Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

The Association of Electronic Journalists Announces 2015 Prairie Region Award Winners

RTDNA AwardsOn April 23, RTDNA Canada announced 2015 Award winners to honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital in the Prairie provinces at an event held in Saskatoon. Gord Steinke from Global News Edmonton took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in broadcast journalism. CBC was the big winner in the radio division, in the TV division, it was Global. 

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Western Association of Broadcasters to Hold 82nd Annual Conference from June 8 to 9 in Banff, Alberta

WAB AwardsThe Conference kicks off with the annual WAB Golf Classic June 8 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. This year’s Classic promises to be a great day, rain or shine. The Conference program commences June 9 with an exciting line-up of speakers. Presenting the keynote address is Terry O’Reilly of CBC Radio’s Under the Influence. Some of the most valuable products in the world hit roadblocks; some of the most powerful mediums appear to lose their luster. Often, those problems are perceptions, not reality.

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Radio Station Top Line Data Rankings for Calgary and Edmonton Released on March 9, 2016

NumerisOn March 9, 2016, Numeris (formerly Bureau of Broadcast Measurement or BBM) released their ratings for radio stations in Calgary and Edmonton for the reporting period November 30, 2015 to February 28, 2016. The top ranked radio station in Calgary continues to be CKRY branded Country 105 and the top ranked radio station in Edmonton continues to be CKNO branded 102.3 NOW!

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Help Support J-Source Expand their Journalism Coverage in Alberta and Across Canada

J-SourceJournalism in Canada is evolving and J-Source, produced by a collaboration of post-secondary journalism schools and programs led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and published out of Ottawa, wants to promote national discussion about that evolution, as well as provide a source for news, research, commentary, advice and resources for industry professionals, scholars, students and anyone interested in journalism in Canada.

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Pattison Broadcast Group Rebrands The Peak 93.5 FM from Classic Rock to Wild 95.3 FM Calgary’s New Country Station

Wild 93.5 FMAt 10:15 AM today, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group announced the rebranding of 95.3 FM The Peak playing classic rock to Wild FM playing hot country music.  The media release announcing the rebranding issued today promises that the new country station will be youthful, fun, driven by energy and be plugged in to today’s young woman and man. They plan on actively engaging listeners on the air, on social platforms, on their website.

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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)