Guests

Mapping Radio's Future

June 7, 2017

This week, I look back on the last few episodes and provide some lingering thoughts. Special appearances and re-appearances from Georgia Beasley and Jeff Vidler. In this episode: * I make reference to Larry Gifford's insig…

Larry Rosin, Edison Research on Canada's Audio Landscape

May 28, 2017

If you don't tell your story, someone is going to tell it for you; which is why we have Radio Connects. They speak to advertisers and agencies on behalf of 540 stations in Canada. Today we provide a little background on what…

The Millennials - Georgia Beasley, Beasley Media Group

May 23, 2017

Georgia Beasley has penned 2 articles for Radio Ink magazine called, "My Life as a Radio Millennial". The podcast was in the midst of assembling an episode on the Millennials coming of age now that they occupy a whole key ad…

Broadway Bill Lee - Coast to Coast, Post to Post

May 20, 2017

Broadway Bill Lee is one of the reasons I fell in love with radio. In the late 80's I would watch Vuolo Video airchecks and Bill stood out amongst the crowd. Fast forward to the digital era and Bill is still entertaining peo…

Pat Holiday's Great Case for Radio

May 12, 2017

Pat Holiday has spent 9 years away from work inside a physical radi station. In that time he has seen that its issues remain the same and there is both good and bad in that. He moderated the Broadcast Leadership panel "Like …

David Phillips' Data Perspectives

April 26, 2017

David Phillips is the President and COO of NLogic, His discussions on data and surveys have been well received at media conferences, which spurned my interest in bringing David onto the podcast last fall. The timing was righ…

Jesse Modz - Young Broadcaster of the Year

April 22, 2017

A few weeks ago, we had J.J. Johnston on the podcast to give us the story and background behind Steve Young and the Alan Waters Young Broadcaster Award. This year the award goes to Jesse Modz from CJAY 92 in Calgary. In this…

The Wild & Crazy Radio Life of J.C. Douglas

April 10, 2017

It takes a whole conversation with J.C. Douglas to realize that the journey lies somewhere between the Grateful Dead's "Truckin'" (What a Long Strange Trip it's been...) and Motley Crue's Wild Side. From the early days at Q1…

Ronnie Stanton Goes South

April 1, 2017

Ronnie Stanton emigrated from Australia to Canada in 2008 after a successful stint as a morning show host and programmer on the Sunshine Coast. His 5 years at Astral Media's 95 Crave then Virgin Radio, morphed into a difficu…

Chuck McCoy on Audio, Technology and Talent

March 28, 2017

Chuck McCoy has been in radio for 52 years. But he won't tell you he has worked in radio - but in audio. He is forward thinking enough to recognize that he has been an audio business all along. You might think that when we b…

Eric Samuels Goes from Astounding Radio to Astonishing Acts

March 26, 2017

Eric Samuels hired me to do evenings at 100.3 the Bear in Edmonton in 1994. Although Eric would move on to Vancouver a few years later, the two years I worked under him set the tone for how I would broadcast and program radi…

TJ Connors Elected to the White House of Rock

March 18, 2017

TJ Connors has come full circle. The station he grew up around is now his afternoon home. His father, the legendary Scruff Connors, was the morning man at 97.7 HTZ-FM in St. Catherines during the height of rock radio's mass …

What JJ Johnston Learned from Steve Young

March 10, 2017

The Allan Waters Young Broadcaster Award, (a tribute to Steve Young) will be announced this week. It goes to a Canadian broadcaster under the age of 30 for their creative contributions on radio and in the community. Past win…

Larry Gifford Program Director CKNW & The Radio Stuff Podcast

Feb. 24, 2017

Larry Gifford has worked at great radio stations across the U.S.A. like KIRO in Seattle and Sports radio 710 ESPN in LA. After a stint in consulting, he found his way north to CKNW in Vancouver where he watched the American …

Getting Social at the Conclave with Lori Lewis

Feb. 19, 2017

Lori Lewis is the Chairperson for the 42nd edition of the Conclave which will be taking place July 26-28 in Minneapolis. She is also the VP of Social at Cumulus; which means this call was a great opportunity to ask her some …

Erica Farber from the Radio Advertising Bureau

Feb. 12, 2017

Erica Farber is the CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau. And as the picture says - she loves radio! If you ever get the feeling that no one has your back in radio, stop by the website and you will remember the great things r…

The Bi-Annual Jason Barrett Sports Media Episode

Feb. 4, 2017

Jason Barrett is the owner of Barrett Sports Media, a New York based sports programming and marketing company designed to help sports radio and television companies, professional sports teams, and sports agencies, enjoy long…

Hal Anderson is still the 34th Greatest Canadian

Jan. 27, 2017

Hal Anderson has been a fixture on the radio in Winnipeg since the late 80's. On our 34th episode, we thought it would appropriate to have the 34th Greatest Canadian on the podcast; which also coincided with his return to 68…

The Audience Insights of Jeff Vidler

Jan. 18, 2017

Jeff Vidler has been involved in research for a long time. After the podcast had been recorded, I remembered a time when, as program director of CJFM in Montreal, he would use his research to entice clients as much as listen…

Canadian Music Week Preview with Greg Simpson

Jan. 13, 2017

Greg Simpson (RIP) joined us to talk about Canadian Music Week.

Sportscasting - That's Where the Fun is

Jan. 7, 2017

Sports is fast becoming the format of choice for graduating media students. With the commodity value of music at an all time low, and news becoming polarizing and at time "fake", Sports broadcasting attracting aspiring mille…

Goodbye 2016 with AllAccess.com's Perry Michael Simon

Dec. 28, 2016

We release this episode in the moments when we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Perry Michael Simon is the news talk columnist for AllAccess.com and he provides us with some year end perspective. Radio is a reflection …

A Very Terry Christmas

Dec. 22, 2016

Terry Dimonte is the morning man at CHOM 97.7 and he LOVES Christmas. Every year he spends the Friday before the morning show breaks for the holiday. Justin Trudeau has always made a point of stopping by to see his good frie…

The Spirit of David Marsden

Dec. 18, 2016

Matt meets David Marsden for the first time.