Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day

Saturday, Feb. 13th marks the 10th anniversary of World Radio Day, proclaimed in 2011 by UNESCO. This year’s theme is “New World, New Radio”, an ode to the medium’s resilience and ability to adapt.

The past year has been a challenging one for the Canadian industry on many fronts, but those on the frontlines know that radio has also been a place to turn for connection.

To mark World Radio Day, Broadcast Dialogue asked radio folks from coast-to-coast to share their thoughts.

Voices you’ll hear on this podcast include Stephen Keppler, morning host, Move 101.5 (CILK-FM) Kelowna; Faith Fundal, host of CBC Winnipeg afternoon drive show “Up to Speed”; Griff Henderson & Caroline Parker, morning show duo at Jack 92.9 (CFLT-FM) Halifax; Dahlia Kurtz, former weekend morning host at 580 CFRA Ottawa; Stu Jeffries, morning host at Toronto’s boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM); Marcella Bernardo, senior reporter, News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver; Andy Ross, Program Director, Harvard Broadcasting, Saskatoon & Regina; and Caroline Gianias, President of industry advocacy group, Radio Connects.


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
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 - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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