Posts Tagged: media

Recap: PodSummit 2018

I was really glad to have had the opportunity to attend PodSummit 2018 on Saturday, May 5 at CKUA in downtown Edmonton. About 100 “podcasters and the podcast-curious” attended the event to learn about starting a podcast, making it sound amazing, growing an audience, and creating content that listeners will love. Organized by Ernest Barbaric,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #296

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: To help mark the 50th anniversary of NAIT’s Radio & TV program, here’s an “Across the Dial” description of Edmonton radio and TV in 1968 from the Edmonton Broadcasters Club. An anniversary reunion took place on Saturday at NAIT. Check out the #RTA50 hashtag for highlights. A… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #295

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Adrienne Pan is the new host of CBC Edmonton’s afternoon drive show, Radio Active, starting Tuesday, July 3. Congrats! She has been anchoring the local TV newscasts for the last seven years. Tyler Dawson is moving to Edmonton from Ottawa to serve as the National Post’s Alberta… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #294

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Corus Entertainment’s four Edmonton radio stations — 630 CHED, CISN Country 103.9, 92.5 Fresh Radio, and iNews880 — have been named the official radio partners of the 2018 Grey Cup Festival. CKUA has announced its spring fundraiser surpassed the goal, with a total of $679,218 raised. “Your… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #293

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Bob Layton has been appointed to the Western Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. On its website, WAB describes the Hall of Fame award as the “most prestigious award given to a Canadian broadcaster.” Catherine Griwkowsky has left Postmedia after 10 years and will be starting with… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #290

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Goodbye Metro Edmonton, hello StarMetro Edmonton/TheStar Edmonton. Torstar has “doubled the size of our Metro Edmonton newsroom” and will be relaunching/rebranding on April 10. The newspaper will now be called StarMetro Edmonton, and the website will be TheStar Edmonton, a new local hub on thestar.com. The company… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #289

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday was Portia Clark’s last day behind the microphone on CBC Edmonton’s Radio Active. “The Radio Active crew went behind Clark’s back, collecting goodbye messages from columnists she has worked with over the years and roping in other columnists to share tips and advice for her new… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #288

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Finalists for the 69th annual National Newspaper Awards have been announced. The Edmonton Journal received 3 nominations – Paula Simons, Maclom Mayes, and Larry Wong were all nominated. Winners will be announced in Toronto on May 4. Friday was Gareth Hampshire’s last day at CBC Edmonton. He’s… Reads more »