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About Rudy
SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR?  Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try  anyway.  I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television.  23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter.  During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few.  I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors.  I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember.  I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame.  I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College.  I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure.  I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done  in the past to help promote music acts of the future.  I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.

In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.


 
Updates
Click here to check out all my interviews and reviews: Rudy's Reviews.

Friday December 11th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y2xqvp22 )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/yy689tcn    ) 


One of the most creative and innovative recording artist from Canada, Juno Award winner K-OS  https://www.facebook.com/kosmusic/  has released a new single celebrating an old school sound and reminding us to have a good time.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with multi talented singer/songwriter about if Covid19 has effected his career, if he plans to release more music in 2021, could there be a collaboration with another Juno award winner Hawksley Workman, and the story behind his latest release  “SUPERNOVAS”  https://tinyurl.com/y5g86dbt  ,




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/12/interview-wth-juno-award-winner-k-os-on-funky-new-single-supernovas/


Tuesday December 8th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/yx9g9787   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud    https://tinyurl.com/y3g2sd5l   ) 


Canadian country artist( and winner of the national SiriusXM Top of the Country competition, three time award winner at Québec’s Country Gala, SOCAN’s Country Music Prize, and ADISQ nominee for English album of the year) Matt Lang  https://mattlangmusic.com  has released a new romanic single from his album “More”  that “focuses on that the love from a woman who will love you for everything you are”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the native of Maniwaki, Quebéc on how the Covid 19 pandemic has effected his career , if he plans to release new music in 2021 and the story behind his latest song “Only a Women”  https://tinyurl.com/y2ybxjqt  .



https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/intvw-w-award-winning-canadian-country-music-artist-matt-lang-on-new-romantic-single-only-a-women/


Monday December 7th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/y4ehnlbu  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y2jear6a    ) 


One of Canada’s largest and most recognizable annual charitable events  The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign  https://salvationarmy.ca/christmas-kettles/  returns but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you may not hear as many jingle bell ringers this season than you have in the past.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with   Major Rob Kerr  https://twitter.com/robert_kerr?lang=en       Public Relations & Development Director for The Salvation Army Prairie Division Ontario about the safe way to donate to the Kettle Campaign  https://salvationarmy.ca/donations/  ,  the 25th anniversary of the CTV Toy Mountain Campaign  https://tinyurl.com/vsyxo4u  , how to safely donate clothing and how the Salvation Army will  organize their annual Christmas dinner for anyone in need.
(Even on the merriest of days, everyone needs an army   https://tinyurl.com/y23722tb  )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/interview-w-major-rob-kerr-the-salvation-armys-christmas-kettle-campaign-2020/


Friday December 4th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y29mdcyt   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud    https://tinyurl.com/y6sb67l9  ) 


A Christmas tradition returns as the 116th Original Santa Claus Parade https://thesantaclausparade.com   will be televised Saturday December 5th, 2020 at 7pm on CTV https://tinyurl.com/y5fsh8kr  & CTV2.  This season will be different because of the Covid-19 pandemic so instead of all of the floats and marching bands traveling downtown Toronto, the new location is at Canada’s Wonderland https://www.canadaswonderland.com  .   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the jolly old elf himself “Santa Claus.”


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/intv-w-santa-claus-on-116th-original-santa-claus-parade-on-ctv-at-canadas-wonderland/


Thursday December 3rd, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y67menpn  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y3dme9ah   ) 


The Canadian holiday tradition 116th Original Santa Claus Parade https://thesantaclausparade.com   returns this Saturday December 5th, 2020 and televised at 7pm on CTV https://tinyurl.com/y5fsh8kr  & CTV2 but will be different because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with  Santa Claus Parade  CEO Clay Charters about how this parade will look including it’s new location at Canada’s Wonderland https://www.canadaswonderland.com  , some of the new fundraiser collaborations and the new and classic floats including the jolly old elf Santa and Mrs Claus.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/intv-w-ceo-clay-charters-on-116th-original-santa-claus-parade-on-ctv-at-canadas-wonderland/


Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y4jue6c3    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y4ff7xtz   ) 


Canadian recoding artist  POESY  https://www.facebook.com/poesyofficial/  has released a new single that she describes as “a song about experiencing a dark time and trying to drag yourself through to the other side.”    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the former episode winner of the CTV series The Launch (releasing the single Soldier Of Love   https://tinyurl.com/yys9k6j5  ) about her latest release  “Diamonds”  https://tinyurl.com/y5gomwxl  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/interview-with-canadian-recording-artist-poesy-on-her-new-single-diamonds/


Tuesday December 1st, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y6sqsaxm  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y2vezgbs ) 


JUNO award winning Reggae recording artist, Kirk Diamond http://www.kirkdiamondmusic.com  has released a new single written in light of the political climate and social unrest that has affected so many worldwide and inspired from a conversation with his 10year old son.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.comspeaks with the singer/ songwriter about his latest track and music video that was recorded in Uganda , “Let It Be Done”  https://tinyurl.com/y4mf5fz9 .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/intv-w-juno-winning-reggae-artist-kirk-diamond-on-single-video-on-unity-and-hope-let-it-be-done/


Monday November 30th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/y5wrn2dz    )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y4n3gkz4   ) 


Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer and 11-time JUNO Award-winning artist Murray McLauchlan  https://www.murraymclauchlan.com  has released back to back singles on the subjects dealing with  systemic racism, privilege, and economic disparity.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  has an open and in-depth conversation with the legendary singer/songwriter about his new singles “The One Percent”  https://tinyurl.com/yy98x47r  &  “I Live On A White Cloud” https://tinyurl.com/y25epb3s   and and upcoming album.






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/11/intv-w-11-time-juno-winner-murray-mclauchlan-on-singles-the-one-percent-i-live-on-a-white-cloud/
 


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