In episode 42, I talk with Scott and Dave who co-host The Echo Essentials Podcast on the new North Bay Echo Community Podcast Network. They are thrilled to provide North Bay with the first platform of its kind for local voices, perspectives, and stories. North Bay Echo podcasts discuss everything from local stories and politics to arts, entertainment and culture – they have you covered North Bay! And for a deeper dive, the Echo Essentials newsletter serves up local issues with a side of insight and a healthy dose of context, something we are all craving. Plus you’ll get first dibs on the latest podcasts to hit the network.

Billed as North Bay’s oddest couple, Scott and Dave are patently different in both manner and outlook despite being born within a mile of each other and a month apart in 1965. Scott was born for theatre and built up a 20-year career in radio split between Toronto and North Bay before entering the marketing game with Clark Communications celebrating the 20-year milestone in 2024.

Dave took the print media route, beginning in 1986 as a Canadore College student and taking a journalism journey through B.C., North Bay, Kapuskasing and Orillia before a seven-year stint with the Anishinabek News and 18 years as a Nugget reporter, photographer and columnist. He is also the publisher of the Back in the Bay Magazine, a quarterly print product with 12 editions since launching in 2021.

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This episode was recorded on February 28th, 2024 in @suite_16_studio by @RFPMEDIA videographer Adam Potter in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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