Laurie Brown has launched a new podcast, days after wrapping up her more than 10-year gig hosting CBC Radio 2 late night program The Signal. Billed as “useful podcasts to keep you company into the night,” the first episode of Pondercast dropped on iTunes and at lauriebrown.ca over the weekend.
The new Oldies 99.7 FM (CKNC-FM) went to air in Norfolk County, ON at noon on Sept. 1, spinning The Rolling Stones’ Start Me Up as its introduction to listeners. Operated by My Broadcasting Corporation, the station is currently in the required testing period, playing “10,000 Songs in a Row.” A date for the official launch and introduction of the on-air team are TBA. MBC now operates 21 radio stations and web portals across Ontario.
Calgary’s Global News Hour at 6 with Linda Olsen and Scott Fee will now be simulcast on Corus-owned sister station News Talk 770 (CHQR-AM). Previously, Calgary Today with Angela Kokott ran from 3 – 6:30 p.m., followed by Sports Talk with Jock Wilson, starting at 6:30 p.m.
102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto will once again be hosting the CASBY Awards. Listeners can visit edge.ca to vote for the 2017 nominees and a chance to win tickets to the Nov. 1 event at The Phoenix, featuring nominees The Sheepdogs, Bleeker, Current Swell and the Ascot Royals.
The CRTC has given itself a four-month extension to review the broadcast licences of a handful of radio stations. The commission has extended a temporary renewal until Dec. 31 for International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. (CJLU-FM) Halifax, (CJLU-FM-1) Wolfville; DARR FM Radio Ltd. (CJRP-FM) Saint John, (CJRP-FM-1) Rothesay; Cochrane Christian Radio (CFCJ-FM) Cochrane; Blackburn Radio Inc. (CIBU-FM) Wingham, (CIBU-FM-1) Bluewater; Dufferin Communications Inc. (CIDC-FM) Orangeville; RNC Media Inc. (CHXX-FM) Donnaconna, (CHXX-FM-1) Sainte-Croix-de-Lotbinière; Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Radio Station Corp. (CICN-FM) Aldina, SK; Rogers Media Inc. (CJAQ-FM) Calgary, (CJAQ-FM-1) Banff, (CJAQ-FM-2) Invermere; CFPV-FM Radio Ltd. (CFPV-FM) Pemberton, BC; Total Change Christian Ministries (CHVI-FM) Campbell River, BC; I.T. Productions Ltd. (CJRJ-AM) Vancouver.
Torry Holt, Ed McCaffrey, Lance Moore, and Geoff SchwartzSiriusXM Canada will offer comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NFL season, featuring live broadcasts of every game plus in-depth NFL talk on the SiriusXM NFL Radio channel. The NFL begins its 98th season on Sept. 7. New to the SiriusXM NFL Radio roster this year are former NFL standouts Torry Holt, Ed McCaffrey, Lance Moore and Geoff Schwartz.