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Broadcast Dialogue is Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record. Published weekly via controlled email circulation and online, Broadcast Dialogue delivers the most comprehensive industry reader base in Canadian media.

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Farhan Mohamed of Overstory Media Group

May 7th, 2021

28:13

Overstory Media Group (OMG) launched this week, a new independent digital news publisher that has its eye on expanding its network of community-based e-newsletters nationally. 

Behind Victoria-based OMG is Farhan Mohamed

CIMA President Andrew Cash on the Canadian music scene's uncertain future, Bill C-10 & more

May 1st, 2021

21:05

It's like Andrew Cash's whole life has led up to his new role as the president of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). With roots in …

NABS' Louise Berube on helping the industry navigate the other pandemic: mental health

April 23rd, 2021

24:38

Those working in broadcasting, advertising and marketing already have high levels of stress, so for many - COVID-19 restrictions, thousands of subsequent job losses, and juggling work from home with child care …

Jeff Rechner of Voice Boy Productions

April 16th, 2021

20:58

Los Angeles-based voiceover artist Jeff Rechner had a career in Canadian radio before moving stateside and carving out a niche for himself voicing everything from commercials and cartoons to acting as the show announcer …

CJF Lifetime Achievement Award honouree Dan David

April 9th, 2021

26:17

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) annually recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada.

This year's honouree is Dan David

Hailing from Kanehsatà:ke, among …

Steven Kerzner & Ed the Sock talk crowdfunding for 'NewMusicNation'

April 3rd, 2021

33:44

NewMusicNation is the brainchild of Steven Kerzner and his alter ego, MuchMusic and cable tv icon Ed the Sock.

Kerzner has embarked on a crowdfunding …

Daniel Cruz of Liquid Media Group on the convergence of digital entertainment

March 27th, 2021

22:19

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to Daniel Cruz, co-founder and CFO of Vancouver-based Liquid Media Group about the convergence of all things digital entertainment and why he believes all …

Remote Station Monitoring with Inovonics CEO Ben Barber

March 24th, 2021

9:40

On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, presented by Audio Broadcast Canada, Inovonics Broadcast President and CEO Ben Barber

Dick & DJ Williams on the legacy and future of AM radio

March 20th, 2021

20:36

One of the first DJs in North America to spin The Beatles, Dick Williams - who is now 81 - returned to the airwaves of London's 980 CFPL last month with a new show that harkens back to the heyday of AM radio. 

Dick …

Dan Glavin of Dielectric on RFHawkeye and Measuring Degradation of Transmission Lines

March 17th, 2021

12:41

RFHawkeye from Dielectric is a unique and revolutionary product to measure on-line/in operation, the degradation of transmission lines and moreover …

Young Broadcaster of the Year Lauren Hunter

March 12th, 2021

14:42

Lauren Hunter of Edmonton's SONiC 102.9 is the winner of this year's Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, an honour annually presented during Canadian Music Week in memory of radio programmer Steve Young.

On …

CHUM-FM host and TikTok star Shannon Burns

March 5th, 2021

18:08

One of the phenomenons of the pandemic has been the rise of TikTok. The short form video app is now being used by 15% of Canadian social networkers …

Stephen Ryan talks Momentum Music Research and the pandemic effect on music testing

February 25th, 2021

26:12

On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Stephen Ryan joins us to talk about Momentum Music Research, a new player in the online audience music research space. 

Ryan, a UK radio veteran, is the …

Nails Mahoney on finding the next Radio Star

February 19th, 2021

28:03

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we chat with Nails Mahoney. A veteran of radio on both sides of the pond, including stations in Vancouver and Toronto, Mahoney now runs talent coaching business OnAir …

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of World Radio Day

February 12th, 2021

15:48

Saturday, Feb. 13th marks the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day, proclaimed in 2011 by UNESCO. This year's theme is "New World, New Radio", an ode to the medium's resilience and ability to adapt.

The past year has been …

Tieline's Charlie Gawley on the new Gateway Audio Codec

February 10th, 2021

9:33

Charlie Gawley, Tieline VP of Sales, joins David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada on this sponsored edition of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast.

