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Aug 26, 2015
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102.1 the Edge Announces Winner of The Edge Next Big Thing Contest
Toronto ON

102.1 the Edge crowns Ivory Hours winners of the Edge Next Big Thing Contest. One of 442 entries, Ivory Hours were voted one of the top six finalists and battled the remaining bands at the Edge Emerging Artist Showcase at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. After a hugely successful night, the four-month long competition came to a close with Ivory Hours being announced as the 2015 Edge Next Big Thing.

Originating from London, Ontario, Ivory Hours is an alt-pop band that was formed by songwriter Luke Roes in 2012. Lead vocalist and guitarist Roes is joined by bass-player Chris Levesque and drummer Thomas Perquin. The band released their full-length debut album, ‘Morning Light’, in June 2015. No stranger to the spotlight, the trio performed at Canadian Music Week and NXNE 2015 before spending the rest of the year on tour.

Ivory Hours will perform live as the opening act for the Edge’s 2015 CASBY Music Awards on Thursday, October 22 in Toronto at The Phoenix Concert Theatre.

As contest winners, Ivory Hours will also receive:

$25,000 in cash

· $10,000 in band gear from Long and McQuade

· $2,500 custom band merchandise package courtesy of Cloud Empire Creative

· Studio time at the world-renowned Metalworks Studios, one of the best in Canada

· Airplay on 102.1 the Edge, one of the most listened to alternative radio stations in North America

· Professional consulting from the award-winning A&R and promotion team at Dine Alone Records

(home to City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Monster Truck, The Lumineers and many more)

To hear Ivory Hours’ winning entry, click here.

102.1 the Edge has earned a reputation as a major force in Canadian talent development through initiatives like the CASBY’s (Canadian Artists Selected By You), Edgefest and the Edge Sugar Beach Sessions featuring exclusive artist performances and interviews. The Edge has contributed to the commercial breakthrough of some of Canada’s most influential artists, including Metric, USS, Arkells, Bedouin Soundclash, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip and many more.

Aug 25, 2015
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Shakeup @ Bell Media HQ
Toronto ON

A shakeup of senior management at Bell Media sees, among others, the departure of Chris Gordon as President of Radio and local TV and Charles Benoît, most recently president of TV and radio in Quebec.

Randy Lenox (Universal Music) takes over in a new position that will have him overseeing production, radio and local TV.

Aug 18, 2015
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Uxbridge Radio Station Announces Morning Show Host
Uxbridge ON

105.5 Hits FM, Uxbridge is pleased to announce that Dan Pollard will be the station’s first Radio announcer and morning show host.

Dan is a lifelong resident of Uxbridge bringing over thirty years broadcasting experience to the station including radio and television positions with Q107, The Fan 590, CBC, and TSN.

His close ties in the community including his involvement with the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Board, the Uxbridge Minor Hockey Association and Master of Ceremonies at a number of local events like the Huck Finn Fishing Derby have kept Dan at the forefront of community activities and events.

"We are very excited to have Dan as the very first voice of Uxbridge radio. Dan embodies everything that we envisioned for 105.5 Hits FM. He’s an experienced broadcaster and a voice for the community of Uxbridge. Dan is the face of franchise and we can't wait to hear him on air", says Frank Torres, President Uxbridge Radio.

“I'm home. After over 30 years in radio and television it feels great to be part of a new venture to bring the voices of Uxbridge alive. I've always promoted the town where ever I've worked. Now it really is all about Uxbridge. I'm honoured to be the first ever DJ for hometown radio 105.5 Hits FM”, says Pollard.

The station is set to launch in September 2015

For more information contact Kim Elliot, 905 470-7655

Aug 17, 2015
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Bayshore Raises $105,000 For Arson Victims
Owend Sound ON

Early on the morning of Monday, August 10th, nine deliberately set fires burned throughout the city of Owen Sound. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, however 41 people were left needing help after their homes were damaged, or in some cases, completely destroyed. 8 families did not have insurance.

Bayshore Broadcasting in Owen Sound (560 CFOS, Mix 106.5 & Country 93) wanted to help. So we teamed up with the United Way Bruce-Grey and, with two days to prepare, decided to hold the "Bayshore Broadcasting Fire Victims Radiothon" & charity BBQ this past Friday. At 7am we opened up the phone lines & donations began flooding in. Soon, local businesses began offering up incredible items to be auctioned off live on the air. Thousands of donations came in from individuals, businesses and service groups who challenged others to do the same. We also held a fundraising BBQ at the station, which saw our parking lot packed for the duration of the day. The highlights included appearances by some of the Owen Sound Fire Fighters (who also made a generous donation), a $10,000 donation from The Community Foundation and a $10,000 personal donation from Duncan Hawthorne, president & CEO of Bruce Power.

