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CFHI aka Real Country 104.9 FM Now On-Air in Hinton

RC-HintonAlberta’s newest radio, CFHI at 104.9 FM, launched in Hinton in early February 2017. It joins Newcap Broadcasting’s “Real Country” branded sister stations in Westlock, St. Paul, Stettler, Lloydminster, Red Deer, High Prairie, Brooks, and Blairmore, Alberta.  Originally proposed and approved by the CRTC in February 2014, as a rock based music format targeting adults between the ages of 25 and 54, the station launched under the “Real Country” brand name and format.

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Alberta Book — Trudeau’s Tango: Alberta Meets Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-1972

Trudeau's TangoIn this insightful and lively history, Liberal insider Darryl Raymaker recalls the attempt to broker “a marriage from hell” between the federal Liberal Party and Alberta’s Social Credit government in the late 1960s. Raymaker uses his deep connections and backroom knowledge to trace the tangled political relationships that developed when charismatic statesman Pierre Trudeau confronted the forces of oil and agriculture in Canada’s west. Part memoir, part chronicle, Trudeau’s Tango provides a window into Canadian history, politics, economics and the zeitgeist of the late 1960s.

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AWNA to Hold 97th Annual AGM, Convention, Symposium and Alberta Newspaper Awards

Symposium-2017-webThe Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association’s 97th Annual Convention will be held this year from June 1 – 3 at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino in Calgary. The convention tees up (pun intended) on Thursday, June 1 with the Bing Crosby Memorial Golf Tournament.  On Friday, June 2 the Convention runs during the day and the Awards presentations that evening.  On Saturday June 3, the Professional Development Symposium runs throughout the day and the Presidents’ Banquet wraps things up in the evening. 

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Alberta TV Station – NUTV: University of Calgary’s Campus TV Station for 25 Years and Counting

NUTV-logoNUTV is the University of Calgary’s campus based television station. Started as a club way back in 1984, they became a society in 1991 and are funded by a student levy. They’ve produced a variety of community television shows over the years, winning various awards, and are currently releasing new content on their YouTube channel every Friday! NUTV fosters the development of industry standard media and related skills in its members, which can be applied to their education or careers.

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Alberta Newspaper – The Weal, Grinding & Polishing Student Journalists in Calgary Since 1926

The-Weal NewspaperThe first issue of the Emery Weal newspaper, or magazine as it was called then, showed up on March 18, 1926 as a four-page bulletin highlighting the school’s events. One copy was printed and passed around. When this proved impractical, the Weal was printed as a tabloid and sold for five cents. Since then, The Weal – the second oldest campus newspaper in Alberta – has gone through a series of changes.

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Alberta Magazine – University of Calgary’s U Magazine Is a Great Read Even if You’re Not an Alumnus

UMagazine-CalgaryU magazine, the University of Calgary’s flagship publication, charts new territory by linking the university to the greater Calgary community and beyond. The magazine features the people who make the university what it is—the students, staff, professors and alumni—and the issues that make the university relevant in the lives of Calgarians and Canadians. U magazine provides well-written, approachable content with news and research highlights, profiles, in-depth features and opinion columns, all reflecting the university’s momentum, energy and excitement. 

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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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