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Alberta Media Moves for July 2012

Media MovesMaurice Tougas is now reporting for Metro News Edmonton. Formerly a weekly columnist for the Edmonton Examiner before he resigned to run as a Liberal MLA for Edmonton Meadowlark,  he successfully defeated incumbent Progressive Conservative Bob Maskell. After his decision not to seek re-election, he became a columnist for Edmonton’s SEE magazine until it ceased publishing in September 2011. Ziyah Karmali, Miss Edmonton 2010 and formerly a French immersion teacher in Spruce Grove and now currently completing her Master of Education degree with the help of a full scholarship is the new arts reporter at BreakfastTV Edmonton.

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AMPIA Seeks Administration & Communications Coordinator by July 6, 2012

Alberta Media Production Industries AssociationAMPIA (Alberta Media Production Industry Association) is currently looking for a capable and energetic person to fill the position of Administration and Communications Coordinator.  Salary commensurate with experience. The primary role of this position is the dissemination and sharing of AMPIA news on a regular basis in the form of: AMPIA’s monthly electronic newsletter, AMPIA Industry mail outs, AMPIA e-mails to members, and social media updates (Facebook, Twitter).

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Alberta Media Moves for May 2012

Alberta Media MovesRecent postings for radio personnel on the Milkman Unlimited website include Newcap Television seeking a Weekend News Anchor / Reporter for Newcap Television in Lloydminster, Alberta. Application deadline:  May 4/12. Apply to: Stacey Commer, Mgr. of News & Information Services, Newcap Lloydminster, scommer@newcap.ca. Newcap is also looking for a new member for it Marketing Team in Northeast Alberta! Application deadline: May 18, 2012 and also seeking a marketing consultant for its Red Deer stations. Application deadline: May 12, 2012 via e-mail to Al Lucas, General Sales Manager, Newcap Radio – Alberta South, alucas@newcap.ca. Newcap’s KG Country 95-5 in Red Deer is looking to hire a Weekend Announcer. Application deadline is May 11th, 2012. Apply to: awhite@newcap.ca

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Corus Radio Appoints Garry McKenzie as Regional General Manager for Calgary & Edmonton

Corus AlbertaCorus Entertainment announced the appointment of Garry McKenzie, Regional General Manager for Corus Radio Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, effective April 2, 2012. In his new role, Garry will provide leadership, strategic direction and vision to Corus Radio’s three markets, bringing over 20 years of solid operating experience, a strong sales and marketing background and results-driven success to 10 radio stations. Most recently, Garry was General Manager, Corus Radio Vancouver, and prior to that, General Manager, Corus Radio Calgary. Before joining Corus, Garry was Vice President, Marketing and Sales for the Calgary Flames and has also held various marketing and sales management positions with Unilever Canada and General Foods.

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Alberta Media Moves: March 2012

Alberta Media MovesEdmonton Corus General Manager Doug Rutherford handed in his resignation on February 29 effective the end of March 2012. Puget Sound Radio also reports that Corus has lost their General Sales Manager, Neil Cunningham and Boyd Leader, their Program Director, who all quit over the past six months. Corus is not the only Alberta radio broadcaster losing big guns. Kevin McKenna, General Manager of Rogers in Calgary also quit in February. With the sale of Hot 107 FM in Edmonton to Harvard Broadcasting, Russell James has returned to the position of Program Director for The Bounce.

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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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