About Broadcast Dialogue

Broadcast Dialogue has been the voice of Canada’s broadcast industry since 1992.

Founded by Howard Christensen, a radio news veteran (CHAM-AM Hamilton, CKJD-AM Sarnia, CHYM-AM Kitchener, CHUM-AM Toronto, CFRB-AM Toronto, CJAD-AM Montreal) and one of the original Broadcast News network anchors, Christensen saw a need for a Canadian broadcast industry trade publication that published on a more frequent basis.

He came up with the idea of a weekly newsletter, faxed directly to stations and vendors, which evolved into the publication of a monthly magazine a few years later, as well as a trade industry supply guide. With support from wife and business partner Ingrid Christensen, who handled production and managed the publication’s extensive database, Broadcast Dialogue quickly established itself as an industry must-read offering a credible source for regulatory news, people moves and trends.

Approaching the publication’s 25th anniversary and the Christensen’s retirement, Broadcast Dialogue was acquired by Momentum Media Marketing in Vancouver, an agency serving the broadcast industry in both Canada and the U.S. Publisher Shawn Smith took the publication fully digital in 2016 with the launch of BroadcastDialogue.com and Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast.

The Weekly Briefing, a comprehensive overview of the week in Canadian broadcasting, is sent out FREE to subscribers by controlled e-mail circulation every Thursday, in addition to daily industry news at broadcastdialogue.com, and a weekly podcast.

Broadcast Dialogue has an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, MediumiTunes and Soundcloud, among other platforms.

Read more about Broadcast Dialogue, here.

The Broadcast Dialogue Team

SHAWN SMITH, Publisher
Shawn is the founder of Momentum and a veteran media and marketing strategist. He’s worked with a multitude of media brands, assisting in their transition to digital, and fortifying their presence in the marketplace.

howardHOWARD CHRISTENSEN, Editor Emeritus
Howard founded Broadcast Dialogue in 1992, first as a fax newsletter and then a magazine, e-publication, and website. Throughout their service to the industry, Howard and Ingrid Christensen have built a legacy of credibility, integrity, and trust.

CONNIE THIESSEN, Editor
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.

jamesT21JAMES WALLACE, Director of Digital
James is a highly sought-after interactive strategist, advisor, and thought-leader who is widely known for his programming and interactive design. James spends a significant amount of time researching tech and designing digital ecosystems.

frenchieTCHRISTIAN LIND, Art Director
Christian (aka Frenchie) is an award-winning creative who has consulted for Microsoft and MTV, served as a PROMAX/BDA awards judge, and is a voting member of the Directors Guild of America.

KRISTY SCOTT, Senior Account Executive
Kristy is a senior marketing and media account executive with a long track record of success at industry leading publications, most recently with RTK Media, In3Media, and a remarkable 17-year run with Radio & Records.

michael2MICHAEL OLSTROM, Account Executive
Michael is a media and marketing veteran. He has evolved and grown large-scale, multi-brand broadcast operations and is positioned to help businesses leverage new marketing and technologies for success.

Broadcast Dialogue – Marketing Agency Services

We believe that all marketing should be measurable.

Whether it’s a product launch, expansion into another country, assistance with other verticals, or the execution of a lead generation campaign, Momentum Marketing has the experience and expertise to provide measurable results and increased sales for you.

• Marketing assessment and research
• Marketing strategy, planning and execution
• Media placement and graphic design
• Inbound, social media, and content marketing
• Lead generation campaigns

We’re passionate, adaptable, digital and measurable.

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