By David F. Rooney
The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAS) has now uploaded the second in its four-part series of podcasts about Revestoke entrepreneurs.
The latest podcast is about me and The Revelstoke Current and can be heard here: http://kast.com/podcast/davidrooney/. Here’s what producer Andrew Zwicker had to say:
“The Internet. For many businesses its arrival presented new and unique opportunities to build, grow and expand their traditional businesses. Other businesses saw it as a future competitor and didn’t get on board until new upstarts had surpassed them. Take the newspaper business for example. Since the days of the Gutenberg press, newspapers have dominated as the news delivery medium of choice and as such were the go to advertising spot for centuries.
“David Rooney of Revelstoke BC was one of the disruptors to get on board the online news trend of hyper local news. With the mass adoption of online news well underway, the new winners in the news wars were those with the best voice and best content. No longer was success limited to who had access to or owned a printing press. Following a long career in the journalism business In 2009 David launched The Revelstoke Current. The rest, as they say is history.”
KAST’s first podcast about a local entrepreneur was uploaded to the web last week. It focused on Scott Duke and Stoke FM. You can hear it here: http://kast.com/podcast/stokefm/.
The next podcasts will be about Jean Marc Laflamme and Bruno Long.