I’m flexing my vocal chords and can be heard, on Air Canada as the narrator of CanadianMade Audio reports. This is a co-production with my L-A based business partner, Debra Grobman. Debra’s a seasoned broadcast veteran in sales and marketing. She’s also an award winning producer of audio reports and festival medalist for her “imaging” production-the stuff that stations use to help listeners (and viewers) identify their productions on the air, or during a broadcast or podcast. She handles the business side of CanadianMade.
CanadianMade is all about Canadians who are leaving their marks around the world and North America. Some are well-known in the U-S, and some Americans may be surprised that they’re Canadians, like TV’s Monty Hall, of “Let’s Make a Deal.” Others are creating products that have been noticed by celebrities world-wide, like fashion designer Lisa Drader-Murphy. There’s Terry Bigsby a high school woodlings/shop teacher turned inventor, entrepreneur. He and his Dad and the created AspenWare: totally compostable/disposable spoons, forks and knives. We’ve talked with independent recording artists such as Jazz singers Diana Panton, who is known for her recordings of songs made famous by the likes of Sinatra; Daniella Nardi, who sings songs of Italy and Paolo Conti; Bluegrass and Roots Group John Reischman and the Jaybirds. We’ve recorded portraits of songwriter and performer Dan Hill and the wildly popular in Canada Blue Rodeo. Plus there are endless other business leaders who have become the inspiration of thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs and their corporate peers around the world. We’ve touched on corporate social responsibility and programs created by Canadian business leaders that aim to create a better Canada.
We are looking for more and more stories about Canadians who are leaving their marks on the world in a wide variety of ways–such as the scientists who created the process, that created the nano-science for medical dressings that heal burn patients faster and with less pain. Also, the man who invented a better way to track blood products from donors, to patients.
I could not have added this project to my repertoire of communications work that I do without the help and encouragement of Debra, and my husband Chuck Rich.
For those who have worked with me throughout the years you may know me as a publicist, pitching you news sources. Others know about my love for broadcasting, particularly radio. I have always been a fan of news, talk and other “spoken word” formats. Being the “voice,” if you will, of CanadianMade is extraordinary for me, but perhaps, not entirely unexpected. Blame it on “The Niagara Frontier.” I attended college in Buffalo, New York. I often crossed the Peace and Rainbow Bridges to Canada. I listened to Canadian radio, and of course, there’s Tim Horton’s.
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