October 30, 2016

Mark Ramsey's Media Insights

Mark Ramsey is a media strategist and researcher who has a history of innovative thoughts and approaches towards the audio medium. Consider his Hivio gatherings in 2015 and 2016 which celebrated audio under the banner of a “festival” rather than “conference”, and “audio” rather than “radio”. His twice monthly podcast with author Tom Asacker is a half hour of time well spent in this era of multi-platform media delivery. Take a few moments to take the Podtrac Survey so we can do a better job:

October 21, 2016

The First Ever Sound Off Convention

The first ever Sound Off Convention took place this week. An amazing collection of speakers came out for the Sound Off Convention and the W Downtown Hilton Hyatt Marriot. Speakers Included: * Matt Cundill, Sound Off Podcast Host.  * Jason Barrett, Barrett Sports Media discussing Sports talent. * Perry Michael Simon, All on Radio innovation.  * Marty Forbes, Radiowise & Alan Cross, Major League Mixes, on digital / radio.  ​​* Humble & Fred, * Seth Resler, Jacobs Media.  I want to thank all the organizers for their efforts and we will see you again next year! If you could take a few moments to take the audience survey for the Podcast - it would be appreciated.

October 19, 2016

Five Years of Humble & Fred Everywhere

An anniversary for Humble & Fred. Five years ago they rolled the dice and took a chance that their radio brand still had cache. It was a great gamble. Their radio brand is alive and well and flourishing on Sirius XM weekdays from 7-9am Eastern, and in the podcast world daily. They have the downloads, business model and clients to prove it. They are also generous in lending their studio space to radio people who want to further their craft. If you are considering making the jump into the podcasting or online radio space, grab a pen and take notes on the online and podcast part of their journey. Also I speak with Danielle Doiron who became the first female to broadcast a professional baseball game in Canada. Join our Podtrac Audience panel here -…tz&ver=standard To advertise on this podcast cast - send an e-mail to and we will send you a rate card.

October 08, 2016

The Ongoing History of Alan Cross

Alan Cross wears many hats and has many titles. My favourite two are historian and author. His perspective on music's intersection with the digital world is refreshing. Every day he works to find the answers to what ails two of his great passions, music and radio. Also, I address the idiots in radio who won't get on board the digital train and at least acknowledge that listener habits are drastically changing.

October 02, 2016

Fearless Fred from 102.1 The Edge - Unedited

Fred Kennedy is the morning show host at 102.1 The Edge in Toronto. We counted 6 cities and 2 firings on his journey to Toronto. Along the way, he worked with an A-List of Canadian radio people. He listened, learned, and took notes along the way - all while remaining blistfully unaware. Please subscribe, rate and review where possible. For Radio talk 24/7 go to Join the Podtrac Panel to help us do a better job!

September 23, 2016

Getting Radiowise with Marty Forbes

Marty Forbes was the General Manager of Standard Radio in Edmonton for many years. His Father was the legendary Jerry Forbes at 630 CHED, who started many great charities including Santa Anonymous. Since leaving Standard Radio, Marty started a company called Radiowise that consults radio properties with an emphasis on Digital inclusion. This is another podcast where you should feel free to take notes Join the Podtrac Panel to help us do a better job! Also - we reference Seth Resler’s latest column in, Shika Rebecca with sage advice for maintaining a web presence, and #ThingsToBlameOnCundill and the demise of SHOMI.

September 17, 2016

Reading, Writing and Voiceover with David Tyler

David Tyler is the voice of CTV National News and W5 in Canada, and various stations across the United States. David spent some time talking about his stint in radio and he discusses the myths and realities of the voiceover industry in the digital revolution. David has offered a discount code for a 4 part series of learning at David Tyler's ULTIMATE Voice Over Guide® Online! It's a full course of almost 4 hours of video lectures that covers all of the how-to's of creating and building a successful voice over business. We also stress the importance of writing to a broadcaster and think that Writing Class Radio would be a great podcast broadcasters could participate in to improve their writing.

September 11, 2016

Two Years of Tailgate Radio

John Largent started his podcast called "Tailgate Radio" two years ago. A simple concept of a podcast about tailgating has found a following. The NFL season is underway and the return of that great American past time - tailgating. Also Jeff Woods with an update on his new radio project and how your station can be apart of it. Please sign up for the Podtrac survey here. Also rate and review this podcast as it helps people find the podcast. If you can, please support the podcast with a donation or advertising your business.

September 02, 2016

Now, Sports with The Sports Radio PD Jason Barrett

Jason Barrett runs Barrett Sports Media and gives us insight into Sports as it pertains to radio, TV and digital. If you love sports radio, you will enjoy his perspective and I encourage you to follow him on twitter. Be apart of the podcast survey and keep the medium strong: Also in this episode, (and still staying with football) the passing of former Winnipeg Blue Bombers marketing director Jerry Maslowsky reminded me of a 1995 radio stunt that he was apart of as promotions director at a Winnipeg station. I'll let you listen to the bit play out, but understand that the station gave away trips to Miami to see the Super Bowl.

