CBC Podcasts has launched a new channel on YouTube, making a collection of the public broadcaster’s most popular shows available through the platform. Audiences can now stream series like Someone Knows Something; Uncover; Run, Hide Repeat; and daily news podcast, Front Burner, among a dozen others, on YouTube. CBC says the channel will continue to grow in the coming months with the addition of video podcasts. The move is in line with CBC’s ongoing commitment to meet listeners where they are, timed with the launch of Canadian podcasts in the YouTube Music app, allowing podcasts to be listened to in the background on a locked screen or downloaded for offline listening. Read more here.
CJRU, Toronto Metropolitan University’s campus and community station, is rebranding to MET Radio under new call letters CJTM-AM to reflect the institution’s move away from its former Ryerson University moniker in 2021 as part of a Truth & Reconciliation process. Station Manager Elissa Matthews says after consultations with the community and stakeholders, the decision to rebrand the station was made “to better reflect our spirit and vision and to move the station forward as a multimedia broadcaster. Met Radio embodies the idea of a station that is open, inclusive, and a platform for diverse voices and perspectives in the city of Toronto.”
JAZZ.FM91 (CJRT-FM) Toronto is launching a third season of Discover Women in Jazz, in partnership with the Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts. The concert series promotes, champions and highlights women’s contributions to jazz as musicians, composers, lyricists and bandleaders. Selected by a panel that includes three members of JAZZ.FM91’s new Alumni Committee — musicians and entrepreneurs Agneya Chikte, Chelsea McBride, and Jesse Ryan — along with JAZZ.FM91 board member Catherine Mitro, this round of artists includes Lauren Falls, Sabine Ndalamba, Emma Cava, Virginia MacDonald and Jen Lo. Concerts will be broadcast live and livestreamed to YouTube each Thursday during August between 7 – 8 p.m. ET. Listeners can also tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET throughout August to get to know more about this year’s artists on Jazzology, supported by RBC Emerging Artists.
A Big 8 CKLW Reunion will follow the Sept. 17th unveiling of a life size bronze statue of legendary CKLW Music Director Rosalie Trombley in downtown Windsor. The statue, by local artist Donna Mayne, will be unveiled at a ceremony on Riverside Dr. East with the reunion to follow at the St. Clair Centre for The Arts. The casual gathering is open to all radio fans and former staffers. The Chimczuk Museum, located inside the Art Windsor Essex (formerly the Art Gallery Of Windsor) at 401 Riverside Dr. W., will also be featuring a gallery display honouring Trombley with personal mementos, gold records and audio visual elements.
LISTEN: At a time when most radio stations are maximizing their voice tracking, airing syndicated programming, or introducing listeners to AI-generated content in off-peak listening hours, Durham’s Radio’s 94.9 The Rock (CKGE-FM) – licensed to Oshawa, ON – has gone in the opposite direction, launching a live overnight show hosted by cable TV and MuchMusic icon Ed the Sock. On this episode of the podcast, we welcome Steven Kerzner, the voice behind Ed, and Program Director Doug Elliott to the podcast to talk about taking radio back to its roots in the age of streaming.
LISTEN: On the Sound Off Podcast, Jodi Krangle, longtime VO talent and the host of her own podcast, Audio Branding. With over 100 episodes, she’s explored every possible angle for enhancing your business through the use of audio, including podcasts. Jodi and Matt Cundill discuss their mutual love of audio, what got her into it, and the two sides of audio branding: how business owners can use it to expand their brand image, and how VO workers can use their talents to build themselves a strong brand. They also talk a bit about the impact of AI on the audio industry.