Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Radio Station – CKOS aka 91.1 FM The Bridge “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action” in Fort McMurray

CKOS RadioSince June 2007,  91.1 The Bridge (formerly branded KAOS 91.1 until March 12, 2017) has been promoting the values which have been foundational in building a strong Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action”. They are a values-oriented community Christian Radio Station owned by a registered Canadian charity [Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Inc.], and operated by people who live in the community.

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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Alberta Film & Television (aka Rosie) Award Nominees

Rosie-Awards2017AMPIA announced the 2017 Rosie Nominees at simultaneous press conferences in Calgary and Edmonton on Tuesday, March 28. A total of 723 class and craft entries were submitted. This year 72 industry professionals from across Canada adjudicated the submissions; in total 291 productions were submitted for consideration. These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and non-fiction are vying for 23 Class awards.

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Alberta TV Station – CITL, One of Two Newcap Television Stations in Lloydminster, Alberta

CITL-logoCITL is owned by Newcap Radio and serves as an affiliate of CTV in Lloydminster, a city of 28,000 that straddles the Alberta and Saskatchewan border. The station shares studios located on the Alberta side of Lloydminster with its sister station, CKSA, an affiliate of Global TV. The station’s newscasts air at noon. 6 pm and 11:30 pm weekdays, and 6 pm on weekends. It produces two other local programs each week: The Gloves are Off (sports discussion) – Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m and Week in Review – Saturdays at 5:00 pm.

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Alberta Newspaper – The NAIT Nugget, An Outstanding Student Newspaper and Online News Site

Nait-NuggetThe NAIT Nugget has been the official student newspaper of NAIT since 1963 and has been complemented by an informative, interesting and well designed online news site since 2010. Designed to inform students and the NAIT community of campus news, sports and entertainment, it also features popular sections containing opinions, feature article and a forum for student commentary. The Nugget is the only print publication regularly distributed to the NAIT community. There are 2,599 copies produced throughout all NAIT campuses in high traffic areas and is available on the Nugget newsstands. 26 issues are published each year during the academic terms, from September to April.

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68th Annual National Newspaper Award Nominees Announced on March 20, 2017

National-Newspaper-AwardsToronto’s Globe and Mail leads all entrants in the 68th National Newspaper Awards competition with 19 nominations. Montreal’s La Presse has nine finalists, the Toronto Star eight, the Canadian Press five, and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Winnipeg Free Press each have three nominations in the competition, which is open to daily newspapers, news agencies, as well as online news sites approved for entry by the NNA Board of Governors. 

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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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