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Radio & Podcast News – Calgary’s CJSW-FM among multiple CRABO winners

The National Campus & Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) has handed out its annual Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online (CRABOs). Among the winner’s are Max Collins, CITR-FM Vancouver, who took the Best In Podcasting category for Dragged Out, an exploration of the city’s drag scene in the wake of numerous venue closures. Dragged Out also won the ‘OUT LOUD’  Best in LGBT+ Programming award as well as the Documentary category. University of Calgary campus station, CJSW-FM, claimed the honors for Best Classical Music Show (Wednesday Night Classical), Best Country or Folk Music Show (Tombstone After Dark), and Best World Beat Show (Level the Vibes), as well as Best Current Affairs program for Jeremy Klaszus’ Sprawlcast. For more winners, watch the awards livestream here.

iHeartRadio Canada has launched new weekly podcast series, Hot Talk: A Climate Change Podcast. Hosted by Elliott Cappell, the 10-episode series looks at truths and mistruths about climate change in Canada through one-on-one interviews, roundtable discussions, and short stories. Initial guests include President and Co-founder of the Niskanen Centre, Jerry Taylor, a former climate change skeptic, as well as Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris Agreement, who reflects on her work with nearly every country in the world on climate change. 

Mary Mammoliti

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) has added Kitchen Confession to its original podcast lineup, hosted by celebrity culinary expert Mary Mammoliti. Debuting Nov. 18, Kitchen Confession dives into the minds and kitchens of chefs, authors, lifestyle experts, foodie friends, bakers and brewers who share their untold kitchen confessions along with insider tips and tricks. Mammoliti, who is partially sighted, has been a regular AMI contributor since 2017, first on Live from Studio 5 and currently on Kelly and Company. She also hosts Now We’re Cooking segments on AMI This Week.

Hot Docs is inviting emerging audio storytellers to apply for its career development program open to new Canadian podcasters, aged 18-34. 70 selected participants will receive a complimentary pass to the virtual edition of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival, Jan. 27-29, where they’ll have the chance to participate in industry panels, workshops and networking events, in addition to a private pre-festival career accelerator session featuring notable audio professionals. Apply by Dec. 4. More info here.

The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon, Nov. 4-5, raised $641,157 in support of the hospital’s Pediatric Hemodialysis Unit and Children’s Kidney Health program. This year’s Radiothon was broadcast live on 23 radio stations across the province. The event has raised more than $13.94 million for Saskatchewan kids and moms in hospital since the very first Radiothon 19 years ago.

The Paws for Pledges Radiothon on Friday, Nov. 6 saw Country 100 (CILG-FM) Moose Jaw raise over $76,000 over the duration of the 12-hour broadcast for the Moose Jaw Humane Society. This was the eighth annual Paws for Pledges Radiothon, which has raised a total of half a million dollars. 


Starboard Communications, the longtime owners and operators of 95.5 Hits-FM (CJOJ-FM), Cool 100.1 FM (CHCQ-FM), and INQUINTE.CA in Belleville, ON, have announced the return of their all-Christmas online radio station, Christmas in Quinte. The station will launch at 9 a.m. ET Nov. 12 and can be streamed at or via the app.

LISTEN: Kevin Frankish joins Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about what he’s been up to since his departure from Breakfast Television Toronto and his new podcast project, The Happy Molecule. Listen on your favourite podcast app or here:

LISTEN: On the latest Sound Off Podcast, Matt Cundill’s guest is Bryan Barletta, author of the podcasting ad tech newsletter Sounds Profitable, who takes Matt through an ad tech crash course covering digital/podcast attribution, podcast monetization and data infrastructure. Listen on your favourite podcast app or here:

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