After 30 years at the CBC (15 in his current position), Mark Steinmetz has announced he is leaving the pubcaster at the end of May.
A former live music producer and professional musician, Steinmetz has been the flag bearer for Canadian music initiatives at the corp where he is Sr. Director of Music, overseeing content on Radios One, 2, and 3–and leading the transformation of its online streaming platform that started out as a haven for alt niched music and matured to include 180+ free digital channels.
He is also the driver in returning the Junos home to the public broadcaster and was behind one of CBC's most popular and critically acclaimed programs ever, The Tragically Hip - A National Celebration.
Other successful initiatives he has helped initiate include The Canadian Music Class Challenge, Searchlight, and the annual CBC Music Festival.
As to his future plans, he promises to tell all in good time.