 

The …

NexTech AR President Paul Duffy on why AR is destined to become the new mass media

January 30th, 2021

19:03

One of the Canadian-headquartered companies on the leading edge of the virtual experience trend, accelerated by the pandemic, is NexTech AR Solutions

Small Market Station of the Year 98.9XFM Antigonish, NS

January 22nd, 2021

12:25

Broadcast Dialogue recently announced the winners of our inaugural Canadian Radio Awards, with our jury selecting Antigonish, Nova Scotia's 98.9XFM (CJFX-FM) as our first-ever Small Market Station of the Year.

989XFM is …

Greg Ogonowski of Modulation Index on the JPBG audio streaming upgrade

January 14th, 2021

5:06

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) has upgraded radio streaming at its stations throughout Canada using the services of Modulation Index.

On this …

Orlena Cain on books, broadcasting & balance

December 6th, 2020

35:07

Orlena Cain has been a morning show co-host on Quinte Broadcasting's Mix 97 (CIGL-FM) in Belleville, Ontario for the past 11 years, but there's a lot more to the former The Shopping Channel host than what you hear …

Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) President Kevin Desjardins

November 27th, 2020

15:35

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has appointed its first president since 2009 when the organization representing the interests of Canada's private radio and television broadcasters made a move to downsize.

Francis Currie on UK radio, Smashprep & competing on content

November 21st, 2020

23:44

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk with UK broadcast veteran and consultant Francis Currie on why radio needs to pay more …

Peggy Kelly & Carole Gerson on reclaiming women's history in early Canadian broadcasting and publishing

November 14th, 2020

32:20

Who were the early women of Canadian print, radio, and literature? A lot of their names have disappeared from history over the years. 

New book, Hearing More Voices: English-Canadian Women in Print and On The Air, …

Kevin Frankish on chasing The Happy Molecule

November 6th, 2020

12:23

It's been more than two years since Kevin Frankish departed City Toronto's Breakfast Television after a 27-year hosting run. What's he been up to since? Among other things, building an online community to empower those …

MediaSmarts' Matthew Johnson on Media Literacy Week and rebuilding trust

October 28th, 2020

24:18

Canada's 15th annual Media Literacy Week is underway, co-sponsored by MediaSmarts, Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, and the Canadian Teachers' Federation.

This year's event comes as misinformation …

Numeris CEO Neil McEneaney with an update on audio strategy, VAM & more

October 23rd, 2020

13:36

It's been one year since we last caught up with Numeris President & CEO Neil McEneaney.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome him back to get an update on some big moves at the audience …

Tore Stautland, CEO of The News Forum

October 9th, 2020

23:28

The News Forum quietly launched last month - a new right-of-centre Canadian news specialty channel that counts former Conservative Health Min. Tony Clement, among its hosts.

The News Forum bears little comparison to what …

Glenn Prins on MRI Home Studio and remote work solutions

October 2nd, 2020

13:34

On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks with Glenn Prins of Media Results International about …

Karen Tankard on Life After Journalism

September 25th, 2020

13:23

If you're a journalist considering a career change, this podcast is for you. Former CBC Vancouver reporter turned communications professional Karen Tankard joins Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast to talk about Life After …

Bob Orban on 'Why use Orban?'

September 24th, 2020

10:18

Bob Orban appears on this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast. With a large selection of audio processors on the market available to radio stations, the world-renowned engineer and audio processing …

Piya Chattopadhyay on walking her own path as host of CBC's The Sunday Magazine

September 18th, 2020

16:48

Piya Chattopadhyay joins the podcast this week to talk about her new role as host of CBC Radio One's The Sunday Magazine.

Taking over the Sunday …

Master FM Systems with Dielectric's Keith Pelletier

September 18th, 2020

8:26

This episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast explores Master FM systems with 

Keith Pelletier, General Manager of Dielectric.

Tammy Cole on Q107's ratings bump and staying the course in uncertain times

September 12th, 2020

11:51

May to August PPM ratings came out this week and for the first time in 15 years, Toronto's Q107 is the #1 commercial radio station, topping the ratings with both men and women, 25-54, and women 18-34.

On this episode of …

Keeping the Black Voice on Canadian Radio with Aubrey Clarke, Nova Nicole, Ian Andre Espinet and Alicia West

September 5th, 2020

27:44

With Toronto's G98.7 (CKFG-FM) now in receivership and the licence up for grabs, a group of Black voices from Canadian radio, the music industry, and others are appealing to the CRTC to keep the station Black-owned.

