October 18, 2019

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

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 as Senior Regulatory Counsel for Bell, covers the CAB's current lobbying efforts on behalf of commercial radio and television broadcasters, and the organization's designs on establishing a greater presence in Ottawa, among other issues facing Canada's private broadcasters.

October 11, 2019

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

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 measurement as Numeris moves toward the first transitional data release in December, the latest on its Video Audio Measurement solution, its new product advisory group, and the organization's move towards a more transparent relationship with broadcasters.

October 09, 2019

AUDIO360 and the future of audio advertising

Bell Media and Stingray have partnered to launch AUDIO360, a new multi-platform audio sales solution that allows media buyers to follow a listener through their daily audio journey. It targets consumers not by demography or location, but by what they love. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Ryan Fuss, SVP, Global Advertising Solutions, at Stingray and Dean Rutherford, VP National Radio Sales, Bell Media on the future of audio advertising.

September 27, 2019

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

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 fourth consecutive Music Director of the Year (large market) win at the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.

September 24, 2019

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

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 to Mansbridge about #elxn43, taking the political temperature of Canadians, and the joys of semi-retirement.

September 14, 2019

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

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 personal preference. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Mathieu Turbide, Quebecor’s Vice-President of Digital Content, on the company’s move into online radio, the challenges of monetization and Quebecor's ultimate goal of convergence.

September 07, 2019

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

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 station's new vice-president and managing director, on how jazz.fm is getting its groove back.

August 30, 2019

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

SoundExchange, the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit collective rights management organization, made waves a few weeks ago with the announcement that it's collaborating with SourceAudio and Podcastmusic.com to make label and publisher-owned music available to the podcast industry.  On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Richard Conlon, SoundExchange's Chief Corporate Development Officer, in his first-ever podcast interview, on the future of music licensing for the podcast space.

August 23, 2019

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

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 search for the next big idea, and the station's new web series "The First Time."

August 17, 2019

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

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 the legacy of the Vancouver heritage station as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary.

August 13, 2019

An Interview with Kevin Newman on his pivot to podcasting

Kevin Newman is the latest broadcaster to announce a move into the podcast space. Arguably one of the most successful broadcasters Canada has ever produced, Newman revealed last week he’s stepping away from CTV’s flagship investigative program W5 to host Attention Control -- a new podcast for iHeartRadio that will focus on technology and democracy. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk to Newman about his pivot to podcasting, the impact of technology on the coming federal election and the future of news.

August 03, 2019

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

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 extended cancellation period, some public interest groups say the code doesn’t go far enough after a flawed process that saw most telecom researchers and consumer advocacy organizations boycott the proceeding. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast - John Lawford, executive director and general counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), who says in the current climate it's increasingly difficult for groups like PIAC to represent the consumer.

July 26, 2019

An Interview with Elmer Hildebrand, CEO of Golden West Broadcasting

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Golden West Broadcasting CEO Elmer Hildebrand. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Famer, who has now been in radio for more than six decades, talks about how Golden West Radio has weathered shifting consumer habits with its commitment to local news and information.

July 12, 2019

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

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 Hat sports director and voice of the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers Bob Ridley.

July 06, 2019

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

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 radio stations are exploring that - Maple Music Cafe - launched this past New Year's Eve by Toronto music industry veteran Joey Cee and OkanaganValleyRadio.com - helmed by former Vancouver area station owner and host Allan Holender.

June 29, 2019

Elevating Young & Diverse Voices in Broadcasting w/ Denise Donlon

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 Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, Missy Knott from 95.7 ELMNT FM, Virgin Radio Toronto's Jax Irwin, and Flow 95.3 host Peter Kash came to share their stories of what it's like to be "the other" in what's a largely white, male-dominated industry. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we bring you highlights from that panel, moderated by Maureen Holloway, followed by special guest and broadcasting executive Denise Donlon, who is known for her leadership in hiring diverse talent, particularly at MuchMusic. Donlon says diverse hiring is not only morally right, it makes good business sense.

June 21, 2019

Numeris answers your questions about continuous measurement

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 Association of Broadcasters' Conference, where those in attendance got to pose some hard questions to Numeris CEO Neil McEneaney; John Vavaroutsos, VP Member Services; and Courtney Heuvelmans, Member Services for Western Canada.

June 14, 2019

An Interview with Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media Strategies

Media strategist Paul Jacobs addressed the 2019 Western Association of Broadcasters conference and his message to the room was pretty straightforward - not enough change is happening in Canadian broadcasting amidst the digital shift.

June 07, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

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 Jake Edwards - who currently helms mornings at TSN 1040 Vancouver, and legendary CKOI-FM Montreal music director Guy Brouillard. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we've compiled some highlights from the evening and be warned...you will hear LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL LISTENERS.

May 31, 2019

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

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 National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA), on community radio's ongoing evolution and how the NCRA is helping campus stations prepare for the impact of Ontario's Student Choice Initiative.

May 30, 2019

An Interview with Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions

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 that information - particularly when it comes to advertising sales. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Mark Gorman, the CEO of Matrix Solutions. Matrix is a sales ecosystem for media companies and has developed a platform to help sales teams connect all of that disparate data.

May 10, 2019

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

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 iHeartRadio brand. Burns lays claim to the title of radio's first digital program director, hired back in 2006 to lead content strategy for iHeart's NYC stations. We're also joined by Jim Tarantine, Engagement and Insights Consultant, who was previously with Nielsen for a decade.

May 04, 2019

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

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 radio. In 2000, women accounted for 33.3% of songs on year-end airplay reports, while last year they came in at 11.3%. In terms of spins, the ratio of men to women on country radio was 9.7 to 1.

April 26, 2019

An Interview with Bryan Press, NABS Canada

Since 1983, NABS Canada - the National Advertising Benevolent Society - has quietly been working behind the scenes as a support system for media, marketing and communications professionals who find themselves in need of counselling, financial assistance or career advice. With demand for its services at an all-time high, this May marks the second annual NABS month, raising awareness of the charity, which is funded in large part by the industry and donations of ad space across all verticals.