PEI podcast channel
Island Waves celebrates first year “on air”
PEI podcast channel, Island Waves recently celebrated its first year anniversary “on air” with expansions in programming, the launch of additional new platforms, and internships and mentorship for Holland College journalism and broadcast students. The podcast channel has reached listeners locally and throughout Canada and the US, and can now be heard in 15 other countries across the globe.
Island Waves was created in early 2021 at Winterlude Studios, a 21st century PEI production studio that has launched a plethora of programming, starting on Podbean and Spotify in the spring of 2022.
Over 125 programs can be heard on the channel, including storytime for adults with The Book Nook and for children, Story Time with Nana Anna. An eclectic mix of music shows promote artists from diverse genres of music, including rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, Maritime music, classical, and soon to be launched, Latino Musicale. There are interviews with local and celebrity guests who have made contributions throughout their lifetime on Inside the 46th Parallel. Something To Talk About is a multi-part series that spotlights everyday people. Listeners can also find cultural programming, reviews of local events, and more.
Island Waves is part of a registered charitable and non profit organization, and all of the programming is offered for free, 24/7. Users can listen to Island Waves by downloading the free apps on Podbean, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Audible, Player FM, Deezer, Google, Alexa, Apple Podcast.
Input from listeners is welcome, particularly from those in the local community with program ideas or an interest in participating in the programming, learning new skills in production, creating shows for broadcast, or volunteering and mentorships.