On …

102.1 the Edge host Kevin Getz on protesting radio's disposability

August 28th, 2020

13:14

Kevin Getz's new album, On Air, is essentially a protest album of radio's disposability. While radio's roots are in the moment, the 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto swing host believes there is a lot of great material …

Sean Ross & Jeff Vidler talk pandemic tuning, Apple Music & more

August 21st, 2020

26:34

Jeff Vidler of Signal Hill Insights and music and radio blogger Sean Ross of Ross on Radio discuss pandemic radio tuning on both sides of the border, explore the question 'are middays the new mornings?', and talk about

'The Radio Nerd' Kat Carter

August 14th, 2020

15:26

Kat Carter had a meteoric rise in radio, going from her first job in Belleville, Ontario to middays in Vancouver in less than three years. But after returning to her hometown of Toronto and CHUM-FM, she made the …

The Pigeon's Tegwyn Hughes and Bayleigh Marelj

August 8th, 2020

26:47

Imagine being a young journalist right now as thousands of reporters, editors and broadcasters are being laid off and freelance budgets have dried up.

That's the situation the group of student journalists and recent …

Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) President Brent Jolly

July 31st, 2020

21:59

Brent Jolly has inherited the presidency of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) at what might arguably be one of the most turbulent periods …

Laith Marouf of the Community Media Advocacy Centre

July 24th, 2020

21:17

Laith Marouf has been fighting for more diversity in Canadian media for more than a decade.

His background in community radio and television, led him to help found the Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC), which …

Dielectric's Steve Moreen on unique broadcast antenna environments

July 16th, 2020

13:00

On this special, sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada talks about the challenges of unique broadcast antenna environments with Steve Moreen of Dielectric.

RedCup Country with Coop

July 10th, 2020

15:16

Coop, the host of syndicated weekend radio show RedCup Country, grew up listening to country music when country wasn't cool. Coop tells Broadcast …

Shawn Parr - Radio's "Ambassador of Country Music"

June 30th, 2020

12:46

Launching a national radio show during a pandemic: Shawn Parr’s Across the Country debuted on June 1, 2020 and immediately found a home on 25 Country stations. Broadcast Dialogue’s Shawn Smith talks with Parr about …

Inovonics talks remote radio station monitoring

June 25th, 2020

8:55

On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Inovonics Broadcast President and CEO Ben Barber discusses site streamers and more with David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada.

David Marsden on the Spirit of Radio and Staying Curious

June 20th, 2020

23:06

Rush has released a new conceptual video for its 1980 hit 'The Spirit of Radio' that pays tribute to both the medium of radio itself and the early DJs who championed the band's music.

David Marsden, Canadian Music and …

Tieline's Charlie Gawley on Home Studio Functionality

June 12th, 2020

11:24

As the need for remote home studios is thrust upon the radio broadcaster, realistic functionality has become key. In this special, sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Tieline's Charlie Gawley, VP of …

105.9 The Region's Tina Cortese on independent radio's voice amid COVID-19

May 30th, 2020

20:39

105.9 The Region (CFMS-FM) is unique in the current radio landscape in that it's independently-owned and music driven, but still features news and talk programming focused on the York region of Greater Toronto.

On this …

TV critic Bill Brioux on isolation viewing and the content challenges ahead

May 22nd, 2020

23:08

Feeling like you've reached the end of Netflix?

You're not alone and unfortunately there are more content challenges ahead for both conventional and OTT networks as the screen industries face travel restrictions and …

Rebel 101.7 Ottawa's Tim Wieczorek on rock, radio & risk-taking

May 16th, 2020

29:46

At a time when most of its counterparts rely heavily on Gold content, Ottawa's Rebel 101.7 (CIDG-FM) has established a reputation as one of the most …

Bob Orban on 50 years of audio processing ingenuity

May 9th, 2020

13:20

For 50 years, Orban has been providing professional audio processing solutions for radio, TV, and online broadcasters worldwide.

