Radio Reaction to the Mass Shooting, by Matt Cundill


This episode is a little different. Over the weekend, a 22 people lost their lives in a mass murder spree that covered 100 kilometers in Nova Scotia. Monday morning, Q104 in Halifax and a number of Stingray radio stations came together to pivot programming towards the hearts of their listeners. To understand what it takes to make those changes, you need to understand the people affected. Nova Scotia has had more than its fair share of disasters in the last century, and radio has been there to weather every storm and see its listeners through.This is what radio does best.

In this episode, I shelve my original plan of talking about the 1,000,000th podcast to go into Apple Podcasts and react to the great radio I listened to on Monday on Q104 in Halifax, and 89.3 K-Rock in Kentville. We explore how connected Maritimers are to one another, using myself as an example having lived there for 5 years. There are about 2 degrees of separation in every relationship – or at least it feels that way. We also speak with Q104 program director Trevor Wallworth spoke to me about how he and senior management at Stingray, Steve Parsons and Steve Jones formulated a plan to get the Maritimers healing. Also Darrin Harvey who appeared on this podcast episode recently, shared parts of his show from Monday too.

Matt Cundill

Matt Cundill works with radio groups on digital strategies and talent coaching. He recently started the Sound Off Podcast: The Podcast about Broadcast”

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Twitter: @mattcundill

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