Radio

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ICYMI: Andree Lau to leave HuffPost

Plus, Metro Morning gets a new host, and the NHL’s return to play could involve as much as six games per day in August.

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As the ad market braces for impact, how will digital fare?

While digital will grow, the pace will be slow – but eMarketer predicts spend will eventually return to double-digit growth in 2021.

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QSR makes a comeback on Toronto radio, Montreal stays tepid

Meanwhile, the provincial governments in both locations took different strategies with their buys.

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Toronto radio market buzzes amidst reopening: Media Monitors

Meanwhile, Montreal’s market stayed tepid.

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Corus revenue down 24%, radio revenues cut in half

Despite engaged audiences, solid subscription revenue and increased interest in its digital product, TV revenues dropped by 21%.

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Finance, auto categories explode on Toronto radio: Media Monitors

Non-government advertisers are almost back to pre-COVID levels.

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Montreal shows first significant rebound in radio buying: Media Monitors

Plus, for the first time in nearly three months, a retailer topped Toronto over the provincial government.

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Hardware stores, insurance providers surging on Toronto radio

Meanwhile, Montreal’s rebound has been meandering.

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Smart speaker ownership passes 25%, AM/FM holds steady

The annual Infinite Dial study showed that Canada is one of the most active markets in online audio listening.

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Stingray radio revenues drop 12% amidst pandemic

The company began implementing cost-saving measures in the early days of COVID, and now says some of those measures will be permanent.

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Which stations saw a listening boost during lockdown?

David Bray examines the how markets have reacted to these new circumstances. In some places, talk radio is way up, whereas others still prefer their favourite tunes.

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Desjardins strikes a “media-heavy” partnership to lift spirits

The “Send A Virtual Solo” initiative stages a virtual takeover of Bell Media properties.

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How Toronto’s radio buying reflects the different stages of the pandemic

As Canadians feel less perilous, governments and financial services pull back on ad spend.

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Some categories on the rise in Montreal radio: Media Monitors

Government buys have begun to taper off in Toronto, but more consumer products are returning to radio.

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Radio One takes most of the minor markets: Numeris PPM

Plus, detailed data on which stations stand tallest in mid-sized cities such as Ottawa-Gatineau, Halifax and more.