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Nov. 18, 2014
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Q99's Stuff A Bus
Grande Prairie AB

The biggest food & fund raiser for the Salvation Army food bank in Grande Prairie is Q99’S STUFF A BUS. The 7th annual event kicked off November 14th with the Q-Crew broadcasting live from the front window of one of the major sponsors, Bama Furniture. Drop boxes are located at all locations of Freisen Bros. grocery stores and all GP locations of McDonalds. The food and cash haul has broken records every year and the goal is to do it again in 2014. Pictured in this #Stuffabusselfie are Q99 PD and host of the Paul & Pike show, Paul Ouellette as well as Jason from Bama Furniture and Major Dan from the Sally-Ann. The campaign wraps up December 22.

Nov. 17, 2014
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Ryan Lindsay Comin' Home To Ottawa
Ottawa ON

Ryan Lindsay (mornings at AMP Radio Calgary and formerly at HOT 899 Ottawa) is coming home as the morning man at Bell's new Country 94.

104.7 Heart FM “Code for The Car” Contest Winner Donates Car to Autism Dog Services
Woodstock ON

After nearly two months of calling in the Code for the Car, the day finally came for one lucky qualifier to walk away with the brand new Chevy Spark courtesy of Anderson GM in Woodstock. 60 contestants qualified for the contest which was held at the Anderson GM dealership on Dundas street. As qualifiers arrived at the dealership many admired the red Spark, sitting in it and thinking of the possibility that it could soon become theirs. Many qualifiers anxiously awaited for how the contest would be decided. It came down to two colours; red and blue. Each of the 60 qualifiers selected an envelope- inside was a colour. Only 10 envelopes contained either a red or blue colour which entered them into the final round of the contest. Despite 50 qualifiers being cut after the first round, many stayed to find out who would win the car. The 10 finalists each selected one car key from a box, only one was the key to the Chevrolet Spark ignition. They would be taking home the car.

Each finalist had the opportunity to try their key in the ignition. After 5 of the ten finalists keys failed to start the car, it was local Woodstock resident Irene Ede's turn.

It was an emotional moment for Ede who had decided prior to winning the car that if she did win she would donate it to Autism Dog Services an organization that provides service dogs. Ede's 6 year old son Jaden has permanent brain damage and is currently on the waiting list for a service dog. Something she says will change his life. "I'm just blown away, I'm donating this car to Autism Dog Services in Lynden they're providing my son with a service dog and they get this in return." Irene hopes the car can help provide more children with service dogs.

Irene decided to sell the vehicle back to the dealership, allowing her to dentate a cheque worth $11,000 to Autism Dog Services of Lynden, ON (Pictured).

Ottawa BOOM 99.7's First Ever Blood Donor Clinic
Ottawa ON

The BOOM 99.7 Blood Donor Clinic welcomed 70 people and collected 60 units of life saving blood!

That means, some 12 leukemia patients would have received up to 5 gifts (units) shortly after the clinic. Congratulations to everyone who attended!

Sister station JUMP 106.9 will also be holding a clinic on Thursday, December 4 from 3:30-7:30 pm.

Please book your appointment to save a life by calling 1 888 2 DONATE!

Gatineau and Ottawa BOOM and JUMP listeners are amazing!

Harvard Broadcasting @ 12th Annual Children's Hospital Radiothon
Regina SK

THANK YOU to everyone who helped set a new record for the 12th Annual Children's Hospital Radiothon in Regina. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy, Matching Sponsors CN and Conexus, Media Partner Harvard Broadcasting Regina - 620 CKRM, MY92.1 and 104.9 THE WOLF, and to our many sponsors, PotashCorp Kids Club members, volunteers, and donors. With your generous support, we raised over $540,000 for children and families in Saskatchewan.

Nov. 16, 2014
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Jess Hiebert Joins ROCK 97.7
Grande Prairie AB from JC Coutts

I'm very pleased to announce that ROCK 97.7 in Grande Prairie will soon have a new voice!

Jess Hiebert will be joining our team to replace Peyton Bengston who's headed off on maternity leave next month.

Jess comes to us from Moose FM in Yellowknife where she was the host of the morning show. She's no stranger to the Peace Region having spent three years at KIX and YL in Peace River.

Jess will take over middays on ROCK 97.7, as well as the promo coordinator duties for the station.

Her first day in Grande Prairie will be Monday, December 1st.

Welcome to ROCK 97.7, Jess and best wishes to Peyton on her mat leave!?

New General Manager – Victoria Division Jim Pattison Broadcast Group
Victoria BC

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is pleased to announce today that effective immediately, Rob Bye has been named the permanent General Manager/National Sales Manager of CKKQ-FM & CJZN-FM in Victoria, B.C. The company is delighted to promote from within the organization for this opportunity to guide the leading radio combo in the city.

In the last six months Rob has served as the Interim General Manager of our Victoria operations, overseeing the day-to-day management of the two radio stations in addition to his current responsibilities as General Manager/General Sales Manager of the six Island Radio divisions. While continuing to be based in Nanaimo, Rob will now oversee all Pattison radio stations based on Vancouver Island, including CKLR-FM Courtenay/Campbell River, CKWV-FM & CHWF-FM Nanaimo, CIBH-FM & CHPQ-FM Parksville and CJAV-FM Port Alberni.

Rob has continued to display an impeccable work ethic and dedication within the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group which has resulted in an impressive career. Not only has he successfully served as General Manager/GSM of our six Island Radio divisions since 2007, but prior to this he also played an integral role at the Pattison stations in Lethbridge, AB - leading the CHLB-FM and CJBZ-FM team as General Manager/GSM. His commitment to success and solid management skills have been assets to our entire company and have allowed him to take on new challenges and opportunities.

Rob is looking forward to the opportunity to work with all of the dedicated JPBG team members on Vancouver Island, and to continuously look for new ideas to provide even greater service to our listeners, clients and the communities we’re licenced to serve.

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group congratulates Rob on this new opportunity and wishes him success in his expanded position as General Manager of the Pattison Vancouver Island Cluster and National Sales Manager of the Victoria stations. The future looks very bright for our stations on Vancouver Island!

FREE FM / Derek Botten Part Ways
London ON

After three years with the station, morning co-host Derek "Rock" Botten was let go from Classic Rock Free 981 in London on Monday. Management say they are taking The Big Show in a new direction. Co-hosts Blair and Brandt will stay on.

McCully Spent The Night In REAL Jail
Medicine Hat AB

Inspired in part by the resurgence of respect & interest in our police forces across the country, and since the OTHER guys wouldn't be good sports and actually get in the mock jail for Medicine Hat Crime Stoppers "Jail 'N Bail"...McCully promised if he made his "bail" during that charity event, he'd go spend the night in a REAL jail. Here's the proof that he fulfilled his promise AND got the bonus of a very educational ride-along with the Medicine Hat Police Services!

Nov. 10, 2014
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Bell Media Ottawa Layoffs / Re-launch Of 939 Coming
Ottawa ON from John Mielke

It's really kind of strange to be the owner of MilkmanUnLimited.com and yet, have to report a story which you are a part of.

Today, Bell Media announced that they were going to sign 939 BOB FM off and replace it with something new. All on air staff, Cub Carson & Melanie Adams (mornings), Milky (hi!), Codi Jeffereys (afternoons) and evening/weekend host Darryl Kornicky were relieved of our duties.

Also of note, Promotions/Marketing Manager JR Ello and long time CFRA news director Steve Winogron were also relieved of their duties today.

After 22+ years at the same station, I'm not sure what's ahead for me. I do know that if you're behind in paying invoices with MMU, you and I will likely be talking soon. :)

Guess I'll get working on a Talent 4 Hire ad huh? Do those things actually work?

Nov. 9, 2014
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Orangeville's New 101.5 FM Is On The Air
Orangeville ON

MY BROADCASTING CORPORATION is pleased to announce that at 11:12am yesterday (NOV 6th), we fired up the transmitter for Orangeville’s all-new 101.5 FM! The station is currently in its required “testing period” and filling the airwaves with the sounds of Christmas in the Country!

