Coast Reporter Radio: Witch mobs, journalists we admire, and home court advantages


This week, Sean, John and Sophie take a complete break from all the politics, with a little something spooky, a little something sporty and a little something award worthy as we meet a witch mob, talk about the journalists who influenced us and visit a volleyball team that's looking forward to a rare home game

Show notes:

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Our story about editor John Gleeson’s Webster award:

Here’s where to find the archive material we used in our discussion of journalistic influences:

The full audio of the Jack Wasserman 1972 piece on Vancouver’s vibrant talk radio scene for CBC’s Hourglass:

The Royal BC Museum’s “Webster Precisely!” online collection:

Peter Gzowski and the political panel of Camp, Kierans and Lewis from the CBC online archive:

Dick Smyth and some other great CKLW 20/20 News alumni talk about their unique style for the documentary “Radio Revolution: The rise and fall of the Big 8.”

The full As it Happens segment from the day in 2013 that the theme changed from the one that introduced the hosts Sean remembered listening to before he began a career in journalism to the one that the show used when Sophie interned there:


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