Sunday, October 1, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Jess Milton takes us ‘Backstage at The Vinyl Cafe’

There are few modern radio programs in the storytelling genre that have resonated with audiences like The Vinyl Cafe. Hosted by the late Stuart McLean, the long-running CBC Radio show aired from 1994 to 2016, in addition to public radio in the U.S. and UK.

Stuart McLean & Jess Milton (Photo Credit: Scott Blackburn)

For the first time, The Vinyl Cafe’s longtime producer Jess Milton is sharing behind-the-scenes stories from her 15 years working on and touring with the show.

She joins us on this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about Backstage at the Vinyl Cafe, her new podcast – produced with the Apostrophe Podcast Company – diving into the making of the legendary radio show.

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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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