“We’re so pleased to be in Orangeville! We look forward to introducing residents to our line-up of local talent, local news coverage and loads of fun! We can’t wait to get started” said Jon Pole, President of MBC.
101.5 FM is bringing local radio home to Orangeville. 101.5 FM will be heavily involved in the community, interactive with our audience and broadcasting from Mill Street in the heart of the City!

The exact date of the official launch, the introduction of our team and other surprises will be announced soon. Information will be posted at www.orangevilletoday.ca

Evanov’s Newest Station Begins On-Air Testing
Hudson/St-Lazare
QC

CHSV-FM, Jewel 106.7, began on-air testing this week. The Jewel’s Lite & Refreshing format is the area’s first English language service and targets the high concentration of Anglophones living in the Hudson/St-Lazare and surrounding area of the province. Jewel 106.7 is the second station to operate in Québec for the Evanov Radio Group, joining Montreal’s Radio Fierté on AM 980 which is the world’s only French language commercial radio service dedicated to city’s large and diverse LGBT community.

With a maximum ERP at 2,650 watts the new station will program a blend of adult contemporary current music as well as the best of the last several decades. Listeners can also expect to hear local news and information about their communities which have until now been unavailable on the radio in the English language.
“Our vision to become part of the Québec broadcasting landscape is coming to fruition. The Jewel 106.7 for Hudson/St-Lazare and area, with its Today’s Easy Listening Format is the second undertaking that our company is unrolling over the coming months in Québec. These are very exciting times for our company.” said Bill Evanov, President and CEO, Evanov Communications Inc.

The station will launch fully as soon as it has finished its on-air testing phase, as mandated by Industry Canada, and expected within a few weeks. Jewel 106.7 is the 17th Evanov group station.

Big Dog Regina Helping To Change Lives Of Post-Secondary Students
Regina SK

Big Dog 92.7 was proud to partner with Miller Thomson law firm in Regina for the first ever Big Dog Bail Out. The idea was to help post-secondary students tackle some of their expenses, to help them through the semester. We know what a struggle post-secondary schooling can be on a bank account, and we wanted to help out however we could.

After putting a call-out for entries in the form of stories as to why they could use a few extra dollars, we received HUNDREDS of amazing and touching entries. Five stood out to us – and those five stories won $250 towards their expenses from Miller Thomson and Big Dog. But, we were all so impressed by the effort put in to those entries, that we decided to give them a little more. Depending on what was said in the entry, Miller Thomson offered additional prizes to match their request. Brand new laptops, dinners, spa gift cards – just to name a few. This promotion was so successful, and we were so happy to support our post-secondary students – plans are already underway to do it again in 2015!

Nov. 6, 2014
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Janice Smith Appointed VP, National Media Sales, Rogers
Toronto ON

Alan Dark, Senior Vice President of Media Sales, Rogers, today announced the appointment of Janice Smith as Vice President, National Media Sales, effective December 1.

Smith is responsible for delivering the compelling and differentiated go-to-market One Call strategy to drive advertising revenue that leverages the company’s diverse suite of media assets and leading brands. Based in Toronto, Smith will also set the strategic direction for the National Sales Team, Specialty team, and the One Call Agency Teams.

A proven leader, Smith comes to Rogers with more than 19 years of experience in media sales, strategic planning, and business development. Prior to joining Rogers, Smith worked at CBC for six years, where she held increasingly senior sales leadership roles, including most recently as Executive Director of Multiplatform Sales for CBC’s Revenue Group (2012-2014), where she oversaw all of CBC’s English-language revenue sales including CBC Network, CBC News Network, Radio 2, and Sports Sales. Throughout her career, Smith has worked in various sales roles at CanWest MediaWorks, TSN, and The Discovery Channel.

Smith is an Executive Board member of the Television Bureau of Canada and the Broadcast Executives Society, and a member of Women in Film & Television.

Reid And Rebecca's 2nd Annual Halloween Blood DRIVE
Kinston ON

We did it AGAIN! On October 31st, 2014, Reid and Rebecca’s 2nd Annual Halloween Blood DRIVE was another HUGE success. We set a goal of 60 pints in 8 hours and we are happy to announce that 73 PINTS of BLOOD was donated over that span. What’s even more impressive…40 people were 1st time donors!! Bloody awesome!

See some pix here.

What made this blood clinic so special was Canadian Blood Services in Kingston do not normally open on Fridays. To quote Jessica Stergiou, Territory Manager from CBS: “Ahhhhmazing!!!!!! What an unbelievable success! To be able to bring in this many units without a rebook is no small task and yet again you exceeded our expectations! Thank you again for all your hard work in pulling off another successful Halloween clinic.”

Following in the footsteps of last year’s “Blood Bath”, Reid vowed to eat gross and disgusting vegan food items if we achieved our goal. Once again he lived up to the challenge. Check out the video proof.

From the bottom of our blood pumping hearts, THANK YOU so much! Whether you came down to 850 Gardiner’s Rd, spread the word or rolled up a sleeve, you helped save tons of lives.

We’ll do it all again next year bigger and bloody and keep the donations coming 1-888-2-DONATE or www.blood.ca

“It’s In You To Give” / “Give The Gift Of Life” / or Reid’s “It’s The One Time A Little Prick Is Actually A Good Thing”…trying to get that one on their web-site.

Nov. 5, 2014
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Big Dog Helps Raise Big Money For MS
Regina SK

On Saturday, November 1st, Big Dog 92.7 in Regina was pleased to support the MS Society of Saskatchewan with 4th Annual Monster Mash. The event first started in the home of organizer Danny Brodt and has now moved to a much larger venue.

This year, Big Dog 92.7 was proud to be the first official media sponsor for the event, helping raise over $6300 support of MS research - a huge number coming from an event with a $15 ticket! As two parties raged on two different floors, the party escalated after a surprise visit from 2014 CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Jess Moskaluke! Jess sang her GOLD selling single, "Cheap Wine and Cigarettes" to the crowd and shared her story with MS, a disease from which her father passed away. In four years over $20000 has been raised for the cause.

Moskaluke is the first Canadian Country Female artist to have a Gold selling single since Shania Twain. “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes” has now had over 56,000 downloads since its release in March.

Photos and video can be seen at bigdog927.com and on Facebook.

Nov. 4, 2014
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Jennifer Schlueter Joins The River
Prince George BC

Jennifer Schlueter exits COUNTY 97 to become the new midday host at THE RIVER in Prince George BC.

ROCK 106's Toys For Boys Winner Announced
Lethbridge AB

On Wednesday, October 29 Rock 106 celebrated our local listeners at our annual TOYS FOR BOYS event. From September 2 through October 26, Rock 106 qualified 91 listeners to attend the event by calling our announcers at indicated times during the day, and through our Rock Rewards Club by entering our raffle online. Each qualifier was invited by the Lethbridge Hurricanes to attend the October 29 game vs. the Prince Albert Raiders for their chance to win our prize package valued at approximately $40,000.

During the first intermission, Rock 106 afternoon show host Ian Sharek drew ten semi-finalists. By random draw during the second period, Rock 106 staff narrowed the semi-finalists down to three finalists – Kevin Millward, Brian Vanderwal and Bernie Stenbeck.

During the second intermission, all finalists entered the ice along with our grand prize, a Mitsubishi Mirage, and in a pre-determined order selected one key in hopes that it would start the vehicle. Our second finalist, Brian Vanderwal, was successful is selecting the winning key and was awarded the prize package during the third period.

Rock 106 congratulates Brian Vanderwal on winning our 2014 TOYS FOR BOYS giveaway! We also thank all of our dedicated listeners for their continued support, as well as our incredible sponsors Lethbridge Mitsubishi; Tamen Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd.; Lethbridge Motors & RV; Paradise Canyon Golf Resort; Awesome Adventures; All-Tra Battery; Leon’s; Ultimate Spas; Accurate Plumbing, Heating and Gasfitting Ltd.; Browns Socialhouse and the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Nov. 3, 2014
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102.1 the Edge Launches The Wade MacNeil Show
Toronto ON

Corus Radio Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge announces the launch of The Wade MacNeil Show weeknights beginning Monday, November 3 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Listeners will get an exclusive backstage pass into the world of alternative rock from host, Wade MacNeil, as he draws upon his tour experiences and highlights the ins and outs of Canada’s underground music scene.

