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Radio & Podcast News – On-Air Coach recognizes Canadian talent

On-Air Coach has announced its 2023 award winners. Among the Canadians recognized in the international competition this year are syndicated host Greg Beharrell, who was named Most Creative On-Air; Troy Scott of CHFI Toronto, who shared the Best Boss to Have as a PD honour with Virgin Radio UK’s Mike Cass; Lauren Hunter of SONiC 102.9 (CHDI-FM) Edmonton, who garnered Most Likely To Take Over The World; CFOX Vancouver’s Jeff O’Neil Show, which took the Best Morning Show honour; and Matt Cundill’s Sound Off Podcast, which was named Best Industry Podcast.

Sarah Nick is expanding her on-air footprint with Pattison Media. In addition to co-hosting the morning show on 104.7 The Lizard (CKLZ-FM) Kelowna, Nick will be taking on afternoons on Q98 (CJCQ-FM) North Battleford and Power 99 (CFMM-FM) Prince Albert, SK from 2 – 6 p.m. weekdays. Nick has been with Pattison since 2021, arriving from KiSS 102.3 (CKY-FM) Winnipeg.

CBC Radio says a network problem that took programming off the air and offline nationally early Wednesday morning has been resolved. A spokesperson for the public broadcaster cited a “major technical equipment failure.”


Energy 106 (CHWE-FM), HOT 100.5 (CFJL-FM), and 92.7 FM CKJS teamed up with Harvest Manitoba for the annual “Hope for the Holidays” Radiothon to help combat food insecurity. Broadcast live on Friday, Dec. 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Energy 106’s Wheeler in the Morning (Dave Wheeler, Jasmin Laine, Tyler Carr) along with HOT 100.5’s Mark & Dilly in the Morning (Mark Morris, Sean Dilworth), were on-air for 12 hours of music, prizes, auctions, and information on how to donate to Harvest Manitoba. 92.7-FM CKJS’ Good Morning Philippines (Chester Pangan, Donna Natividad-Arenas) and Afternoon Pasada (Lucille Nolasco-Garrido) also supported the Radiothon throughout the day. Harvest Manitoba estimates that $54,000 in cash and food was raised during this year’s Radiothon.

LISTEN: Discerning what makes you or your brand stand out is the mission of Steve Pratt’s new endeavour The Department of Differentiation. Launched with partners Jennifer Ouano, one of Pratt’s former co-founders at Pacific Content, and executive strategist Deborah Coll, the new company aims to help organizations set themselves apart in the crowded consumer landscape, offering what they’re calling “Competitive Differentiation Strategy.” We welcome Pratt to Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about finding value in ‘weird’ and how his background in branded podcast content is informing his differentiation work.

LISTEN: Matt Cundill crosses radio veteran Erin Davis off of his interview bucket list on the latest Sound Off Podcast. Davis hosted radio in Toronto for more than 30 years, from the ’80s all the way to 2016, most of that time at the venerable CHFI. Since 2016, she’s expanded her resume in a number of ways, most notably with her book Mourning Has Broken, and her two podcasts Drift with Erin Davis and the G and F Podcast. co-hosted with longtime friend and fellow voice talent, Lisa Brandt

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