Think Tank: MARKET FOCUS – HALIFAX

Our semi-regular series of market explorations continues this month with a look at Halifax, the largest population centre in the Maritimes and the 13th largest radio market in Canada, with 10 commercial stations that, according to the CRTC's 2012 Statistical and...

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Think Tank: Q107

Classic rock fans in Toronto woke up to some changes on April 7th, with morning man John Derringer explaining that their favourite station was evolving from "Classic Rock" to "Toronto's Rock Station". According to Derringer, "The dinner menu does not change, that...

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THINK TANK: Comparing The Formats Redux

A couple years ago we examined the published charts in an effort to see how much material was being shared across the various radio formats you can refresh yourself by re-reading that piece here: https://www.frontsidegroup.com/think-tank/comparing-the-formats/#more-866...

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THINK TANK: The Next British Invasion

While nobody has declared it official just yet, it definitely feels like we're in the midst of what will be looked back on as yet another British Invasion at radio, one that's clearly making its presence felt across Canada. 2012 was a massive year for UK acts, with...

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THINK TANK: The Christmas Freeze

THINK TANK: The Christmas Freeze For those outside of the radio business, the term “Christmas Freeze” sounds like it could be a dessert after a holiday meal. But in reality, “Christmas Freeze” is simply the annual seasonal shutdown that hits...

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THINK TANK: Active Rock, Canadian vs USA

Say “Active Rock” and chances are those words will conjure up thoughts of tattoos, long hair and aggressive guitar-driven music, the creation of which was probably fueled by large amounts of Jack Daniels and testosterone. An old saying alleged that it was “music to...

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THINK TANK: Canadian Radio is a Billion Dollar Industry

From where we sit on the music industry side of things (chasing adds, spins, concert presents and the like) it’s easy to forget that radio is actually an entirely separate industry in its own right. There are legions of people beyond the music department that make the...

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