The popular Toronto jazz radio host reflects upon his family’s musical background, his passion for Black culture and history, and his own diverse musical tastes in this in-depth interview.
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is warning the CRTC that without regulatory relief the industry could lose as many 200 radio stations over
SOCAN, on behalf of SODRAC members and clients, is finally able to collect for the reproduction of music on CBC television broadcasts.
One of the last of the few independent chains in Ontario, Durham's fleet of stations was hit with a Pyse ransomware attack that forced the stations off the air recently. Rather than stand down and pay up, Durham used its internal resources to get back up and running.
In a world overrun by Covid-19, not to mention racial disputes and protesting in the streets, this doesn’t seem to hold the same significance that
Friends remember the mouse that roared. Well, not exactly a mouse but Nevin was special in that he stood up to his big corporate competitors and competed head-to-head. His love of music and the top 40 format (later oldies radio) made him a formidable competitor, and a respected one too.
Jockeying meetings, phone calls and who knows what, the Bell Media's president begged off from speaking over the phone but was quick to answer a few questions we put to him about Sunday's extraordinary Canadian broadcast extravaganza Stronger Together that is designed to calm us and replenish food banks that are under stress from the pandemic and its resultant financial hit on the pocketbooks of Canadians.
The Canadian government is waving as much as $30M in licence fees payable to the CRTC by broadcasters for the 2020-21 fiscal year to provide relief
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In another age, CHUM Radio was godlike. Its contests brought jammed Bell phone lines and caused mayhem, its hit parade chart was practically a bible, its DJs were like demigods and its ringmaster was the legendary J. Robert Wood.
One of the glorious pleasures of writing for FYI is the people I get to speak to.