Through the Radio Looking Glass

London, like every city, is home to a wide range of inhabitants who think about the world in unique and different ways. Just listen to the radio.

Alan Coombs has been in radio broadcast scene in London for eight years. He is currently the morning news anchor on Newstalk 1290 CJBK. Over the course of his broadcasting career, he has worked news desks, sports programs, and hosted interview shows.

Alan joins us to share what he has learned about Londoners from his years as a radio personality. In this conversation, we also touch on some broader questions in broadcast media: How do you invite someone who has ‘absolutely made up their mind’ to consider an issue from a different perspective? How can media tell both sides of a story without becoming an inadvertent platform for hate or polarization? How can we circumvent the vitriol of today’s comment sections to have constructive dialogue?


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