On this special, …

'In Conversation' with Ron MacLean

May 2nd, 2020

12:41

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Ron MacLean talks about the new digital series, In Conversation with Ron MacLean, he's hosting on Sportsnet's social and digital channels, reliving some unforgettable …

Eric Blais on building strategies adaptable to change for an uncertain future

April 25th, 2020

19:36

Readers of Broadcast Dialogue may know Eric Blais, the Director of Client Success at audience measurement startup StatsRadio, as one of our regular …

SAIT's Lisa MacDonald and student Hannah Lepine on the new virtual reality

April 18th, 2020

19:59

Right now hundreds of journalism and broadcasting students should be prepping for their convocations and potentially gearing up for their first …

The Shift with Drex on late night radio's place in a time of crises

April 5th, 2020

25:10

Drex and producer Bob Addison, talk about leading the late night talk revival in Canada, overnight radio's place in a time of crises, and the highs and lows of working from home.

Broadcasters talk adapting to the age of social distancing

March 21st, 2020

29:05

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we hear from a range of broadcasters on how they adapted to the fast-breaking developments of COVID-19 this week and the reality of broadcasting, in some cases, in …

Jean-Marie Heimrath, CEO of The Podcast Exchange (TPX)

March 13th, 2020

27:34

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Jean-Marie Heimrath, president & CEO of The Podcast Exchange (TPX).

The Toronto-headquartered podcast monetization company has grown into a Canadian leader in the …

Streaming Audio with Greg Ogonowski, President of Modulation Index (Optimod-PCn 1600)

March 4th, 2020

9:04

This special vendor spotlight is sponsored by Modulation Index and Audio Broadcast Canada.

 

In this episode, David and Jane Rusch of Audio Broadcast …

Matt Cundill, Sound Off Media Company

February 28th, 2020

26:29

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our guest is Matt Cundill who is likely familiar to many of you as the host of the Sound Off Podcast.

Matt also works with other podcasts under the banner of his Sound …

Patrick Binette, Stingray Director of Content and Programming

February 22nd, 2020

16:44

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our guest is Patrick Binette, Stingray's Director of Content and Programming.
Stingray continues to expand its lineup of music video channels with the launch of …

Terry O'Reilly on new podcast production venture Apostrophe Podcast Company

February 13th, 2020

15:13

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast - longtime ad man and Under the Influence host Terry O'Reilly on Apostrophe Podcast Company, the new podcast production house he's founded with his wife and two …

Karyn Pugliese, President, Canadian Association of Journalists, on protecting press freedom

February 8th, 2020

25:00

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, editor Connie Thiessen talks with Karyn Pugliese, President of the Canadian Association of Journalists, about arrest threats against media at the Coastal GasLink …

SAIT's Garry Shepherd on shaping the next generation of broadcast engineers

January 31st, 2020

12:35

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our guest is Garry Shepherd, an instructor in SAIT's Broadcast Systems Technology Program, the …

Roger Nairn, CEO of branded podcast studio Jar Audio

January 25th, 2020

22:31

On this episode, we welcome Roger Nairn, the CEO of the new branded podcast player on the block -- Jar Audio. We cover everything from the benefits of a virtual office to why this is going to be the year of the branded …

Ross Davies previews the expanded Canadian Music Week 2020 Radio Active Summit

January 18th, 2020

9:46

On this episode we welcome back Ross Davies to the podcast.
Davies, a programming veteran who retired from Numeris last summer, is now consulting and …

Matrix Solutions CEO Mark Gorman on the future of automated broadcast sales

January 10th, 2020

20:42

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome back Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions. Matrix is a Media CRM & Sales …

The Broadcast Dialogue team talks 2019 and the rise of podcasting, OTT and esports

December 19th, 2019

27:47

In the final episode of 2019, Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast features the team behind Broadcast Dialogue - editor Connie Thiessen, Momentum Media Marketing digital strategy director James Wallace, and BD creative …

Curt Marvis, CEO, The QYou Media

December 13th, 2019

27:31

It's headquartered in Toronto and Los Angeles, but The QYou Media - a next-generation global media company that curates, packages, and distributes Millennial and Gen Z-focused digital-first, short-form content from …

David Usher & Catherine Warren on the future of AI in the Creative Industries

December 7th, 2019

17:30

Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) brought their Analog conference for audiovisual professionals to Vancouver this week exploring the theme of creativity and artificial intelligence. The conference featured …