Along with regular guest interviews, listeners will hear unique features like Locals Only, Wade’s nod to the local music scene in Toronto and around the world, and Born Too Late, a nightly throw-back of songs from the late 70’s and 80’s that started it all and are featured regularly on the Edge’s Sunday afternoon series, Spirit of Radio Sundays.

Wade is no stranger to the spotlight. For 11 years, he was the guitarist for one of Canada’s most successful post-hardcore bands, Alexisonfire, and is currently the lead singer of U.K.-based band, Gallows. From clubs, arenas and amphitheatres across North America to Europe’s biggest rock festivals, Wade’s musical career has given him an encyclopedic knowledge on music and pop culture.

“As a musician, Wade brings a completely unique and personal perspective of the music industry to Edge listeners,” said Dave Farough, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto. “We’re thrilled to have him join our on-air roster, engaging fans with stories from the road and sharing his take on new emerging artists.”

Introducing A Brand New Nielsen BDSradio!
Vancouver BC

Today when you login to BDSradio.com you’ll experience a brand new interface built on the best BDSradio has to offer.

In addition to exclusive airplay, sales and streaming measurement, the new service is customizable and comes with a new Station Compare report. You’ll compare stations, different charts and airplay to on-demand streaming all in one flexible, easy-to-access report.

Please join one of two webinars being offered today and Wednesday to familiarize yourself with the new interface:

1. Monday, November 3rd 11:00-11:30am EST
Join at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/251426189
Dial +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 251-426-189

2. Wednesday, November 5th 2:00-2:30pm EST
Join at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/983914213
Dial +1 (213) 493-0604
Access Code: 983-914-213

Questions? Stephanie.Friedman@nielsen.com or (604) 569-2012.

Oct. 30, 2014
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Coming Monday... A Brand New Nielsen BDSradio
Vancouver BC

On Monday 11/3 when you login to BDSradio.com you’ll experience a brand new interface built on the best BDSradio has to offer.

In addition to exclusive airplay, sales and streaming measurement, the new service is customizable and comes with a new Station Compare report. You’ll compare stations, different charts and airplay to on-demand streaming all in one flexible, easy-to-access report.

Please join one of two webinars being offered next week to familiarize you with the new interface:

1. Monday, November 3rd 11:00-11:30am EST
Join at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/251426189
Dial +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 251-426-189

2. Wednesday, November 5th 2:00-2:30pm EST
Join at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/983914213
Dial +1 (213) 493-0604
Access Code: 983-914-213

Questions? Stephanie.Friedman@nielsen.com or (604) 569-2012.

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Hires Director Of Programming
Vancouver BC

98.3 FM Roundhouse Radio announced today that Tracey Friesen has accepted the position of Director of Programming at Vancouver’s newest radio station, expected to go on the air Spring of 2015.

Formerly the Executive Producer of the National Film Board’s Vancouver studio, Friesen was also a part of the city’s post production and visual effects community for a decade. Friesen spent three years on the board of Women in Film & Television and was honoured with their 2013 Woman of the Year Award. She was a mentor for the Minerva Foundation, a protégée in Women in View’s Creative Leaders program and routinely leads workshops, panels and industry juries. Passionate about media and education, Friesen has a BA from Ryerson (Radio & Television), a BA from UBC (English), and both an MA (Graduate Liberal Studies) and an MBA from SFU (bio material attached).

“The vision for Roundhouse Radio was simply irresistible and the team behind it impressive,” says Friesen. “The goals are about better connecting the citizens of the city, through smart dialogue, storytelling, hyper-local information, events, and great music – now, how compelling is that?!’

Don Shafer, President & CEO says, “Tracey brings a wealth of experience, creativity, innovation and leadership to our urban radio station. Her background in story development, production and community involvement will help ensure that we live up to our promise of making a difference to everyone who lives, works and plays in Downtown Vancouver” .

Roundhouse Radio was approved to operate a low power, specialty FM radio station in the City of Vancouver in August 2014. A commercial station with a community focus, 98.3 FM Roundhouse Radio is a privately owned company of British Columbians who aspire to create a world-class broadcasting source that meets the needs of the City Of Vancouver. Through documentaries, lifestyle reporting, drama, poetry, music, public debate, local news, and edgy content, Roundhouse Radio will be the platform in which active citizens interact, engage, and rejoice in our local community.

To learn more about Roundhouse Radio please visit www.roundhouseradio.com

Oct. 28, 2014
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Troy Laboucane Joins ROCK 104
Olds AB

Rock 104 -- Where Classic Rock Is Made, in Olds AB, is proud to announce the hiring of Troy Laboucane as its newest announcer. Troy will soon be the new Morning Show host on Rock 104 and the promotional face of the station for rock fans across West-Central Alberta. Troy comes to us after several years with The Eagle at Golden West Radio in Okotoks. Rock 104 would like to thank everyone who applied to our recent job postings on Milkman. Congratulations and welcome to the team, Troy!

Evanov’s Newest Station Begins On-Air Testing In Montreal
Monteal QC

CHRF 980 AM, Radio Fierté, ‘Radio arc-en-ciel' began on-air testing this week. Radio Fierté on AM 980 is the world’s only French language commercial radio service dedicated to Montreal’s large and diverse LGBT community. It is modeled after Canada’s first English language LGBT radio station, Proud-FM in Toronto which is also operated by Evanov Radio.

At 50kW day and 10kW night, the French-language Fierte will not only serve the LGBT community in Montreal’s Gay Village, but it’s vast signal will encompass the greater Montreal area and beyond. The station will program a unique mix of today’s hits along with Techno, Disco and House music and distinct spoken word.

Evanov has recruited an enthusiastic, experienced and market savvy team for its newest station. Marie-Noëlle Gagnon, Music and Program Director, has 15 years experience in programming, on-air and management including with CKOI, QC; Alain Tanguay General Sales Manager has over 30 years experience in the Montreal market which began with Radiomutuel and has since encompassed a variety of prominent posts including BCRQ, ARRF, ARCQ . Most recently, Tanguay was General Manager for Radiodiffusion Sorel-Tracy stations. Yvan Ruel, Project coordinator, is a life-long radio career man who has an impressive knowledge of the creative, production, on-air and operational side of the medium. The bulk of his experience was amassed with the Corus’ Montreal division.

“It has always been our vision to become part of the Quebec broadcasting landscape. Radio Fierté is the first in a series of undertakings that will be unrolled in the next few months. These are very exciting times for our company.” said Bill Evanov, President and CEO, Evanov Communications Inc.

The station will launch fully as soon as it has finished its on-air testing phase, as mandated by Industry Canada, and expected within a few weeks.

Oct. 27, 2014
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The New Voice Of Indie88 Announced
Toronto ON

Get ready to hear a lot more of “Jen” on Indie88! After nearly 1,500 auditions from listeners, thousands of votes for the five chosen finalists, Indie88 (CIND-FM) has announced the winner in the “Be The Voice of Indie88” contest.

Jennifer Mercer will be the new voice of the radio station (you know, that voice you hear in-between songs that says the name of the station) and win a cash prize of $1,000 every month for a year. Jen is a Torontonian who has held a variety of part-time jobs, including being a Katy Perry impersonator – a job she said she is anxious to put behind her now that she’s won. She’s also a copywriter, graphic design professor and plays in a band.

“Thank you SO much for this wonderful opportunity. I'm beyond touched that people would vote for me to work at my dream job,” Jen said after finding out that she had won.

Jen was announced as the grand prize winner this morning at 8:10am on The Morning After with Brian, Matt & Candice, live on Indie88.

After carefully listening to all 1,435 auditions, the radio station narrowed the field down to five finalists and then turned it over to Indie88’s listeners to decide the new voice of their radio station. Thousands of listeners voted for their favourite voice at Indie88.com and in the end, Jen was the fan favourite, winning a one-year contract, including coaching, studio time, production and a $1,000 cash prize each month.

