Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: The Shift with Drex on late night radio’s place in a time of crises

Drex Wilcomes

Radio is enjoying a ratings bump – not just from those looking for the latest news, but those looking for connection. That’s where late night radio comes in.

On many of the more than half dozen Corus stations The Shift with Drex airs on, the show has seen a notable increase in audience share and call volume over the last three weeks.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, Drex Wilcomes and producer Bob Addison, talk about leading the late night talk revival in Canada, overnight radio’s place in a time of crises, and the highs and lows of working from home.

Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
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 -

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