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Radio & Podcast News – Radiodays North America gears up for its second edition

Radiodays North America is doubling down on the use of AI in the broadcasting space, podcasting and diversity and inclusion as the audio industry gets set to gather for the second edition of the conference, June 2-4 in Toronto during Canadian Music Week (CMW). Among the big names set to address this year’s gathering are BBC Director of Music Lorna Clarke, radio futurologist James Cridland, Magnificient Noise co-founder Eric Nuzum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Connie Walker, ABC News’ Director of Podcast Programming Laura Mayer, Audacy Format VP for Rhythmic AC Skip Dillard, and Virgin Radio International Chief Programmer Ronnie Stanton, among many others. Read more about this year’s program, here.

Wendy Mesley & Maureen Holloway

The Soundwave Summit is a new venture spearheaded by Lead Podcasting, Sonar Network and Chonilla Network, who have teamed up to put on a podcast event “bringing together creators making waves in podcasting.” Taking place June 6 in Toronto, directly following Radiodays North America, the event includes daytime panels, in addition to an evening featuring four live shows, headlined by The Women of Ill Repute podcast, featuring Wendy Mesley and Maureen Holloway.


Rogers Sports & Media’s Frequency Podcast Network has launched Season 6 of Island Crime: Sweethearts. The new season explores the unsolved murders of three teenage girls in and around Victoria, B.C. in the early 1990s.

Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year nominations are open until Monday, April 22. The winning recipient receives a trip to Radiodays North America to accept their award at the event’s opening reception on June 3. Anyone working in the Canadian radio industry can nominate any worthy broadcaster who was under 30 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2023; works in On-Air, Programming, Promotions, Production or Creative; and has made a significant, documented contribution to the community they serve, the radio industry or their craft. Read more here.


LISTEN: Matt Vettese is on the latest Sound Off Podcast. Caught up in layoffs last November at Corus Radio’s Big 101.1 (CIQB-FM) Barrie, ON, Vettese has also made stops in Peace River, AB and Thunder Bay, ON. He shares what he’s learned about the importance of connecting with listeners regardless of station size, the strength of social media in a medium or smaller size market, his studio setup, and more.

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