Fans can hear more of Jen at Indie88.com.

This isn’t the first time Indie88 has given away such an unconventional prize. Earlier this year the station made international headlines when it gave away a giant billboard in downtown Toronto in another contest where the winner was selected by fans.

OAB Inducts John Hinnen Into Ontario Hall Of Fame
Toronto ON

Join the Ontario Association of Broadcasters in celebrating the accomplishments of John Hinnen at a special presentation of the Ontario Hall of Fame at the Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday, October 30th. John recently retired after four decades with Rogers, including more than 20 years at the helm of 680News as Vice-President of News for Rogers Media Television and Radio.

The OAB Gala Awards Dinner will feature presentations for the Broadcast Order of Achievement, Community Service Awards winners and the evenings highlight - inducting John Hinnen into the Ontario Hall of Fame.

"For me, 680News has been just one incredible ride. As the person who programmed the station from day one, and to see it rise to the number one station in Canada, has been nothing but a dream come true.", says Hinnen.

John Hinnen began his career at CKLB (now CKDO) in Oshawa and moved to Rogers in 1974 as a sportscaster for CFTR. In 1993, John lead the team that transformed CFTR from a music station to Canada's first all-news radio station, 680News.

Book your tickets now for the 2014 OAB CONFERENCE - GALA AWARDS DINNER

Thursday, October 30th
Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, 901 Dixon Road
Tickets are $99 for members/$129 for non-members
To book, click on registration below or call 905-554-2730.

Registration.

Oct. 26, 2014
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Indie88 Halloween Blood Drive A Blood Sucking Success
Toronto ON

Indie88’s Second Annual Halloween Blood Drive was an overwhelming success. Not only did the 50 available slots for donating blood quickly fill up, Canadian Blood Services managed to exceed capacity and squeeze a total of 58 donors into their Bloodmobile. Donors that couldn’t be accommodated at the mobile clinic were directed to other clinics in Toronto or were able to book a future appointment.

The Indie88 Halloween Blood Drive also saw a substantial increase in the number of first-time donors. Where a typical clinic with 58 donors would usually see less than eight first-timers, there were 35 at the Indie88 event.

Canadian Blood Services launched an official appeal this fall asking Canadians to donate blood immediately to increase the critically low blood inventory. In response, Indie88 (CIND-FM) launched their own campaign inviting listeners to give during a live broadcast between noon and 5pm on Saturday, October 25th from Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

Listeners can still support the Indie88 Halloween Blood Drive year-round, by registering for the Indie88 Partners for Life team at Indie88.com and making an appointment to give blood at any Canadian Blood Services clinic.

Register for Partners for Life on behalf of Indie88:
Partner ID: INDI139320
After entering your own name, use the first name "Indie" and last name "88" for the name of the employee/organization member you are donating on behalf of.
Sign Up Here

For additional information, visit Indie88.com or tune in to 88.1 FM.

Oct. 23, 2014
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98.9 myFM Annual Radiothon A HUGE Success
Norfolk County ON

98.9 myFM was pleased to broadcast the 12th Annual Radiothon for the The Norfolk General Hospital Foundation. “The Right Prescription” Radiothon raised $92,135.00 towards the purchase of new state-of-the-art Automated Drug Dispensing Cabinets.

“The Foundation is truly grateful for the generosity of Norfolk and area residents. myFM has been tremendously supportive with its donation of talent and airtime. Nearly one and a half million dollars has been raised for the Foundation through the Radiothon campaigns.” Julie Powell Director of Development NGH Foundation

"Our team at 98.9 myFM in Norfolk County continually raise the bar on being outstanding local broadcasters. I am so proud they are part of the MBC family. We value our long standing association with the NGH Foundation, and thank our listeners for their on-going support" Jon Pole, President of MBC.

Canadians Talk – Canada On Alert On Corus Radio’s News-Talk Network
Toronto ON

Today, Thursday, October 23, Corus Radio’s news-talk stations will broadcast the sixth show in its Canadians Talk series with Canadians Talk – Canada on Alert, a live discussion on the recent events in Ottawa and Quebec. Hosted by Mike Eckford from Vancouver’s CKNW AM980, listeners are invited to express their views on whether Canada is under threat.

Airing on Corus Radio’s news-talk network, the series broadcasts across Canada on the following stations:

CKNW AM980 (Vancouver) at 4 p.m. PT
News Talk 770 (Calgary) at 5 p.m. MT
630 CHED (Edmonton) at 5 p.m. MT
680 CJOB (Winnipeg) at 6 p.m. CT
AM 900 CHML (Hamilton) at 7 p.m. ET
AM980 (London) at 7 p.m. ET
Talk Radio AM 640 (Toronto) at 7 p.m. ET

The above radio stations and their respective websites are running an online poll asking listeners if they feel safe in Canada. The poll is open until 5:00 a.m. ET on Friday, October 24, after which the results will be announced. Canadians can also follow the national conversation and share their views online via the radio stations’ website or on Twitter using #canadianstalk.

Canadians Talk is a live interactive series featuring debate, discussion and insight on timely issues that affect Canadians. Each program features high-profile Corus talk radio personalities interacting and engaging with Canadians on important issues that shape our nation. During the broadcast, listeners from across the country can be part of the conversation on-air, on Twitter at #canadianstalk or directly through Corus Radio’s mobile-friendly, news-talk websites listed above.

Oct. 22, 2014
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Jack Tomik Departs Rogers Following Completion of New Sales Service Model; Al Dark Appointed SVP Media Sales
Toronto ON

Keith Pelley, President of Rogers Media, today announced that Jack Tomik, Senior Vice President of Media Sales, Rogers, is departing the company at the end of October after successfully completing the launch and implementation of Rogers Media’s integrated multiplatform sales service model, One Call. Pelley has promoted Al Dark to Senior Vice President of Media Sales, Rogers, effective November 3. Tomik will work with Dark, a key leader on Tomik’s Sales leadership team, to ensure a seamless transition.

“Jack was hired to create and launch our new sales service model, and he did that with great success in less than two years. The architecture is complete, and the structure and the people are in place. Jack has done an outstanding job and laid a solid foundation for Al to continue driving forward the One Call framework,” said Pelley. “Al is the logical leader to build on Jack’s legacy. During his six months at Rogers, Al has delivered holistic advertising solutions to best serve clients’ needs and has a proven track record in driving revenue. Al is well positioned to take the reins at Rogers Media Sales to drive continued growth.”

Dark joined Rogers Media in April 2014 as Vice President of National Sales. In his new role, Dark will be responsible for leading the Rogers Media sales team, strategy, and consolidating advertising revenue across the company’s robust portfolio of leading brands and assets – Television, Radio, Publishing, Digital – aligning division Sales under one centralized centre of excellence. He will also oversee Revenue Planning and serve as a member of the Rogers Media Senior Leadership Team.

“Jack had the bold vision to create One Call, delivering added value to our clients through integrated opportunities across our suite of assets. It’s been a privilege to call Jack my mentor and friend, and I look forward to following in his footsteps and continuing the momentum,” said Dark.

A seasoned veteran, Dark has more than 17 years of experience in broadcast and digital media sales, integrated media development, sales strategy, strategic planning, and business development. Prior to joining Rogers, Dark served as General Manager of The Revenue Group at CBC since 2012, where he led the Sales, Marketing, Digital, Innovation, Revenue Management, Sales Operations, Licensing, and Affiliate Sales teams responsible for all aspects and products within the CBC media portfolio. Throughout his career, Dark has worked in increasingly senior sales leadership roles for Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting, CanWest MediaWorks, and CTV, to name a few.

Oct. 21, 2014
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Corus Entertainment & Flink Unite Music Fans, Writers & Artists Globally On Publishing Platform
Toronto ON

Flink (www.flink.to), the crowd-sourced publishing platform and Corus Entertainment Inc., a leading media and entertainment company in North America, today announced a global content and promotional partnership agreement that will see a growing selection of past and new episodes of The Ongoing History of New Music, the world’s longest-running radio program on new music, featured on Flink’s storytelling platform. Flink, which crowd sources content from writers, artists and fans, will allow subscribers to gather and share their expertise about the program. In the process, SuperFans become part of the biggest story on rock history itself.