While a fundraising goal hadn't been set for the day, everyone involved was astounded when, in less than 12 hours, over $105,000 had been raised from this event! This was an unprecedented show of support from our small but tight-knit community. As our General Operations Director Ian Solecki said, "I am both overwhelmed and yet not surprised. We had no idea how this would turn out. Time and time again, radio has shown that it is the lens through which a community’s power to help can be focused. I think we all knew that the need to do something was coming to a boil in this community, so we shouldn’t be surprised at all that once again radio has used that lens to focus that energy into something great."

Aug 16, 2015
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Legendary Broadcaster Bill Good Joins the NEWS 1130 Team, Beginning Sept. 8
Vancouver BC

NEWS 1130 welcomes renowned broadcaster Bill Good to the team, beginning September 8 with a new, daily editorial feature A Minute with Bill Good.

A Minute with Bill Good is a no-holds-barred editorial commentary, focusing on current hot button issues, the inner workings of B.C. politics, and the influential movers and shakers who make the decisions that affect the public. The Minute will cover what people are talking about that day – and what people should be talking about, but aren’t.

The feature will air daily and is available to stream anytime on NEWS1130.com

A renowned industry veteran, Good is a multi-award winning broadcaster with a career spanning 50 years. During his television and radio career in B.C., Good interviewed everyone who’s anyone in the province and anchored primetime newscasts for more than 27 years at CBC, BCTV and CTV. Good holds lifetime achievement awards from both the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Jack Webster Foundation, as well as a national ACTRA award as Canada's best interviewer. Additionally, Good was awarded the B.C. Broadcaster of The Year award and recently was honoured by the BCIT with an honourary Doctorate.

For more information please visit NEWS1130.com

KiSS Adds Volume
Ottawa ON

Amy Volume, ex of 106.9 The Bear, is the new midday host on KiSS 105.3. Her first show is tomorrow.

Aug 12, 2015
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Carson On Country
Ottawa ON

Cub Carson (most recently morning host at BOB FM, which flipped to Country 94 in November) is back on Ottawa's airwaves as Mark Carson. He's the new midday host on Country 101.1.

Carla Doak / MAGIC 106.1 Part Ways
Guelph ON

After 12 years, Carla Doak is no longer with Magic 106.1 in Guelph. She can be reached at carla.doak@gmail.com

Aug 10, 2015
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Bandits & Q105.7 Unveil First-Ever Full Season Broadcast Agreement
Brooks AB

For the first time in franchise history, all 60 Brooks Bandits regular season games, as well as post-season games, will be broadcast on Newcap Radio’s Q105.7 FM and simulcast online as well as on mobile devices via Q1057.ca for the 2015-16 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) season, the team announced today.

“Newcap Radio has had a rich history of working with the Bandits, doing play by play on radio from their first game in 2000 to covering all the games as they won the 2013 Royal Bank Cup,” said John Petrie, Manager of Q105.7 and The One 101.1. “We are excited to be able to broadcast all 60 home and away plus playoff games this year, something we’ve never been able to do before.

“This is great news for Bandits fans and for our advertisers who have been faithful in their support of the team.”
The new agreement represents nearly a tripling of radio coverage for Bandit regular season games, and also brings the addition of fully-featured pre-game and post-game shows for every broadcast, which will be extended during the playoffs.

The partnership between Newcap and the Bandits will also go deeper than the game broadcasts, with the establishment of a detailed promotional partnership that will see both Q105.7 and its sister station, The ONE at 101.1, represented significantly at Bandits home games. Radio features involving Bandits coaches and players are also under development for the coming season.

Bandits Manager of Communications Tyler King will coordinate and call the sizeable broadcast schedule for Bandits fans on Q105.7 FM starting on Friday, September 11th, 2015, when the Bandits take on the Canmore Eagles at the Canmore Recreation Centre at 7:00 PM, with a broadcast start time of 6:45 PM. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, King previously served as play-by-play commentator for the AJHL’s Fort McMurray Oil Barons, as well as the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kingston Voyageurs.

Ken Fleury returns to the broadcast booth in 2015-16 as lead colour commentator for Bandit games. Bringing long-time involvement with the Bandit organization to the table, Fleury was also in the broadcast booth when the Bandits won the 2013 RBC Cup in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

“This is a great step for our organization and allows our fans full access to every game with new and exciting features,” said Bandits general manager and head coach Ryan Papaioannou. “We are more than doubling our broadcast schedule which meets the demands of our fan base. I am quite confident in saying our broadcast team will be among the strongest in the CJHL with Tyler and Ken, both of whom have significant experience in the AJHL."

