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27 minutes | 7 days ago
Stephen Ryan talks Momentum Music Research and the pandemic effect on music testing
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 creator of the cloud-based platform that allows users to see the results of their music research in real time, using an algorithm that eliminates outlier bias to help identify winning songs and rotations. Ryan talks about striking the right playlist balance in the increasingly competitive audio space and the pandemic impact on music testing.
28 minutes | 13 days ago
Nails Mahoney on finding the next Radio Star
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 Coach with partner Tracey Lee.OnAir Coach is behind the Radio Star international talent competition, which now in its fourth year, is helping propel young radio talent into their dream jobs.If you're looking for performance advice or among those who find themselves looking for work in the current radio landscape, this podcast is for you.
17 minutes | 20 days ago
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of World Radio Day
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 a challenging one for the Canadian industry on many fronts, but those on the frontlines know that radio has also been a place to turn for connection.To mark World Radio Day, Broadcast Dialogue asked radio folks from coast-to-coast to share their thoughts. Voices you'll hear on this podcast include Stephen Keppler, morning host, Move 101.5 (CILK-FM) Kelowna; Faith Fundal, host of CBC Winnipeg afternoon drive show "Up to Speed"; Griff Henderson & Caroline Parker, morning show duo at Jack 92.9 (CFLT-FM) Halifax; Dahlia Kurtz, former weekend morning host at 580 CFRA Ottawa; Stu Jeffries, morning host at Toronto's boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM); Marcella Bernardo, senior reporter, News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver; Andy Ross, Program Director, Harvard Broadcasting, Saskatoon & Regina; and Caroline Gianias, President of industry advocacy group, Radio Connects.
10 minutes | 22 days ago
Tieline's Charlie Gawley on the new Gateway Audio Codec
Charlie Gawley, Tieline VP of Sales, joins David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada on this sponsored edition of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast. The Tieline Gateway is a powerful DSP-based 1RU IP codec enabling transport of multiple mono or stereo audio channels across the public internet and any QoS-enabled IP network, including T1 and T3 connections and private WANs with MPLS. The Gateway streams up to 16 IP audio channels with support for AES67, ST 2110-30, AES3 and analog I/O as standard.
20 minutes | a month ago
NexTech AR President Paul Duffy on why AR is destined to become the new mass media
One of the Canadian-headquartered companies on the leading edge of the virtual experience trend, accelerated by the pandemic, is NexTech AR Solutions, which is using augmented reality and holopresence technology to change the way we consume entertainment, attend events, and interact with consumer advertising.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we're joined by NexTech AR President Paul Duffy, who talks about why AR is destined to become the next mass media, the tech behind turning hip hop star Offset into a hologram, its potential application for the broadcast industry, and more.
13 minutes | a month ago
Small Market Station of the Year 98.9XFM Antigonish, NS
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 one of the last independently-owned stations in the Maritimes, governed by a Board of Directors and with second and third generation shareholders. Despite the challenges of the past year, it's been able to retain its 11 staff without making cuts to programming.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome 98.9 XFM General Manager Ken Farrell.
6 minutes | 2 months ago
Greg Ogonowski of Modulation Index on the JPBG audio streaming upgrade
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) has upgraded radio streaming at its stations throughout Canada using the services of Modulation Index.On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Modulation Index President Greg Ogonowski takes David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada through the process of upgrading HLS encoders and talks about why the demand for quality streaming should be at an all-time high.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Orlena Cain on books, broadcasting & balance
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 on-air.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome Orlena Cain to talk about how to get in to the audio book narration business, escaping your comfort zone...and taking time to slow down.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) President Kevin Desjardins
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.On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Kevin Desjardins on returning to the sector amid revenue challenges compounded by the pandemic, and what he says is a need for meaningful, structural solutions.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Francis Currie on UK radio, Smashprep & competing on content
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 attention to the 15-25 demo and get serious about competing on content. We also dive into Currie's new "Smashprep" service for on-air performers, and talk about how UK radio has been weathering COVID-19.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Peggy Kelly & Carole Gerson on reclaiming women's history in early Canadian broadcasting and publishing
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, 1914-1960, sets out to acknowledge the working women of Canadian broadcasting and publishing in the first half of the 20th Century.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast we talk to the book's authors Peggy Kelly and Carole Gerson.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Kevin Frankish on chasing The Happy Molecule
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 struggling with their mental health.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we catch up with Frankish to talk about the inspiration and motivation behind his new podcast and multimedia project, The Happy Molecule.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
MediaSmarts' Matthew Johnson on Media Literacy Week and rebuilding trust
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 surrounding COVID-19, the debate over what is fake news, and the distrust of mainstream media reach a fever pitch.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we're joined by MediaSmarts' Director of Education Matthew Johnson, an educator and former writer, who shares his thoughts on how to help rebuild trust in legitimate news sources.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Numeris CEO Neil McEneaney with an update on audio strategy, VAM & more
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 measurement agency, including the introduction of a new audio strategy, the motivation behind a recent staff reorganization, and how Numeris is managing some of the challenges brought about the pandemic.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Tore Stautland, CEO of The News Forum
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 we've come to expect from right-of-centre outlets like Fox News or the short-lived Sun News Network.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to The News Forum CEO Tore Stautland on his attempt to both seek balance in a polarized news climate and engage a quote "broad centre" of Canadians without adding to the noise.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Glenn Prins on MRI Home Studio and remote work solutions
On this sponsored episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, publisher Shawn Smith talks with Glenn Prins of Media Results International about their new offering, MRI Home Studio, and the success they've had helping ELMNT FM's stations in Ottawa and Toronto successfully transition their on-air staff to work-from-home solutions that provide a consistent, quality sound for good value.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Karen Tankard on Life After Journalism
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 Journalism.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Piya Chattopadhyay on walking her own path as host of CBC's The Sunday Magazine
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 morning timeslot from veteran broadcaster Michael Enright, who wrapped the long-running The Sunday Edition in June, the former Middle East correspondent talks about "walking her own path, in her own shoes" as the show moves to a live format.
9 minutes | 5 months ago
Master FM Systems with Dielectric's Keith Pelletier
This episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast explores Master FM systems with Keith Pelletier, General Manager of Dielectric.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
Tammy Cole on Q107's ratings bump and staying the course in uncertain times
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 Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to Corus Regional Program Director Tammy Cole on rock having a moment and Q107 staying the course as a familiar destination in uncertain times.
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