Article Published by the Gainesville Times

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There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts available on any topic one can imagine. Now there’s one more show and topic to add to the podcast-verse. “Live on Lanier” is the new video podcast brought to you by the Lake Lanier Association, a local nonprofit that focuses on providing awareness and education to important issues around the lake.

“Live on Lanier” broadcasts via the Lake Lanier Association YouTube page and is produced monthly. The first episode aired earlier this month and featured Lake Lanier Association Board of Directors members such as Kirby Cay Scheimann, United States Army Corps of Engineers Lake Lanier Project Manager Tim Rainey and Dan Vaccaro from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Lake Lanier Association Executive Director Victoria Clevenger says the dual roles of podcast and webinar were given to “Live on Lanier” because “everything is filmed and has an audio component”, she explained.

“The podcast is something we have done before, but during the COVID years we did webinars as a way to educate and bring people together,” Clevenger said.

Scheimann hosted the debut episode and Clevenger says that is because of his experience behind the microphone. Lake Lanier Association President Todd Baxter is also directly involved in the production of the show.

“He has a lot of experience in radio, a knack for entertaining,” Clevenger said of Scheimann.

Asked how it felt to host episode one, Scheimann said, “It was actually a lot of fun. The guests were all great, which made it easier and more enjoyable for me. It was fun to finally get the first one done.”

Episode one of “Live on Lanier” is just over 52 minutes long and can eventually be found on traditional podcast platforms, according to Clevenger.

“We are still learning,” said Clevenger.

Episode two of “Live on Lanier” will be available in “early July”, according to Clevenger. The episode will include an interview with staffers from the Department of Natural Resources, continuing the theme of bringing experts directly to viewers, a safety theme for the Fourth of July holiday and an educational discussion of the water testing program that is managed by the Lake Lanier Association, which consists of just two staffers and a host of volunteers.

“Our goal is to provide accurate and pertinent information to all users of Lake Lanier,” Scheimann said. “So far, we’ve been very fortunate that every critical agency involved in managing the lake has been a willing participant in the podcast. Hopefully, all users of the lake will find this type of information useful and informative.”


This series is intended to educate and bring awareness to all who love Lake Lanier. A new podcast episode will be released monthly, so stay tuned for more fun and interesting guests from all around Lake Lanier! Be sure to follow LLA on YouTube so you don’t miss the next episode!