The Bandits will also honour longtime radio broadcaster Dennis Seibel in a pre-game ceremony at a Bandits home game this season, with further details to be announced later this summer. Though Seibel has opted not to return this season under the new broadcast structure, the organization would like to express its utmost thanks and gratitude to him for his years of service to the team, and looks forward to permanently honouring his legacy at the Centennial Regional Arena this coming year.

The enhanced radio partnership is one element of a significantly improved multimedia focus by the Bandits for the 2015-16 season. In addition to broadcasting every game, the team will be providing fans all season long with video and audio highlights, features, and other content through both the Centennial Regional Arena’s video scoreboard, and on demand through the team’s website, BrooksBandits.ca, rivaling major junior teams in quality.

“We are delighted to partner with Newcap this season, and look forward to bringing Bandits fans the best and most in-depth broadcast experience in the Canadian Junior Hockey League,” said King. “I look forward to providing every Bandits fan, whether listening in the car, at the rink, or on the other side of the world, with a dynamic and exciting description of what’s sure to be another spectacularly talented team, as well as some of the most compelling video and multimedia content of any organization at the junior level.”

Season Tickets for the Bandits’ 2015-16 campaign are on sale now! Reserve your great seat for all 2015-16 games, get the first crack at seats for the 2016 Playoffs, have a chance at great prizes, and more! More information is available at tickets.brooksbandits.ca.

X 92.9 - Just Vote Dammit
Calgary AB

So we're back to the polls on October 19th for the 42nd General Election and this time you're being given more time than ever to educate yourself on which candidate best reflects your beliefs in the direction the country should take. It's your right and it's important.

If you've never voted before or need a quick refresher, X92.9 has a simple site up to get you started. Calgary’s Alternative X92.9 has re-launched a campaign called Just Vote Dammit. The emphasis on this campaign is to encourage Calgarians, especially young Calgarians to go out & make their vote count.

In February 2014, the "Fair Elections Act" was introduced which amongst many topics, limits Elections Canada in how they advertise the upcoming election including any campaigns that encourage young voter turnout. This is unfortunate because the truth is 18-24 year old and 25-34 year old voter turnout are still the lowest demographics out there when it comes time to cast a ballot.

Through social media sites and on air support X92.9 is directing Calgarians to www.justvotedammit.com as their one stop shop for all things required in preparation for this October’s federal election.

X92.9 Calgary’s Alternative launched January 1, 2007 as an alternative format aimed at young adults. We feel it’s our responsibility to use our voice to encourage our listeners to go out and use theirs.

Visit www.justvotedammit.com and www.x929.ca for more details.

Sportsnet Scores with Multiplatform Coverage of the 2015 Rogers Cup
Toronto ON

Tennis stars from around the world are set to descend on Toronto and Montreal as Canada’s premier tennis tournament, the 2015 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, gets underway. Sportsnet is giving fans home-court advantage with exclusive English-language Canadian coverage from first-round to the quarter-finals (August 10-14), kicking off at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on Monday, Aug. 10. Additionally, fans can stay connected to the latest news and can’t-miss moments from the tournament all week-long on Sportsnet, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet app, Sportsnet magazine, and the Rogers Cup app. Full broadcast details are included below.

The action kicks off on Sportsnet on Monday, Aug. 10 as stars of the ATP World Tour hit the court at the Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Led by hometown hero and world No. 10 Canadian Milos Raonic, the men’s draw will also feature Wimbledon champion and current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, two-time Rogers Cup winner Andy Murray, and 2015 Wimbledon quarter-finalist, Canadian Vasek Pospisil. In Toronto, world No. 25 Canadian Eugenie Bouchard joins an elite women’s draw, which features 21-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, current world No. 2 Maria Sharapova, and defending Rogers Cup champion Agnieszka Radwanska.

This year, commentators for Sportsnet’s extensive coverage of the 2015 Rogers Cup includes:

Main Desk: Brad Fay hosts Tennis Central alongside analyst Damien Cox and former Davis Cup player and Olympic coach Robert Bettauer in Montreal

· Montreal (Men’s): Rob Faulds calls the play-by-play with former ATP Top 5 player and 1983 U.S. Open semifinalist Jimmy Arias. Plus, Arash Madani will be reporting courtside, with Dan Murphy calling the play-by-play on the Banque Nationale court alongside Canadian tennis player Jesse Levine

· Toronto (Women’s): R.J. Broadhead will call the play-by-play with two-time U.S. Open singles champion and Wimbledon mixed-doubles champion Tracy Austin providing analysis. Caroline Cameron will be reporting courtside, with Eric Smith calling the play-by-play on the Grandstand court

Earlier this year, Rogers announced a five-year renewal of its sponsorship agreement for the Rogers Cup tournament. The partnership with Tennis Canada sees Rogers as the title sponsor through 2020, with Sportsnet renewing broadcast rights with expanded coverage for all rounds of the tournament in English and French, beginning in 2016.