Jeff Vidler of Audience Insights Inc. on the 2019 Canadian Podcast Listener Study

November 29th, 2019

26:07

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome Jeff Vidler of Audience Insights Inc. back to the podcast to talk about the findings of the 2019 Canadian Podcast Listener Study.
We cover what Canadians …

Spotify Canada & the Canadian Country Music Association on elevating Canadian country globally

November 23rd, 2019

12:59

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) and Spotify Canada have kicked off a partnership, the foundation of which is an extension of the CCMA's existing LIVE Country brand.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - …

Duncan Stewart, Director of Tech, Media and Telecom Research, Deloitte Canada

November 15th, 2019

11:40

The theme of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) recent Connection '19 conference was 'future-proofing' and as such Duncan Stewart, Deloitte Canada's director of Tech, Media and Telecom research, kicked off …

An i'view w/ Canadian Broadcast Standards Council Chair Sylvie Courtemanche

November 1st, 2019

15:49

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, the independent organization that establishes standards for private Canadian broadcasters, is seeking a younger perspective. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, …

An I'view w/ Lenore Gibson, Chair, Canadian Association of Broadcasters

October 18th, 2019

8:50

Broadcast Dialogue had a chance to catch up with Lenore Gibson, Chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), at the recent B.C. Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) conference in Victoria.
Gibson, who doubles …

An i'view w/ Numeris President & CEO Neil McEneaney

October 11th, 2019

14:17

On the latest episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, editor Connie Thiessen got a  rare opportunity to sit down with Numeris President & CEO Neil McEneaney.
McEneaney gets us up to speed on continuous …

AUDIO360 and the future of audio advertising

October 9th, 2019

21:31

Bell Media and Stingray have partnered to launch AUDIO360, a new multi-platform audio sales solution that allows media buyers to follow a listener …

An i'view w/ four-time CCMA Music Director of the Year Amanda Kingsland

September 27th, 2019

8:09

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Amanda Kingsland, Program Director at Country 101.1 (CKBY-FM) Ottawa and National Music Director for the Rogers' Country Brand. Kingsland is coming off an impressive …

An i'view with Peter Mansbridge on his indie election podcast The Bridge

September 23rd, 2019

14:17

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Peter Mansbridge, former CBC chief correspondent, on his new self-produced podcast The Bridge - a nightly look at developments in the ongoing federal election.
We talk …

An I'view w/ Mathieu Turbide, VP of Digital Content, Quebecor on QUB Radio

September 14th, 2019

20:33

QUB Radio, the digital radio and podcast platform launched by Quebecor Media last October, recently introduced the concept of a customizable morning show. It allows listeners to build their own programming based on …

An I'view w/ Lorie Russell on helping Toronto's jazz.fm get its groove back

September 7th, 2019

19:01

It's been a tumultuous year for Toronto not-for-profit station jazz.fm.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Lorie Russell, the …

An Interview w/ Richard Conlon - SoundExchange - the future of music licensing for the podcast space

August 30th, 2019

11:51

SoundExchange, the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit collective rights management organization, made waves a few weeks ago with the announcement that …

An Interview with Boom 97.3 program director Troy McCallum on keeping Classic Hits radio fresh

August 23rd, 2019

19:47

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue, The Podcast, Troy McCallum, program director of Toronto's boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM).
McCallum joins us to talk about the challenges of keeping the Classic Hits format fresh, his incessant …

CKNW celebrates 75 years feat. station alumni Bill Good, George Garrett, Shirley Stocker & more

August 17th, 2019

26:39

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, conversations with CKNW NewsTalk 980 alumni Bill Good, Shirley Stocker, George Garrett, Barb Welsh, Jordan Armstrong and Corus National AM director Larry Gifford on …

An Interview with Kevin Newman on his pivot to podcasting

August 13th, 2019

16:10

Kevin Newman is the latest broadcaster to announce a move into the podcast space. Arguably one of the most successful broadcasters Canada has ever …

An Interview with John Lawford, executive director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

August 3rd, 2019

35:36

The CRTC has unveiled its Internet Code for internet service providers, aimed at better safeguarding Canadians against the shady practices of big telecom. While introducing measures like more frequent usage warnings and …

An Interview with Elmer Hildebrand, CEO of Golden West Broadcasting

July 26th, 2019

12:48

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Golden West Broadcasting CEO Elmer Hildebrand.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of …

