Turn Out Radio is an innovative and engaging talk show, which incorporates the latest in dance news within the national, and international spectrum of current events. A fresh and lively program, Turn Out Radio broadcasts every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST, and currently airs on CIUT 89.5 FM, Bell Fibe TV, Rogers Cable TV and via some of your favourite podcast platforms.  Conversations on the show provide an honest and transparent space to express lived experiences within dance and beyond. The broadcast platform connects with featured guests to discover the heart of what moves us, and the latest in the news of our day. From critical perspectives on history, to performance highlights, dance health news, and the real stories that live both on and beyond the stage, Turn Out Radio opens up about the realities of dance artists, and those working in relationship with dance. This is real talk. This is Turn Out Radio.

Catch the show every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. EST.  Stream past episodes via our episodes page, and via some of your favourite podcast platforms.


Based in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Turn Out Radio was founded in March 2016 by Nicole Inica Hamilton, Malgorzata Nowacka-May, and Samara Thompson.  Prior to it’s beginnings, the internationally broadcasted platform was preceded by Evi-Dance, a unique radio program which was hosted and produced by award-winning arts broadcaster, Ted Fox. Evi-Dance ran for 16 years, airing on CIUT 89.5 FM coming to a close in November 2015.

In November 2015, former Evi-Dance co-hosts, Hamilton, (Artistic Director of Inica Dance Industries) Nowacka-May (Artistic Director of Chimera Project Dance Theatre) and Thompson (Independent Choreographer and Dance Educator) began the work of continuing the legacy of Evi-Dance, building upon it’s framework, while adding new elements, and programming designs. Under the name Turn Out Radio, the newly established broadcast platform launched in March 2016, airing weekly on CIUT 89.5 FM. The broadcast platform commenced it’s run, co-founded, hosted, and produced by Hamilton, Nowacka-May, and Thompson.

In 2017, Shawn Byfield (Dance Coach, Trainer and Presenter) was invited by the Turn Out Radio Production team to join the show as a co-host. In the years that followed, the four hosts interviewed, and spotlighted the stories of featured guests across the country both in studio, and on the ground at live performance events.

Between 2017-2019, as each host welcomed new creative ventures into their careers, Hamilton graduated into the role of lead host and producer in 2020. In the same year, dancer and interdisciplinary artist Amber Downie-Back joined the production team as Assistant Production Manager/Editor.

Turn Out Radio broadcasts weekly, actively sharing and holding space for conversations which explore the real stories that live both on and beyond the stage. The broadcast platform streams on CIUT 89.5 FM, Bell Fibe TV, Rogers Cable TV, and podcast platforms across the globe.


Turn Out Radio acknowledges that the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We give thanks for the many collaborators whom we have the honor of sharing space with. We give thanks and honor to the ancestors, knowledge keepers, and spiritual guides, who have blessed our yesterday, and who continue to bless us today, while guiding us forward to our tomorrow. With great honor, we give thanks.