Hosted by legendary music journalist Alan Cross and produced by Corus Entertainment, The Ongoing History of New Music chronicles the evolution of new music through almost 700 episodes. The series profiles pioneering musicians and provides intimate insight into topics including new music’s conspiracy theories, festivals, censorship, bootlegs, and more.

The Ongoing History of New Music “flink” is a super-charged collection of the program’s episodes and its community of SuperFans. Flink and Corus are working together to bring the most talked about episodes to a global audience. Released monthly, they will include audio files and transcripts from episodes that will be further enhanced with exclusive content such as video interviews with Alan.

“We have been searching for a spectacular way to showcase the radio series and Flink is the disruptive platform that does justice to our vision,” said Alan Cross, host at 102.1 the Edge, Toronto’s alternative rock station. “This represents a revolutionary opportunity for new and longtime fans to engage with the show on an unprecedented level. Now, episodes can grow and evolve and ultimately take on a life of their own with contributions from myself, fans, and even the artists themselves.”

“The Ongoing History of New Music is the type of legendary content Flink was designed to nurture on a global scale,” said Allison Sweeney, Sr. Vice President of Content, Flink. “Now hundreds of thousands of SuperFans have an outlet, a community through which to share their passion, interact with other fans and even intersect with their music industry heroes like Alan Cross in a way that’s never been done before.”

Subscribers to The Ongoing History of New Music flink can begin contributing their expertise to episodes immediately and earn status. SuperFans will rise up the flink’s leaderboard based on votes to their contributions. Also, anyone who successfully promotes the flink has the opportunity to earn a share of the flink’s revenue.

“If you’re a true music fan, there’s just nothing like it...The Ongoing History of New Music shaped my entire life path,” said 28-year-old Canadian music journalist, Julia Wallace. “From the age of seven, I spent every Sunday night sitting by the radio with a notepad waiting for Alan Cross’ newest episode. On Flink, fans around the world will now have a voice in this ongoing history—it will get people excited about music again.”

“This is a great opportunity to extend The Ongoing History of New Music brand and grow the series’ popularity with existing and new music fans through an exciting new platform,” said David Farough, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto.

Redefining the publishing industry, Flink is a crowdsourced publishing platform that delivers a beautiful digital experience, eclipsing the coffee table book by offering talent, writers and SuperFans a new way to create stories that evolve with more depth than any other medium can offer. Flink puts the focus back on great content by rewarding and recognizing those who create it through an innovative revenue sharing model. It’s a visually stunning, ad-free storytelling platform where serious fans pay a small monthly subscription fee to come together for the love of what they love, organized into collections of stories known as “flinks.”

About Flink

Launched in 2014, Flink is a crowdsourced publishing platform that connects people to the things they love in one, dynamic ecosystem. Flink lets true fans discover, share and even contribute to incredible stories from talented writers that are organized into collections known as “flinks.” From music and TV shows to hobbies and more, our vision is a flink for every passion. Flink recognizes and rewards those who create great content through the intersection of technology, gamification and the mass distribution available in the digital era. Flink is publishing redefined, crowdsourcing content by giving everyone, from writers to promoters and fans, a say in the story and a share in the revenue.

bout Corus Entertainment

Corus Entertainment Inc. is 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, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, 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 corusent.com

CRTC Grants First National Black And Caribbean TV Station
Toronto ON

Fitzroy Gordon, Founder and President of Toronto based radio station G98.7FM “The Way We Groove,” is pleased to announce that he has been granted approval from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a national television station focused on airing programs for the Black and Caribbean population of Canada.

“For years the Black and Caribbean community in Canada has expressed the need to have easier access to media that reflects their identity, culture, values and issues. By obtaining approval to establish this television station we have taken a significant step in bringing this shared vision to life,” said Gordon.

The station which is scheduled to begin broadcasting in fall 2015, will air a wide range of local and international content, as well as originally produced programs, geared toward the entire family. The station’s programming will include everything from sitcoms to movies, drama series, documentaries, news, sports, talk shows, religious programs, tourism, festivals, carnivals, weather reports, cooking and music shows.

“For the first time in the history of Canada, Black and Caribbean people will have a national voice. It is also my desire to keep our distinct and authentic culture alive in this nation for generations to come,” said Gordon.

Upon launch, the station will be available through various cable providers nationwide on a subscription basis for all Canadians to enjoy.

“A few years ago I promised to work hard to deliver a radio station to serve the population, as a result, G98.7FM was born. I then promised a television station, and now I am delivering on that promise,” Gordon said.

For more information about the TV station and for investment opportunities, please email g2020tv@gmail.com.

Oct. 18, 2014
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The Tide Radiothon raises $70,792
St. Stephen, NB

I wanted to share with everyone the success of the first annual Tide Radiothon.

This was a project that was started with the staff at the Tide. We discussed the amount of work that was involved in putting one of theses on, but we still wanted to take it on!

The goal of the radiothon was to raise $40,000 which was the balance they needed to purchase the new mammography machine for the Charlotte County Hospital.

We far exceeded the goal, raising over $70,000.00!

What an amazing feat for a first time effort.

- Mark Downey, Program Director / Morning Show Host CHTD-FM 98.1 The Tide St. Stephen, NB

John Tory And Doug Ford Drop The Needle at boom 97.3FM
Toronto ON

This Tuesday, Doug Ford will drop by the boom studios at 7:15am to spin some vinyl with Stu Jeffries, host of boom Breakfast for Turntable Tuesday. Later in the midday show, host Maie Pauts welcomes John Tory to the studio at 1:15pm.

Both mayoral candidates are stepping outside of their daily campaign routine to talk about their love of music. They have chosen their favourite vinyl from the 70s, 80s and 90s and will talk about why these songs have special meaning for them.

Every Tuesday, boom 97.3FM has Turntable Tuesday where we play vinyl records throughout the day.

Reporters are welcome - 2 St Clair Ave W. 2nd Floor

Oct. 15, 2014
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FLOW 93-5FM Plays The Best Throwbacks and Hottest Hits
Toronto ON

Newcap Radio’s FLOW 93-5FM now gives listeners something new and fresh from the past and a touch of the present with

The Best Throwbacks and Hottest Hits.

The popularity of The Back in the Day Buffet weekdays at noon provided FLOW with the overwhelming evidence of what listeners want to hear. FLOW now gives Toronto a place to go to hear classics from the 90’s and early 2000’s from artists including Usher, TLC, Mariah Carey, The Fugees, and Notorious BIG, while continuing to offer current hits from artists like Beyonce, Kanye West and Iggy Azalea.

FLOW launched in 2001 as Canada’s first urban contemporary radio station and to date has found success between rhythmic urban and mainstream music.

FLOW continues to offer their audience something diverse. FLOW hosts maintain a strong connection with their audience through music, social media and promotions.

Visit FLOW 93-5’s website at flow935.com and follow us on twitter @flow935

Corus Radio Cornwall Supports United Way of SD&G
Cornwall ON

Corus Radio Cornwall is excited to announce the return of the second annual Corus Cares Holiday Wine & Gourmet Tastings, a holiday season kick-off event that raises awareness and funds in support of the United Way of Cornwall and SD&G. Sponsored by Stradwicks Flooring & More and corporately supported by Scotiabank, the event takes place on Saturday, November 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., followed by DJ and dancing until 12 a.m. at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

“Corus Radio Cornwall is proud to support the United Way of Cornwall and SD&G, who have been serving the public for the past 70 years,” said Peter Mayhew, General Sales Manager, Corus Radio Cornwall and Honourary Chair of this year’s event. “With our shared vision of supporting local initiatives, the Corus Cares Holiday Wine & Gourmet Tastings provides a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the children in our community.”

“We are excited to once again have Scotiabank staff involved with this major fundraising event to help reach this year’s United Way goal of $707,070,” said Tina Lamarche, Branch Manager, Scotiabank in Cornwall. “It takes countless hours of volunteering and support to help build a caring community and respond to local needs, and we’re pleased to be the lead corporate supporter for this event.”

