommend material or guests for interview. And who, in 2012, will be taking more of a front row seat. (It could be you!)
Hosts and producers
Gov 2.0 Radio was originally anchored and produced by Adriel Hampton from San Francisco. Adriel was regularly joined by co-hosts Steve Ressler of GovLoop and Steve Lunceford of GovTwit.
Other guest hosts have included:
- Alex Howard (aka Digiphile), O’Reilly Radar
- Luke Fretwell, GovFresh
- Ari Herzog – Newburyport councilman; President, @SMCBoston
- Lauren Vargas & Lindy Kyzer
One regular participant in the live international audience was Allison Hornery, who at the time was piloting the CivicTEC initiative. Allison was also one of the occasional guest hosts and, in February 2011, became Adriel’s permanent co-host and co-producer.
In early 2012, Adriel made a tough (but exciting) decision to focus exclusively on his evolving commitment to NationBuilder. Allison is continuing Gov 2.0 Radio supported by the small Cofluence team and others.
Stay tuned for with some exciting plans for 2012.
|Co-founder: Adriel Hampton
Adriel is chief organizer for NationBuilder, a software platform for organizing, co-founder of the Gov 2.0 Radio podcast, and president of the San Francisco Technology Democrats. He is a professional speaker and advises governments, politicians, NGOs and businesses on social media and technology innovation. He is also an organizer for various civic tech events.
|Lead anchor: Allison Hornery
Allison has both a broad and quite deep experience in the world surrounding Gov 2.0. Over some 15 years she has had a range of roles – starting with working directly for local government peak bodies in policy and gov-tech program roll-outs. Internationally, Allison has developed programs for intergovernmental agencies including the UN and the Commonwealth of Nations. She is a regular speaker at events in Asia, Africa and Europe and is a co-founder of Cofluence, a new social studio for the public conversation.
|Co-founder / co-host: Steve Ressler
Steve is Founder and President of GovLoop.com, the “Facebook for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 23,500 members of the government community. On GovLoop, members use social media such as blogs, videos, and forums to discuss best practices and share ideas on improving government. GovLoop won the 2009 AFCEA Bethesda Social Media Award and was a finalist for the 2009 ACT/IAC Intergovernmental Solutions Award. Steve is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a professional organization of over 2,000 government employees across the U.S.
|Co-host: Steve Lunceford
Steve is a strategic communications professional for a leading provider of consulting services to U.S. Federal and state/local governments. He has 20 years experience in media relations/corporate communications (including 10 years in the Public Sector), working on behalf of firms such as Sprint, Choice Hotels International, BearingPoint, RadioShack and the NFL. Steve is also the founder of GovTwit.com, the world’s largest directory of government on Twitter, and is an evangelist for the use of new media technologies to help achieve traditional communications objectives.