Humble & Fred returned to the terrestrial morning show airwaves on Monday. For the past eight years, the infamous Toronto morning show duo have been successfully producing a podcast version of their show which is now being aired on Funny 820 (CHAM-AM) Hamilton, the Bell Media-owned comedy station. While they’ll broadcast live between 7 and 9 a.m., the show will stay true to the Humble & Fred podcast format. Read Broadcast Dialogue’s interview with Fred Patterson here.
Serena Ryder is joining the 98.1 CHFI Toronto on-air team with a new Sunday afternoon show, set to debut Sept. 23. Airing from noon to 2 p.m., The Serena Ryder Show will feature a selection of music chosen by the Juno Award-winning musician, in addition to “authentic conversation with Serena and tales from her tour bus,” according to a news release. Broadcast live from Toronto, the show will be syndicated across Rogers’ Adult Contemporary stations in 13 markets, including 96.7 CHYM Kitchener; KiSS 100.5 (CHUR-FM) North Bay; KiSS 100.5 (CHAS-FM) Sault Saint Marie; KiSS 105.3 (CJMX-FM) Sudbury; KiSS 99.3 (CKGB-FM) Timmins; KiSS 102.3 (CKY-FM) Winnipeg; 95.9 CHFM Calgary; Mountain FM (CHMN-FM) Canmore; KiSS 107.7 (CFRV-FM) Lethbridge; STAR 98.3 (CKSR-FM) Chilliwack; Ocean 98.5 (CIOC-FM) Victoria; and Mountain FM (CISQ-FM) Whistler. Read more here.
The Business of Life, an hour-long podcast from Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden and entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson of Dragons’ Den fame, debuted over the weekend. The Business of Life is billed as a weekly business and lifestyle podcast with no topic off limits for the longtime friends. It’s also airing on iHeartRadio stations in some markets, including Newstalk1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto, CJAD 800 AM Montreal, BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410 (CFTE-AM) Vancouver, 580 CFRA Ottawa, AM 800 (CKLW-AM) Windsor, NewsTalk 1290 (CJBK-AM) London, Newstalk 610 CKTB St. Catharines, AM 1150 (CKFR-AM) Kelowna, and CFAX 1070 Victoria. Read more here.
BNN Bloomberg launched editorial series Cannabis Canada Sept. 14, which will run through the official legalization date of Wednesday, Oct. 17. The in-depth series delves into hot-button issues facing the pot industry and its investors from sky-high stock values to regulation. The series will be accompanied by a free e-newsletter beginning Monday, Oct. 1, offering a daily rundown of original reports, video interviews, breaking news and stock prices, as well as a daily marijuana business radio report available on BNN Bloomberg 1410 (CFTE-AM) Vancouver and other iHeartRadio Canada talk stations.
Corus is continuing the trend of podcast to broadcast, announcing that its Curiouscast podcast network is partnering with Halifax-based mystery/true crime podcast Nighttime, which will begin airing across the Global News Talk Radio network, starting in October. Additionally, in-house podcast This is Why, hosted by Corus Vancouver producer and contributor Niki Reitmayer, will also become a national radio show. Read the full story here.
Media Indigena, a weekly Indigenous current events podcast that explores topics from pipelines to the Colten Boushie case, will hold its first-ever live taping at the University of Alberta this Friday. One of the podcast’s hosts is Ken Williams, a former APTN journalist and Cree playwright in the U of A drama department. The show is ordinarily recorded over the phone with host Rick Harp in Winnipeg, along with roundtable guests who call in from across the country. Friday’s live taping will happen at 7 p.m. in the university’s Fine Arts Building.
News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver reporter Lasia Kretzl is donating 55″ of hair to raise funds for mental health. Kretzl, who hasn’t cut her lengthy brunette locks in eight years, has started a six-week long campaign to raise funds for Coast Mental Health in memory of her mother Mary who struggled with alcoholism. Read more here.
Accountemps says an online survey of 800 workers shows most Canadians like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do. Seventy-seven per cent of survey respondents said they enjoy turning on the tunes at work, with those 18 to 34 most inclined to listen to music at work (87 per cent), followed by those 35-54 years of age (73 per cent) and employees 55 and older (57 per cent).
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