The Corus Cares Holiday Wine & Gourmet Tastings supports the 2014 United Way Campaign and Corus Feeds Kids, Corus Entertainment’s national initiative focused on nourishing children’s bodies and minds for healthy development and long term success. To learn more or to donate to the United Way of Cornwall and SD&G or Corus Feeds Kids, please visit www.unitedwaysdg.com or www.corusfeedskids.com.

Oct. 14, 2014
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103.7 BOB-FM and 104.9 JRfm Team Up For 12 Hour Food Bank Fill-Up
Brockville ON

Brockville’s 103.7 BOB-FM and 104.9 JRfm morning shows teamed up to give a very special thanks this holiday by hosting the second annual 12 Hour Food Bank Fill-Up in support of The Brockville and Area Food Bank. Taking place over two days that lead up to the Thanksgiving weekend, 103.7 BOB-FM’s BOB’S BREAKFAST WITH JAMIESON & MATTHEW kicked off the “Fill-Up” on Thursday, Oct. 9, with Jamieson broadcasting live for 12 hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at Real Canadian Superstore (1972 Parkdale Ave.) Then on Friday, Oct. 10, 104.9 JRfm’s THE BREAKFAST CLUB WITH BRUCE AND TAYLOR rounded out the two-day food drive and fundraiser, broadcasting live from Brett’s Value Mart in the Brockville Shopping Centre (125 Stewart Blvd.) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

The Brockville and Area Food Bank is a 100 per cent volunteer-run organization serving more than 525 families every month. 103.7 BOB-FM and 104.9 JRfm rocked out for 12 hours straight over the two days to help reach the Food Bank’s goal of collecting more than 24,000 lbs. of food. Throughout each day of the 12 Hour Food Bank Fill-Up, 103.7 BOB-FM and 104.9 JRfm also provided collection effort updates on air and social media.

Volunteers from the local Rotary Club were on hand to collect non-perishable food items and cash donations at the broadcast locations – Real Canadian Superstore on Thursday, Oct. 9 and Brett’s Value Mart in The Brockville Shopping Centre on Friday, Oct. 10.

Local dignitaries and community members we also on hand throughout the two days, such as Brockville Mayor Dave Henderson, MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Hockey Hall of Famer Leo Boivin and players from local hockey sensation the Brockville Braves.

“Bell Media Brockville has always been proud to give back and support our community.
It was both an honour and a privilege to unite with our listeners and local residents with a special, live-to-air, two-day event, held in the spirit of giving thanks,” said Pat Kerr, Program Director, Bell Media Brockville. “The 12 Hour Food Bank Fill-Up is our way of making sure every family in the Brockville area gets a Thanksgiving.”

Oct. 12, 2014
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Ocean 100 Presents Bowl You Over This Thanksgiving
Charlottetown PEI

A turkey bowling competition took place today in downtown Charlottetown!

All this week, Ocean 100 registered listeners for our Bowl You Over Event, which took place at lunchtime today.

Listeners won items for their Thanksgiving Dinner based on how many pins they knocked down at our street event hosted by Kirk MacKinnon.
Labeled pins with staple items including: potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, & gravy, and if you cleared them all in 3 attempts they won a FULL turkey dinner.

Not all were able clear them, so in the spirit of fun, everyone went away with all the items.

We wrapped the event with many being asked by Kirk if he was invited for dinner…we will keep you posted J

VIDEO @ http://goo.gl/rdBSxe

Oct. 8, 2014
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Peter Maher Joins XL 103.1
Calgary AB

This type of news can best described with, “Yeah Baby!’ or "You can put it in the win column!"

Of course those are both well-known phrases used by Hockey Hall of Famer and legendary Flames Play by Play host, Peter Maher who I am extremely excited to announce as the newest member of the XL 103 team.

Peter will join Don, Joanne & the Coach every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning at 8:05, and contribute a weekly blog for our XL 103 website. With the main focus being the Flames, Peter will also offer his insights, opinions and some looks down memory lane with stories and anecdotes.

Synonymous with the Calgary Flames, Peter has called 3,162 Flames games over 33 seasons. In November 2006, he was inducted into the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame as a media honouree, and in 2010 he was the radio voice of the Vancouver Olympics hockey broadcast.

Please join me in welcoming Peter to the Newcap Calgary family.

Five Finalists Competing To Be The Voice Of Indie88
Toronto ON

Toronto radio station, Indie88 (CIND-FM), has announced the five finalists in the “Be The Voice of Indie88” contest. And it was no easy task: The station received nearly 1,500 auditions from listeners and fans from all over, each vying to win their dream job!

After carefully listening to all 1,435 auditions, the five finalists have been revealed and it’s now up to Indie88’s listeners to choose the sound of their radio station.

The grand prize winner will “Be The Voice of Indie88” – you know, that guy or girl you hear in-between songs that says the name of the radio station (and other quirky things). The “Voice” with the most votes will become the station voice with a one-year contract, including coaching, studio time, production and a $1,000 cash prize each month! The money, the fame – and it’s all up to Indie88’s fans to decide.

The five finalists are:

Jennifer Mercer
Jen has a variety of part-time jobs, including sometimes being a Katy Perry impersonator. She’s also plays piano and Scrabble in her condo in the Humber Bay area of Toronto.

Chris Simon
Chris is "The Attendance Guy" for a public high school in Hamilton. His professional voice experience includes making announcements on the school-wide PA system.

Guillermo Albert
A married man that works to catch online scammers and enjoys peanut butter and banana sandwiches. “G” lives in a condo near the waterfront in downtown Toronto.

Liam Gadsby
A bartender and comic that enjoys cooking, biking and flying kites from Roncesvalles Village, Toronto.

Lauren Wing
An editorial assistant who loves to travel. Born in England and with stints in Singapore and Luxembourg, she moved to Canada at the age of 10. Lauren and her British accent now reside in Liberty Village, Toronto.

Fans can listen to each audition and vote for their favourite now at Indie88.com. The grand prize winner will be announced on Monday, October 27th at 8:10am on The Morning After with Brian, Matt & Candice, live on Indie88.

This isn’t the first time Indie88 has given away such an unconventional prize. Earlier this year the station made international headlines when it gave away a giant billboard in downtown Toronto in another contest where the winner was selected by fans.

Details at Indie88.com.

Russell Peters Co Hosts With Mastermind On FLOW 93-5FM
Toronto ON

FLOW 93-5’s Afternoon Drive show host Mastermind welcomes his longtime friend and world renowned comic Russell Peters to FLOW.

On Thursday, October 9, Peters will cohost and guest DJ the 5 O’Clock Traffic Jam before heading to the ACC for his sold out show Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour.

FLOW is running an exciting contest that will happen at the Russell Peters show on Thursday night. One lucky winner and a guest will get their seats upgraded to premium seats and get to go backstage for an exclusive meet and greet with Peters.

The Gemini-Award winning Canadian comic was born in Toronto and raised in Brampton where Mastermind also hails from and the two have been friends for 20 years.

Russell Peters is one of the better known entertainers in today's comedy scene, captivating people worldwide with his signature lightning fast improv with the audience.

Follow FLOW 93-5FM on Twitter @Flow935.

Mastermind airs weekdays 3PM – 7PM on FLOW 93-5 - the Beat of Toronto playing hip hop and hit music. FLOW 93-5FM is owned and operated by Newcap Radio.

Oct. 7, 2014
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RockinRod Rides In Heels For My Friends House
Owen Sound ON

Once again, 'RockinRod' West, Morning Guy/PD from 977 The Beach put on the Red High Heels for 'My Friends House' in Collingwood to raise funds and awareness about domestic violence. Over 100 manly men and Rod 'Walked a Mile In Her Shoes' (rode) and raised over $32,000 for the shelter!

Oct. 6, 2014
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Montreal Radio Is Heating Up
Montreal QC

94.7 Hits FM is raising the bar for hit music in Montreal with better music and a fresh on air sound, not to mention a powerful social presence, both online around the world and on the streets of Montreal.

