Radio

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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.

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ICYMI: CSAs give out scripted TV awards

Plus, Audience Insights gets a new identity and Michael Enright gets a new gig.

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Who’s pulled (and pushed) radio spend during COVID?

Edmonton has had perhaps the easiest go, but times are tight everywhere.

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Government reduces radio spend, auto still high in Toronto

Plus, some categories in Montreal are starting to pick up once again.

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Torstar to be sold

NordStar Capital will take the company private, with CEO John Boynton staying on.

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Toronto radio sees surge in ads from government, auto and more

Financial services and hardware also drove a big push to radio in Toronto, but Montreal has yet to see a comeback.

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Home and hardware retailers’ radio buys increase by 650%

Meanwhile, federal and provincial governments boosted their buys once again.

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Why Stingray is giving away $15 million in local advertising

SVP of revenue Scott Broderick says its advertising program comes with no strings attached and is a gesture of good faith to help advertisers in the long run.