About Broadcast Dialogue 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, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, Apple Podcasts and Spotify, among other platforms.
"“I began reading BD as an all-night on-air personality, intercepting the fax as it rolled across the machine at 3 o’clock in the morning. It opened a world of distant markets, legendary stations, and movements of key personalities. Before the internet, BD connected us all, and in short order became a trusted voice for the industry ...”
Shawn Smith | Publisher
The Broadcast Dialogue TeamTeam
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.
Connie ThiessenEditor / Podcast Host
Connie has worked 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. Passionate about 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 a Music Journalist of the Year nominee at Canadian Music
Jeff LushDirector of Digital Media
Jeff brings 20 years of experience to Broadcast Dialogue, including a nearly 17-year run with Rogers Sports & Media where he was senior Manager, Digital Product & Operations, prior to joining Momentum in 2022. Widely considered an industry expert in the rapidly-evolving digital media space, Jeff is passionate about reimagining and delivering digital products and services for the industry.
Michael OlstromSales | Senior Account Executive | M: 973.494.2710
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.
James WallaceVP, Operations
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 online technology, and social platforms.
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