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Why I'll Never Stop Loving Talk Radio

Deena Douara | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Deena Douara

I am a huge fan of documentaries, good television and select media outlets but there is nothing quite like talk radio. It speaks to you as an equal and keeps you company through daily routines. It doesn't rely on sensational headlines or attractive hosts. And it is very much at risk.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

It's Official: Canadian Businesses Choose Digital Over All Other Ads

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.

This Tanzanian Journalist Thrived With Help From Journalists For Human Rights

Adam Bemma | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Adam Bemma

Mambo Jambo Radio is one of many radio stations around the world to benefit from JHR human rights media training. Knoll helped broadcaster Rotlinde Achimpota understand the importance of covering women's and children's rights stories, which has since made her a household name across northern Tanzania.

The Ugandan Radio Show That Saves Lives

Adam Bemma | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Adam Bemma

In the Luo language, John Lacambel says, "Hello! This is Lacambel here at 102 Mega FM. It is Thursday and the time is now 10 p.m. This is Come Back Home." During the height of the 20-year-long brutal war with the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda, Lacambel was broadcasting Come Back Home up to three times a week to counter LRA propaganda. During the height of the 20-year-long brutal war with the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda, Lacambel was broadcasting Come Back Home up to three times a week to counter LRA propaganda.

The Face of Advertising is Changing (Or Is It?)

Larry Leach | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Larry Leach

In 2013, one of the most common refrains I heard while selling print ads to small business owners was "We are concentrating on our online advertising". There is no doubt there is, and should be, an upward trend towards owning your online footprint. However, the idea of marketing exclusively online for a brick and mortar business is unwise to say the least. Conversely, an online business should not close their minds to traditional advertising.

How Should I React When a Caller on My Radio Show Makes Terrorist Threats?

Andrew Lawton | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Andrew Lawton

I asked the caller whether he supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. He let out a menacing cackle. "Yes or no, Abdul. Do you support Hamas?", I pressed. "Yes, I do," he replied, prompting me to end the call. The fact is, I know nothing about this man. Is he a jihadi-in-training waiting to attack the West? Is he merely a Muslim Canadian with contempt for Canadian values?

When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

For Carla Collins, Laughter is the Best Medicine

Susan Ponting | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada
Susan Ponting

Carla Collins spends her time whirling in and out of comedy clubs and charity events, on and off film and TV sets, and basically anywhere there's work...

Heading to Rwanda Part 5: Top Stories From my Amazing Journey

Averie MacDonald | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Travel
Averie MacDonald

Working 11+ hours a day Monday through Friday and trying to see and experience a country on the weekends doesn't leave much time for blogging regularly. In this post I want to take you back to some of the most memorable stories I did while in Rwanda. Remember, I was working as a reporting intern at a commercial radio station in Kigali, Rwanda's capital.

Is Podcasting Poised For a Comeback?

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

In short, everything that you thought the Internet wasn't about in a world of 140 character tweets, Facebook status updates and YouTube viral video sensations. These deep and rich treasure troves of content are also gaining mainstream attention, and it all seems to be drawing more and more energy towards podcasting: a medium that many have already written off.

Killer Guerilla With a Side of Bacon

Steve Saylor | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Business
Steve Saylor

Radio is not dead, it's alive, and in Toronto it's kicking. Toronto is the largest radio market in Canada. There are over 20 radio stations covering...

Why We Shouldn't Cast Away Podcasting

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Podcasts enable each and every one of us to become the eclectic, program directors of our own radio stations, and best of all, it's the cheapest way to learn that you can find.

Watching the Watchdog: Is Huffpost Killing Democracy?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A former CBC colleague-turned-journalism professor very politely questions the ethics of my writing this column for HuffPost. Surely, he suggests delicately, the internet in general -- and aggregators like HuffPost in particular -- are killing traditional mainstream, general-interest journalism. And, in the process, seriously damaging democracy. My reply...?