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More than 400 radio stations to participate in ‘A Day to Listen’

More than 400 radio stations across the country will participate in A Day to Listen on Wednesday, June 30 – an event recognizing National Indigenous History Month and intended to amplify and elevate Indigenous voices.

In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), the event is aimed at leveraging radio’s reach to share stories from Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors, elders, and musicians throughout the day, following last month’s discovery of the remains of 215 children buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

“Many Canadians were shocked to learn of the remains of 215 children buried in Kamloops and now growing numbers at other residential school sites, something Indigenous communities have known – and shared – for years,” said Sarah Midanik, President & CEO, Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. “We hope that A Day to Listen and the ongoing work that we do at DWF, begins a new chapter in our reconciliation journey so that no Canadian is ever shocked again by the horrors inflicted upon Indigenous Peoples.”

Broadcaster and Indigenous performing and recording artist Christa Couture of First Peoples Radio’s ELMNT FM in Toronto has recorded an impactful promo for the event.


Airing from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, A Day to Listen will also raise money for DWF, which has a mission is to create a pathway towards reconciliation and improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connection between all Canadians.

Participating radio stations include:

  • Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta
  • Acadia Broadcasting Limited
  • Arctic Radio
  • Bayshore Broadcasting
  • Bell Media
  • Blackburn Radio Inc.
  • ByrnesMedia Inc.
  • Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc.
  • Central Ontario Broadcasting
  • CINB-FM Communications Inc.
  • Coast Broadcasting Ltd.
  • Corus Entertainment Inc.
  • Durham Radio Inc.
  • First Peoples Radio Inc.
  • Five Amigos Broadcasting Inc.
  • Golden West Broadcasting
  • Harvard Broadcasting
  • Huber Radio Ltd.
  • Kahnawake Broadcasting Services
  • My Broadcasting Corporation
  • Northern Native Broadcasting
  • Pattison Media
  • Quinte Broadcasting
  • Radio Fanshawe Inc.
  • Rawlco Radio
  • The Rock 98.5
  • Rogers Sports & Media
  • Saugeen Community Radio Inc.
  • Starboard Communications
  • Stingray Radio
  • Thunder Bay Information Radio
  • Vista Radio Ltd.
  • Wellport Broadcasting Inc.

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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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