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Alberta Media Moves: October 2013

Media MovesLesley Primeau has her say after her dismissal from CHED radio in Edmonton, Dave Rutherford lands on his feet at Rogers’ 660 News after being ousted by Corus’s 770 News in Calgary and Carrie Doll, CTV Edmonton’s news anchor, announces her resignation effective March 2014.

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Alberta Media Moves: September 2013

Media MovesDave Rutherford has retired from Calgary’s CHQR and now hosting their morning show from 9 to noons are Roger Kincade and Erin Kelly. The new afternoon host is Dave Taylor, formerly a Calgary MLA. Co-hosting his show for one hour is current drive home host Angela Kokott. Over at Edmonton’s CFCW, James Gruff Gushnowski, replaced Danny Hooper as co-host of their morning show with Sharon Mallon.

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Media Moves for January 2013

Media MovesThe Edmonton Journal introduced two new columnists in September 2012. Fish Griwkowsky was named the Journal’s new visual arts columnist (and is the past the Writer/Illustrator in Residence at Latitude 53) and Michael Hingston joined as the new books columnist. They also added another style/life reporter with Amanda Ash. Brenden Ullrich, Raffaele Papainni, Kim Smith and Brendon Graziano are new reporters at CHED. Stacey Brotzel moved from Edmonton’s Breakfast Television at Citytv (now City) to Edmonton’s CTV Morning Live. Jesse Beyer joined her at CTV as a new weather specialist replacing Craig Larkins who is now the meteoroligist for CBC National. CTV Edmonton has a new news director in Dan Kobe who replaces Glenn Kubish.

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Alberta Media Moves – October 2012

Media MovesWhile the daily newspapers in Alberta are shedding newsroom staff in huge numbers, they are replacing and reorganizing some of their current staff: Darcy Henton, formerly political reporter for the Edmonton Journal is now a political reporter for the Calgary Herald. Also new at the Calgary Herald are reporters Kelly Cryderman (politics), Eric Volmers (entertainment) and Al Cameron (sports) and Lloyed Lobo (business). New at the Calgary Sun are reporters Martin Hudson (managing editor), Damian Wood (general assignment), Rod Kelly (sports) and Eric Francis (sports). New reporters at the Edmonton Sun are Tanara McLean (general assignment), Alison Salz (general assignment), Barry Hanson, formerly the editor of the Edmonton Examiner now the Sports Editor. Joining him are Gerry Moddejonge (sports) and Robert Tychkowski (sports). New reporters at the Edmonton Journal include Paul Bacon (night editor) and Karen Booth (early editor).

Alberta Media Moves > September 2012

Media MovesAfter 36 years with CKUA’s Chris Allen broadcast his last Arts Beat show on Friday, September 7, 2012. Chris began his 36-year broadcasting career at CKUA in September 1976. During that time he presented nearly every form of music and information programming including the program Something for Seniors, which he co-hosted with the oldest broadcaster in Canada at the time, Peggy Holmes. He hosted and produced a late night music program, a morning news and music program, jazz and classic music shows as well as radio dramas. Most recently, he has been at the helm of the arts coverage at the station with the shows Arts Alive, The Arts and Culture Guide as well as ArtBeat. Sarah Hoyles, with experience at CBC as radio producer, contributor and reporter for Definitely Not the Opera and other regional current affairs programs in Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick, has taken on the challenge of filling his very large shoes.

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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)