On February 23, 2011, The Association of Electronic Journalists announced that Tim Spelliscy and Jim Smalley will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Prairie Region. The awards will be presented at the RTNDA Prairie Regional Awards Banquet in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 9.
Excerpt from the announcement posted by Broadcaster Magazine on February 23, 2011:
Tim Spelliscy is definitely a man who has dedicated his life to broadcasting. His career has taken him from small town radio to national television – from writing and announcing to the “voice of the Oilers” to station management. Tim is best known for leading ITV News, now Global Edmonton, to prominence as “Edmonton’s News”. Recognized for his news savvy and hard work, Tim grew the staff and hours of news to a market leading 40 hours per week – adding remote weather stations, microwave trucks, and Edmonton’s first television meteorologist. ITV News became the most comprehensive news coverage from the busiest newsroom in the city. Tim’s leadership in broadcasting is also reflected in his dedication to the community he serves. He is a committed and focused member of the Edmonton community – fundraiser, board member, media adviser and is one of the most sought after volunteer emcees in the city. When you imagine a face in broadcasting in Edmonton, one automatically thinks of Tim Spelliscy.