Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Bell Completes Acquisition of CTV and Launches Bell Media

Bell Media BCE Inc. today announced that it has completed its $3.2-billion acquisition of CTV and launched Bell Media, a new business unit encompassing all CTV and other Bell content assets. “Our acquisition of Canada’s No. 1 media company leverages our strategic investments in broadband networks and services and enables our promise to deliver the content Canadians want most across every screen — smartphone, tablet, computer and TV,” George Cope, president and chief executive at Bell Canada and BCE.

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Shine 90.5 FM to Launch in Red Deer on April 1, 2011

Touch Canada Broadcasting to launch a  Shine FM station in Red Deer at 6:00am on April 1, 2011.  Joining two sister stations in Calgary, two in Edmonton, and one in Grande Prairie, CKRD will similarly broadcast Christian programming.

Women’s Words :: Writing Workshops for Women

Women’s Words is back for another round of word-worthy fun and learning with seasoned professional writers. Offered annually by the University of Alberta (Faculty of Extension), Women’s Words is a ten-day program for all women with stories to tell, open to both established and aspiring writers. Workshop options this year include “Unlocking the Muse” (meditation exercises to tap into your writer’s voice), “Niche Writing for Magazines”, “Writing with the Rhythm of the Drum”, “Chapbook Creation: Poetry and Prose”, and much, much more. June 3 – 12, 2011, Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton. See more and register…

Juno Award Winners 2011

(from Broadcaster Magazine, March 28, 2011) A procession of Canadian music stars took to the stage for Canada’s biggest night in music, The 2011 JUNO Awards. CTV’s special two-and-a-half hour anniversary broadcast of the Awards experienced power-packed performances, tributes to 40 years of the JUNO Awards, and eight winning categories announced.

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CKEA Edmonton Flips from The Sound to Lite 95.7 FM

CKEA-FM (Lite 95.7) is a new radio station in Edmonton, Alberta that as of March 25, 2011, broadcasts an adult contemporary format on the frequency 95.7 FM. Owned by Harvard Broadcasting, the station officially launched on September 6, 2010 as an adult album alternative format branded as 95.7 The Sound. The station flipped to an adult contemporary format on March 25, 2011 by stunting with all-Christmas music program for three days and a cash giveaway.

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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)