Shores & Islands Ohio Launches Podcast

The SHORE Line Cover ArtSHORES & ISLANDS, OHIO, January 16, 2024 --- Coming soon to a streaming service near you! Shores & Islands Ohio, the destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa counties, has just debuted its all-new podcast, The SHORE Line. The concept was developed by the organization’s marketing and sales team and is hosted by Public Relations Manager, Jill Bauer. Joining Jill on most episodes will be co-host Dayton Barnett, Social Media Manager.

The new program aims to be the definitive podcast about fun attractions and activities, including behind the scenes interviews and local insider tips, for the Shores & Islands Ohio region. Guests of the podcast will be destination and attraction partners, event organizers, community representatives, local experts, and more.

The podcast episodes will be edited and produced by Ottawa Broadcasting LLC/WPCR The original idea developed from a weekly segment Shores & Islands Ohio does on WPCR’s Talk at Ten, where Jill and station President Greg Peiffer chat about upcoming events in the region. Ottawa Broadcasting is assisting Shores & Islands with software services for recording, editing, production, and distribution of the podcast. Bauer will research, invite, and schedule podcast guests.

The SHORE Line Podcast launched its debut episode on January 15 and is available on a number of streaming services as well as on The inaugural episode can currently be heard on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Tune In, and more. Episodes should release weekly via an RSS feed on the organization’s website and on these platforms.

“We’re thrilled to be entering the world of podcasting and using a new medium to reach both potential guests and interested locals,” said Shores & Islands Ohio Director of Marketing and Sales, Ben Simon.

Shores & Islands Ohio Public Relations Manager and podcast host, Jill Bauer, added, “I’m excited for the opportunity to showcase our amazing area to a new audience. I love listening to podcasts and, while I know there are a number of podcasts about travel in general, there is nothing like this for our region of Ohio. Listeners will get tips for visiting and hear directly from business owners, managers, and event organizers what makes this destination so special.”

Episode two will feature Castaway Bay indoor water park resort. “We felt it important to lead with our indoor water park partners,” said Bauer. “As these cold Ohio temperatures keep us wanting to stay indoors, it’s important to remember we’ve got three amazing locations that boast summer temperatures year-round!”

New episodes will debut on Mondays via the various streaming platforms. Listeners can like and subscribe wherever they get their podcasts, or follow along weekly at



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Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine/craft beer trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at

Media Contact:
Jill Bauer, Public Relations Manager
Shores & Islands Ohio
Phone: 419.625.9495