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Sept 1, 2014
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Corus Radio Peterborough Launches Hits 100.5
Peterborough ON

Corus Radio Peterborough launched Hits 100.5, featuring more music, more hits and more fun. Hits 100.5 will feature a diverse and dynamic playlist showcasing today’s biggest names in music along with chart toppers from the 80s and 90s.

Tune in Monday through Sunday, for a 24/7 hits blitz from the past three decades including current hits from today’s most popular artists such as Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson, Serena Ryder, Maroon 5, Adele, to name a few. The weekday lunch hour will feature Super Hits @ Noon with Super Hits Saturday Night spinning the chart busters from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The on-air team will be familiar to Peterborough and area listeners with Pete Dalliday and Catherine Hanrahan hosting More Music Mornings weekdays, Dale Lowe during the midday and Gord Gibb in afternoon drive.

“Hits 100.5 is all about listener favourites and we’re certain the station will be a welcome addition to the Peterborough area,” said Dave McCutcheon, General Manager, Corus Radio Peterborough. “The combination of our great on-air team coupled with an energetic, upbeat and dynamic playlist will make for a great listener experience at work, in the car and at home.”

Tune in to Hits 100.5 on the FM dial or listen live at www.1005hits.ca.

102.1 the Edge Announces Winner Of Next Big Thing Contest
Toronto ON

102.1 the Edge crowns JJ and The Pillars as winners of the Edge Next Big Thing Contest. One of 627 entries, JJ and The Pillars were voted into the top six and went head-to-head with the remaining finalists at the Edge Emerging Artist Showcase at Toronto’s Sound Academy. After an extraordinary night and a four-month long competition, JJ and The Pillars were selected the winners.

Originating from Peterborough, Ontario, writer, vocalist and guitarist, JJ Thompson, bass-player Brett Wright and drummer Stefan Hegerat, began their music career in 2013 performing at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern and the Opera House. No strangers to the spot light, the trio of folk-rockers also performed at Canadian Music Week and Indie Week earlier this year.

JJ and The Pillars will perform live as the opening act for the Edge’s 2014 CASBY Music Awards on Thursday, October 23 in Toronto.

As contest winners, JJ and The Pillars will also receive:

$35,000 in cash

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

· A recording session 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 JJ and The Pillars’ 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.

London Wakes Up To New Sound With 102.3 JACKfm
London ON

(Thursday) at 6 a.m., current classic hits station 102.3 BOBfm changed to the new 102.3 JACKfm, playing London’s widest variety of popular music from the ‘80s right up to today’s biggest hits.

With five established sister stations in cities across Canada – the successful JACK Rogers Radio brand features hit music from such artists as Maroon 5, Adele, and P!nk, mixed with classic favourites from Queen, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC.

“Appealing to a broad cross-section of audiences, JACKfm is the only station in London where listeners can hear Van Halen, Madonna, Nirvana, and Bruno Mars all mixed together,” said Mike Collins, General Manager, Rogers Radio – London.

The new station will also feature “JACK’s No Repeat Work Day,” offering listeners no repeats between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Audiences will hear favourite on-air hosts Stax and Pete (formerly on 102.3 BOBfm) as they continue to entertain listeners each weekday morning from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on JACK Mornings with Stax and Pete.

Beginning Tuesday, September 2, listeners can win up to $25,000 with JACK’s Big Bag of Cash Contest, played at 7:10 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. with Stax and Pete.

The new station format will also be promoted through an out-of-home external media campaign, and across select Rogers Media properties.

Q107's Jeff & Sarah Salute The Trailer Park Boys
Calgary AB

On Friday, the Trailer Park Boys score a world record when they drop 935 F-bombs in their new movie, Swearnet.

To celebrate this F-enomenal* achievement, Jeff and Sarah will set the world record for the most Fsongs in a morning show with “F-it”

Friday from 5 to 9 a.m. on Calgary’s Classic Rock, Q107. (CFGQ FM, 107.3). Q107 Calgary listeners will be treated to the best classic rock Fsongs

– hits like Fat-Bottomed Girls, Free Fallin’ and Fly Like an Eagle.

Doin’ it Trailer Park Boys style: All morning, songs that start with F!

* Canadian spelling.

