Mike Wilner is joining the Toronto Star as a baseball columnist and host of a new podcast, less than three months after parting ways with Sportsnet. Up until November, Wilner had worked with Rogers Sports & Media since 1995, starting as an anchor, news and sports reporter with 680 News (CFTR-AM) Toronto, before transitioning to Sportsnet 590 The Fan (CJCL-AM) and the Sportsnet Radio Network in 2001. Since prior to the 2019 season, he’d been partnered with Ben Wagner, calling play-by-play on network radio Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts, in addition to authoring a blog.
Dave Cadeau, program director at Sportsnet The Fan 590 (CJCL-AM) and Director of Programming, Sports Radio for the network, has parted ways with Rogers Sports & Media. Cadeau had worked with Rogers off and on since 2004, producing, hosting, and anchoring. After leaving the network to chase produce TSN’s Off The Record for three years, Cadeau returned to The Fan in 2011, working his way up to APD by 2013 and PD in 2015. He’d held the Director of Programming, Sports Radio title for the last four years.
Rob Fai, the former host of TSN 1040 (CKST-AM) Vancouver late night show, Rob Fai Nation, is among the recently released TSN Radio employees continuing their radio shows independently. Fai is now streaming his show via Twitch, Vimeo and YouTube, while former TSN 1150 (CKOC-AM) Hamilton afternoon host and Ti-cats play-by-play announcer Marshall Ferguson is ramping up his site Canadian Football Perspective, and its accompanying podcast. He’ll be joined by CKRM Regina sports director Derek Taylor, former 1150 producer Kyle Melo, as well as sports journalists Connor O’Neil, and Wade Zanchetta.
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— CFPerspective (@CFPerspective) February 15, 2021
CBC & Radio-Canada Media Solutions has promoted Patricia Châteauneuf to the role of Executive Director, Multi-platform Media Sales, Montreal and Eastern Canada, effective April 1. She succeeds Reneault Poliquin, who is set to retire at the end of March. Châteauneuf was most recently CBC/Radio-Canada’s Director, National Multi-platform Sales and Client Innovation for the last seven years and previously held leadership positions with TC Media and Astral Media. CBC/Radio-Canada has also hired Émilie L. Laguerre as Director of Business-to-Business Marketing & Communications. Laguerre has a background in branding, marketing and sales, most recently as Director, Communications and Partnerships at Quebec bookstore chain, Renaud-Bray.
Raj Shoan has been appointed ACTRA National’s new general counsel. The former CRTC regional commissioner for Ontario, formerly served as legal counsel for the commission, prior to his appointment in 2013. He’s also held Regulatory Affairs positions with CBC and Astral Media.
Douglas Gelevan is officially CBC Montreal’s new weekend TV host. Gelevan has been a news and sports reporter with CBC since 2010. In addition to anchoring, he’ll continue to cover local sports three days a week and contribute to Olympic coverage.
Brittany Henriques has joined CityNews Montreal as a videojournalist. Henriques has been working with Global News for the last two years as an associate producer, reporter and web journalist.
Miriam Valdes-Carletti has joined CTV Saskatoon as a videojournalist. Valdes-Carletti was previously a digital content editor with the network in Toronto. She’s also held production, writing and web roles with CTV Your Morning and The Marilyn Denis Show.
Travis Prasad is making the jump from CityNews to CTV News in Vancouver. Prasad worked as a freelancer for CTV on the assignment desk, writing and reporting, prior to joining Citytv as a videojournalist in 2017.
Colton Praill is landing at CTV Ottawa after leaving his morning anchor gig at Global Regina in November to relocate to the Capital Region. Praill, who had been with Global since late 2017, has been working as a talk show producer and writer at 580 CFRA since the start of the year.
Safeeya Pirani has joined Global BC as an anchor and reporter. Pirani arrives from Vancouver’s Spice Radio AM 1200 (CJRJ-AM) where she’s been a host on the station’s morning show for the past four and a half years, as well as news director.
Afua Baah has left 105.9 The Region (CFMS-FM) in Markham for a new opportunity. Baah had been an anchor with the station since 2016. Prior to joining The Region, she’d been part of the Corus Entertainment newsroom in Barrie.
