The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) says open-line show Doc Mailloux et Josey, airing on Cogeco stations FM 93 (CJMF-FM) Quebec City and 106.9 FM (CKOB-FM) Mauricie, should not have broadcast sexually explicit dialogue and coarse language during the day. In the episodes in question, the talk show discussed a study surveying young men about sexual assault, a controversial speech by a female artist at the ADISQ gala, and women’s sexual satisfaction. One listener complained that Mailloux had made sexist comments about women, while another listener complained about sexually explicit descriptions. The CBSC’s French-Language Panel concluded that Mailloux’s comments didn’t violate code, but the content should not have been aired during daytime radio hours.
The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon raised $618,000 over the three-day broadcast on Saskatoon Media Group’s radio stations. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Since it started in 2003, the radiothon has raised over $5.7 million.
Isabelle Racicot, co-host of CBC Montreal podcast Seat at the Table, has won the Dynastie Gala’s anglophone radio personality of the year award. Racicot is a former host on both MusiquePlus and FLASH, a French daily entertainment magazine. The Dynastie Gala recognizes members of the Black community in media, sports, business and the arts.
The Podcast Exchange (TPX) has been launched by industry veterans Jean-Marie Heimrath, former president of Standard Broadcasting’s Sound Source Networks; Jeff Ulster, former director of Digital Talk Content for CBC; and Bob Kane, former senior manager of Brand Partnerships for CBC. TPX aims to help content creators monetize their podcasts through branding opportunities and advertising and marketing partnerships. The venture has the backing of Slaight Communications Inc.
SOCAN realized a record $350 million in revenues in 2017, a 6.4 per cent increase over last year, but the organization says it did so with a large dose of realism, revealing the vast majority of members who received payment for their streamed music in 2017 earned an average of just $38.72 despite 46 per cent growth in Internet-based revenues. Domestic revenue increased 4.5 per cent over last year to $274 million, while royalties from non-Canadian sources are at more than $75 million, marking a 60 per cent increase since 2012.
Christopher Ward and Tom Jokic, longtime producer of CHUM-FM’s Roger & Marilyn Show, are co-hosting podcast Famous Lost Words, which delves into the CHUM Radio archives. Available through the iHeartRadio app and iTunes, the podcast features classic interviews with John Lennon and Prince, among others. It’s also airing as a weekly show on Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto and CJAD-AM Montreal.