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2015 Rogers Cup across all platforms:

On TV – Sportsnet:

· Coverage features two draws daily from both Toronto and Montreal, in addition to highlights, recaps, and reports during Sportsnet Central. For full tournament broadcast details, please see schedule below

On Radio – Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN:

· Fans in Toronto can listen for daily updates with reporters on site throughout the tournament. On Thursday, Aug. 13, tennis fans can tune in to Aces with Roger Lajoie and Tom Tebbutt beginning at 7 p.m. ET for more on all the tournament action

· Calgary listeners can tune into the latest updates from Sportsnet insider Arash Madani on Boomer and Warrener and The Big Show

Online – Sportsnet.ca:

· Extensive coverage includes daily previews, analysis and recaps from Sportsnet insiders in both tournament cities, plus all the latest, news, videos and social media action from on and off the court. Additionally, fans can catch a live stream of the Banque Nationale court in Montreal and the Grandstand court in Toronto

In Sportsnet magazine:

· The current issue available on newsstands, Next Issue and Apple Newsstand, features an in-depth look at Francoise Abanda, Canada’s next big tennis star.

On the Go – Sportsnet App and Rogers Cup App:

· Sportsnet app: Fans can catch up-to-the-minute news, live streams, previews, analysis, scores, stats, recaps and interviews from Toronto and Montreal on the go at any time.

· Rogers Cup app: Tennis lovers can easily find information on draws, schedules, results, and on-site activities. Plus, the app also features a new GamePlus™ platform.

Rogers Cup on Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule

Please note the below schedule is subject to change

Monday, Aug. 10

· Women’s Round 1, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

· Men’s Round 1, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Men’s Round 1, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Women’s Round 1, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

Tuesday, Aug. 11

· Women’s Round 2, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

· Men’s Round 2, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Men’s Round 2, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)

· Women’s Round 2, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

Wednesday, Aug. 12

· Women’s Round 3, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

· Men’s Round 3, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Men’s Round 3, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)

· Women’s Round 3, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

Thursday, Aug. 13

· Women’s Final 16, 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

· Men’s Final 16, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)

· Men’s Final 16, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Women’s Final 16, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

Friday, Aug. 14

· Men’s Quarter-finals, 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

· Women’s Quarter-finals, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

· Men’s Quarter-finals, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360)

· Women’s Quarter-finals, 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

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Aug 6, 2015
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Toronto’s Rock Q107 Launches The Mo Show With Maureen Holloway
Toronto ON

Toronto’s Rock Q107 brings listeners more Maureen Holloway with the launch of The Mo Show. Maureen will be joined by veteran Q107 personality, John Scholes, every Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. starting on Monday, August 17.

“I am thrilled to get back behind the mic and spend afternoons with the fine Q listeners,” said Maureen Holloway. “This is a great opportunity for all of us, although probably mostly for me.”

“Building on Q107’s ratings success, we are excited to bring listeners more Mo with a dedicated show,” said Chris Sisam, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto and Hamilton. “Maureen connects with Q listeners both on air and in the community, and we look forward to her and Scholes tag teaming in afternoon drive.”

"Known for her smart, witty and irreverent humour, listeners can now hear more of Maureen as she begins a new chapter in her radio career on Q107,” said Blair Bartrem, Brand Director, Corus Radio Toronto. “It’s great to spread some of the morning show magic to afternoons on Q”.

Maureen has co-hosted Q107’s Derringer in the Morning with Maureen Holloway since 2001 and is known for her nationally-broadcast celebrity gossip segment, The Last Word. Launching her career as a traffic reporter over 20 years ago, Maureen has flourished as a Canadian radio personality, entertainer and comedian. In 2006, Maureen was presented with the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Award for Humour. She also continuously dedicates her time to giving back and has been recognized for her charity work throughout the GTA and, most notably, for her involvement with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Maureen’s image can be found here: www.q107.com/media

Tune in to Q107 on-air at 107.1 FM, online at q107.com or download the Q107 app to listen on the go.

Aug 5, 2015
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Roundhouse Radio 98/3 Vancouver Announces Further Staffing Line Up
Vancouver BC

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 proudly announces the recent signings of Dave Dhillon (Creative Director), Cory Price (Music Director & On-Air), Leslie Glaeser (Traffic and Accounting Manager) and Barb Snelgrove (Promotions & Communications Director).

