Why Radio Announcers May Vote NDP in This Election

Believe me: people do NOT get into radio for the money. But it would be nice to be able to make a living wage.

Thomas Mulcair and the NDP has promised to make life better for radio announcers. As part of their plan to introduce a minimum pay scale for federally regulated industries (radio is one of those), he wants to bring up salaries for radio wretches via an increased minimum wage of $15. That’s above what StatsCan says some radio folk get paid.

Radio Hourly rate

You can read more about how little radio folk get paid at FYI Music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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