Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Radio Station: Edmonton’s CFCW 790 AM Set to Move to 840 AM This Summer

r-cfcw radioEight years after a successful application to the CRTC change their frequency from 790 AM to 840 AM, Newcap Broadcasting has given the green light for CFCW to move on up Edmonton’s radio dial this August. CFCW is currently ranked #6 and the 3rd most listened-to AM station in the market according to the Fall 2014 Numeris data report. This ranking is an impressive achievement when you consider it only includes only half their listeners, those in the greater Edmonton area and not the other half of their listeners in rural Alberta.

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Edmonton Public Library’s ‘MakerSpace’ Equipped for Creativity and Oral History Projects

videostudio-greenOpen Edmonton, a local group, is recording stories about Edmonton, captured in the words and voices of those and by those who lived them. According to David Rauch, organizer of the “In Your Own Words” project, “larger events in the city are covered by local media, but there are many “smaller stories” that go undocumented.” So he, and other members of the group will be at the Stanley A. Milner Library every Wednesday evening in March and April, using the library’s recently opened sound booths to record stories.

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Blackgold Broadcasting Awarded Licence for New Radio Station in Stony Plain

The One Radio 88.1 FMOn September 15, 2014, the CRTC approved the application by Blackgold Broadcasting to operate a new English language station to serve The Town of Stony Plain, the City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County, Alberta. The new station, CKSS | 88.1 FM | The One: “Parkland’s Best Country” promises to provide local news, sports and weather and other community information.

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Postmedia to Acquire Quebecor’s 175 Sun Media English Titles for $316 Million

n_calgarysunPostmedia has announced it has entered into a partnership with Quebecor Media to acquire the company’s 175 Sun Media English titles. The involved titles include the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun as well as the London Free Press and free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver. The deal also includes digital properties such as the Canoe portal outside of Quebec, as well as QMI’s Islington printing plant in Ontario and 35 real estate properties in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.

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CTV to Provide Special Coverage of Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Leadership Election on September 6

CTV AlbertaAs the race for Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative party leader and next Premier heats up, CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary unveiled plans today to deliver Albertans PC LEADERSHIP 2014, a province-wide broadcast of the historic election taking place this weekend. Airing Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., the one-hour special, co-hosted by CTV News Edmonton Anchor Daryl McIntyre and CTV News Calgary Anchor Tara Nelson features leadership profiles of the three candidates: Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver, and Jim Prentice

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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)