CEO Don Shafer: We're thrilled to see our “dream team” come together with these talented additions in the areas of creative, music, traffic and promotion. We’ve attracted some of the best in our business.”

Dave Dhillon: Dave is no stranger to music and marketing. An honours grad in Communications from BCIT and a multi-instrumentalist, Dave cut his teeth as a jingle writer in Canada. He worked for CKNW, CFOX, and CFMI as a Commercial Producer, before heading south to join the American Broadcasting Company. His role at Roundhouse Radio marks his return to Canada.

Cory Price: Cory’s love affair with music began at an early age, listening to his grandma rehearse for musicals and choir. At 14, he picked up the guitar and there was no going back. Cory started his radio career volunteering at S.F.U.’s campus radio station for 6 years before heading to B.C.I.T. to study broadcasting. Cory spent 3 years at XFM in Vancouver, 9 years at CFOX FM and stints with Shore 104.3 and the Peak FM and brings a vast knowledge of the local music scene to our Station.

Leslie Glaeser: Leslie’s career was launched at Nornet Broadcasting in 1985 and subsequent experience at companies like Rogers, Standard Broadcasting, The Beat 94.5 and Corus Entertainment have played a major role in developing her specialized skills as a Commercial Traffic and Accounting Manager for Roundhouse.

Barb Snelgrove: Barb brings 18 years of publicity and communications experience and an extensive background in large scale event promotion to Roundhouse. No stranger to local media, she spent 6 years co-hosting her own radio show at CiTR, freelance writing for various on-line publications, has been a national reporter with Outtv / Outlook and is an award winning community advocate in Vancouver.

Roundhouse Radio promises Vancouver residents a unique, hyper-local programming concept. Currently building studios in Railtown, the FM signal and digital platform will go live in the Fall of 2015.

July 30, 2015
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Charles Adler Announces Departure From 680 CJOB
Winnipeg MB

After 17 years behind the mic at Corus Radio Winnipeg’s 680 CJOB, veteran broadcaster Charles Adler has announced that he is leaving the heritage radio station and moving to British Columbia. His final show will be Friday, August 7.

“When Peter Warren chose to retire from CJOB and the station asked me to step in, I felt like the luckiest broadcaster in Canada,” said Adler. “CJOB and Corus Entertainment have been my radio family for a very long time, and the people of Winnipeg have been extremely generous to me. Saying goodbye is never easy, but Winnipeggers will always have a special place in my heart.”

Affectionately known as “The Boss of Talk”, Charles Adler’s broadcasting highlights at CJOB include covering the 1999 Pan American Games, the return of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets in 2011, and hosting a Corus Radio Network special report on the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, which was broadcast from New York.

“Charles is recognized as an iconic broadcaster both in Winnipeg and across the country,” said Scott Armstrong, General Manager, Corus Radio Winnipeg. “While his illustrious career includes hosting national radio and television programs, his participation in local events in our city has been important as well. We are grateful for his contribution to CJOB and to the community. I know CJOB listeners will miss him as well.”

In addition to Charles Adler’s long-time presence at CJOB, his previous broadcast experience includes stints in Montreal, London, Hamilton and Toronto, as well as a nationally syndicated radio show out of Tampa, Florida.

Stepping into the prime-time talk slot is CJOB veteran Geoff Currier. A staple on the station’s Nighthawk program, Currier has an extensive broadcast career in radio, television and print media across western Canada.

“To follow in the footsteps of Charles Adler and Peter Warren is an incredible honor,” said Currier. “We’ll do our best to ask questions and get answers for Winnipeggers.”

680 CJOB is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

July 29, 2015
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College Grad En Route To New Job In Critical Condition
Regina SK

Jay Cousins is a fellow RTA grad from NSCC Waterfront. He was on his way from Cape Breton to a new gig in Red Deer earlier this month when he had a tragic accident. His last update has him at a Regina hospital still listed in critical condition with a broken neck, paralyzed from the chest down and breathing through a trach tube. When the time comes, he won't be able to travel on a commercial flight back to Nova Scotia with a medical team. So expenses for his parents, who have been by his side, are quickly adding up.

A friend of the family has set up an account at GoFundMe and has so far raised just over $23K. I'm really hoping and believing that our extended "radio family" will be able to show their support for Jay. Please check out all the details at CBC. Thank you so much for your time and whatever you can do to help get Jay's story to as many people as we can.

Ed Shaw
NSCC RTA Class of '13

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/new-waterford-family-sets-up-crowdfunding-campaign-after-son-s-car-crash-1.3150314

July 24, 2015
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London Radio Gets New Flagship Morning Show As NewsTalk 1290 Revises Schedule
London ON

Bell Media today announced an exciting change in its programming lineup for London’s top news-talk radio station, NewsTalk 1290 CJBK.

