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Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: David Marsden on the Spirit of Radio and Staying Curious

David Marsden

Rush has released a new conceptual video for its 1980 hit ‘The Spirit of Radio’ that pays tribute to both the medium of radio itself and the early DJs who championed the band’s music.

David Marsden, Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Famer and legendary programmer of Toronto’s CFNY, first coined the phrase ‘Spirit of Radio’ and features prominently in the new video.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, the ‘Mars Bar’ himself talks Rush, radio, records and staying curious.

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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