RadioSonic was a Canadian radio program, which aired on CBC Radio 2 from 1997 to 2003.[1]

Country of originCanada Canada
Home stationCBC Radio 2
StarringLeora Kornfeld (1997-1999)
David Wisdom (1997-2001)
Grant Lawrence (2001-2003)
Original release1997 – 2003

RadioSonic, which aired on Saturday and Sunday evenings, was originally created by combining two predecessor programs, David Wisdom's Night Lines and Leora Kornfeld's RealTime.[2] Both Wisdom and Kornfeld initially remained as cohosts of the new program, which profiled Canadian indie rock and alternative music, as well as other performing arts such as comedy and spoken word poetry.[3] In its second season, the program's format was changed, with the Saturday night episode becoming more music-oriented and the Sunday episode being reduced in length and serving more as a magazine-style show for documentary and cultural features.[4]

In 1999 Kornfeld left the show to pursue academic studies in England, although she remained an occasional part-time contributor, and Wisdom became the sole host.[5]

In 2001, producer and contributor Grant Lawrence became the host of the program.[1] Around this time, the Sunday episode was discontinued, with the program now airing only on Saturday nights. During this era, the CBC's new media division was launching the CBC Radio 3 webcasting project, and in 2003 RadioSonic was integrated into and renamed CBC Radio 3.[6]

With the evolution of Radio 3 into a satellite radio station in 2005, the Saturday evening program on CBC Radio 2 became a simulcast of the satellite network until it was discontinued from Radio Two on March 17, 2007.


  1. ^ a b Michael Barclay, Ian A.D. Jack and Jason Schneider, Have Not Been the Same: The Can-Rock Renaissance 1985-1995. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55022-992-9.
  2. ^ "Radiosonic debuts tomorrow: Lively new program begins with feature on piano rock, chats with Starr and Hille". The Province, September 4, 1997.
  3. ^ "Some life left yet in the dead poets' society". The Globe and Mail, December 1, 1997.
  4. ^ "CBC still trying to make a name for itself on radio". Windsor Star, September 11, 1998.
  5. ^ "Leora London-bound". The Province, September 7, 1999.
  6. ^ "CBC's new Radio 3 goes to the Net". The Province, February 9, 2003.