Frances Yap has joined the News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver newsroom as an anchor and reporter. Yap is a recent BCIT graduate.
Kevin Oschefski is joining Vista Radio’s 106.3 Moose FM (CFXN-FM) North Bay as the afternoon host, starting Feb. 22. Oschefski has most recently been hosting the afternoon show on Rogers’ KiSS 100.5 (CHUR-FM), in addition to serving as Content Director for KiSS North Bay, Timmins & Sault Ste. Marie.
Daryl McIntyre, who retired from CTV Edmonton in Sept. 2019 after 33 years, has resurfaced as a fill-in talk host on Corus Entertainment’s 630 CHED Edmonton and 770 CHQR Calgary. McIntyre filled in last week on The Drive with Jock Wilson in Calgary and is in this week for JLyn Nye in Edmonton.
Mary Anne Waterhouse has been appointed Peacock Alley Entertainment’s EVP of Content Production. In the newly-created post, she’ll be responsible for building and leading Peacock Alley’s content production team and further growing the Toronto prodco’s development and service-producing slate, alongside president Carrie Mudd. The collaboration comes on the heels of the release of Tiny Pretty Things for Netflix, in which Mudd served as an executive producer and Waterhouse as a producer. Before joining Peacock Alley, Waterhouse also completed production on upcoming family feature Nightbooks for Netflix. Among her other credits is dystopian action saga Elysium; cult horror The Cabin In The Woods; Kodachrome directed by Canadian Mark Raso and starring Jason Sudeikis and Ed Harris; and indie feature Fido starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Billy Connoly.
Lynn Chadwick has been appointed Huminah Huminah Animation’s first VP of Content and Sales. Chadwick will lead the Dartmouth, NS animation service studio’s move into developing more original content and drive sales of its existing kids’ catalogue. Chadwick was formerly VP, Sales & Distribution for Sinking Ship Entertainment from 2013-15 and prior to that was VP, Network Content Acquisition and Pay TV for Corus Entertainment, in addition to holding VP roles with Nelvana and Salter Street Films.
RADIO & PODCAST:
CBC/Radio-Canada’s planned cuts to Radio Canada International (RCI) are being met with a call from 32 prominent Canadians to restore the service’s international mandate. A group calling itself the RCI Action Committee has penned an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Min. Marc Garneau, and Canadian Heritage Min. Steven Guilbeault asking them to maintain the integrity of RCI. Starting in April, the RCI team will be restructured from 20 to nine people, including the loss of 16 positions in Montreal as the service expands its language offerings and its content is folded into CBCNews.ca and Radio-Canada.ca. “In an interconnected world in search of truth, facts and honest journalism, countries like Canada cannot abdicate their role on the world stage. It’s not a question of whether we can afford to have a strong Radio Canada International. It’s whether we can afford not to have it,” states the letter. Among those who have signed the appeal are former Prime Minister Joe Clark; former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, Stephen Lewis; author Naomi Klein; and actor Donald Sutherland.
iHeartMedia has announced it’s entered into an agreement with The E.W. Scripps Company to acquire Triton Digital for $230 million USD. Operating in more than 50 countries, Triton Digital provides ad tech and audience measurement solutions to the podcast and audio streaming industry, including Webcast Metrics and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services. iHeartMedia, one of the leading podcast publishers in the U.S., in addition to its 850 live broadcast stations in 160 U.S. markets, and its iHeartRadio digital service, says the acquisition will allow it to provide audio content to producers and advertisers with a full ad service package for streaming and podcasting. The acquisition of Triton Digital is iHeartMedia’s latest investment in the audio technology space, following its purchase of podcast publishing, analytics and targeted ad serving provider, Voxnest, last October. Read more here.
Toronto Mike (aka Mike Boon) released a milestone 800th episode of his popular podcast Toronto Mike’d this week, which featured TSN personality Rod Black. Over the years, Boon’s notable guests have included a who’s who of Canadian radio, TV, music industry, and print media, among other Toronto personalities.
