Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta TV Station: NAIT NewsWatch

NAIT NewsWatch  TVNAIT NewsWatch is a half hour news magazine-format produced weekly by NAIT tv production students. In addition to producing and reporting news and sports, students have the opportunity to write and produce public service announcements and commercials to be aired within the news programs.

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Heartland, CBC’s No. 1 Family Drama Returns for 7th Season on October 7, 2013

Heartland CBC TVCBC’s number-one family drama, Heartland [shot and produced in Alberta], returns for a seventh season on Sunday, October 6 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Television.  This season, the multi-generational family saga is all about taking risks, stepping out of comfort zones and putting it all on the line for what they believe in: courage, love and family.

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TV Station in Alberta: NUTV

NUTV CalgaryNUTV is Alberta’s only non-profit independent community access television station and one of the oldest campus-based, television production societies in Canada. Established in 1983 and incorporated in 1991, NUTV attracts viewers from the University of Calgary community and beyond. NUTV is part of the University of Calgary Tri-Media Alliance, comprising of print The Gauntlet, radio CJSW 90.9, and television (NUTV). U of C is the only Canadian university with three media operations on-campus.

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Alberta TV Station: Crossroads Television in Edmonton and Calgary

Crossroads TVCrossroads Television System, or CTS, is a privately held Canadian television system with stations  in CKES in Edmonton, CKCS in Calgary and CITS in Hamilton, Ontario. CTS airs predominantly Christian-based religious programming, most notably 100 Huntley Street (the longest running daily Christian television program in Canada), The Michael Coren Show and LIFE Today with James & Betty Robison, as well as other religious and faith based programming, along with syndicated reruns of family-oriented mainstream programming such as Happy Days, Full House and The Waltons. This fall their lineup will also include: Larry King Now, Family Feud and Marie Osmond.

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CBC Cancels Calgary Auditions for Recipe to Riches and Accepts Online Submissions until July 10

Recipe to RichesOn June 21, 2013, CBC posted this news release: “Due to extreme flooding in Calgary and the surrounding area, CBC’s new series RECIPE TO RICHES will be cancelling its Calgary open call on June 22, at the Real Canadian Superstore, location at 20 Heritage Meadows Way SE, Calgary, AB. CBC and its RECIPE TO RICHES partners, Loblaw Companies Limited and Temple Street Productions would like to express their sincere concern for all individuals affected by the recent flooding; our thoughts are with the people of Calgary and its surrounding areas during this difficult time. Currently, the Calgary open call is cancelled; however please stay tuned to the RECIPE TO RICHES website, Facebook and Twitter for further updates, as more information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

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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)