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The CRTC Takes Measures to Ensure Canadians Have Access to Local Programming That Reflects Their Needs and Interests.

Local-NewsNew minimum thresholds for local news will be imposed on all local private television broadcasters. Also, the large private broadcasters will now have the necessary flexibility to keep local stations open and fund the production of local news programming. This represents up to $67 million that could be available for local news. In addition, the CRTC is creating the Independent Local News Fund to give independent stations access to approximately $23 million dollars to produce high-quality local news programming.

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Alberta Media News for April 2016

Corus-logo-rebrandCorus Entertainment has completed its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media, more than doubling Corus’s size. There are now 45 specialty TV services, 15 conventional TV channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; and a portfolio of digital assets under the Corus brand. Corus also unveiled a redesigned corporate logo. The new executive leadership team has been reduced from 11 to nine people; six from Corus and three from Shaw Media under the leadership of President/CEO Doug Murphy.

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Alberta Media News | February 2016

Alberta-Media-NewsThe Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Lethbridge has launched its new digital news portal, called LethbridgeNewsNow.com. The Country 95  Lethbridge news team handles the content. The portal is provided at  no charge and includes free local classifieds. Q99 Grande Prairie, purchased last year by the Jim Pattison  Broadcast Group, is set to move this weekend to JPBG’s existing  location at Big Country 93.1 XX FM. A team of Pattison engineers  has been busy this week taking care of the nuts and bolts of the  move.

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Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Launches New Digital News Portal in Lethbridge

Lethbridge-News-NowOn January 25, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group launched a brand new, news and information destination for Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Lethbridge News Now.com. The portal is powered by the Country 95 News Team and boasts one of the largest staff of any news service in Southwestern Alberta, operating seven days a week to provide up-to-the-minute news, weather and sports coverage.

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CJSW Launches New Project Aiming to Document Calgary’s Rich Musical History

Calgary-musicCampus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia from the local music community for the project. The installation is funded through a $30,000 Calgary Foundation grant to CJSW and the Calgary Public Library. 

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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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