LISTEN: Feb. 13 marked the 10th Anniversary of World Radio Day, proclaimed in 2011 by UNESCO. This year’s theme was “New World, New Radio”, an ode to the medium’s resilience. We asked broadcasters from across the country to share their thoughts, including Stephen Keppler, morning host, Move 101.5 (CILK-FM) Kelowna; Faith Fundal, host of CBC Winnipeg afternoon drive show Up to Speed; Griff Henderson & Caroline Parker, morning show duo at Jack 92.9 (CFLT-FM) Halifax; Dahlia Kurtz, former weekend morning host at 580 CFRA Ottawa; Stu Jeffries, morning host at Toronto’s boom 97.3 (CHBM-FM); Marcella Bernardo, senior reporter, News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver; Andy Ross, Program Director, Harvard Broadcasting, Saskatoon & Regina; and Caroline Gianias, President of industry advocacy group, Radio Connects. Listen on your favourite podcast app or here:
LISTEN: Dahlia Kurtz, formerly the host of weekend mornings on 580 CFRA Ottawa, joins Matt Cundill on the Sound Off Podcast to talk about her recent experience getting laid off from Bell Media, using radio to create social change, and more. Listen on your favourite podcast app or here:
Pat Holiday, former Vice President & General Manager at Standard Radio in Calgary and Toronto, among other stops, has launched a free Master Class on YouTube for radio talent aspiring to make the move up to Program Director. So far, Pat Holiday’s Musicom Academy features eight lessons, covering music, promotions, imaging, and managing creative air talent, with a new episode to be released each week.
Mike Benny, 58, on Feb. 12, of lung cancer. Benny grew up in Thompson, MB, getting his start in radio there without any formal training. He went on to work at CKCK Regina and in Kitimat before landing in Prince George and 550 CKPG Radio in 1986. Starting as the afternoon announcer, Benny went on to a nearly 35-year career with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, including many years as the host of mornings on 101.3 Hits FM, later rebranded as 101.3 The River (CKKN-FM). Benny also did several turns on television as the host of CKPG-TV kids’ game show “Quiz Me” and “Spruce Capital Rocks”, a half-hour music video show in the 1990s. Benny was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2019 and went on disability leave from the station. Watch CKPG-TV’s tribute to Benny, here.
Derek Mazur, 73, on Feb. 11, following a battle with lung cancer. Mazur was a founder of the Credo Group in the mid-1970s, a Winnipeg-based production company credited with helping launch Manitoba’s commercial film industry. Among Credo’s credits were films like Lost in the Barrens (1990) and The Diviners (1993), where many Manitoba crew members got their first introduction to feature film. After Credo folded in 2001, Mazur went on to produce for the National Film Board (NFB), and later became CEO of the Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in 2011. He retired in 2017. In addition to his work with Credo, Mazur was active in the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association (now OnScreen Manitoba) and helped lobby for industry tax incentives. He also sat on the board of the National Screen Institute (NSI).
Warren D. (Skip) Snair, 77, on Feb. 10. Snair’s first foray into media was as a dancer on CFCF-TV Montreal’s answer to American Bandstand, Like Young, in the 1960s. Best known for his time in promotions and marketing with CHOM 97.7 from 1996 – 2009, the Montreal legend had previously spent time as part of the Rolling Stones tour entourage from 1972-86, landing the gig after lining up replacement speaker cones and saving their 1972 Montreal Forum show following a bomb blast. He also worked as a concert promoter for Donald K. Donald, among other roles. Snair often used his celebrity connections to help prop up the annual CHOM Rock Auction for the Montreal Children’s Hospital. The Montreal Gazette’s Bill Brownstein and CHOM morning host Terry DiMonte reflected on Snair’s passing.
Tony D’Archi, 50, on Feb. 8, of a sudden heart attack. D’Archi graduated from the Ryerson University Radio and Television Arts program and started his career interning with TSN. A passionate sports fan, he started as an associate producer on shows like Molson That’s Hockey and Sportscentre. He went on to produce In This Corner with Russ Abner, and served as the studio producer for the World Jr. Hockey Championships and the CFL on TSN for 12 years. He also worked on several Olympic Games, including Sydney in 2000, London in 2012, and Sochi in 2014. Caught up in cutbacks in 2015, D’Archi reinvented himself in his 40s, heading back to Ryerson to study public relations. In addition to independent consulting, he’d most recently been working with The iPR Group, among other communications roles.