When you tune in to 94.7 Hits FM, you will hear a new sound and new slogan, “Montreal’s Hottest Music.” The station now plays nothing but hip hop, dance and pop music. The objective is to steer away from the hard rap it once played to be more inviting to parents and children, while continuing to attract the primary target of 18-35 year olds.

“After conducting extensive research, we understood what our audience wanted, and now we’ve made the changes necessary to cater to those demands. The people have spoken about what they want to hear”, said Billy Teed, Program Director of 94.7 Hits FM.

94.7 Hits FM is growing rapidly and making a strong impact in the market. With 85,000 plus fans on Facebook and monthly page views over 100,000 on 947hits.com, the station is definitely getting some attention.

“We are no longer a small local station, we now have a strong international presence, which is a unique position to be in,” said Tina Paylan, Marketing Director of 94.7 Hits FM. “Despite having started out as a small station with limited resources, we managed to have a considerable impact on Montreal listeners from day one. This new on air sound marks the first of many phases of development we are undergoing in order to adapt to our growing audience and continue to differentiate ourselves in an evolving market like Montreal.”

Over the past 13 years, 94.7 Hits FM has stayed true to its ability to remain both focused and unique in the volatile radio market. Regardless of direct competition having increased in recent years, 94.7 Hits FM continues to offer something special to Montreal:

- The only bilingual station
- The only station to feature local Montreal artists on a daily segment called “Future Hits”
- Strong local community relations\
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Growing international presence online

Get Your Grey Cup Radio Here!
Vancouver BC

TSN Radio is proud to be the exclusive English Canadian Radio broadcast rights holder for the 102nd Grey Cup.

The big game goes Sunday, November 30th at BC Place in Vancouver. The National Broadcast will air from 4p to approximately 11:30p Eastern and be comprised of a 2 hour countdown to kickoff show and a 90 minute post game show. The broadcast will include 43 minutes of local inventory for each station to sell.

If you are interested in airing the broadcast exclusively in your market on a barter basis please email mike.whittingham@bellmedia.ca for more information and to confirm if your market is available.

Oct. 2, 2014
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OAB Community Service Awards Call For Entries
Markham ON

Send your entries in for the Ontario Association of Broadcasters annual Community Service Awards today. Entry forms are available online, (link on the bottom of this email) and hard copies were mailed, inviting all member stations to enter their best 2013/14 community service campaign or spot.

The Community Service Awards program recognizes the creativity and commitment in creating a successful public service campaign. The success of these causes in many cases lies with the broadcaster's ability to promote and encourage people. The challenge to create a campaign to encourage people to action deserves recognition.

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters invites all member Ontario radio and television stations to enter their best public service campaign(s) to the OAB Community Service Awards. Entries must be received by Friday, October 10th, 2014 and campaigns must have run between September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. Winning stations will be contacted and winning names will be released October 30, 2014.

Awards will be presented during the OAB CONNECTION 2014 Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The Gala Dinner will also feature presentations of the OAB Broadcast Order of Achievement certificates and the highlight inducting John Hinnen into the Ontario Hall of Fame. John retired after four decades with Rogers, including more than 20 years at the helm of 680 News and most recently as Vice-President of News for Rogers Media Television and Radio.

Tickets to the Gala Awards dinner are included with full conference registration or can be purchased separately for $99 for members and $129 for non-members. Online ticket purchase is available at www.oab.ca. For further information, please contact Valerie Skivington at memberservices@oab.ca or 905-554-2730.

OAB Community Service Awards
Online Entry Form

Oct. 1, 2014
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Country 101.1 Welcomes 2 New Shows
Ottawa ON

Weekends are already awesome but at Country 101.1 we’ve adding something to make them even better!

In addition to hugely popular weekend shows like “Country Top 40 with Bob Kingsley” (Saturdays 9a – 1p) and the “Sunday Country Classics” show (Sunday 9a – Noon),

Country 101.1 introduces two brand new shows to the lineup.

Beginning Saturday, October 4th “Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones” and “Canadian Country Countdown” join the weekend line up at Country 101.1.

COUNTRY TOP 30 with BOBBY BONES

Born and raised in Arkansas, Bobby started his radio career at Henderson State University. Since then he has been on the fast track to success.

Bobby is an internationally syndicated country morning show host that delivers a plugged in, contemporary country music show.

He has a sensitive and semi-neurotic personality that fuels the show and has an uncanny knack for coffee talk that makes him stand out.

The studio is his comfort zone and his guests feel the same way as today’s biggest country performers are lining up to join him on air.

This germaphobic over-achiever at heart will win listeners over by being real and playing the biggest country hits of the week.

· Saturday 3p – 7p
· Sunday Noon – 4p

CANADIAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN

The top 20 Canadian Country songs of the week are collected and featured each weekend.
Hosted by Country 101.1 morning show personalities Joël & Mary Anne, each show promises to be different from the last with their unique perspective, humour and relatable style. The countdown will feature Canadian country artists with interviews, flashbacks, and special live performances while counting down Canada’s biggest country songs of the week.

· Saturday 1p – 3p
· Sunday 4p – 6p

Sept 29, 2014
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Spice Radio “A Blend of What’s Hot”
Vancouver BC

i.t. Media is pleased to announce 2 key programs to the launch of Spice Radio on AM1200 on Monday September 29, 2014. Gup Shup with Shushma Datt Monday – Friday 8 am – 10 am; Gopi and the Gorra Sports Show Monday – Friday 5 pm – 7 pm.

Gup Shup with Shushma Datt
On Monday September 29, 2014, as part of the Launch of Spice Radio on AM1200 the popular South Asian Talk Show Gup Shup (Chit Chat) with Shushma Datt is moving to a new time and expanded broadcast. Every Monday to Friday from 8 am to 10 am Gup Shup will entertain and inform the South Asian community with a Hot Blend of Topics ranging from Public and Community Affairs, Mainstream Political Topic to Fun and Entertainment.

Shushma Datt brings her 50+ years as a radio journalist to the show. Given she has interviewed Entertainment and Political Heavyweights throughout her career, the South Asian Community can look forward to a lively discussion every day on a wide blend of topics.

Joining Shushma is South Asian Radio newcomer and former Mr. North India, Gaurav Shah. Gaurav started in media as corporate emcee/anchor, making his way into modeling & acting. After hosting more than 1500 stage shows and many Punjabi television series like CAMPUS PUNJABI he turns his sights onto radio. His philosophy in life is to be the “Best at everything or Nothing else matters.”

Just as Spice Radio promises a Blend of What’s Hot, Gup Shup promises a blend of views and opinions representing all sides and groups of the South Asian Community. “We are working with several organizations,” reveals Shushma, “in order to tackle timely topics with community leaders.”

The first week of Gup Shup will feature interviews of Political figures from all stripes and all levels of Government. Join us Monday morning at 8 am for the first spoonful of Spice.

Gopi and the Gorra Sports Show
On Monday September 29, 2014 join Spice Radio on AM1200 for the launch of Gopi and The Gorra (White Guy) Sports Show. Every Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm Gopi and the Gorra will bring the South Asian Audience News and Entertainment from the world of sports. All sports from all levels, from the community clubs and schools to the Professional Stadiums.
This Show is the first of its kind on ethnic radio anywhere in North America. It sets out to be intelligent, educational and informative without all the insider clichés. It is going to provide the South Asian community a unique opportunity to engage and discuss their athletic passions in language. As a community based radio station we will not only focus on the Lower Mainland’s professional teams but will also highlight achievements from South Asian amateur athletes.

Vice President Sudhir Datta points out, “Sports is one of the great unifying factors in our community”. He continues, “We can all put aside differences to embrace the successes of our sports heroes or to feel the anguish of their defeats”.
Spice Sports has been embraced by local franchises at all levels as a way to reach the passionate South Asian Sports Fans. They recognize this is a way to engage Canada’s Largest Visible minority and create new fans to their sports.

Join Gopi and The Gorra starting Monday September 29th at 5 pm and Feel the Heat of Spice Sports!