Highlights from the 2019 WAB Hall of Fame inductions w/ Boyd Kozak & Bob Ridley

July 12th, 2019

27:35

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we have highlights from this year's Western Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductions -- longtime QX104 Winnipeg personality Boyd Kozak and CHAT Medicine …

New internet stations aim to reinvent radio w/ guests Allan Holender & Joey Cee

July 6th, 2019

20:13

We've asked the question before on this podcast - what would radio look like if it were invented after the internet?
A couple of new Canadian internet …

Elevating Young & Diverse Voices in Broadcasting w/ Denise Donlon

June 29th, 2019

27:49

One of this year's Canadian Music Week panels brought together a cross-section of emerging broadcast talent to explore how to elevate young and diverse voices.
CHUM-FM morning host Jamar McNeil, Kiss 104.9 Vancouver's …

Numeris answers your questions about continuous measurement

June 21st, 2019

11:27

Numeris is set to start year-round measurement in all radio diary markets starting in August. 
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we bring you highlights from the Numeris Town Hall at the recent Western …

An Interview with Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media Strategies

June 14th, 2019

7:04

Media strategist Paul Jacobs addressed the 2019 Western Association of Broadcasters conference and his message to the room was pretty straightforward …

Highlights from the 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

June 7th, 2019

18:29

If you weren't at the recent 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards, among this year's Hall of Fame inductees were longtime CJAY92 Calgary morning man Gerry Forbes, coast to coast rock radio legend Brother …

An Interview with Barry Rooke, executive director, National Campus and Community Radio Association

May 31st, 2019

17:07

What's believed to be the largest gathering on record of Canadian campus and community radio stations is happening June 4-6 in Toronto.
On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast - Barry Rooke, president of the …

An Interview with Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions

May 30th, 2019

21:20

In the age of the data-driven economy, a lot of companies are finding themselves drowning in data and struggling with how to best leverage all of …

Futuri Media's Zena Burns & Jim Tarantine on Digital Strategy for Broadcast

May 10th, 2019

23:39

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast - we talk digital strategy for broadcast with Futuri Media's Zena Burns, SVP Strategic Marketing and Brand Development, and formerly part of the team that built the …

Country Radio's gender gap with Dr. Jada Watson of the University of Ottawa

May 3rd, 2019

11:52

Gender Representation on Country Format Radio, a new study from the University of Ottawa’s Dr. Jada Watson, and the first to examine Mediabase data, finds that women are getting less airplay than ever on country music …

An Interview with Bryan Press, NABS Canada

April 26th, 2019

16:21

Since 1983, NABS Canada - the National Advertising Benevolent Society - has quietly been working behind the scenes as a support system for media, …

Community Radio resurgence with Co-op Radio's Bryan McKinnon and Broadcast Hall of Famer Don Shafer

April 19th, 2019

42:13

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, an off the cuff roundtable on the resurgence of Community Radio with Bryan McKinnon, the …

An Interview with Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv

March 29th, 2019

40:33

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Brad Danks, the CEO of Canadian specialty channel and OTT platform OUTtv. The LGBTQ network expanded its global footprint in 2018, finding success with its original …

An Interview w/ Michael Hill, Managing Director, Radioplayer Worldwide

March 22nd, 2019

24:07

Radioplayer Canada celebrates its second anniversary this month of streaming Canadian radio stations to millions of listeners each week. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our publisher Shawn Smith in …

An Interview w/ Ross Davies, Director of Member Engagement, Radio, Numeris

March 16th, 2019

19:18

Numeris has announced it’s making major changes to the way Canadian radio in small and medium markets like Kelowna, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay and Halifax, is measured. Starting this Summer, those 95 stations will join …

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group's Jamie Wall on 101.5 Today Radio's debut in Calgary

February 26th, 2019

4:46

101.5 Today Radio has made its debut in Calgary - a re-launch of Jim Pattison Broadcast Group’s Hot AC station 101.5 Kool FM. On this episode of …

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa Law Professor on this week's CRTC telco report release

February 22nd, 2019

18:41

It was quite a week at the CRTC. The commission released its report on misleading and aggressive sales practices in the telecom industry which drew heavy criticism for its lack of clear, actionable timelines. One of …

