Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Vista Radio President Bryan Edwards talks pending Bell acquisition

Bell is undertaking its largest restructuring initiative in 30 years, announcing it’s reducing its workforce by 4,800 positions and selling 45 of its 103 radio stations, pending CRTC approval.

Seven independent buyers, including Vista Radio, are poised to acquire those divested radio properties.

Vista President Bryan Edwards joins us on this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about why this is a good news story for radio, why Vista plans to retain and grow the staff count at those stations, his thoughts on the current regulatory landscape, and more.


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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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