CHERRY HILL, NJ (SBN)—State Broadcast News, the news content division of The Lubetkin Media Companies, is launching a new weekly news feature podcast focusing on the commercial real estate market nationally.
CRE News Hour, launching May 17, is a weekly recorded one-hour news and features show that will be distributed on the StateBroadcastNews.com website through traditional podcast platforms like iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and others. The program will be produced and recorded throughout each week, with the finished program scheduled to publish on the SBN website and podcast channels at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time every Friday.
The program is anchored, and stories reported by, SBN news director Steve Lubetkin, an award-winning multimedia journalist who recently ended a four-year assignment reporting on commercial real estate news for GlobeSt.com, the CRE news website of ALM Media. During his four years at GlobeSt.com, Lubetkin reported on commercial real estate news and trends, and interviewed key players in the New Jersey, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago markets.
“For the past four years, we’ve integrated print reporting with our radio and TV broadcast reporting capabilities, and we’ve been recognized by our peers in the journalism community for the quality of that work,” said Lubetkin. “Now, we’re energized by the opportunity to expand our radio news expertise with an in-depth weekly radio style program where we can provide members of the CRE community with news and interviews about trends and issues in the market — in the voices of the participants — that are important to their decision-making process.”
During his tenure with GlobeSt.com, Lubetkin’s reporting on CRE stories has been recognized repeatedly by the Garden State Journalists Association. In 2019 alone, he won six awards for video and audio news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, five of which were for stories related to coverage of commercial real estate. in 2018, he won four awards from GSJA, all for commercial real estate-related radio news style stories reported for GlobeSt.com.
He also hosted and moderated ALM’s RealShare New Jersey and Philadelphia conferences as part of his duties with GlobeSt.com.
The CRE News Hour program will open with a 5-7 minute roundup of the week’s headlines in the commercial real estate industry in radio news style, including stories with short audio “sound bites” from the participants where available.
The program will also include three long feature interview blocks (12-15 minutes each) in which Lubetkin will interview newsmakers in the commercial real estate industry about key trends, developments, deals, and other news. A shorter feature/interview segment of 8-10 minutes will highlight recent seminars or conferences, or other newsworthy events in the market.
The program includes 6:00 available for sponsor commercials, in three separate 2:00 commercial blocks during the program. The program is also available for full buyout sponsorship by a presenting sponsor.
Custom audio and video edits of guest interviews will be available for a production charge, but guests do not pay a fee to appear on the program.
Commercial real estate and economic experts interested in being interviewed on the program, and sponsors interested in buying commercial time on the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including a rate card.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at email@example.com.