Americans are tuning in to National Public Radio these days to listen to ‘Talk Radio, Canadian Style’. The host of CBC’s “Q”, JIAN GHOMESHI, is now heard on 120 US stations every weeknight. On CBC’s Radio One in Canada his show goes out coast-to-coast weekday mornings, and is rebroadcast in the evening. Writing in the New York Times on July 22/2012, John Schwartz says: “‘Q’ blends arts, culture and entertainment through long interviews, live music and an energetic daily monologue by the highly-caffeinated Mr. Ghomeshi. (“Q”) is the most popular cultural affairs show in Canada.”
Recently, Mr. Ghomeshi was named ‘best talk-show host’ at the international radio awards at the New York Festivals. “Q” is produced at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in TORONTO.
Sunday nights at 11:05 pm, Canadians from coast-to-coast get to spend an hour with Chicago Public Radio’s IRA GLASS on “This American Life”. Produced by WBEZ since 1995, the show is heard in the US on 500 National Public Radio stations, and on CBC’s Radio One network. It’s all about real people and their heartwarming, comical, sometimes bizarre stories, often done in a documentary style – which makes for great late-night listening.
Both IRA GLASS and JIAN GHOMESHI know how to use their medium, and most of all, they respect both guests and listeners without being maudlin. Give a listen!