Canadian Music Week’s Radio Active set to return after three-year absence

Canadian Music Week’s Radio Active conference is back following a three-year absence as the event gears up for its 40th anniversary, June 6-11.

Radio Active 2022 – The Future of Audio will take place June 7-8 at the Intercontinental Centre Hotel in Toronto, featuring over 20 sessions in a live, in-person event, as well as a virtual, on-demand format.

Caroline Beasley

Speakers announced so far include Caroline Beasley, CEO Beasley Broadcast Group, USA; James Cridland, Radio Futurist from Australia; Matt Deegan, Co-Founder of Folder Media, UK; Fred Jacobs, Jacobs Media, USA; Tobias Nielson, Bauer Media, UK; Steve Pratt, Founder, Pacific Content, Vancouver; Roz Weston & Mocha Frap, Kiss 92.5, Toronto; Mark Hunter, Now! Radio Edmonton; and Troy Reeb, Executive VP, Corus Entertainment.

CMW says topics will span management, programming, promotion, interactive marketing, regulatory, revenue and research, talent, and technology, including sessions like From Traditional to Digital    A Management Challenge; From Broadcast to Podcast – A Talent Perspective; Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matters – A Leadership Forum; The Ultimate Guide to Morning Show Production; Discovering Your Brands True Identity; and Targeting Young Audiences – What’s the Strategy.

“In an all-things audio world, digital technology has opened the door for added revenue opportunities creating a new business model for radio,” said Canadian Music Week CEO Danya Dixon, in a release. “In the great radio reset, the industry is reimagining itself to maintain its dominant role in the audio listening experience and finding new, younger audiences in different ways.”

The full schedule and programming for Radio Active 2022 – The Future of Audio will be announced in a few weeks. Learn more here.

Radio Active 2022 – The Future of Audio has support from sponsors Bell Media, Corus, Rogers Sports & Media, and Stingray. Broadcast Dialogue is the event’s media sponsor. 

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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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