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A Podcast Conversation with...Mike Boon

Known online as Toronto Mike'd, this prolific indie podcast wizard profiles personalities from a variety of fields, including sports, music and radio. Learn more about him in Bill King’s latest FYI podcast.

A Podcast Conversation with...Mike Boon

By Bill King

The indie podcast wizard, Mike Boon (known online as Toronto Mike'd), has done 855 podcasts with personalities from a variety of fields, including sports, music and radio, but the best part is the way Boon strives to get the facts right and the gift bags that each guest has. If you've ever swung a bat, dodged a puck or dunked on your nemesis, you've probably been on Boon's podcast. Recent episodes have included Maestro Fresh Wes, April Wine's Myles Goodwyn, 102.1 The Edge's Jay Brody, and musician Roddy Colmer.


All coming from someone who started as a blogger writing about local radio, like when Mix 99.9 relieved Fred Patterson of his duties in August 2005. Humble & Fred were then exiled to the radio desert; Boon stepped in and convinced the pair to join the untested terrain of podcasting. Glassman and Patterson jumped on the bandwagon; 15 years later, both are successful and active in the digital space.

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Today, Boon has his own Toronto Mike'd, Mark Hebscher's Hebsy on Sports sports encyclopedia, In the Weeds with chef Jordan Wagman, Humble & Fred, and Judgment Day with Lorne Honickman. He oversees and manages 20 podcasts, including I Was 8 - Stories by Larry Fedoruk and Not That Kind of Rabbi with Ralph Benmergui. Ask Boon who, what and where, and he'll tell you, 'I'm just a guy, a computer guy with a passion for radio." Here's an interview with Mike Boon on FYIMusicNews.ca

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Canadian Country Music Association Awards 2024 Nominations: Jade Eagleson, Mackenzie Porter Lead The Pack

The two platinum-selling singer/songwriters have scored six nominations each for the CCMA Awards, with The Reklaws and Josh Ross hot on their heels. The biggest night in Canadian country takes place on Sept. 14 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Today (July 18), the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced the official nominees for the 2024 CCMA Awards. Topping the list of contenders with six nods apiece are Jade Eagleson and MacKenzie Porter, the latter of whom will co-host the awards show alongside American country star Thomas Rhett.

Hot on their heels with five nominations apiece are The Reklaws and Josh Ross, while High Valley, Owen Riegling and Dallas Smith are each cited in four categories. Other notable Canadian artists making the list include Dean Brody, Steven Lee Olsen, James Barker Band, Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes and Lindsay Ell.

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