For more information on “F-it” Friday, email jeffsarahshow@q107fm.ca

Aug 26, 2014
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102.1 the Edge Presents The 2014 CASBY Awards
Toronto ON

102.1 the Edge, Canada’s largest and most influential alternative rock station, announced the performers and nominees for the 2014 CASBY Music Awards (Canadian Artists Selected By You). In collaboration with Molson Canadian, the Awards will take place on Thursday, October 23 at Sound Academy in Toronto and will feature performances by some of Canada’s top rock artists, including the Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Mounties, Dear Rouge, Current Swell and the winner of The Edge Next Big Thing Contest.

Tickets to this exclusive event can be won by listening to 102.1 the Edge or by voting online at www.edge.ca. Fans who vote will automatically be entered for a chance to win free passes to the show.

Representing the best in Canadian new rock, CASBY winners are determined through nationwide fan voting.

The 2014 CASBY nominees are:

Voting for this year’s CASBY winners began at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 25 and will close on Friday, October 19. Winners will be announced Thursday, October 23 during the 2014 CASBY Music Awards. CASBY performances will be broadcast live on 102.1 the Edge and online at www.edge.ca.

Through initiatives like the CASBYs, as well as Edgefest and Edge Sugar Beach Sessions, 102.1 the Edge has earned a reputation as a major force in Canadian talent development, contributing to the commercial breakthrough of some of Canada’s most influential artists, including Metric, City and Colour, Sum 41, USS, Bedouin Soundclash, Arkells, Tokyo Police Club and The Tragically Hip.

The CASBY Awards began in 1981 as an alternative to the Juno Awards and were originally called the U-Knows. Unlike many awards shows, CASBY winners are chosen entirely by the fans. Over the years, CASBYs have been handed out to Alexisonfire, Arcade Fire, Billy Talent, Sam Roberts and many others.

For more information on the 2014 CASBY Music Awards, visit www.edge.ca.

Roger's Radio North Bay Opens New Studios
North Bay ON

Roger’s Radio North Bay consisting of 101.9 The Fox, KiSS 100.5 and Country 600 CKAT showcased their new home to North Bay and surrounding area on Monday, August 25th. A large celebration was held in the parking lot of their brand new location, at 273 Main Street East. Ceremonies included the unveiling of the building's name, the Ted Rogers Broadcast Centre. Live entertainment, cake cutting and public tours of the new studios were also part of the grand opening. Director RMI, General Manager for Rogers Radio Ontario North, Peter McKeown says the building is state-of-the-art and is a great investment for the company's overall brand. Senior VP of Rogers Radio, Paul Ski was also in attendance. He says the new building is a great facility and a great working space for the employees in North Bay. Meantime, as a tribute to former long-time news director in North Bay, the newsroom in the new building was named the Clancy MacDonald News Centre. Clancy passed away in July at the age of 71. His widow and two daughters received a plaque, featuring a picture of Clancy reporting from Dieppe. A similar plaque remains permanently displayed outside our newsroom as well. Sandie MacDonald says the Dieppe reporting assignment was very important to Clancy as he got to see, up close, the contributions veterans made. Clancy's daughter Andrea Stoppa says her father was “North Bay's Authoritative News Voice” and having the news centre named after him is very special to the family.


Sandie MacDonald with daughters Natalie and Andrea outside the Clancy MacDonald Newscentre

Peter McKeown (Director RMI GM Ontario North), Paul Ski (Senior VP Rogers Radio), Holly Cangiano (GM North Bay Radio) and Julie Adam (VP Programming Rogers Radio) along with, North Bay Mayor Al McDonald and cake chef do the official cake cutting!

Aug 25, 2014
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Changes @ Corus Winnipeg
Winnipeg MB

Layoffs at Corus Winnipeg today. No longer with the company are Power 97's Robert Holland, Jim Jones and MD Graham Mosimann, FRESH FM's Adam Taylor and Kristin Bibik, as well as several admin and support staff.

Corus Radio Cornwall Launches 104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9 Today
Cornwall ON

Corus Radio Cornwall kicks off back-to-school with the launch of two new radio stations, 104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9, bringing listeners today’s chart topping artists as well as the best of greatest hits.

104.5 Fresh FM breezes into the city at 11 a.m. (ET) and kicks things off with Hideaway by Kiesza. The station will feature today’s fresh music and yesterday’s best hits from popular artists such as Pink, Maroon 5 and Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi, Black Eyed Peas and Train. Jimmy Kalaitzis and Sue Stewart return to anchor the new Fresh Mornings with Shannon Brooksbank hosting middays and Nathan Carr taking listeners through the afternoon drive.

