Friday, September 29, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Tina Cortese on independent radio’s voice amid COVID-19

105.9 The Region (CFMS-FM) is unique in the current radio landscape in that it’s independently-owned and music driven, but still features news and talk programming focused on the York region of Greater Toronto.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we talk with station manager and broadcast veteran Tina Cortese about the role of independent, local radio, the importance of diverse media voices, and why she’s hopeful about the future.

Read more about 105.9 The Region, here.

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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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