SiriusXM Canada will broadcast every Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season and playoff game starting June 14 when the Edmonton Eskimos take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg. French broadcasts of all Montréal Alouettes and Ottawa Redblacks games will also be offered to subscribers. Every game will be available live on Canada Talks (ch. 167), while French-language broadcasts can be heard on Influence Franco (ch. 174). Subscribers can also access Inside the CFL on Canada Talks (ch. 167), hosted by Mick Kern and Brett Innis, which will premiere with a special season preview on June 14 at 7 p.m. ET. The weekly show will then air Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and On Demand.
CIOE 97.5 FM Lower Sackville, NS says it’s increasing its weekly on-air exposure of East Coast music from 65 hours to 97.5 hours. The community station celebrated its third year on-air on June 3 by hosting an East Coast Music Showcase featuring John Gracie, Hal Bruce, Makayla Lynn, JJ Roots, Reeny Smith and others at Halifax’s Spatz Theatre.
Slaight Music has donated $25,000 to the Music Heals Music Therapy Motorcycle Ride. In partnership with Bikers for Autism, the event raises funds and awareness of the healing power of music with a focus on programs for patients on the autism spectrum. Registration for this year’s ride on Aug. 25 is now open. Motorcyclists will embark from Burnaby, BC and travel the Sea to Sky Highway to Squamish and Pemberton. To sign up or learn more visit MusicHeals.ca.
Chuck McCoy is out of hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Phoenix on June 5. The media consultant and former Rogers Radio exec tells Broadcast Dialogue his rehab and recovery is going well.
TPX (The Podcast Exchange) and WNYC Studios have announced a new partnership to sell its inventory in Canada. WNYC Studios is the producer of award-winning podcasts, including Radiolab, 2 Dope Queens, The New Yorker Radio Hour and Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin.