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Alberta Media Comings & Goings – March 2017

Bo-GordonBobby May, morning host at KRAZE 101-3 (CKIK-FM) Red Deer, is moving to Wild 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary to take over afternoon drive later this month as Bo Gordon. He takes over from Samantha Stevens, who had been with the station since last year. She’s returning to Winnipeg. He is on air from 3-7 Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9-12 and 2-4.

Shalinda Kirby of the KJ & Kirby Show on MY96 (CFMY-FM) in Medicine Hat is headed to Winnipeg to join the morning team at Evanov’s newly-launched HOT 100.5 (CFJL-FM). Kirby had been with MY96 since 2010.

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Alberta Media Personality – Amber Schinkel, Co-Host of Global Calgary’s Morning News

amber_schinkelAmber Schinkel has co-hosted the Global News Calgary’s Morning News since January 2014. She joined Global Calgary’s news team  in December 2008 after spending two years at Global News Lethbridge and has been a jack-of-all-trades since, working as a reporter, producer, and even weather anchor on occasion. Schinkel was born in Calgary and raised on a farm north of Cochrane, Alberta. Growing up she was a 4-H member and credits the experience for sparking her interest in public speaking and writing.

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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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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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