Episodes

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

Aug. 17, 2019

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 le…

An Interview with Kevin Newman on his pivot to podcasting

Aug. 13, 2019

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 in…

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

Aug. 3, 2019

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 e…

An Interview with Elmer Hildebrand, CEO of Golden West Broadcasting

July 26, 2019

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 ho…

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

July 12, 2019

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 spo…

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

July 6, 2019

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…

Elevating Young & Diverse Voices in Broadcasting w/ Denise Donlon

June 29, 2019

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 …

Numeris answers your questions about continuous measurement

June 21, 2019

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 Ass…

An Interview with Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media Strategies

June 14, 2019

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 digit…

Highlights from the 2019 Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards

June 7, 2019

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 Edwa…

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

May 31, 2019

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 Nati…

An Interview with Mark Gorman, CEO of Matrix Solutions

May 30, 2019

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 ep…

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

May 10, 2019

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 iHeartR…

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

May 4, 2019

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.…

An Interview with Bryan Press, NABS Canada

April 26, 2019

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 coun…

Community Radio resurgence with Co-op Radio's Bryan McKinnon and Broadcast Hall of Famer Don Shafer

April 19, 2019

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, an off the cuff roundtable on the resurgence of Community Radio with Bryan McKinnon, the executive director of Vancouver's highly successful community station Co-op Radio,…

An Interview with Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv

March 29, 2019

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Brad Danks, the CEO of Canadian specialty channel and OTT platform OUTtv. The LGBTQ network expanded its global footprint in 2018, finding success with its original conten…

An Interview w/ Michael Hill, Managing Director, Radioplayer Worldwide

March 22, 2019

Radioplayer Canada celebrates its second anniversary this month of streaming Canadian radio stations to millions of listeners each week. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, our publisher Shawn Smith in conve…

An Interview w/ Ross Davies, Director of Member Engagement, Radio, Numeris

March 16, 2019

Numeris has announced it’s making major changes to the way Canadian radio in small and medium markets like Kelowna, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay and Halifax, is measured. Starting this Summer, those 95 stations will join Canada’s …

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group's Jamie Wall on 101.5 Today Radio's debut in Calgary

Feb. 26, 2019

101.5 Today Radio has made its debut in Calgary - a re-launch of Jim Pattison Broadcast Group’s Hot AC station 101.5 Kool FM. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - the Podcast, Jamie Wall, general manager of the Pattison s…

Michael Geist, University of Ottawa Law Professor on this week's CRTC telco report release

Feb. 22, 2019

It was quite a week at the CRTC. The commission released its report on misleading and aggressive sales practices in the telecom industry which drew heavy criticism for its lack of clear, actionable timelines. One of those cr…

An Interview with Mike Cosentino, President, Programming & Content, Bell Media

Feb. 15, 2019

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, Mike Cosentino, president of Content and Programming for Bell Media, on the philosophy behind the recently-launched CTV Super Hub, and staying competitive in an increasing…

An Interview w/ Josie Fenech, PD @ Flow 93.5 Toronto

Feb. 12, 2019

Stingray has taken its Toronto hip hop station Flow 93.5 (CFXJ-FM) back to its roots after three years as The Move. Canada’s first urban contemporary station, it continues to serve as a launch pad for emerging hip hop and u…

An Interview w/ Khaled Sabawi, founder of Open Screenplay

Feb. 2, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of writing a screenplay, Canadian entrepreneur Khaled Sabawi wants to help you get there. Better known for his work co-founding companies like MENA Geo Thermal and TABO Palestine, Sabawi is now taking …