Lisa Brandt joins CJBK as morning news anchor. Lisa is one of Canada’s top radio newscasters, having worked at CFRB, CHFI, and as co-host of the 680News morning show at the peak of that station’s ratings success.

Mike Stubbs will lead the new morning show, First Thing with Mike Stubbs & Lisa Brandt, from 6am-9am weekdays. The show will feature news from the CTV London Newsroom at the top and bottom of the hour, plus Lisa & Mike discussing the day’s headlines at :15 and :45. Listeners will enjoy Mike’s trademark features, including his Two Minutes Out Of The Box sports editorial and The Wacko Of The Day. Listeners will get traffic and weather updates every ten minutes at :00, :10, :20, :30, :40 and :50 past each hour.
First Thing with Mike Stubbs and Lisa Brandt will bring smart, fun conversation and the latest news to NewsTalk 1290’s growing audience, highlighting features and topics that matter most to London’s mobile and information-hungry listeners.

Mike will continue as the host of the London Knights live hockey broadcasts on CJBK.
NewsTalk 1290’s living London legend Steve Garrison gets an expanded platform for exploring the issues around London, as listeners are invited to ‘stay tuned’ for The Steve Garrison Show from 9am to noon. Steve will use this platform to dig into civic issues and get answers from all the newsmakers in his unparalleled contact book. Producer Ryan Spence will be at his side, as always.

Al Coombs hosts London @ Large, weekdays from 1pm-3pm. Al’s enthusiastic look at city life reaches into arts, culture, politics and even lifestyle matters such as parenting, money and technology. Al will be paired with Nick Chenosky, a producer with a flair for performance, rounding out the show’s sound.

The Live Drive with Andy Oudman takes London home 3pm-6pm, with the addition of Lisa Brandt and others in a ‘roundtable’ segment to bring counterpoints to Andy’s famously strong opinions. Andy interacts with listeners by phone and text-message throughout the show as he discusses the day’s breaking news. Listen for frequent appearances by news reporters from CTV London.

“We’re aiming to grow the next generation of NewsTalk 1290 listeners in the 35-54 demographic, while continuing to deliver the trusted coverage that our existing audience has grown to depend on,” said Program Director Scott Simpson. “Mike and Lisa are brilliant broadcasters, and together, they’re a morning show dream team for London radio listeners.”

July 23, 2015
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Canadian Country Spotlight Makes CCMA Final Ballot
Gatineau QC

The Canadian Country Spotlight has made the final ballot for the Canadian Country Music Awards Radio and Television Special category for the 4th consecutive year since the programs launch in September 2011. The award will be handed out during Canadian Country Music Week in Halifax on September 11th. Also, on the weekend of 11th & 12th July 2015, Canadian Country Spotlight aired its 200th show, a milestone for a Canadian produced and independently syndicated Canadian country music radio program. Steve Parker, the executive producer of Canadian Country Spotlight said “I am proud of what the the Canadian Country Spotlight team has accomplished over the past four years since the shows launch in 2011. This 4th CCMA nomination annouced following the airing of our 200th show is a proud moment for the Canadian Country Spotlight team. The team works hard each week to deliver quality Canadian country music programming to our 42 station network coast to coast. I would like to thank our 42 affiliated Canadian country radio stations, Canadian country record labels, Canadian country artists and Canadian country music listeners for believing in our show. This continued support allows us to provide quality Canadian focused country music programming to listeners coast to coast in Canada each week.”

July 21, 2015
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New Radio Station - Creston BC
Creston BC

Vista Radio is pleased to announce the launch of a new radio station in Creston, BC.

94.1 Juice FM - Creston's Greatest Hits, launches at 1:00pm on August 7th, 2015 from the studios located at 1230 Canyon Street.

94.1 Juice FM will offer a Greatest Hits music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s featuring Elton John, Queen, Eagles, ABBA, Supertramp, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, Foreigner and more.

“We are very excited to provide the Creston Valley and surrounding area with its very own station,” said Steve Huber, General Manager of 94.1 Juice FM. “Vista has a great reputation for exceptional live and local radio in each of the markets we serve. Building on our tradition of being a community first station, 94.1 Juice FM will provide Creston with hourly news throughout the week along with local sports, weather, road reports and community events. You will also see our team in the community getting involved with charities and local events making 94.1 Juice FM the go-to source for what is happening. In fact, Vista Radio will donate up to $5000 to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society, based on our first week advertising revenue.”