The new boom 101.9 hits the air waves at 3 p.m. (ET) and launches with Journey’s classic, Don’t Stop Believin’. boom 101.9 is the destination for a playlist of number one songs from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s from artists like Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Bob Marley, U2, The Police, and Queen. The station’s on-air lineup includes fan favorites Dan Allaire and Bill Halman on the new boom Breakfast, Tom Schoch as the new midday host, followed by Darryl Adams in afternoon drive.

“104.5 Fresh FM and boom 101.9 will bring a vibrant, fun and exciting new sound to Cornwall listeners,” said Mark Dickie, General Manager, Corus Radio Ottawa and Cornwall. “Both brands have seen great success in our other Corus Radio markets due to their popular music appeal and upbeat personalities, so we’re thrilled to offer a boom and Fresh listening experience to this city.”

Tune into 104.5 Fresh FM online at 1045freshfm.com or on your FM dial at 104.5.

Tune into boom 101.9 online at boom1019.com or on your FM dial at 101.9.

James "Gruff" Gushnowski Joins 93.1 The One Leduc
Leduc AB

Many of our listeners heard the news earlier today that Sean Burke has decided to leave 93.1 The One to host a new morning show in Edmonton. We’re happy for Sean and wish him all the best in his new role and thank him for his contribution to The One.

At the same time, we’re extremely excited to announce that One Mornings will be in great hands as James “Gruff” Gushnowski joins 93.1 The One effective September 2.

“Gruff” joins The One fresh off of hosting 790 CFCW mornings with Sharon Mallon. His knowledge of the region, country music, intense community involvement and loyal listener following will help take 93.1 The One to new heights.

Gruff’s previous experience includes stints as Program Director at the legendary K97 Edmonton as well as The Goat in Lloydminster.

In addition to hosting One Mornings, Gruff will take on the new role of Operations Manager for Blackgold Broadcasting Inc., parent company of 93.1 The One.

One Mornings with Gruff Gushnowski starts entertaining Leduc County right after Labour Day.

Iconic Radio Brand (CISL) Returns To Vancouver
Vancouver BC

What’s old is new again, and in the case of CISL 650…it’s like it’s never been gone!

Familiar station call-letters reappeared atop Newcap Radio’s headquarters on Horseshoe Way in Richmond on Monday. General Manager Sherri Pierce says the return of the CISL 650 brand to the airwaves was a natural. “CISL represents heritage in this market and although our radio station has been known as AM 650 for the past 7 years, loyal listeners continued to refer to us as CISL 650, the station denoting the tradition that launched over 30 years ago”.

For CISL 650 the opportunity was as clear as three words…Smooth and Easy. Program Director Stu Ferguson commented “a vast opportunity existed for a radio station to appeal to a specific age group (Baby Boomers) by playing a smooth and easy blend of music emphasizing the 1960’s.”

A typical music set on CISL 650 might include a chart topping ballad from the Beatles, a sing-along favourite from Neil Diamond, to a timeless track from Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, or Tony Bennett. CISL 650 is actively targeting maturing Baby Boomers with music, personalities such as the legendary Red Robinson with the Red Rock Diner, and Lifestyle Talk shows like the Best of Food and Wine with noted wine influencer Anthony Gismondi.

CISL 650 is part of the Vancouver cluster of radio stations recently acquired by Newcap Radio, which also include Z95.3 (CKZZ) and LG 104.3 (CHLG).

Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge Revives Ongoing History of New Music and Adds a New Alan Cross Series to its Lineup
Toronto ON

oronto’s 102.1 the Edge relaunches Canada’s best-known radio documentary program, Ongoing History of New Music, and introduces a new series, Adventures in Vinyl, both hosted by veteran broadcaster and musicologist Alan Cross.

Ongoing History of New Music returns with even more artist profiles, thematic studies of alternative rock and its legendary in-depth narrative. The one-hour program will run weekly on Sundays at 7 p.m. (ET) with a replay on Mondays at 11 p.m. (ET) beginning Sunday, September 7. The first episode, Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before, offers up Alan’s weirdest and most interesting musical encounters over the last few years. Subsequent episodes will profile punk rock staple The Ramones as well as an examination on spectacular acts of self-sabotage in the music industry.

To celebrate the highly-anticipated relaunch of the series, the Edge is offering fans a chance to catch up on the most popular Ongoing History of New Music episodes with a 12-hour binge listen on Monday, September 1 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. (ET). The Edge will also be airing one minute features from Ongoing History of New Music everyday at 9:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (ET) starting Tuesday, September 2.

