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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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Historic Alberta Election Featured in Documentary to be Screened at Metro Cinema on March 2, 2016

Notley“Day of Change” by Edmonton filmmaker Kelly Wolfert is a look at the events taking place in Alberta’s provincial election May 5th, 2015. Following candidates new to politics, veteran politicians, supporters, volunteers and members of various political parties, “Day of Change” takes a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the NDP Victory that changed the landscape of Alberta and Canadian politics like no election in recent history.

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World Premiere of “Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest” by Alberta Filmmaker Premieres on February 24

wolverine-filmmakerWolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest recounts the fascinating story of Emmy Award winning Alberta wildlife filmmaker Andrew Manske’s relentless, five-year quest to find and film one of the most legendary and elusive creatures on the planet. The wolverine is a small animal with a big reputation. It might weigh less than 20 kilograms, but this intrepid member of the weasel family has been known to back down marauding bears and wolves in defense of its young or its food.

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CRTC Receives 12 Applications for Radio Stations Serving Urban Indigenous Communities

Indigenous RadioThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it has received 12 applications to operate radio stations serving urban Indigenous Canadians in major markets. Radio for First Nations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa could complement existing Aboriginal services. Specifically, the CRTC has received two applications for stations in Vancouver, three for Calgary, three for Edmonton, two for Toronto and two for Ottawa.

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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)