Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Broadcasters talk adapting to the age of social distancing

Global Toronto's Farah Nasser co-anchored this week from her backyard in self-isolation after returning from a family vacation to Mexico. (Farah Nasser/Twitter)

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we hear from a range of broadcasters on how they adapted to the fast-breaking developments of COVID-19 this week and the reality of broadcasting, in some cases, in self-isolation – from Farah Nasser, who co-anchored the Global News Toronto supper hour newscast from her backyard, to Golden West Radio engineering director Laverne Siemens on the challenges of shifting staff across 40 stations to work from home, to Harvard Broadcasting National Program Manager Christian Hall on finding innovative ways to support local business.

This episode also features Adam Wylde, Virgin Radio Toronto; Mackay Taggart, Regional Director of News, Global News Ontario; Barbara Williams, EVP of English Services, CBC; James Peters, Assistant News Director, CFJC-TV & Radio, Kamloops, BC; Taz & Jim, FM96 London, ON; Anthony Farnell, Global News’ Chief Meteorologist; Shawn Turner, Country Brand Manager, Bayshore Broadcasting; and Lana Gay, afternoon drive, Indie88 Toronto.

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