Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Caprice, Host of the “Go Girl” Podcast
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
From an early age, I’ve always loved music. My dad and I would listen to music on Saturday mornings and keep some songs on repeat all day. I danced to music, played music in the band, and acted to music in high school musicals. My life changed when I set foot in the campus radio station while attending Cal State Long Beach. That’s where I fell in love with radio.
My major was originally Psychology because I love helping others, but I figured I could still help people while talking on the mic and listening to music every day. I began my radio career in LA and worked my way up from being a promotions assistant, producer, and weekend on-air personality, to taking a leap of faith and moving up north to become the Morning Show Co-host on a throwback station in Sacramento.
After being in the radio business for over a decade, I felt the need to do more. I’ve always had fun in radio, but my passion lies in celebrating, uplifting and motivating women to acknowledge their power. I realized that I’ve been planting my seeds for years. I’ve been involved with numerous women’s organizations, marches, and movements. I’ve mentored young women in radio and in other industries.
I also give “Props to a Woman In Hip Hop” and spotlight “A Woman To Know” on my blog. So it was evident that I found my niche. Also, the idea couldn’t have come to me at a better time being that women are finally being recognized in various spaces, such as politics, sports, and entertainment!
So I created “Go Girl with Ashley Caprice,” a podcast where I cover various topics relating to the everyday woman and how she finds her voice. Each episode focuses on affirmations, music motivation, girl talk, and girl power.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Absolutely not, but my faith is strong. Unfortunately, I’ve been a part of a few company layoffs which is pretty common in radio but how you press on is the real test. I always tell people to embrace the journey because that’s where you learn the most lessons. It’s normal to have doubts, but never give up.
There was a time where I produced an afternoon show in LA during the week, worked on-air weekend mornings, and would then drive an hour away to Riverside to do another on-air shift in that market. I was tired and hoping that my efforts didn’t go in vain. It didn’t.
After two years of working seven days straight, I landed the Morning Show opportunity in Sacramento. Many people want the glitz and glam, but you have to grind to shine! The transition to podcasting has been a learning experience as well. The freedom to talk how long I want and about whatever topic I choose is different but liberating.
I’m able to use my vocal, editing and producing skills that I learned from radio to now host a successful podcast. I believe that every step always makes sense in the end and prepares you for the next opportunity. So keep going and trust the process.
Host of Go Girl Podcast – what should we know? What sets you apart from the competition?
It’s a podcast heard on iTunes and SoundCloud where I inspire women and take them on a journey of feeling empowered. It’s not about me; it’s all about the woman who is listening on the other side of the speakers. She’s the everyday woman who’s working hard or just trying to figure it all out.
I start each show with an “I Am…” affirmation because those two words are powerful and shape our reality. I then have girl talk with a special guest about the topic of the day. I have a segment called “Music Motivation” where I use some lyrics to encourage the listener. And then I end each episode by celebrating a woman and highlighting her with my “Go Girl Shout Out.”
I’m very proud of myself for starting my podcast. There has been a voice inside of me for the past 13 years whispering “Go Girl,” but I never knew what I was supposed to do with those words until recently when the voice got louder. I meditated, prayed on it, and here I am.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I have my own motto, “discouragement is encouragement.” If others try to tell you what you can’t do, just prove them wrong. So success is not giving up even when you face adversity.
Some people never start and take the first step but you will never reach success if you never try. Keep a positive mindset. Be ambitious. And try your best, always.
- Website: www.AshleyCaprice.com
- Email: HeyAshleyGirl@Gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamashleycaprice/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAmAshleyCaprice/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyCaprice
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/user/MsACaprice
Joel Marasigan @flashpointgraphix