by Catherine McIntyre, Financial Post Staff | May 8, 2015
Matt Gurney, a columnist and editor at the National Post, will host the radio show, which will feature a combination of topical commentary, debate and round-table discussion with Postmedia journalists and guests from across the country. It will be broadcast on the satellite network’s Canada Talks channel on weekday mornings.
Gurney said the idea for the show evolved after SiriusXM approached the National Post with a desire for more news-driven talk content.
“They gave me a call and asked if I would do an hour-long show where some ‘Posties’ talk to each other,” says Gurney. Eventually it was developed into a three-hour morning segment.
Gurney said that given the amount of time that Postmedia voices were appearing on the channel already, the partnership just made sense: “They were already having Post people all over their channel.”
Postmedia boasts the largest editorial staff of any news organization in the country, something Gurney says is a huge advantage when it comes to getting local coverage for a national audience. “Whenever we need something from across the country, we’re able to go there,” says Gurney.
Although this is Postmedia’s first radio show, Gurney said the challenge faced by most new shows — building a roster of talented and knowledgeable guests — is not an issue. “We already have rolodexes upon rolodexes of sources and guys we’ve worked with who have the gift for the gab.”
National Post Radio had its soft launch last Monday, with the official launch date set for Monday, May 11.
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