94.1 Juice FM has hired Morning Show Host, Steve Morrison; News Reporter/Afternoon Host, Kris Dickeson and Sales Executive Rachele Justus. Weekend programming will be handled by several part-time employees. All staff are from the Creston Valley. 94.1 Juice FM is joining several existing Vista stations in Nelson, Castlegar and Grand Forks in providing the best local radio service in the region.

The transmitter is located just west of Creston on the CBC radio tower. At just under 3000 watts, we have the power to reach as far north as Crawford Bay, as far east as Yahk, up to the Salmo Creston summit and we’ll also penetrate into the US.

Vista Radio operates 38 radio stations (and growing) across 67 transmitters located in three provinces and the Northwest Territories. Last year, Vista Radio generated more than 1.5 million dollars for local charities and donated more than 50,000 commercials to charity and community organizations.

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 Unveils Inaugural Program Line-up
Vancouver BC

Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver’s newest FM station has released its on-air host lineup, showcasing a who’s who of experienced journalists and on-air talent. Focusing on intelligent conversations from a unique, hyper-local perspective, Roundhouse will provide content important to the lives of everyone who is engaged in the City of Vancouver.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an intelligent and passionate team that are committed to improving life within the City of Vancouver,” states Don Shafer, CEO of Roundhouse Radio. “With the addition of these engaging story tellers, we are poised to redefine radio as a positive agent of change.”

The new program hosts for Roundhouse Radio are:

KIRK LAPOINTE: 6:00 am to 10 am - Kirk LaPointe is one of Canada's leading journalists, having run CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator. Kirk managed newsrooms at The Vancouver Sun and The Canadian Press, and held roles at the CBC as its Ombudsman and as a Newsworld host. He was Billboard's Canadian editor for nine years and is currently Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Self-Counsel Press publishing house. Kirk teaches ethics and leadership at University of British Columbia, is Executive Director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and last year ran for Mayor of Vancouver.

MINELLE MAHTANI: 10 am to 12 pm – Minelle Mahtani brings her background in journalism, the not-for-profit sector and academia to her role as our late-morning host. Minelle identifies as a woman of mixed race and has written two books: Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality; and Global Mixed Race. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, and Program in Journalism at University of Toronto. She is also a former television news journalist with the CBC. Minelle is delighted to be back in Vancouver, as she has worked in the NGO sector of our city, helping not-for-profits develop strategic communication planning through her work at IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society) and previously held a fellowship at the School of Journalism at UBC. As a planning professor, Minelle hopes to be a conduit for under-represented groups in the city and looks forward to ensuring that their voices are heard.

TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN: 12 pm to 1 pm – Veteran broadcaster and BC Hall of Fame Inductee, “TDM” gained national exposure through his television presentations on CBC's first video series Good Rockin Tonight, CBC’s Gold Rush, then as host/producer of MuchMusicWest and Movie Television for CityTV/Bravo. He also has a distinguished career on stage, television and film, having appeared in dozens of shows and films such as The Accused, The X-Files and Fantastic Four to name but a few.

For many years Terry was the host of Movie Television on CityTV and was a program host and producer for the Canadian entertainment Star! Channel. For 20 years TDM has hosted/produced “Mulligan Stew” for CKUA Radio in Alberta and currently hosts and produces Tasting Room Radio. In 2012 Terry was named Broadcaster of the Year by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

JANICE UNGARO: 1 pm to 2 pm - Roundhouse Radio welcomes back to the local radio scene (as on-air host and producer) a Vancouver favourite in Janice Ungaro. The former morning show co-host at Z95.3 has spent the past 14 years working in Los Angeles focusing primarily on the production side of broadcast radio. Janice was a regular on The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 crew, produced The Phil Hendrie Show and The Bill Handel Show on talk radio giant KFI AM640, and for the past 4 years was the Producer of The Jillian Michaels Show, which won the iTunes Best New Podcast Award.

JANA LYNNE WHITE: 2 pm to 6 pm – Jana Lynne White would describe herself as an extroverted introvert who loves storytelling and the fine art of great conversation. Her broadcast background includes CFOX radio, CKVU, MuchMusic, CHUMtv and MuchMoreMusic - writing, hosting and producing hundreds of shows, specials and interviews with artists, actors, and activists. Creating compelling content that resonates with an audience, Jana has shared stories with virtually every modern pop icon, from Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones to Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. In Jana’s words, she will “bring stories that connect and impact.”

MARTIN STRONG: 6 pm to 9 pm - Martin Strong has been heard on the airwaves in Canada for more than 20 years including positions on CBC Radio and Rock 101 in Vancouver, where he spent eleven years as co-host of the highly rated Bro Jake Morning Show. On CBC, Martin was heard in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s across the country portraying Marty Beaumont, the swingin’ host of Radio Shangri-La, a tribute to the cocktail lounge music scene of the 1950’s and 60’s. Martin has also recently been providing his voice over talents for a number of clients. He can currently be heard as the narrator on the reality TV show “Jade Fever” on The Discovery Channel.

