Scot Turner: Airwaves and Soundwaves – The Sound Off Podcast


Another episode years in the making. Scot Turner recently retired from Evanov Radio in Brantford, Ontario. Scot discussed his experiences in radio programming, sharing insights on how to navigate challenges and create successful radio stations, including CFNY, 94.5 The Beat, Dave-FM in Kitchener, and many more. Scot emphasized the importance of blending genres, catering to a specific audience, and adapting to changing listener preferences. We also discussed the evolution of dance music on radio, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s, and the challenges and opportunities in urban radio programming in Canada during the early 1990s.

We got deep into the weeds on the integration of hip hop and urban music into Canadian radio formats and the impact of streaming platforms on traditional radio. Highlighted are the nostalgia and importance of CFNY, culminating in a forthcoming documentary supported by Corus Entertainment. Finally, we emphasized the significance of celebrating radio’s history through anniversaries and innovative programming, offering a rich perspective on the medium’s past and future.

A transcript and a video version of the show are available on our network site.

Thanks to the following organizations for supporting the show:

Nlogic – TV & Radio Audience Data Solutions

Mary Anne Ivison at Ivison Voice. – Make her the female voice of your radio station.

Matt Fogarty Voiceovers – It’s great to have Matt back for 2024 supporting our show. Make him the imaging voice for your radio station by contacting him through his website.

Megatrax – Licensed Music for your radio station or podcast production company.

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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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