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13 minutes | 4 days 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 | 13 days 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 5 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.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Keeping the Black Voice on Canadian Radio with Aubrey Clarke, Nova Nicole, Ian Andre Espinet and Alicia West
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 this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we're joined by Aubrey Clarke, Nova Nicole, Ian Andre Espinet and Alicia West to talk about Keeping the Black Voice on Canadian Radio.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
102.1 the Edge host Kevin Getz on protesting radio's disposability
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 falling under the radar, that much like comedy should have a chance to live on.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to Getz about how the album came together, COVID's impact on the creative process and challenging yourself, as a host, to create content for emerging platforms.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Sean Ross & Jeff Vidler talk pandemic tuning, Apple Music & more
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 Apple Music's expanded live radio offerings and what that means for terrestrial and satellite radio, as well as the rest of the streaming landscape.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
'The Radio Nerd' Kat Carter
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 decision to leave the industry in 2018 to take care of her health.She's now the entrepreneur behind retail site and online community TheRadioNerd.com. Broadcast Dialogue caught up with Carter to talk about sharing her passion for the medium and advice for broadcasters on how to avoid burning out.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
The Pigeon's Tegwyn Hughes and Bayleigh Marelj
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 grads behind new longform journalism site The Pigeon find themselves in.On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to managing editor Tegwyn Hughes and editorial team member Bayleigh Marelj on creating their own opportunity, while building a platform for underrepresented voices.
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