Ted Randal, 95, on Feb. 5. Born in southern California, Randal served as a flagman on a troop carrier in the U.S. Navy during WWII, before enrolling in Radio Broadcasting and Drama in 1947 at the University of Oregon where he started working at KASH-AM as a student DJ. He went on to work at numerous stations, even making a foray into TV as a dance show host at KPIX-TV San Francisco in 1958. From there, he moved to Hollywood and launched radio consultancy, Ted Randal Enterprises, also publishing the “Tip Sheet” DJ guide which he would mail every week to over 350 radio stations. At his peak, he was programming 33 Top 40 radio stations in four countries, including consulting for 1050 CHUM. In 1970, he partnered with Dick Clark to offer stations a “hits library” service. He left Hollywood for Toronto in the mid-1970s, taking the position of program director at CHFI Toronto in 1977 and later becoming general manager. He left the station in 1982 and after retiring from teaching at Humber College, embarked on a second career as an artist. Randal and his wife Anne retired to Victoria, BC in 2012.
TV & FILM:
Netflix has announced plans to open a Canadian office and hire a dedicated content executive to work directly with the Canadian creative community as the streaming giant faces looming regulation. Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, revealed the company’s intentions in a blog post, indicating Netflix is looking to build on the momentum of successful Canadian productions like Anne with an E, Jusqu’au déclin, and reality competition series, Blown Away. The Netflix announcement comes as foreign-based digital services operating in Canada face regulation, starting with having to charge GST/HST, beginning July 1. Bill C-10, which is currently being debated, also looks to impose Canadian content obligations on streaming services. Read more here.
Boat Rocker Media Inc. has filed its preliminary base PREP prospectus that if approved, would see the Toronto-based prodco listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Founded in 2003 by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited acquired a majority stake in Boat Rocker in 2015, while Evolution Media also acquired a stake in 2019. Boat Rocker Media plans to issue subordinate voting shares priced between $12.00 and $14.00 per share for gross proceeds of $175.00 million or $201.25 million if the over-allotment option is exercised in full, according to an updated report in Private Capital Journal. Schneeberg, Fortier, and CEO John Young are also selling a certain number of subordinate voting shares as part of a secondary offering. Boat Rocker says it plans to use the proceeds from the IPO to fund further acquisitions and strategic investments; repay debt; and support plans for its scripted division, among other activities. The offering is being led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc.
Telefilm Canada has announced the terms, conditions and application deadlines for the General Admission Stream of its Promotion Program, which provides financial support for promotional activities held in Canada showcasing Canadian content and talent. The General Admission Stream will provide streamlined funding to smaller and emerging film festivals across the country that stimulate audience demand for Canadian content. The stream also aims to support a balanced portfolio of festivals in terms of regional representation and type of festival (including, for example, festivals whose main mandate is to showcase and promote works of creators from underrepresented groups who have not historically had equitable access to industry opportunities). Applicant film festivals must feature a minimum of 10% Canadian works in their programming. The first application period is open to festivals taking place between April 1 and Sept. 30, 2021. Another opening period is planned for festivals taking place between Oct. 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022. Applications are open Feb. 23-26 via Dialogue.
Meaghan Rath (Being Human, Hawaii 5-0) has been cast in a starring role in the new eight-episode, half-hour CTV Original comedy Children Ruin Everything. Rath also serves as Executive Producer. Created by Kurt Smeaton (Schitt’s Creek, Kim’s Convenience), Children Ruin Everything is an original comedy about living with young children. Alongside Smeaton, Chuck Tatham (Modern Family, Arrested Development) writes, while Mark Montefiore (LETTERKENNY, What Would Sal Do?) serves as executive producer, and Beth Iley (Killjoys) produces. Bell Media Distribution is the international rights holder and New Metric Media is the series’ exclusive sales agent. It’s being produced by New Metric Media in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund.
