Saratoga, WY-(Studentofthegun.com)–Where has the time gone? The entire Student of the Gun family is celebrating 5 years of SOTG Radio. March 8, 2018, is the official five year anniversary of the Student of the Gun Radio program.
“We have come so far in the last five years it’s strange looking back to where we were and see where we are now,” said Jarrad Markel, co-host, and producer of SOTG Radio. He continued, “When we started out, we only had one microphone (without a pop filter) and a direct feed to a laptop. Now we have a dedicated studio, professional production equipment, and Zachary, the Shipping Orge, is part of the team.”
During the last five years, Student of the Gun Radio has grown from humble beginnings as an iTunes only podcast. In addition to iTunes, the show is now available on iHeartRadio, TuneIn, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and most every on-demand audio player. SOTG Radio is listened to in over 170 countries and, in December of 2017, the show surpassed 4 million downloads.
“The idea from the very beginning was to use the audio format to speak directly with our audience, on a more personal level.” related Paul Markel, host and founder of Student of the Gun. “With every episode, we have the opportunity to make a personal connection and I believe it is that aspect that has kept people with us for five years now.”
From the entire team at Student of the Gun, we want to extend a sincere thanks to our sponsors, listeners, readers, and viewers. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.
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ABOUT THE HOST
Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.
Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for more than two decades, with hundreds of articles in print and several #1 Amazon Bestselling books.
Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.
Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.
ABOUT THE CO-HOST
Not just another pretty face, Jarrad T. Markel has experience and training beyond his years.
Jarrad has been training to be a fighter since elementary school when he first learned the art of collegiate wrestling.
Now skilled in Jujitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Sambo, the Way of the Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle, Jarrad is a well-rounded, tactical athlete with several professional MMA & boxing fights under his belt.
Most recently, Markel joined Starting Strength Online Coaching and is part of the 200, 300, 400, 500 club.
More than a brute, Jarrad has brains as well. Years of experience producing, directing, and distributing all manner of digital media led him to be the C.O.O. at Student of the Gun. As a certified email marketing specialist, Markel has turned customers into raving fans, building a community of like-minded individuals by leveraging marketing automation to scale the human touch in his businesses.
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