Adventures in Vinyl will profile the recent resurgence of vinyl records in Canada. With a collection of close to 10,000 new and vintage vinyl records, Alan explores this revival with one minute set-ups of classic releases, new records and reissues, followed by the track itself. Adventures in Vinyl will run daily at 7:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. (ET) beginning Sunday, September 21.

“I am soooo glad to be back at the Edge and doing Ongoing History of New Music again,” said creator Alan Cross. “Since 1993, there have been 691 episodes produced and more than 5,000 daily features -- and now we can build on that number and continue to chronicle the artists, themes, facts and myths behind today’s music culture. Plus, it’s also very exciting to be creating a new and innovative series for Edge listeners with Adventures in Vinyl.”

“We are very excited to resurrect Ongoing History of New Music and introduce Adventures in Vinyl which we’re certain will achieve the same successful following on 102.1 the Edge,” said Dave Farough, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto. “These additions are just another way that the Edge is returning to its musical roots by offering intelligent, original and curated content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

Aug 24, 2014
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Harvard Launches CRUZ FM Red Deer
Red Deer AB

Harvard Broadcasting is pleased to announce the launch of 100.7 CRUZ FM in Red Deer.

100.7 CRUZ FM is playing Red Deer’s Greatest Hits... ALL the time! Whether it’s Classic Rock, Classic Hits, Mainstream Rock, Pop, Pop/ Rock or New Wave from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s……music that was popular when you were!

100.7 Cruz FM plays the biggest hits from artists such as Bon Jovi, Queen, Bryan Adams, AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Blondie, U2, Rolling Stones, Madonna, The Tragically Hip, David Bowie, Police, Eagles, Nickelback, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen, Pat Benatar, KISS and Bruce Springsteen.

100.7 Cruz FM is home to Red Deer’s Biggest Playlist. We’ve banked so much great music that we can guarantee a No Repeat Day! – All Day! – Everyday!

Red Deer’s Greatest Hits ..100.7 CRUZ FM

Scott McGregor Joins Clear Sky Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB

Scott McGregor joins Clear Sky Radio in Lethbridge, AB as Program Director of our newly acquired radio station, CKVN-FM when we take possession on September 1.

Scott spent a significant portion of his career entertaining Southern Alberta on Rock 106 Lethbridge where he held down Afternoon Drive and was Music Director/Assistant Program Director from 2004 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2013 after a one year detour in Victoria, BC. Most recently Scott has been Program Director at the Bell Media stations in Brockville, Ontario.

We are thrilled that Scott has returned to Southern Alberta just in time to help us launch an exciting new radio brand in Lethbridge later this fall.

JC Coutts Named PD @ Rock 97.7 / Cliff Kriz Named APD
Grande Prairie AB

I am very pleased to announce two appointments at ROCK 97.7 in Grande Prairie, AB.

J.C. Coutts will be taking over the reigns as Program Director effective immediately. J.C. will also continue in his current role as Promotions Director of ROCK.

Also Cliff Kriz has been appointed the APD of ROCK 97.7. Cliff will help with the programming duties and assist J.C. wherever possible to ensure that we are delivering the best possible sound for the Peace Country. Cliff has been Morning Co- Host/ News at ROCK for the past five years.

 

The Ice Bucket ROOT BEER Challenge
Medicine Hat AB

Since today was A&W's Cruisin' To End MS, we thought we'd put a twist on the trending, top story of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and kind of nail two birds with one stone...so we came up with a special challenge to promote GIVING to multiple charities. Our listeners love to give, and since so many love to dump ice water on their heads...why not have me dump ice and root beer?

See the video at www.twitter.com/cjcyfm or www.facebook.com/cjcyfm

Guess What’s in The Bear’s Box to Win $10,000
Edmonton AB

Edmonton’s 100.3 THE BEAR announced that listeners will have a chance to take home a cash prize of $10,000 if they can correctly guess what is enclosed in the massive shipping container located outside of the radio station at 18520 Stony Plain Road. Every weekday morning beginning this Monday at 7:40AM, THE PAUL BROWN SHOW will announce a clue as to the possible contents of The Bear’s Box.

Throughout the duration of the contest, 100.3 THE BEAR will take a caller and their guess weekdays at the top of every hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with all previous guesses and clues to be tracked online at thebearrocks.com. Listeners are encouraged to call in as many times as they can to try to identify the box’s exact contents.

“We want all of Edmonton and the surrounding region to take a shot at guessing exactly what we have stored in The Bear’s Box,” said Rob Vavrek, Program Director, 100.3 The Bear, TSN 1260. “100.3 The Bear is known for giving away big money in fun, entertaining, and challenging contests. Our listeners are in for a real test!”

