Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Media Moves – May 2017

Marc-Carnes CKUAAfter scouring the country for eight months, CKUA has hired Edmonton’s Marc Carnes as the non-profit station’s new chief executive officer. Carnes replaces interim director Katrina Ingram, who held the post after longtime CEO Ken Regan retired in February. His first day on the job was Monday, May 15. An arts advocate and keenly involved local citizen, Carnes previously worked as fundraising chair on the Don Iveson for Mayor campaign.

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U of A Press Director Linda Cameron is Moving On and Leaving Big Shoes to Fill

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Linda Cameron is leaving University of Alberta Press after 16 years of impressive work during which she applied what she learned while studying for an MSc in Information Management from Lancaster University (UK). Linda is looking forward to travelling, more volunteer work, spending time with her gorgeous grandsons and reading books for pleasure. The search is now on for someone to fill Linda’s very big shoes. Interested?

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings – March 2017

Bo-GordonBobby May, morning host at KRAZE 101-3 (CKIK-FM) Red Deer, is moving to Wild 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary to take over afternoon drive later this month as Bo Gordon. He takes over from Samantha Stevens, who had been with the station since last year. She’s returning to Winnipeg. He is on air from 3-7 Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9-12 and 2-4.

Shalinda Kirby of the KJ & Kirby Show on MY96 (CFMY-FM) in Medicine Hat is headed to Winnipeg to join the morning team at Evanov’s newly-launched HOT 100.5 (CFJL-FM). Kirby had been with MY96 since 2010.

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Alberta Media Moves – December 2016

media-movesMike Shannon is also out as program director at Wild 95.3. Heather Prosak signs on as the new Wild 95.3 program director and morning show host. Heather leaves Bell Media Winnipeg where she’s morning co-host and Program Director at 99.9 Bob FM (CFWM-FM). Jonathan Best joins the team as morning show co-host, Assistant Program Director and music director. Best was most recently with Newcap Edmonton. Now! (CKNO-FM) Edmonton Program Director Mark Hunter adds programming duties for Kool FM.

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Media Moves in Alberta | October 2016

mark-iypeMark Iype took over as Editor-in-Chief for both the Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Journal on October 1 from Lorne Motley, who has taken a role as vice-president of editorial for Postmedia’s western region. Iype came to Edmonton in 2014, to oversee city and business coverage. Previously, Iype was a senior editor at the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, N.B., and a reporter/editor at Canwest News Service in Ottawa.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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