Allan Holender, a veteran innovator in the broadcast industry, and one of the original owners of C-ISL 650 in Richmond, has launched Canada’s first digital all podcast radio station in Delta.
The new station had its first broadcast streamed live on Monday morning at: www.facebook.com/deltapodcastradio.
According to a news release, Delta Podcast Radio is the latest and newest hybrid in the radio industry that meets the challenge of having an independent hometown radio station, without the need of a CRTC license, broadcast tower, radio frequency, building, equipment, and staff. After successfully creating two community online radio stations in the Okanagan, Holender feels the time is right to bring the concept to the Lower Mainland.
The station’s focus will be on hometown news, sports, interviews and live broadcasts of amateur sports venues, and a heavy emphasis on the arts and culture.
Delta’s Steve Erickson is the station's new sports director.
“People, I think, care more about real and relevant radio than they care about where it’s being broadcast from,” Holender says, as he enters his 40th year in the broadcast industry. “Great radio sounds great and if it happens to be from a podcast that seems fine.”