Katie Summers, one half of AMP Mornings with Katie & Ed on 90.3 AMP Radio (CKMP-FM) Calgary, shared her #MeToo allegations about Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard live on-air last week. Summers says she was just 23 when Hoggard made comments of a sexual nature toward her and grabbed her backside seven years ago, following an interview at the station. Summers is our guest on this week’s Broadcast Dialogue podcast.
The Connecting to Care Radiothon, broadcast on 104.9 myFM (CIMY-FM) Pembroke, raised $41,616 for the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cutting Edge Campaign. Dollars raised will fund the upgrade and modernization of the hospital’s surgical floor and support the orthopedic program.
Cabin Radio NWT officially launched its livestream online on Mar. 5. Covering Yellowknife and area, the independent, commercial venture is already selling advertising and says it’s working toward a long-term goal of securing FM licences for Yellowknife and a range of NWT communities.
Country 93.3 (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray afternoon host Mike Jones took advantage of Brett Kissel’s ANTHEM tour stop in Fort McMurray to challenge the country crooner and his dachshund Charlie to a race. It turns out four other station staff also own the breed, including station morning host Brad Karp, 97.9 ROCK (CKYX-FM) morning guy Pete Potipcoe, and sales supervisor Troy Dickson. In the end, it was Dickson’s pooch Little Foot who beat Kissel’s Charlie by a nose.
The North Shore News has paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the famous Woodward’s department store $1.49 Day jingle. Tony Antonias wrote the ditty in Feb. 1958 for the now-defunct chain, while working as creative director at CKNW-AM Vancouver. Read more here.
NuVoodoo Media Services says its latest Ratings Prospects Study shows smart speaker ownership has nearly doubled in the last six months. Of 3,041 respondents, ages 14-54, across all PPM markets, one-third now report having a smart speaker at home. That’s up from less than a quarter in the previous study last August. NuVoodoo further found that 48 per cent of likely PPM participants now own a smart speaker.
The 2018 Canadian Podcast Awards honourees have been announced. The Beaverton Weekly Report won in the Political Series category, while The Curling Legends podcast won for Best Sports Series. A Command Of Her Own: A Star Trek Discovery Podcast won in the Television category. Find the full list of winners and nominees by category here.