Refuting Macleans

In mid-March, Macleans magazine published an article entitled "Why indie acts are everywhere, except on the radio." I read it, digested it and while author Ian Gormely does make a few good points (or more to the point, quotes a few broadcasters who make good points),...

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Who will get 88.1 Toronto?

A few months ago, the CRTC put out the call for those interested in acquiring 88.1 MHz on the FM band in Toronto. It came open in 2011 after the Ryerson University-affiliated station CKLN FM failed to comply with broadcast regulations and was stripped of their...

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Artist Of The Month; What Does It Mean?

As you may be aware, for the last few years the Bell Media group of radio stations have run an 'emerging artist of the month' program nationally across the chain. Participation does not appear to be mandatory for each station, however a large percentage of their...

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Comparing the Formats

Below is Frontside's 1st quarter of 2012 "Comparing The Formats." Every 3 months we take a look at where each of the Radio formats sit in terms of cross-over and unique titles and provide some insight into trending and notable occurrences. Please note that this is not...

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