Friday, September 29, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Tim Wieczorek of Ottawa’s Rebel 101.7 on rock, radio & risk-taking

At a time when most of its counterparts rely heavily on Gold content, Ottawa’s Rebel 101.7 (CIDG-FM) has established a reputation as one of the most current new rock stations in North America.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we talk to operations director Tim Wieczorek about rock, radio, risk-taking, and weathering uncertainty as an independent.

CanCon referenced in this episode:

The Anti-Queens

Palaye Royale

Cory Marks

Eve of Uprise

Monster Truck

Billy Talent

Rockin’ Engine

Taming Sari

Double Experience




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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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