Broadcasting Career

The second career of Margaret Ireland (minus the 'Ann') took her from stage to studio as a Program Producer in Toronto and New York.

In 1969 Margaret Ireland joined the CBC as a music Producer for the national radio network's English Division in Toronto. In 1972 she moved to New York City, continuing her career as an independent Producer and broadcaster for major radio networks of Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East. From 1976 to 1980 she produced more than fifteen-hundred syndicated talk programs in New York for the Broadcasting Foundation of America. Her interviews covered the arts and sciences, books, travel and current events. The broadcasts were distributed throughout the United States and Canada.

Margaret Ireland also produced many radio documentaries for the CBC, including The Life and Times of Igor Stravinsky in 13-one hour programs, as well as profiles of Arthur Rubinstein, Jascha Heifetz, Marian Anderson and others. Her series of opera documentaries was produced for the RAI Corporation, Italy and transmitted by NPR satellite during 1981.
Margaret Ireland, Producer, in the CBC Toronto studio, circa 1971