99.1 Fresh FM's Comic Belief Creates Laughs For A Cause
Winnipeg MB

99.1 Fresh FM has joined forces with Rumor's Comedy Club and some of Winnipeg's best comedians to raise awareness about mood disorders and suicide prevention in Manitoba with the Comic Belief comedy show, in memory of the late Robin Williams. All proceeds from the show will go directly to The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, which helps over 55,000 Manitobans annually though peer support, education and advocacy.

Who: The comedic lineup will include:

· Big Daddy Tazz
· Dan Verville
· Chantel Marostica
· Jordan Welwood
· Dan Glasswick
· Ben Walker

Where: Rumor's Comedy Club 2025 Corydon Avenue Winnipeg, MB

When: Monday, September 8 7:45 p.m.

Admission: $15

Tickets are on sale at www.rumorscomedyclub.com

For more details, visit www.991freshfm.com

Aug 20, 2014
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104-9 Virgin Radio’s Live In A Locker A Huge Success
Edmonton AB from Mindy Cooper

After just less than 48 hours, Robbie “The Intern” Gibson, from The Pepper & Dylan Morning Show was able to move out of his narrow home in a locker, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Virgin Radio listeners.

Estimated to be over $5000 of supplies were raised in support of United Way’s Tools for School Program. “We were thrilled when the bus pulled up this morning to drop off the supplies, I had no idea so many school supplies could fit into a bus that size.” said Jenn Dermott, Program Coordinator at United Way. “A huge thank you goes out to those who answered the call to support kids and youth in our community through United Way’s Tools for School.”

Robbie entered the locker on Monday, August 18th at 8AM outside of Staples in South Edmonton Common and was able to get out two days later on August 20th, 2014.

A representative from Staples commented “Staples’ annual school supply drive is a great way for our stores to get involved in the community and give back by providing items that children need to start the school year off right. It was our pleasure to combine efforts with Virgin Radio and the United Way to help free Robbie the Intern from Living In A Locker – The Tools For School program is a huge support for students in the capital region and we are proud to be a part of it”

104-9 Virgin Radio and Robbie “The Intern” gives a warm thank you to all the Edmontonians for all their generous donations, kind words of support & coffee drops.

Aug 18, 2014
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JACK FM Vasectomy Goes Viral
Victoria BC from JACK FM

On Thursday, our Mid-day announcer Matt Soper got a vasectomy done. Before hand, he asked listeners to give him some one liners to use while the doctor was performing the procedure. He then recorded the whole thing, and live tweeted it.

Well, the next day Huffington Post caught wind of it, and featured it in an article! It was cool to see a little radio bit get some recognition!

Here is the article, with the audio included.

Aug 14, 2014
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boom 99.7 Announces New On-Air Lineup
Ottawa ON from Magda Krpan

Corus Radio Ottawa’s boom 99.7 introduces a new weekday lineup of fresh faces and station favourites, bringing the best classic hits to audiences in the Nation’s Capital. The dynamic lineup will debut on August 25, 2014.

Boom Mornings will be co-hosted by Pete Marier and Wendy Daniels from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Murray Sherriffs on news.

Wendy is a familiar and favourite announcer for many Ottawans. As a long-time host on The Bear and most recently as drive host on boom 99.7, Wendy has a strong connection to the community.
Pete’s career spans three decades, mostly with iconic CHOM-FM in Montreal, where he has hosted morning and afternoon drive shows. Known for his sharp wit and trademark candid approach to life, Pete will be a welcome addition to morning radio in Ottawa.
Veteran newscaster, Murray Sherriffs, who has graced the newsrooms of CJAD-AM, Virgin 96 and most recently at 92.5 The Beat, brings an honest and straightforward style to his newscasts.

Middays will be hosted by Heather Ray from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as she returns from a stint as a weekend announcer at Corus Radio Ottawa’s JUMP! 106.9.

Afternoon drive will be hosted by Tom Schoch from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tom brings 10 years of on-air experience including stints at The Bear, xFM and CHEZ in Ottawa and is currently the Promotions Director for both boom and JUMP!.

Weekends and Evenings will be hosted by Sandy Sharkey. Sandy is no stranger to the Ottawa radio having enjoyed a successful career with 93.9 BOB FM. Sandy has recently co-hosted boom’s Tales from the Turnatable with Wendy.

“We are thrilled to have a diverse and experienced team of on-air personalities at boom 99.7,” said Mark Dickie, General Manager, Corus Radio Ottawa and Cornwall. “This ensemble is sure to entertain new and long-time listeners with lively banter and the greatest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.”

