McIntyre is the producer and host of Valley Business RadioX, which is located in a radio studio at HMA Public Relations world headquarters in Arcadia!
To listen to recent interviews on the platform, click here. Below, we share his journey to the Valley, and eventually to founding Valley Business RadioX…
McIntyre and his family moved to the Valley from Northern California in 2013 – initially just to house-sit for four months. They, however, fell in love with Arizona.
The radio business is in blood.
“Growing up, my dad ran a station in California called KSGN Radio, short for ‘Keep Sharing the Good News’,” says McIntyre.
In fact, it was there that McIntyre got his start in the radio business.
“When I was 5, the station launched a children’s storytelling show called Happy Day Express,” says McIntyre. “It was recorded at our home studio and featured my entire family.”
The show was recorded for three years, but so popular it aired in re-runs for more than 20, making it the longest-running children’s radio program in California history.
But McIntyre did not jump directly into the radio business in his adulthood, instead whetting his teeth in journalism and communications first.
“I reported for Newsweek during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003,” McIntyre. “Then in 2004, I moved to the Sudan for 14 months to serve as media spokesperson for global nonprofit Oxfam International, bringing awareness to the genocide in Darfur.”
He also earned a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He remained there an adjunct professor until 2012.
“When my family moved to the Valley in 2013, and I began consulting with business leaders on how to best tap into the power of storytelling to grow their brands and develop their own corporate culture,” says McIntyre. “Along the way, I began compiling some impressive stories.”
By 2018, as he was itching to develop a platform to broadly share these stories – and others – he learned about Business RadioX.
“This digital radio network was founded in Georgia more than 10 years ago, and has since grown to Florida and Arizona,” says McIntyre who launched Valley Business RadioX in January.
Currently, McIntyre hosts two shows on the network – Valley Business Radio and Tech of the Town – with plans for more.
“Valley Business Radio, taped at our home studio in Arcadia, shines a light on the ‘Fortune 500,000’, meaning businesses of every size, not just the big guys,” says McIntyre.
Tech of the Town is a traveling show where McIntyre and a revolving co-host, chosen from the tech realm, interview experts and business leaders in the field on tech topics of the day.
To reach McIntyre, email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org