FROM A HALIFAX BASEMENT TO A NATIONAL BROADCAST:
NIGHTTIME PODCAST JOINS CORUS ENTERTAINMENT’S CURIOUSCAST NETWORK
Popular Canadian Mystery Podcast To Expand Onto Corus Radio Stations This October
TORONTO, Canada – Popular Canadian mystery podcast Nighttime has joined Corus Entertainment’s Curiouscast podcast network in a first-of-its-kind partnership. The deal sees the podcast – which has gained more than 5 million downloads since debuting in 2016 – expand its reach by launching onto select Corus-owned Global News Radio AM stations across the country this October; flipping the traditional content model by becoming the first show originating in the podcast medium to broadcast nationally via commercial radio in Canada.
Nighttime is an award-winning audio documentary series covering unique stories from across Canada; hosted and produced by creator Jordan Bonaparte. Topics range from true crime and mysteries to the paranormal or the plain weird. The series has garnered significant buzz – most notably for its episodes investigating the mysterious 2012 disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, a Canadian woman, in B.C.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Nighttime to the Curiouscast network and to be working with Jordan,” said Chris “Dunner” Duncombe, Director of Streaming and Podcasting for Corus Entertainment. “Bringing the Nighttime podcast into our network and to the air on our news talk stations will give Canadian radio listeners the opportunity to enjoy what avid podcast listeners have for the past few years.”
Innately curious with a passion for investigation, Sydney, Nova Scotia native Bonaparte lives in Halifax. Nighttime is aptly named, as having to balance time between a career in the insurance industry and a young family, Bonaparte records the podcast in his basement studio after putting his son to sleep – at night time.
“As an independent journalist working in new media, the quest for legitimacy is an uphill and often dangerous battle,” said Bonaparte. “With Nighttime now a member of Corus’ Curiouscast network I’ve found a partner that provides me with the resources of a professional production, and allows Nighttime to expand its reach to listeners of traditional media across Canada.”
Corus Entertainment’s Curiouscast podcast network launched earlier this year and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including the #1 music podcast in Canada on Apple Podcasts, The Ongoing History of New Music, and Global News’ This Is Why.
Nighttime will debut on radio across Canada the week of October 22, 2018 on Corus-owned Global News Radio AM stations: CKNW (Vancouver), CHQR (Calgary), CHED (Edmonton), CJOB (Winnipeg), CFPL (London), CHML (Hamilton) and 640 Toronto. Nighttime will continue to release new episodes – which, alongside its back-catalogue – will be available on all major podcast platforms under the Curiouscast umbrella.
Curiouscast is part of the Corus Entertainment Network.
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