Media Monday Edmonton: Update #173

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

  • CBC Edmonton hosted an event last week to share information on its latest programming changes. Starting today, you can watch Edmonton AM on TV from 6-7am every weekday. The radio studio has been outfitted with video cameras and has been “spruced up” a bit for TV.

CBC Edmonton Radio

  • The reason for this new radio-on-TV approach is that they’re cutting an hour from the news in the evening (but they are mandated to have a certain number of hours of original local content…so this seems like a clever skirting of the intent of that requirement, but I digress). Starting October 5, CBC News Edmonton will run for just 30 minutes starting at 6pm (it currently runs 5-6:30pm), and will “focus more on context” while also pushing social media so viewers can “see themselves and be a part of the newscast.” The late night newscast will run from 11-11:30pm and will be anchored by Sandra Batson. The TV set is getting an update too.

Gary Cunliffe

And here are some less-local notes I wanted to share:

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So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.