Finding a job when I graduate
Soon, my thoughts will turn to demo reels and resumes. Last year I peppered the east coast with shiny discs, and looking back, I wish I’d known about Broadcast Dialogue’s Broadcast Directory Search. It lists Canadian radio stations geographically, and gives you contacts, staff listings, corporate ownership information, and the date the info was last updated. Lots of private radio contacts, but sadly, bare-bones CBC info.
But… the CBC publishes a little pamphlet called Wondering Where to Find Us: Frequency Guide 2003/2004. The information is almost identical to the frequency guide online, with an important exception: CBC production centres have an asterisk next to them. So, if you’re looking for a job as a CBC Radio producer, it’s probably a good idea to know the names of the higher-ups at these stations.