Upcoming Panel to Discuss Diversity in Radio

On the heels of the debate over diversity in Hollywood, Ryerson University is going examine the situation in radio. From the press release:

It’s said that diversity is good for business. Is the radio industry listening? In the multicultural City of Toronto, are our public airwaves reflecting the diversity of our population?

Our panel of experts are seasoned radio professionals and researchers with a focus on diversity, who will take a look at diversity in radio through the lens of accessibility, representation, and commercial opportunity.

Panelists:

Wendy Cukier, vice president, Research and Innovation at Ryerson University
Nick Davis, manager of program development, CBC Radio
Fitzroy Gordon, president and CEO, G987 FM
Susan Marjetti, executive director of radio, CBC

Moderator: 

Lori Beckstead, associate professor and director, Allan Slaight Radio Institute, RTA School of Media at Ryerson University

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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