Canada’s Corus Radio creates first podcasting director role

Canadian broadcaster Corus Radio has promoted Chris “Dunner” Duncombe to the newly created position of Director, Streaming and Podcasting. Duncombe is Corus’ first head of podcasting. His previous position was as Corus Radio’s director of digital and he’s also been a program director for the company. In the new role, Duncombe will lead a new team working to turn existing radio and news content into podcasts, creating original shows, and monetizing products with digital ad insertion.

“We couldn’t be more excited to signal our commitment to what is a rapidly growing area for both audience and advertisers,” said Troy Reeb, senior vice president of news, radio and otation Operations for parent company Corus Entertainment. “As the former Director of Digital for Corus Radio, and a former senior Program Director, Dunner brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. He will be assembling a team to leverage both Corus’ own brands and talent, as well as external providers, to build Corus into Canada’s source for high-quality, on-demand audio.”

Anna Washenko