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Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit to Hold Fundraising Gala in Edmonton on October 1, 2011

Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit Mardi Gras GalaThe Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit (named after Jerry Forbes Sr, the GM of CHED for 28 years) is holding a 2011 Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction on Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Tickets: $125 per person. Dress: Formal. 5:30 Cocktails & Silent Auction, 6:45 Dinner, 7:00 Live Auction, 9:00 Dance. All proceeds to support Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit and the Rotary Club of Edmonton South. The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit is named in honour of broadcaster Jerry Forbes who got his start at CFRN in 1947. He moved to CHED in 1954 where he was their first production manager and eventually became the station’s general manager and founded CHED’s Santa’s Anonymous Program. He spent 28 years at the station and retired and passed away in 1981. His commitment to community spirit is now being taken over by his son, Marty Forbes. Like his father before him, Marty recently retired as the GM at Edmonton’s Astral Media stations after spending his professional career in broadcasting.  

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CFMG Radio in Edmonton Flips from EZ Rock to Virgin Radio

CFMG Virgin RadioAstral Media flipped Edmonton’s EZ Rock to 104 9 Virgin Radio (104.9 CFMG-FM) in February 2011, the format changed from soft rock, easy listening to adult contemporary hits with a focus on adult top 40 rhythmic and dance tracks, similar to other Edmonton stations Roger’s The Bounce (91.7 CHBN-FM) and Yerxa’s Hot 107 (107.1 CJNW-FM).

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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)