Sept 25, 2014
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98.1 The Bridge Announces On-Air Line Up
Lethbridge AB

After a cross Canada search we have finally found our Dream Team for 98.1 The Bridge!

Mornings will be handled by Jay Herrington and Corlee Torok.

Jay has 20+ years of hosting morning radio and most recently worked at The Bear in Ottawa.

Corlee is a Lethbridge radio staple having worked her entire career in the market and will be a familiar voice to many listeners.

Graham Mossiman comes to us from Winnipeg, he’s a new voice to Lethbridge and will handle Music duties and the Midday Show.

Program Director Scott McGregor will host the afternoon show.

All live shows begin October 6th!

Sept 24, 2014
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JAZZ FM Announces New Morning Show
Toronto ON

JAZZ.FM91 announced Garvia Bailey as host of its new weekday morning show “Good Morning Toronto” beginning Monday, September 29th. Garvia, who left CBC Radio to join JAZZ.FM91 in July, will continue to enhance listeners’ experience, bringing a taste of the vibrant scene Toronto has to offer, entertaining through great story telling and exposing the city’s talent.

JAZZ.FM91 also announced the appointment of Mark Wigmore as Senior Arts Editor, replacing Garvia Bailey. Coming with extensive broadcast experience, most recently at CBC Radio, Mark will host the Arts Report, weekdays on “Good Morning Toronto” and “Afternoon Drive”, with host Brad Barker.

Current morning show host Heather Bambrick will continue to host Jazzology, a feature program showcasing GTA’s talented jazz students on Thursdays at 9PM, as well as hosting station Live-to-Air concerts, and will also be involved in future programming projects.

“JAZZ.FM91’s commitment to music and the arts has never been stronger,” said Ross Porter, CEO and President of JAZZ.FM91. “With such an experienced broadcaster and arts journalist as Garvia is, “Good Morning Toronto” will offer listeners a deeper perspective on this city we call home”. “We’re glad Heather Bambrick will continue to be involved with the station, and we welcome Mark Wigmore to the JAZZ.FM91 family,” continued Ross.

JAZZ.FM91 is called “One of the most vibrant and versatile jazz stations on the planet” by Jazz Times. More than just a radio station, the JAZZ.FM91 enterprise is Canada’s only 24/7 jazz broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to enriching the cultural, educational and community experience of their audience. JAZZ.FM91 can be heard live on the air at 91.1FM, streamed online at www.jazz.fm, or listened to on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, with the free JAZZ.FM91 App and via the JAZZ.FM91 Android App, available for download from the Google Playstore.

Spice Radio Launches On 1200AM In Vancouver
Vancouver BC

Get ready to spice up your life. From the creators of Rim Jhim, Canada’s first Indo-Canadian radio station, i.t. Media Broadcast (ITMB) will introduce a spanking new format on 1200AM. After months of strategic planning, Spice Radio will go live on Sept 29th, 2014.

In 2011, South Asians emerged as Canada’s number one visible ethnic group, according to StatsCan. Spice Radio will offer a range of programming geared towards this cultural group.

“Radio is a hub of our culture. It’s a way to find out what’s going on, to learn different opinions and stimulate conversation,” says company President Shushma Datt. “Unfortunately, there hasn’t really been a station that appeals to the full community. The perception is that there is a Punjabi radio station and a Hindi radio station. We’re out to change that.”

Spice will differentiate itself and bridge communities through a range of first-ever programming—popular program styles that will be adapted to an ethnic format.

“We are working with several organizations,” reveals the storied Canadian journalist, who will be taking her talk show to the mornings in order to tackle timely topics with community leaders. “Additionally, she adds, “there will be changes that will distinguish Spice as a leader in news and sports for the South Asian community.”

The new format has been developed in response to countless requests, and ITMB has made a “significant investment” in distinguishing and promoting its new brand. Spice will introduce a range of programming in a fun, magazine style format. It will also be the first ever-ethnic broadcast service with a dedicated 2-hour live sports talk show in primetime Monday to Friday.

“With the growth of this dynamic community, we wanted to take a leadership role,” says Vice President Sudhir Datta. “We’ve always been recognized for delivering quality information in an entertaining format. Our new mandate for this station will be to provide programming that’s intelligent, educational, timely, and conversational.”

With the strongest signal among all the South Asian radio stations in the GVRD, Spice Radio will be heard from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island and from the US border up to Whistler.

“Response to the new programming has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Datta. “Our MO is raising the community profile and bringing awareness to all the good things South Asians are doing locally, nationally, and internationally. We’re part of the community we serve and that makes all the difference when it comes to ethnic programming.”

To learn more, contact Sudhir Datta at 604-299-1727 or sudhir@rimjhim.com.

CJAY 92 Calls Upon Listeners to Contribute to Family of 17-Month-Old Calgary Girl in Need of Heart Transplant
Calgary AB

CJAY 92 is calling out to listeners to help a local Calgary family currently facing a desperate medical situation. Alivia, the Gallant family’s 17-month-old daughter, has severe heart failure and is currently on the transplant list to undergo a heart transplant within the next six to 12 months in Edmonton. To kick-start the fundraising initiative, CJAY 92 has donated $20,000 from the station’s Gerry Forbes Secret Wish program to the Gallant family, in response to the family’s public outreach for assistance with expenses relocating from Calgary to Edmonton – money needed to help keep the family together during this difficult time.

“When I talked with Gerry Forbes about helping out, we were both in tears. Anything we can do to help this family through this difficult time, we will do,” said Ross MacLeod, Program Director, CJAY 92.

The Gerry Forbes Secret Wish program is a year-round effort by CJAY 92 to help Calgarian families with children during times of hardship. The Gerry Forbes Secret Wish is funded by the CJAY 92 Kids Fund through various local charitable initiatives, including the Gerry Forbes Million Dollar Open Golf Tournament, Sno-Pitch, and the generous donations of local companies and Calgarians.

Before becoming a year old, Alivia had already undergone two open-heart surgeries. The second surgery was an emergency redo scheduled to take four hours, but ended up lasting 17 hours, as surgeons faced difficultly controlling the bleeding in her heart. She came out of the operating room extremely ill, needing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and a ventilator to keep her alive.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter: @CJAY92
Facebook: facebook.com/CJAY92calgary
Instagram: @CJAY92Calgary

Gerry Forbes Secret Wish Website to donate: http://www.cjay92.com/secretwish.aspx

Vue Weekly's Best Of Edmonton Includes HOT 107
Edmonton AB

Vue Weekly’s Best of Edmonton 2014 results are IN! HOT 107 is excited to share that YEG voted Ryder in the Morning as the BEST Morning Radio Host and DJ TYCO as Edmonton’s BEST DJ! HOT 107 would like to thank our loyal listeners for choosing HOT 107 as their favourite station, landing us a spot as Edmonton’s 2nd Favourite Radio Station! Edmonton is one of the best radio markets in the country and we are honoured to have been recognized as part of the Best of Edmonton.

Great radio is a result of great announcers and we are excited that the City of Champions also gave some love to HOT 107 in the runner up categories - 2nd Best Morning Radio Team goes to Ryder in the Morning with Lisa Evans, 2nd Best Afternoon Radio Host goes to our very own Jake Ryan, and DJ Twix was named 2nd Best DJ. Lisa Evans (@Squeeb_Slayer) also tied for Best Tweeter beating out our favourite Mayor - Mayor Don Iveson (@doniveson).

Vue Weekly, Edmonton's urban weekly newspaper, asked their readers to weigh in on their favorite local heavyweights for the Best of Edmonton 2014. From favorite media personalities to the best doggie daycare, they’ve got it all covered in their Best of Edmonton poll. Watch for it on newsstands!

HOT 107 is Edmonton’s HOTTEST Music. Catch Ryder in the Morning with Lisa Evans, Weekdays from 530AM – 9AM. Listen to Jake Ryan, Weekdays from 2PM – 7PM where he is joined daily by DJ TYCO for the :107Minute HOTMix starting at 450PM. Hear DJ Twix spinning every Saturday Night for the Saturday Night House Party. Full details on all shows HERE.