Episodes

May 16, 2020

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

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to Tim Wieczorek, operations director at Ottawa's Rebel 101.7 (CIDG-FM), about rock, radio, risk-taking, and weathering uncertainty as an independent.

May 09, 2020

Bob Orban on 50 years of audio processing ingenuity

On this special, sponsored edition of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, David Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada talks to Bob Orban, founder and director of engineering at audio processing provider Orban, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

May 02, 2020

'In Conversation' with Ron MacLean

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 games alongside hockey legends, and his predictions on how the NHL season might be salvaged.

April 25, 2020

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

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Eric Blais, the Director of Client Success at audience measurement startup StatsRadio - who holds a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, talks about how business can strategically plan for the future when there are so many uncertain variables.

April 18, 2020

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

Lisa MacDonald of SAIT's Radio, Television and Broadcast News program and her student Hannah Lepine talk about taking the program virtual as the Class of 2020 faces an uncertain future.

April 06, 2020

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

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 of lows of working from home.

March 21, 2020

Broadcasters talk adapting to the age of social distancing

Broadcasters talk adapting to the fast-paced developments of COVID-19 and social distancing.

March 13, 2020

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

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Jean-Marie Heimrath, president & CEO of The Podcast Exchange (TPX), the Toronto-headquartered podcast monetization company.

March 04, 2020

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

David and Jane Rusch of Audio Broadcast Canada are joined by Greg Ogonowski, president of Modulation Index and co-developer of OPtimod PCN 1600 streaming audio processing software.

February 28, 2020

Matt Cundill, Sound Off Media Company

Matt Cundill, host of the Sound Off Podcast, talks podcasting lessons learned, why patience is a virtue in the podcasting biz and the viability of monetization

February 22, 2020

Patrick Binette, Stingray Director of Content and Programming

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 Stingray Country, at a time when most traditional broadcasters have moved away from music video content. We talk to Binette, a former director of music programming at MusiquePlus, about strategy, audience, and why he credits giving programmers a wide berth for part of Stingray's success.

February 13, 2020

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

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 daughters. O'Reilly covers good storytelling, why he's hopeful podcasting will shake up terrestrial radio and why smart advertisers should take another look at the medium.

February 08, 2020

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

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 pipeline standoff in northern B.C. and the slow erosion of press freedom in Canada.

January 31, 2020

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

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our guest is Garry Shepherd, an instructor in SAIT's Broadcast Systems Technology Program, the last broadcast engineering program of its kind in Canada. We caught up with Shepherd at the Western Association of Broadcast Engineers conference in Calgary, to talk about shaping the next generation of broadcast engineers and some of the non-traditional places they're landing.

January 25, 2020

Roger Nairn, CEO of branded podcast studio Jar Audio

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 podcast.

January 18, 2020

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

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 has been tasked by Canadian Music Week (CMW) President Neill Dixon with helping put the annual Radio Active industry summit that runs concurrent to CMW back on the map. Davies gives us a preview of what to expect from an expanded Radio Active lineup this year and its potential future as the industry's national gathering.

January 10, 2020

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

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we welcome back Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions. Matrix is a Media CRM & Sales Intelligence Platform that provides solutions for Enterprise, Digital, Cable Network, Out-of-Home, Broadcast, and Radio. Mark talks with Broadcast Dialogue publisher Shawn Smith about the evolution of the platform and what lies ahead in the automated sales process.

December 19, 2019

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

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 director Christian Lind - discussing some of the big broadcast and digital stories from the past year, including the rise of podcasting and esports, the increasingly crowded OTT landscape, and radio syndication.

December 13, 2019

Curt Marvis, CEO, The QYou Media

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 influencers and creators, is finding huge success outside North America. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of The QYou, on the company's journey to growing its distribution reach to 500 million viewers alone in India, plans for growth in the U.S., and his predictions for what's to come after a decade of disruption in the broadcast and video content space.

December 07, 2019

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

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 David Usher, Moist frontman and founder of Reimagine.AI, a creative studio specializing in AI, and Catherine Warren, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission, which works across the Tech, Digital Entertainment and Green Economy sectors. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, editor Connie Thiessen speaks with Usher and Warren on the potential and future of AI in the Creative Industries.

November 29, 2019

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

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 are listening to, why on-demand audio is the next destination for advertisers, and his advice if you’re an independent podcaster trying to monetize.

November 23, 2019

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

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 - The Podcast, Nathan Wiszniak, Head of Artist & Label Marketing for Spotify Canada, and CCMA President Tracy Martin on country's growing streaming audience and elevating Canadian country music in the global space.

November 15, 2019

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

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 the event with a snapshot of Deloitte's annual Predictions report for the industry. Among Stewart's takeaways - radio's resilience is undersold, VR headsets are a failure and wait for it -- smart speakers are the 'hula hoop of 2018.'

November 02, 2019

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

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, we talk to CBSC chair Sylvie Courtemanche about the need for younger adjudicators, what Canadians are complaining about, and the new standard for closed captioning in Canada.