Audiobag got its start in a radio production room in Georgetown, Texas (a small city just north of Austin). Founder Jack Josey, who was general manager and part owner of KGTN AM/FM, spent each day in the production room, producing commercials and station promos.
After the station was sold at the end of 1986, Jack opened up an audio production studio in the same building where the radio station was located and named it The Commercial Store. He continued to produce commercials -- only this time for stations throughout the U.S. In 2000, new audio services were added such as phone messages on hold as well as audio for videos and slideshows. So the name was changed to Audiobag to represent a bag of audio tools (microphone, headphones,a reel of tape). The new name also made a nice transition from the bag that The Commercial Store used as a logo.
Our story during the coronavirus pandemic is pretty much the same as most small companies. We work from home, doing our voice work in a homemade sound booth made with PVC pipes and heavy duty moving blankets. Our podcast intro and outro business has increased significantly because people are either discovering podcasting for the first time or they are resurrecting their old podcasts.
We've edited numerous podcasts dealing with the coronavirus -- and some are heartbreaking. We hope you stay healthy out there and remain cautious when you have to go out.