Friday, September 29, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: 94.9 The Rock’s Doug Elliott and Steven J. Kerzner on taking radio back to its roots

At a time when most radio stations are maximizing their voice tracking, airing syndicated programming, or introducing listeners to AI-generated content in off-peak listening hours, Durham’s Radio’s 94.9 The Rock (CKGE-FM) – licensed to Oshawa, ON – has gone in the opposite direction, launching a live overnight show hosted by cable TV and MuchMusic icon Ed the Sock.

On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Steven Kerzner, the voice behind Ed the Sock, and Program Director Doug Elliott to the podcast to talk about taking radio back to its roots in the age of streaming.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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