An Interview with Mike Cosentino, President, Programming & Content, Bell Media

February 15th, 2019

21:01

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Mike Cosentino, president of Content and Programming for Bell Media, on the philosophy behind the recently-launched CTV Super Hub, and staying competitive in an …

An Interview w/ Josie Fenech, PD @ Flow 93.5 Toronto

February 12th, 2019

11:18

Stingray has taken its Toronto hip hop station Flow 93.5 (CFXJ-FM) back to its roots after three years as The Move. Canada’s first urban contemporary station, it continues to serve as a launch pad for emerging hip hop …

An Interview w/ Khaled Sabawi, founder of Open Screenplay

February 2nd, 2019

19:34

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a screenplay, Canadian entrepreneur Khaled Sabawi wants to help you get there. Better known for his work co-founding companies like MENA Geo Thermal and TABO Palestine, Sabawi is now …

Carleton Journalism Prof. Dwayne Winseck on the Growth of the Network Media Economy in Canada

January 25th, 2019

25:13

Every year the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project (CMCRP) puts out a series of reports on the state of Canada’s telecom, internet, and media industries. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - the Podcast, …

Social Media Hacking and How To Protect Your Organization

January 17th, 2019

13:48

With two incidents this week that saw hackers gain control of the Twitter accounts of Rogers Radio stations News 95.7 Halifax and News 1130 …

An interview with Esther Enkin, retired CBC Ombudsman

January 8th, 2019

17:52

Esther Enkin has retired after six years as the CBC’s complaint watchdog and another 40 as a working journalist. Broadcast Dialogue had the chance to talk to her about the challenges facing Canadian journalism in the …

An Interview with Gave Lindo, CBC's executive director of OTT Programming

December 14th, 2018

18:26

CBC has launched its newly-rebranded CBC Gem streaming service, featuring 4,000 hours of free content from Canadian film to international series. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Gave Lindo, CBC’s …

Duff Roman - 2019 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award honouree

December 7th, 2018

45:13

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that broadcast veteran Duff Roman will be awarded the 2019 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his ongoing contributions to the Canadian …

Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast: StatsRadio

November 23rd, 2018

14:44

Amidst the disruption of changing consumer viewing and listening habits, audience measurement has been challenged to keep up. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk with Eric Blais, Director of …

Millennial Radio

November 19th, 2018

9:10

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk with a group of Humber College students who conducted research this past summer, under …

An Interview With Jeff Vidler, Audience Insights

November 1st, 2018

22:08

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue the Podcast, we talk to Jeff Vidler of Audience Insights about the 2018 Canadian Podcast Listener Survey.
Vidler covers everything from barriers to podcast growth and the rise of …

An Interview With Jean La Rose, CEO of APTN

October 19th, 2018

18:16

First People’s Radio is set to launch its ELMNT FM English and Aboriginal-language radio stations in Ottawa and Toronto on Oct. 24.
FPR — a non-profit corporation established by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network …

An Interview With David Allison, David Allison Inc: Audience Activation Advisors

July 31st, 2018

22:44

On Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, is the era of how we measure consumer habits using traditional age-based demographic stereotypes over?
Publisher Shawn Smith speaks with Vancouver speaker, author and former brand …

An Interview With Canadian country superstar Terri Clark

July 23rd, 2018

16:44

On this edition of the Broadcast Dialogue podcast, we speak with Canadian country superstar Terri Clark. 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for the Medicine Hat, Alberta native...in addition to releasing a hit duet …

An Interview With Zach Sang, Host of the Zach Sang Worldwide Countdown

June 20th, 2018

32:18

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to Zach Sang in Los Angeles, the fresh-faced host of the Zach Sang Worldwide Countdown, which made its debut on Rogers Radio stations earlier this …

An Interview With JJ Johnston, JJ International Media and Management Solutions

June 6th, 2018

35:50

JJ Johnston really is the man that everybody knows. From his early days as a radio jock town to town and up and down the dial, to his days at the programming helm of CFOX in Vancouver and then running the show at Corus …

An Interview With Fred Vail, Treasure Isle Recorders Inc.

May 15th, 2018

22:59

On this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to Fred Vail of Treasure Isle Recorders Inc.

