Realtime (radio show)

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Realtime was a Canadian radio show, which aired Saturday evenings on CBC Stereo from 1994 to 1997.

Hosted by Leora Kornfeld, the series was a pop culture magazine and interview show which was billed as the first live radio program in the world to integrate Internet technologies such as e-mail and IRC into its program format. Listeners could interact with the show, either by Internet or telephone, as it aired: asking questions of an interview guest, requesting songs, offering feedback on the show, participating in on-air polls, and so forth. On one occasion, listeners were asked to vote on which of three different Sloan concerts would be aired that evening.

The show was the first in the world to stream a live call-in radio show simultaneously on FM radio and the internet using RealAudio in 1994. The show had one of the first web sites on CBC, created by Loc Dao.

The show's production team included executive producer Robert Ouimet, senior producer Chris Straw, producer Thomas Hunt and technician Loc Dao. Loc became a producer on the show in 1995.

The last episode of Realtime aired on June 28, 1997. In the fall, Kornfeld and David Wisdom, formerly the host of Night Lines, debuted as cohosts of the new series RadioSonic, which itself later evolved into today's CBC Radio 3.

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