Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Pepper & Dylan are returning to the radio in Edmonton, once again with 91.7 The Bounce where they started back in 2006. They were ousted from 104.9 Virgin Radio back in March after four years with the station. Starting September 8, their show will air from 5-10am with The Mike Chalut Show moving to the 2-7pm timeslot.
- According to @MediaInYeg this evening, Jason Roberts was relieved of his morning show duties on up! 99.3 FM today.
- After 41 years on the job, Global Edmonton floor director Dale Publicover is retiring. Three others are also leaving Global today.
- Here’s an interview with Adam Rozenhart on CBC Edmonton talking about The Expats podcast.
- From Stella Stevens, here’s a look behind the scenes of the CFCW flip from 790 to 840 AM.
- This link is for his friends only, but congrats to Ted Bauer and Nisa Drozdowski on your engagement!
- Erin Isfeld and Joel Gotlib are back together again at 5pm on CTV Edmonton.
- Marty Forbes is working with Cam Tait on the ATCO Edmonton Sun Christmas Charity Auction media dinners. Get in touch if you haven’t heard from them yet and should have!
- And also from Marty: “A ‘great’ General Manager does many things to make a radio station highly successful.”
- Edmonton’s latest Instagram celebrity is Tonkey, a bear coat Shar Pei. She currently has over 238,000 followers. Here’s a feature on Tonkey by Linda.
- Here is the latest local blog roundup from Seen and Heard in Edmonton. Episode 5 of the podcast features Laura Frey, who blogs at Reading in Bed.
- Nominations are now open for Vue Weekly’s annual Best of Edmonton awards.
- I listen to CBC World Report almost every morning. Isabelle noted that Edmonton’s own Marion Warnica hosted the show on Friday.
- The Edmonton Comedy Festival is coming up October 7-10 and this year the Media Challenge on the first day will feature “a dozen local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second time.”
- The 2015 edition of LitFest, which runs from October 15-25, will be headlined by Jon Ronson, a Welsh satirist whose bestselling book examines Internet humiliation. His event will be hosted by Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady.
- Edmonton-born actor Nathan Fillion is helping to raise funds to rebuild the Varscona Theatre.
- Sounds like there was a local fashion blogger meetup recently!
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes. The big news in the tech world today was that Google has created a new holding company called Alphabet.
- Former CBC personality Evan Solomon, fired over conflict-of-interest allegations, is now hosting a show called ‘Everything is Political: Campaign 2015’ on SiriusXM. I didn’t know this, but SiriusXM Canada is partly owned by CBC.
- One of the latest technology trends to have an impact on journalism is machine learning, says Poynter. “Using ‘machine learning,’ technologists at news outlets around the world are helping newsrooms eliminate extra time-consuming tasks and giving humans more time to do what they do best: reporting the news.”
- The American Press Institute’s study called “Facing Change” done jointly with 22 journalism schools “finds a mix of attitudes about where the profession is headed but high degrees of satisfaction with their own work and the quality of their education.”
- Here’s a great feature on Major League Baseball Advanced Media (BAM) which is building the future of television and will surely be spun out from the league into a separate company.
Finance Minister Joe Ceci addresses the media today in Edmonton, photo by Premier of Alberta
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!