An Interview With Mike Boon, Toronto Mike'd Podcast

May 9th, 2018

28:17

On Broadcast Dialogue, the podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to Mike Boon host of popular podcast Toronto Mike'd. For almost six years Mike has …

An Interview With Glyn Evans, Stonehenge Digital Studios

March 28th, 2018

8:27

On Broadcast Dialogue, the podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to Glyn Evans, one of the founding partners of Stonehenge Digital about the triumphant return of the Great Canadian Suite at NAB Las Vegas.

An Interview With Troy Reeb, Senior VP of News, Radio and Station Operations for Corus Entertainment

March 28th, 2018

24:36

Broadcast Dialogue interviewed Corus Entertainment‘s Senior Vice President of News, Radio and Station Operations, Troy Reeb, last week prior to Tuesday’s restructuring. Listen to his hot take on how the company is …

An Interview With Mike McShane, Director of Business and Partnerships at Bell Media

March 14th, 2018

18:45

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks to Mike McShane the Director of Business and Partnerships at Bell Media.

An Interview With Katie Summers, of AMP Mornings with Katie & Ed on 90.3 AMP Radio (CKMP-FM)

March 6th, 2018

15:21

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - publisher Shawn Smith talks to Katie Summers, of AMP Mornings with Katie & Ed on 90.3 AMP Radio (CKMP-FM) Calgary, shared her #MeToo allegations about Hedley singer Jacob …

An Interview With Dr. Michael Geist, Law Professor At The University Of Ottawa

December 20th, 2017

16:37

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Dr. Michael Geist. Michael is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he …

An Interview With Montreal-based Media Blogger and Journalist Steve Faguy

December 13th, 2017

13:48

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Montreal-based Media Blogger and Journalist Steve Faguy

An Interview With Jeff Vidler from Audience Insights Inc

December 4th, 2017

15:01

An Interview With Jeff Vidler, President of research consulting firm Audience Insights Inc and a resident trend watcher at Broadcast Dialogue.

An Interview With Kim Komando, America's Digital Goddess

November 29th, 2017

24:10

An Interview With Kim Komando, America's Digital Goddess - host of The Kim Komando Show.

An Interview With Mora Austin, President, Ontario Association of Broadcasters

November 22nd, 2017

11:07

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Mora Austin, President, Ontario Association of Broadcasters

An Interview With Ian Howarth, Author, Rock 'n' Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves

June 14th, 2017

21:12

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Ian Howarth, Author, Rock 'n' Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves
Ian …

An Interview With Dave Robinett, Chief Marketing Officer, #250

May 24th, 2017

14:43

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Dave Robinett, Chief Marketing Officer, #250

An Interview With Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director - Corus Entertainment

May 3rd, 2017

20:37

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - An Interview With Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director - Corus Entertainment

An Interview With David Phillips, President & COO at NLogic

April 26th, 2017

15:51

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - an interview with David Phillips, President & COO at NLogic

An Interview With Alan Burns, Owner/CEO, Alan Burns and Associates

April 12th, 2017

19:45

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - an interview with Alan Burns Owner/CEO, Alan Burns and Associates.

An Interview With Rob Farina, Senior Advisor, iHeartRadio Canada

October 12th, 2016

13:11

On this week's Broadcast Dialogue Podcast - an interview with Rob Farina, senior advisor for the launch of iHeartRadio in Canada.

An Interview with Michael Hill, Founder and Managing Director, UK Radioplayer

September 28th, 2016

13:24

On this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast, we chat with Michael Hill, Founder and Managing Director, UK Radioplayer.

An Interview With Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio

September 28th, 2016

17:17

On this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast, we chat with Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio.

An Interview With Producer and Sound Designer Ron Tarrant

September 7th, 2016

30:04

On this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast, we chat with Canadian producer and sound designer Ron Tarrant about his New York City-based position as Head Imaging & Sound Designer/Voice of the Howard Stern Show on …

An interview with Howard Christensen, Editor Emeritus, Broadcast Dialogue

August 31st, 2016

27:59

Broadcast Dialogue is Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record. Published weekly via controlled email circulation and online, Broadcast …

An interview with Ingrid Christensen

August 22nd, 2016

19:42

Broadcast Dialogue is Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record. Published weekly via controlled email circulation and online, Broadcast …

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