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, Medium, iTunes and Soundcloud, among other platforms.