Ali Badshah (The Breadwinner) has joined Workin’ Moms as a recurring character as the show returns for a fifth season on CBC and CBC Gem. Badshah is currently nominated for an ACTRA Toronto award for Outstanding Performance – Male Voice for his role as Vijay in animated Adult Swim series, Doomsday Brothers (Portfolio Entertainment).
Big Brother Canada returns to Global for Season 9 on March 3. Hosted by Arisa Cox, who also serves as an executive producer, the reality show will air three nights a week, in addition to being streamed on STACKTV and the Global TV App live or on demand. Season 8 ended abruptly last year without a winner being named during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OUTtv and Latino-owned Fuse have announced the premiere date and cast for new original series, Shine True. Previously announced under working title Clothes Minded, Shine True is a co-production from OUTtv, Fuse Media and VICE Studios. It tracks the journeys of trans and non-binary young adults leading up to a big life event. The series is hosted by Canadian transgender musician, artist, activist and life-coach Lucas Silveira (The Cliks) and gender non-conforming influencer, activist and model Richie Shazam. The half-hour series premieres on OUTtv in Canada and on Fuse in the U.S on Monday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Corus Entertainment has announced that its premium kids streaming platform, Nick+, is now available on Bell Fibe TV, Alt TV and Virgin TV in Canada. Customers can subscribe directly to Nick+ for $5.99 per month. Nick+ offers subscribers access to a vast catalog of Nickelodeon series along with preschooler programming from Nick Jr., with new episodes available right after the broadcast premiere in Canada. Episodes are also fully downloadable.
Raptors 905, the NBA G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, has announced its broadcast schedule for the 2021 NBA G League season. All 15 games will be broadcast on Sportsnet, TSN or Raptors905.com, and be available on NBA TV Canada either live or on tape delay. Sportsnet will carry five contests, with three on Sportsnet ONE and all available to stream on SN NOW. TSN will broadcast four games, available to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers. Calling the action will be familiar 905 faces Akil Augustine and Amy Audibert. Savanna Hamilton, Jevohn Shepherd and Randy Urban will also be contributors throughout the season. Sauga 960 (CKNT-AM) returns for a second season as the radio home of all 905 games, with Matthew Cullen, Jevohn Shepherd and Jason Thom calling all 15 games. Games will be carried on ESPN+ in the U.S. with the lone exception being Feb. 27 vs. Westchester when the game can be seen on NBA TV or streamed on Twitch.
ONLINE & DIGITAL MEDIA:
Media Central Corporation Inc. has announced a wave of new digital initiatives as part of the company’s 2021 strategic growth plan. One of the pillars of that plan involves developing new digital products with Guelph-based Lunarstorm Technologies, Inc., and unifying Media Central’s existing publishing platforms to improve user experience and drive retention. MediaCentral says development of new digital products CreatorNews, a global aggregator of top alternative news and content, and CreatorStack, a platform to curate paid newsletters published by independent journalists and bloggers under a shared revenue business model, are set to launch this spring. A second key element of the company’s strategic plan is to enable omnichannel content creators to contribute to both existing MediaCentral publications, like NOW and The Georgia Straight, and new platforms like CreatorNews and CreatorStack. The company says it’s focused on identifying journalists, podcasters, video producers, and bloggers to produce content across MediaCentral’s publications, web sites, web-enabled mobile sites, newsletters and social media feeds. MediaCentral also intends to rebrand both its cannabis digital magazine CannCentral and its adult entertainment platform Toronto Adults, including introducing e-commerce and video streaming features.
BBTV Holdings Inc. subsidiary, YoBoHo Digital Content, has launched new original content on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV via a partnership with Allroll, a CTV/OTT (Connected TV/Over-the-top) agency for content owners that allows them to reach their audience by building and distributing video apps on top streaming platforms. YoBoHo, acquired by Vancouver-based BBTV in 2015, recently launched its newest original programming including All Babies Channel, Teehee Town, YouCurious? and Cooking Co.
Retro Weather is a new app from Alberta developer Gary Kash that appeals to those feeling nostalgic for the old Environment Canada TV weather station. Meticulously designed to look and feel like the original public weather channel of the 1980s and ‘90s, it features options to swipe left or right to quickly find the screen you’re looking for, or you can wait and let it advance for you. Retro Weather’s soundtrack is provided by Winnipeg’s CJNU 93.7 Nostalgia Radio Cooperative.
