AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label The Sheldon MacLeod Show
Date Aired or Published June 13, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: NEWS957
Name of Program: The Sheldon MacLeod Show
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Location: Halifax
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Running time (TV/Radio): 22:30

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Not all interviews turn out the way you expect them to. Adam Baldwin had opened up on previous occasions about mental health in the performance arts and the loss of his fellow band member to suicide. But the interview on June 13th was supposed to be a conversation about his Canada Day show with Matt Mays. What happened was anything but. In an impromptu confession, the musician opened up about his struggles with addictions and his fight to stay sober. And his honesty and candor resonated with callers who wanted to offer their support. As a host, you hope to offer a safe and supportive environment. It's not often that is met with brutal honesty on the radio. It was this time.

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Hosted and broadcast by Sheldon MacLeod. Producer Alex Cooke operated the board during the live program.

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