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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.  
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 expert explains why the ones with his name on them stand out.
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.
This episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast explores Master FM systems with Keith Pelletier, General Manager of Dielectric.
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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
Brent Jolly has inherited the presidency of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) at what might arguably be one of the most turbulent periods for media in the organization's history.With pandemic media layoffs now in the thousands, he also comes into the position as journalism finds its credibility under attack and press freedoms under pressure.On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the COVID-19 Media Impact Map project the CAJ is involved with, broken business models, and the road ahead for Canadian journalism.
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 believes that any real change has to start with the CRTC and more transparency at the public broadcaster. To that end, the organization has filed a procedural request with the commission to compel the CBC to release detailed employment equity data as part of its upcoming licence renewal process.Broadcast Dialogue editor Connie Thiessen spoke to Marouf, who lives in Montreal, from Beirut where members of the organization have been consulting and now find themselves waiting out the pandemic.
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.
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