REGULATORY, TELECOM & MEDIA:
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has concluded that comments made by former Sportsnet panelist Brian Burke breached the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Violence Code during Game 7 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs last fall. The CBSC decision concerns the Sept. 4, 2020 broadcast of the Dallas Stars-Colorado Avalanche matchup on Sportsnet West. During the game, Burke was asked what he thought about the Avalanche’s “lack of killer instinct” when they had the lead. He replied, “I thought when they went up 3-2 they got complacent. And when a team you’re playing is flat, that’s when you gotta put a boot on their throat and put your full body weight on it.” A viewer subsequently complained that the comment promoted hate and violence because it indirectly referenced the May 2020 death of George Floyd, the Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The CBSC English-language panel unanimously concluded that the comment breached Article 1.0 of the code, prohibiting glamorization or promotion of violence, and a breach of Article 10.1 regarding violence in sports. The Panel also unanimously concluded that the comment did not amount to discrimination or promotion of violence against a racial group. Burke, 65, left his panelist job at Sportsnet earlier this month to become the new president of hockey operations with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read more here.
TELUS has released its Q4 2020 financial results, reporting an increase in consolidated operating revenue of 5.2% year-over-year to $4.1 billion. EBITDA decreased by 2.3% to $1.3 billion while Adjusted EBITDA was down 0.2 per cent, reflecting multiple impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, declines in wireline legacy voice and data services and higher employee benefits. In the quarter, TELUS added 253,000 new customer additions, up 77,000 over last year, and inclusive of 87,000 mobile phones, 88,000 mobile connected devices, 44,000 internet, 20,000 TV and 23,000 security customers. This was partly offset by residential voice losses of 9,000. The company’s total wireless subscriber base of 10.7 million is up 5.2% over the last 12 months, reflecting a 2.5% increase in its mobile phones subscriber base to approximately 9 million, and a 21% increase in the mobile connected devices subscriber base to approximately 1.8 million. Internet connections grew by 7.9% over the last 12 months to surpass 2.1 million customers, while its TV subscriber base increased by 4.7% to 1.2 million, and security customer base by 16% to 707,000.
The Global Task Force for public media, chaired by CBC/Radio-Canada President & CEO Catherine Tait, says it’s deeply concerned by the decision of the government of the People’s Republic of China to ban BBC World News from broadcasting in the country. The ban was announced on Feb. 11 by the National Radio and Television Administration, China’s media regulator. RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, also announced that it will no longer carry BBC World Service or BBC News Weekly in Cantonese. Together, the task force says these actions severely restrict access to trusted sources of news and media freedom within the region.
OMNI Television will award $60,000 in scholarships over the next three years to post-secondary students across Canada pursuing careers in ethnic and third-language journalism. Jake Dheer, Senior Manager, OMNI Television, said in a release that the pandemic has “reinforced how critical ethnic and third-language media is when it comes to engaging Canada’s multicultural communities with the latest news and information.” The new national scholarship program will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each annually to students at universities and colleges. Students can visit omnitv.ca/scholarships to learn more. This year’s scholarships will be awarded in August.
🗣️📢 CALLING ALL JOURNALISM STUDENTS!
Over the next 3 years, @OMNITelevision will award $60,000 in scholarships to post-secondary students across Canada who are pursuing careers in ethnic & third-language journalism 🎓🤩🎊
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— Rogers Sports & Media PR (@RogersMediaPR) February 17, 2021
FEATURE: How does a practical, lab-based program like broadcasting adapt to online learning? With some ingenuity and strong teamwork. Read about how Fanshawe College has been adapting its Radio & Journalism Broadcast programs to meet the realities of COVID-19, here.
Western Association of Broadcast Engineers (WABE) is planning to hold its first two-paper session of 2021 online on March 11. Those who had already registered for the 2020 virtual convention can use the same login credentials to sign into the sessions. Those not registered, can do so anytime between now and March 5. The WABE executive has decided to move forward with a virtual convention for 2021. Tentatively, the 71st annual convention will be held Nov. 3-4. Read more here.