About Roundhouse Radio 98/3:

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City's neighbourhoods. Roundhouse is set to go live in the Fall of 2015.

Dale McLeod Passes Away
Calgary AB

Dale Mcleod, formerly of Corus Radio Calgary, passed away on July 19th. She was in radio sales for over 25 years until she left Corus last year. Dale was loved by her clients and colleagues and a client favorite who’s relationships were as strong as anyone’s in the industry and she will be sadly missed. She leaves behind a teenage daughter named Maddy.

July 15, 2015
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Fresh Radio All Music Workday Launches Across Corus Radio’s Fresh Stations
Toronto ON

Nonstop lineup of hits, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fresh Radio Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Kingston and Peterborough

Today, Corus Radio’s 92.5 Fresh Radio (Edmonton), 99.1 Fresh Radio (Winnipeg), 95.3 Fresh Radio (Hamilton), 104.3 Fresh Radio (Kingston) and 100.5 Fresh Radio (Peterborough) introduces Fresh Radio All Music Workday, a nonstop stream of continuous hits weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether at work, at home or on the road, listeners can tune in to hear the best Hot AC artists featured on Fresh stations.

“This nonstop music block is another great example of Corus Radio super serving its listeners with an upbeat and energetic all day party,” said Ronnie Stanton, Vice President, National Brands and Programming, Corus Radio. “Fresh Radio All Music Workday will be unique to each of our markets, capturing each station’s style and feel.”

Tune into Fresh Radio stations online at www.freshradio.ca, on your FM dial or on the Fresh Radio app.

Fresh Radio Winnipeg, Edmonton, Hamilton, Kingston, Peterborough and Winnipeg are owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

New Hire for Brockville / Kingston - Organizational Changes In Sales
Brockville ON

I'm announcing a new GSM for BOTH Kingston and Brockville with the hiring of Kim Parker who currently is the Retail Sales Manager in London for our Bell Media Radio, TV and Digital properties there. Her start date will Tuesday, September 8th right after Labour Day.

Our current GSM Brian Johnston will now be our Retail Sales Manager in Kingston. Brian will continue to work with each sales team member in Kingston on all presentations & creative and assist Kim in other key areas. As Brian is an extraordinary sales person will also spend much more time selling.

It is our hope to hire an additional sales person in Brockville by Q4 once Kim gets acclimatized to our markets and can better access our needs...that would fill our complement of sales positions there, too!

I'm very excited for the changes and opportunity that lies ahead for our Sales Position in both markets...and I look forward to working with all of you in helping Kim and Brian lead us to continued great success though this back half of this year and into our new future.

If you have any questions, please let me know at your earliest...

- Greg Hinton

July 14, 2015
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KiSS Sudbury Morning Hosts Named
Sudbury ON

I’m delighted to announce our that Jeremy John Dunton will join Shannon King & Gary Beech on the KiSS Sudbury morning show. This fun team will wake up Greater Sudbury with Today's Best Music, lots of fun, adult conversation and be the perfect lead in to the KiSS No Repeat Workday.

Most recently Jeremy was a co-host on BT Winnipeg. A native of Ontario, Jeremy has held a variety of positions at radio and television stations, including 680 News, CHFI, The Fan 590, KISS 92.5, 97.7 The Beach, SunTV, and /A\.

Check out some of his fun TV work here https://vimeo.com/117445952

Here’s what you need to know about Jeremy

• He and Sally have 3 active children, Joseph (10); Isabella (7) & Madeline (5)
• He loves live promotions and connecting with listeners in person
• He once fed a donut to an elephant
• The idea of building a show to be the best really motivates him.
• Jeremy will join KiSS mid-August

I’m delighted to announce Shannon King will join Gary Beech on the KiSS Sudbury morning show. This is another great example of advancing your career within Rogers as Shannon moves from KiSS 99.3 Timmins to KiSS 105.3 Sudbury.

While relatively new to radio, Shannon has also gained a broad range of experience as an intern with some of Canada’s biggest companies like Cisco Canada, CTV News, CBC National Radio, City TV (Toronto).

Here’s what you need to know about Shannon.

• She is a tough cookie, having grown up on the mean streets of Guelph, Ontario.
• She believes the greatest education one can receive is with their passport.
• She loves to travel, & in the past year she has travelled to Iqaluit, Nunavut, Antigua and Sudbury!
• She loves to fish.
• Shannon starts in early August

We hope to announce the final member of the KiSS Morning team in the coming days.