Radio Humber has inducted alumni Adam Wylde, Amber Payie, Brad Barker, Maurie Sherman, Mora Austin, and Ryan Doyle into the Radio Humber Hall of Fame. Jerry Chomyn, creator of 96.9 Radio Humber (CKHC-FM), received the Builder’s Award, recognizing his service to the program. Chomyn not only wrote and acquired the CRTC application, but was also a teacher in the broadcast and journalism programs. 2017 marks the 45th year of the Radio Humber Broadcasting program. You can find interviews with and tributes to this year’s inductees on Radio Humber’s YouTube channel.
Corus Radio Edmonton staff from 92.5 Fresh Radio (CKNG-FM), CISN Country (CISN-FM) and 630 CHED have put together a fun video celebrating the Edmonton Oilers’ first return to the playoffs in 10 years. You can check out the video here.
LIFE 100.3 Barrie’s annual Sharathon fundraiser Mar. 29-30 raised $168,222 in one-time donations, 112 per cent of the station’s goal, and $3,428 in new monthly pledges from over 1,000 donors. LIFE 100.3 has repeater stations in Owen Sound at 90.1 FM, Peterborough at 89.3 FM and in Huntsville at 98.9 FM.
Lisa Williams is celebrating her 30th anniversary on-air in Windsor. Williams began as the traffic reporter at CKWW-AM in 1987 while still in high school, joining Cam Gardiner on The Cam and Lisa Show for 16 years. Since 2003, she’s been co-hosting The Morning Drive on Bell Media’s AM800 CKLW with Mike Kakuk, which has been number one in its time slot.
Kevin’s Longest Morning radiothon on 100.5 KISS (CHUR-FM) North Bay raised over $75,000 for Rotary4Kids on Mar. 30-31. Morning show host Kevin Oschefski spent 29 straight hours straight on-air. Donations help cover uninsured medical costs, mobility devices and recreational programs.
About 100 demonstrators protested outside Radio Centre-Ville 102.3 FM (CINQ-FM) Montreal last week, the city’s only ethnic community station. The protest was over commercialization of the station’s airwaves in an ongoing power struggle between the ethnic groups that produce programming in eight languages and management. The selling of commercial airtime in a bid to manage financial pressures has bitterly divided members.
The 27th Radio And Production Awards have been handed out with multiple awards for Newcap Radio Vancouver copywriter Chris Leitz and Bell Media Edmonton copywriters/voice talents Gary McClenaghan and Jamie Watson. The Canadian winners include:
Best Feature Production: Legends We Lost, Newcap Radio, Vancouver, BC. Producer: Cameron Wendt; Copywriter: Chris Leitz; Voice Talent: David Kaye
Best Imaging: Bear – Summer Imaging, Bell Media, Edmonton, AB. Producer: Gary McClenaghan; Copywriters: Gary McClenaghan, Jamie Watson; Voice Talent: Gary McClenaghan, Jamie Watson
Best Commercial – Large Markets: OAB – Bad Coffee, Corus Entertainment, Toronto, ON. Producer: Jay Helmus; Copywriter: Peter Wildman; Voice Talent: Carly Myers
Best Promo – Large Markets: Hello It’s Me, Adele – Tease, Newcap Radio, Vancouver, BC. Producer: Dan Macintosh; Copywriter: Chris Leitz; Voice Talent: Rachel McGrath, Chad Erickson
Best Promo – Medium Markets: Bear – Edmonton’s Newest Millionaire Promo, Bell Media, Edmonton, AB. Producer: Gary McClenaghan; Copywriters: Gary McClenaghan, Jamie Watson; Voice Talent: Gary McClenaghan, Jamie Watson
Best Commercial – Small Markets: Beaver Rubbing 101, Power 104, Kelowna, BC. Producer: Bob Johnstone; Copywriters: Doug Loepp, Bob Johnstone; Voice Talent: Bob Johnstone
SiriusXM Canada has announced the return of SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition with a $25,000 grand prize and a guaranteed spot at three of Canada’s biggest comedy festivals in 2018. Until Apr. 24, Canadian comics can register at www.siriusxm.ca/topcomic. Auditions will be held before a live audience and recorded for broadcast on SiriusXM’s uncensored comedy channel Canada Laughs (ch. 168).
Rogers Media Inc. has applied to the CRTC on behalf of Tillsonburg Broadcasting Company Limited to effect a change in the ownership and control of CJDL-FM and CKOT-FM Tillsonburg. TBCL is owned by Lamers Holdings Inc., which Rogers Media would acquire for $3.96M plus a proposed tangible benefits package representing six per cent of the value of the transaction, to be paid in equal payments over a seven-year period.