Monday, January 21, 2008

eTalk Producer Seeks Book Pitches

Now that Brit-Brit and Adnan are splitzville CTV's dinnertime entertainment magazine is looking for book content. Please send pitches to Amy Griffin at

Monday, January 14, 2008

Winnipeg International Writers Festival Seeking Submissions

This year's Winnipeg International Writers Festival takes place September 21 to 28. Please send catalogues, review copies and press materials to;

Tavia Palmer
Administrative Coordinator

624-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3
(204) 927-7323

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Support Radio One in Vancouver!

CBC needs your help! Please take a few minutes to send a note to the CRTC. More information and links to their Facebook campaign here.

CBC Vancouver has the unique opportunity to move Radio One from the AM dial to the FM dial in the Greater Vancouver area, therefore vastly improving the sound quality and coverage of our Radio One service!

Our application to the CRTC has been approved for public hearings and we have just two weeks to show enormous support from listeners in the Lower Mainland in order to convince the CRTC to give us the FM signal.

Why move to FM? There are two main reasons.

1. AM reception is very poor in many parts of the Lower Mainland, including the heart of the city in the West End. CBC did a survey of Radio One listeners in Vancouver that told us that almost 40% of respondents experienced poor reception either at home, at work or in their cars. Making the move to FM is the only way to ensure that all of the people of Vancouver are able to receive Radio One's unique and distinctive service.

2. Tuning to the AM dial is in decline and has been for years. Four out of ten Vancouver radio listeners do not listen to the AM dial at all. Making the move to FM is an investment in CBC Radio One's future. It's about being relevant and staying connected to everyone living in Metro Vancouver.

How can you help?

By sending your written support by email, fax or mail to the CRTC by January 23, 2008. The message doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be individually written. The CRTC dismisses the "cut and paste" copying of form letters. A few sentences explaining why you value Radio One's programming and how you would like it to be on the FM dial so you can hear it consistently wherever you are in Metro Vancouver is all that's required.

To email your support, click here and follow the instructions under "Here's How You Can Help". (CBC actually has three applications in for various improvements in BC, but these instructions specifically support the move of CBU to the FM dial.)

We also have a Facebook page which you can link your own Facebook page to if you'd like.

In order to be successful, we will require hundreds of letters of support, so please pass this information on to everyone you know who values public broadcasting in Greater Vancouver. Again, the deadline is less than two weeks away - January 23, 2008.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Canada AM goes west!

Canada AM will have a western anchor desk as of Jan.28! They're also hoping expand their BC coverage. Check out the full CBC story here.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fine Print's New Mailing Address

Fine Print has a new mailing address. Please direct review copies and publicity materials to Carolyn at:

Carolyn Weaver
Fine Print
True Davidson Drive
, Ontario
M4W 3X3

Phone and email details remain the same. 416.486.2059,

Thursday, January 3, 2008

CBC Newsworld Launches New Business-Entertainment Program

Fortune Hunters is a new business-entertainment program on CBC that looks at emerging trends in the global marketplace and how Canadian entrepreneurs are capitalizing on them. Each of the 12 episodes focuses on a particular trend, such as exotic food, home renovation or fast fashion and also includes a talk portion featuring an expert commentary and a book of the week.

Send pitches and materials to:

Lindsey Neely - 4G218K
Associate Producer
Fortune Hunters
CBC Newsworld
205 Wellington St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3G7