Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

CBC TV Launches New Local Current Affairs Programs in Calgary and Edmonton

CBC Our Calgary

Holly Preston, host of “Our Calgary” on CBC TV Calgary and host of Alberta@Noon on CBC Radio One.

This Thanksgiving weekend, CBC TV quietly launched new one hour current affairs programs across Canada: Our CalgaryOur Edmonton, Our Montreal, Our OttawaOur Toronto, and Our Vancouver. The show is an hour-long current program, hosted in Calgary by Holly Preston and in Edmonton by Adrienne Lamb.  The programs debut on Saturday, Saturday, October 12 at 6am in every major market across Canada and repeated at 11am on Sunday and 11am on Monday.

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Alberta Radio Station: CSJR Promises to Challenge the Status Quo

CJSR Radio EdmontonCJSR-FM is a campus-based community radio station, broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Edmonton.  The station is volunteer-run with a stated mission, “to enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo.”

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Edmonton’s Litfest: Where Nonfiction Comes to Life, October 16 to 27, 2013

Dan SavageLitfest is a festival, a movable feast where avid readers and nonfiction content creators meet at a series of events, chic gatherings and gourmet experiences. LitFest is the only nonfiction festival in Canada. It brings together some of the best-selling, award-winning and emerging authors of books, magazines and films. It also supports Edmonton as a local incubator for nonfiction literary talent. One of this year’s headliners is Dan Savage, a writer, TV personality, and activist best known for his political and social commentary.

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CBC’s Comedy Show Irrelevant Begins Live Taping Around Edmonton on September 20

Irrelevant Show CBCThe Irrelevant Show is back for its fourth season on CBC Radio One with live tapings in the Edmonton area. Every week, the cast of The Irrelevant Show brings you a buffet of award-winning comedy sketches and songs, recorded before a live audience in and around Edmonton.The show ranges all over the comedy map, from the everyday to the surreal.

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Alberta Storytellers on Screen | Hosted by AMPIA, BPAA & WGA | March 23 & 24 | Edmonton

AMPIAThe Alberta Media Production Industry Association (AMPIA), the Writers Guild of Canada and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) will host a coming together of Alberta television, film and digital platform producers with writers and publishers. This is a unique opportunity to further the collaboration of written content with potential screen adaptations and expand Alberta storytelling across multiple platforms.

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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)