LISTEN: On the latest Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we sit down with Numeris President & CEO Neil McEneaney for an update on all things audio and video measurement, including how stations are prepping for the upcoming release of the first radio diary under a move to continuous measurement for all markets.
Brooke & Jubal, a syndicated morning show that originates out of MOViN 92.5 (KQMV-FM) Seattle, will begin airing on CHUCK FM (CKNG-FM) Edmonton in the morning time slot, starting Oct 21. Corus started airing the show on JUMP! 106.9 (CKQB-FM) Ottawa in Sept. 2018, igniting intense listener backlash. The company made the move in August to syndicate Rock 101 (CFMI-FM) Vancouver morning show Willy in the Morning, which now airs on sister station Q107 (CFGQ-FM) Calgary.
The 2019 Canadian Podcast Listener (CPL) study has released initial insight that finds Canadian podcast listeners largely consume media on demand. The third annual CPL study, based on a market representative online sample survey of more than 4,500 Canadian adults, finds that podcasts are opening the door for advertisers to reach the elusive on-demand audience, which encompasses premium tier video and music streaming subscribers, in addition to those who listen to audio books. In fact, it found that the majority of monthly podcast listeners surveyed consume audio books and paid music streaming on a weekly basis as their media of choice, followed by free music streaming, and then video streaming services like Crave and Netflix. Ad-supported media like YouTube, online news sites, social media, print magazines and newspapers, AM/FM radio, and network cable TV were less popular with podcast listeners. Read more here.
Rogers’ Frequency Podcast Network has announced a release date for its forthcoming podcast series on late Toronto mayor Rob Ford. The Gravy Train, an eight-part investigative podcast exploring Ford’s rise to power, will premiere Oct. 31. Rogers has timed the launch to coincide with the anniversary of the day in 2013 that Toronto Police confirmed they had video evidence of Ford smoking crack cocaine. The podcast is hosted by Jordan Heath-Rawlings, director of Digital Radio and Podcasts at Rogers, who also serves as host of daily news podcast The Big Story. Read more here.
Vancouver Podcast Fest returns for its second year, Nov. 7-10. Featuring masterclasses, daytime panels, and live podcast presentations, this year’s mainstage lineup will feature Martin Austwick (The Allusionist), Mike Browne (Dark Poutine), Christopher Goddard (Dirty John), Falen Johnson (Secret Life of Canada), Chris Kelly (CBC’s This Is That), Ryan McMahon (Red Man Laughing, Thunderbay), Garth Mullins (Crackdown), Leah Simone-Bowen (Secret Life of Canada), Geoff Turner (On Drugs) and Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist). More info here.
FEATURE: On Benztown CEO Andy Sannemann’s latest blog, iHeartMedia Cincinnati Creative Services Director Scott Stanley answers Andy’s questions about the challenges of imaging for News/Talk radio and the breaking news format. Read more here.
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