Great news from our friends at CBC today! For the first time ever, CBC Radio One’s On The Coast with Stephen Quinn has claimed the top spot for afternoon ratings in general audience numbers (I’ll tell you exactly how they track those at the end of this post).
A longtime listener, I featured Stephen on the blog back in November of 2011 as COFFEE #6 in my then-50 Coffees series (now 500 Coffees). A year and a half later he is still “that intelligent, witty and ultimately friendly personality that you hear on the radio every weekday afternoon” and along with the hard work of his producers (which include Matthew Lazin-Ryder who was my COFFEE #8) they bring us a range of engaging guests and stories about issues that are affecting our city and our province. It’s my personal favourite show to listen to when I’m in the office, and I think one of the key selling points is that even though I don’t always have time to actively listen to it I still get a lot out of it; Stephen is super active on Twitter and gives a heads up before most guests come on, so if listeners are particularly interested in a subject they can turn it on, or up, as they please. And he’s not simply giving notifications, he also delivers a brand of humour that I appreciate. You should FOLLOW HIM.
I asked him, through Twitter, how he was feeling about them being #1. Here’s his response:
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