CISN-FM Edmonton morning show crew Chris Scheetz, Jacqueline Sweeney and Matt DeBeurs were named On-Air Personalities Of The Year (Large Market) at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards in Saskatoon on Sept. 10. Casey Clarke and Roo Phelps took home the Medium/Small Market award for New Country 100.7 (CIGV-FM) Kelowna. CKRY-FM Calgary and CHCQ-FM Belleville claimed the Radio Station Of The Year awards, with CHCQ-FM music director Paul Ferguson also claiming Music Director Of The Year (Small Market). Amanda Kingsland of CKBY-FM Ottawa won the Large Market honour. On the music side, Brett Kissel was the night’s big winner, with awards for both Male Artist Of The Year and Video Of The Year for I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair. Dean Brody won the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award, while Meaghan Patrick claimed the SiriusXM Rising Star Award. View the complete list of winners here
Winners of the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced Sept. 7 in Austin. Rickey Smiley, host of this year’s awards show, was named Network/Syndicated Personality Of The Year, while Funkmaster Flex of WQHT-FM New York won Major Market Personality Of The Year. KSHE-FM St. Louis, MO was named Rock Station Of The Year. Find the full list of winners here.
The CTRC has approved an application by Native radio station CFWE-FM Edmonton to expand its services into Grande Prairie with a new FM transmitter. The new transmitter will rebroadcast CFWE’s current signal and will operate at 105.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts.
The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) is inviting creative teams from member stations to create and produce a 30 second spot, either reminding listeners of the benefits of listening to radio OR demonstrating to businesses the benefits of radio advertising. The best of both ads will be played across Ontario, with the winners featured at the OAB Conference Awards Luncheon on Nov. 9 and rewarded with $500. Completed ads can be submitted by email to memberservices@OAB.ca by Sept. 22.