August 28, 2016

The Connected Car with Seth Resler of Jacobs Media

You have heard all about the connected car and threats of its arrival. It's here and you've probably heard a lot of truth and rumours about it. There's a 12 part podcast produced by Jacob's Media, who are actively tracking the progress of the connected car. It's a must listen series for those in radio. If you don't understand the connected car - radio is going get complicated. Seth Resler writes online strategies for on air pros on his website htp://, he also does the digital media consulting at Jacobs Media- and is the host of their podcast: Dash - The Future of Radio in the Connected Car Also, Fall Ratings starts and Canada's diary markets feature something new. Online Diary submissions. Ross Davies and Natasha Arzumanian from Numeris answer our questions.

August 24, 2016

Back to Fort Mac w/ Yukon Jack & Andrew Wilcox

The Fort McMurray Fire from May 3, 2016 changed lives. For Andrew Wilcox of Cruz 100.5FM, he is still rebuilding his staff at the station he runs. He also hasn't been home yet. Yukon Jack at 100.3 the Bear took in a family from Fort McMurray that had recently emigrated from Nigeria. Their friendship will last a lifetime. Please Take this Survey So We Can Get Better: Also - the 25th anniversary of Pearl Jam's Ten album is the first of many grunge albums to turn 25. We look back on what Rock Radio was like then, especially at CHOM in Montreal. And a state of the Podcast address. You can fast forward past it if you support our podcast here --->

August 20, 2016

Broadcast Dialogue about Broadcast Dialogue

Shawn Smith is the owner of Momentum Media and the new publisher of Broadcast Dialogue. He tells us what's in store for the future, and he shares his thoughts on the state of radio. Also, the Tragically Hip, Broadway Bill Lee from WCBS-FM showcasing the best thing he does, the aburdity of #NationalRadioDay, and Lauren Ignited's Chef's Coast to Coast Podcast. To advertise and show ideas: Thank you for taking the time to share, rate and review the podcast.

August 12, 2016

Unlimited Milkman

If you are in Canadian Radio, you know - the hub for Canadian Radio Job news and information. Now meet the man responsible for it, his career on the air in Ottawa, and his latest project Also "Yup! There's a Podcast for that!" with John Largent from - If you want to be apart of the show, please e-mail me - Thanks for your support and let's keep radio great by keeping the ideas flowing.

August 10, 2016

Show me the (Podcast) Money with Art19

One for the sales people this week. Ideas about monetizing a podcast with Sean Carr from Art 19, The Trouble with media as it pertains to the election, and a new feature on the podcast called "Yup! There's a podcast for that!" By the way - if you are reading this and have a podcast, send me an e-mail and we will include you in that feature on the podcast. In the coming weeks - it will become a paid feature. Thanks for listening and please fill out our survey...

July 28, 2016

Good Guests, Bad Guests, Great Guests with Jessica Rhodes

It's always been tough to get the right guests on the radio. The rules are different in podcasting; especially business related podcasts. Jessica Rhodes has created a business that matches podcasts and guests and she shares her secrets to preparing and executing a great interview... from both sides of the mic. Also my stint as a guest with Humble and Fred last April. Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

July 22, 2016

The Lack of Radio Innovation with Perry Michael Simon

An over dose of Remedial Media as Perry Michael Simon from joins us to discuss the "Moment of Silence" at the Conclave Radio conference and the lack of innovation in radio broadcasting. We also reach back to January with an interview Hal Anderson did with Steve Faguy of about ongoing layoffs in Canadian media. Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

July 14, 2016

Podcast Movement & Radio Show Prep Discussion with Pepper Prep

Matt Cundill busts out another edition of Remedial Media and describes what he saw at the Podcast Movement in Chicago. Shika Rebecca runs a show prep service called Pepper Prep. It's not expensive and affordable for both radio air talent and podcasters. We also pay tribute to radio engineer H.A. David Morrison who died last month. You might not have known him but through the power of audio, you will connect with who he was. Sponsored by Yappy - Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

June 20, 2016

Todd Hancock: From Radio to Podcast

Todd Hancock is a Vancouver based radio personality turned Podcaster. He has successfully parlayed his radio knowledge into a successful online brand, including the highly downloaded and revenue generating ToddCast Podcast. Todd shares some of the secrets of his success. As well, #ThingsToBlameonCundill - the Cancelation of the TV Show Border Security.

June 03, 2016

Kate McCallum on leaving Radio and going Fulltime RVing.

When Kate McCallum was let go from her radio job in 2015, she penned a blog called "Goodbye to Radio". When she released it in 2016, she received a lot of attention from others in the business who face the difficult struggles of an excessive workload in multiple departments. She and her partner Adam have now started Full Time Canada.

May 28, 2016

Jeff Woods' new book Radio Records & Rockstars

Jeff Woods, is a 30 year rock radio veteran who has just released his first book, Radio Records and Rock Stars. He was a guest on the Sound Off Podcast with Matt Cundill and discusses everything radio, records and media.

May 21, 2016

Andrew Wilcox, from Cruz 100.5 on fleeing the Fort McMurray Fire

Andrew Wilcox is the afternoon drive announcer at Cruz 1005. in Fort McMurray, Alberta. On May 1, 2016 he and the rest of the town were forced to evacuate when wildfires swept through the town. I spoke with him in the days after he left his home and the station behind. Also Maritime weather forecaster was completely unaware of the situation in Fort McMurray, and rubbed viewers the wrong way.