CEO / Native Communications Incorporated (NCI-FM) (CA)
David McLeod is a member of the Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. He is the CEO of Native Communications Incorporated (NCI-FM), which owns and operates a Manitoba wide radio network, including the Winnipeg station NOW Country 104.7 FM. He is also the Executive Producer of the multiple-award winning Indigenous Music Countdown (IMC) which is heard on 14 stations across Canada including SiriusXM. He sits on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Winnipeg Folk Festival board. He also co-chairs the Indigenous Music Advisory Committee for the National Music Centre based in Calgary. In the spring of 2019 he curated the “Speak-Up” exhibition which highlights ten groundbreaking Indigenous artists who utilize their voices to speak for their community during the period of the late 60s until today. David studied media at SAIT in Calgary and television at Ryerson University in Toronto. He has appeared in two music documentaries and hosted “Our Songs” a six-part music series on APTN. He is an avid Indigenous vinyl collector who has spoken at colleges and university’s on the history of Indigenous music.