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Alberta Media Personality: Daintre Christensen, Traffic Anchor and Co-host, Morning News, Global Edmonton

Daintre ChristensenReporting on traffic-related information for the Edmonton region as well as provincial highway incidents and conditions, Daintre Christensen also conducts interviews for the morning news program. She is a strong supporter of community campaigns such as The Little Warriors and Angel Whispers. “Community work is absolutely a responsibility of a broadcaster,” Christensen says. “We have a huge opportunity to make a difference.”

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The CRTC Approves Two New Radio Stations in Edmonton

radioAfter considering 10 applications at a hearing last September, the CTRC announced their approval on January 6, 2017 for two new radio stations in Edmonton, an ethnic commercial AM station to operate at 580 AM and a French language community FM station to operate at 97.9 FM. The new ethnic station is intended to serve a growing ethnic audience of Edmonton residents by offering a mix of spoken word and music programming targeting the South Asian community, as well as other ethnic communities.

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Jill Belland – Singer, Dancer, Producer and “On Location Host” for Calgary’s Breakfast Television

Jill Belland CitytvJill Belland is a producer and “On Location Host” of Breakfast Television in Calgary. Her assignments have included rappelling down a 32-story building, training with NHL hockey players, and ski jumping at Canada Olympic Park. As a 15th generation French Canadian, Belland started life in the first solar-powered home in western Canada, which her father and his brothers built in Elk Island, outside Edmonton, and grew up in Calgary where she studied classical piano, trained to be a singer and dreamed of being a professional dancer.

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Alberta Media Moves – December 2016

media-movesMike Shannon is also out as program director at Wild 95.3. Heather Prosak signs on as the new Wild 95.3 program director and morning show host. Heather leaves Bell Media Winnipeg where she’s morning co-host and Program Director at 99.9 Bob FM (CFWM-FM). Jonathan Best joins the team as morning show co-host, Assistant Program Director and music director. Best was most recently with Newcap Edmonton. Now! (CKNO-FM) Edmonton Program Director Mark Hunter adds programming duties for Kool FM.

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Philanthropists Begin to Galvanize Around News Reports Molly De Aguiari on Neiman Labs

 

Molly De Aguiarl | Neiman Labs2017 is the year that philanthropy stops asking, “Why should we fund news and information?” and starts asking, “How do we get started?” For years, funders have averted their eyes from the alarming loss of journalism jobs and coverage of local and state issues. This [US] presidential election made it virtually impossible for them to ignore it any longer.In the swirl of confusion and fear about fake news, echo chambers, and threats to press freedom.

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Newcap Broadcasting Rebrands Eight Alberta Radio Stations Under “Real Country Network” Banner

newcap broadcastingNewcap Radio has re-branded eight of its Alberta country stations as the Real Country Network. Led by CCMA Station of the Year CKGY-FM Red Deer, the network includes CKSA-FM Lloydminster, CHSP-FM St. Paul, CKWB-FM Westlock, CKVH-FM High Prairie, CKSQ-FM Stettler, CIBQ-FM Brooks and CJPR-FM Blairmore. The stations will have live morning shows, but off-peak programming will be centralized out of Red Deer. Seven on-air and programming positions have been eliminated as a result.

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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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