Tune in to boom 99.7 on the FM dial or listen live at www.boom997.com.

More Changes @ Bell Media Kitchener
KItchener ON

In addition to the announcement yesterday that Stacey Thompson and Bell Media Kitchener had parted ways, new today that the company has also parted company with Brian Bourke from Kool, Larry Silver & Lindsay Crossley from KFUN mornings and Jay Nijhuis from promotions.

John Meyer At OAB Conference With Radio Can Thrive In A Digital World
Markham ON

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is proud to welcome John Meyer to this year's CONNECTION 2014 conference with his session titled A Seat At The Table: How Radio Can Thrive In A Digital World

Things used to be easy. You knew who your competitors were. You probably knew them by name. They were the other radio station in town. Now you have three times as many competitors. Some are faceless websites, some are technologies, and sometimes you might even feel like you are competing within your own station. Where does radio fit into this new ecosystem? How can it survive?

Meyer feels that radio can not only survive but it can thrive. Over the last 18 years, John has helped build WTOP into one of the top radio and digital brands in Washington, DC. One of the reasons WTOP has been the top billing radio station in the U.S. for the past 4 years is due to its commitment to redefine what a radio station needs to be in the 21st century. John will discuss what has led to this success. He will cover such topics as:

Some of the biggest mistakes WTOP has made
Avoiding the shell game with your billing
How to compete against venture media (Hint: It's all about the brand)
Radio's digital advantage over other traditional media
Mobile, social, web - what is the right mix?
De-homogenize or die
Can music stations make money online?
When to say no to digital

Originally from Ohio, John has spent his entire career with WTOP. Starting in the marketing department in 1996, John was able to get involved with the online world at the early stages of the Dot-com Boom. Throughout the last 17 years, John has helped grow WTOP.com into a profitable and award winning online utility for the Washington, DC community.

John also helped launch FederalNewsRadio.com in 2000 as the world's first, Internet- only radio station and website targeting the federal government. Today the station is on a 50,000 watt AM station. Federal News Radio has been profitable since day 1. John is currently the Director of Digital Media for Hubbard, DC responsible for all online and mobile initiatives for WTOP and Federal News Radio.com.

John is a graduate of E.W. Scrips School of Journalism at Ohio University and has his MBA from American University.

His session will take place at <insert time of his session> in Conference Room # <insert room #>

The OAB annual fall conference, CONNECTION 2014, takes place on Thursday, October 30th at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, 901 Dixon Road in Toronto.

Full conference tickets including Gala Award Dinner tickets are $199 for members, $249 for non-members. On-line registration is OPEN: https://www.microspec.com/reg/OAB2014/ . Additional information is available at www.oab.ca or contact Val Skivington, memberservices@oab.ca or 905-554-2730.

Aug 13, 2014
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Nellie Baker Joins Newcap Ottawa
Ottawa ON from Ian Balfour

It gives me great pleasure to announce the addition of Nellie Baker to the Newcap Ottawa Sales Team.

Nellie has 12 successful years in the Radio advertising business which began in Hamilton in 2002 selling 2 AM properties. Her consistent success eventually brought her to The Jewel in Ottawa where after four and half years as the Senior Account Manager and numerous awards she now joins The New HOT 89-9 and LiVE 88-5.

Nellie is an amazing and talented addition to an all-star line-up of professional Radio leaders in the Nation’s Capital.

Nellie will begin the next chapter of her career on Monday August 18th, 2014.

Please join me in giving Nellie a rousing Newcap welcome.

Thompson Exits KOOL/KFUN
Kitchener ON

After 14 years at the station, Stacey Thompson has announced that today was her last day with KOOL FM / KFUN in Kitchener Watleroo.

Aug 12, 2014
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COUNTRY 93.3's Back To School Giveaway
Fort McMurray AB from Nick Bernard

The phrase "back to school" is enough to give any student a sense of dread. Country 93.3 and Peter Pond Mall got together this past Saturday to turn that dread into joy, with our Back To School giveaway!

Ten listeners received a special key to a series of lockers. Seven keys were duds, while three opened lockers containing gift cards, iPod Shuffles, and even a Laptop!

Country 93.3 Afternoon Host Mike Jones was live on location during the event, where he drew quite the crowd; big enough to make it an annual event!

Not only is this the start of a fantastic school year, but it's also the start of a beautiful friendship.

Aug 11, 2014
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KICX For Kids Benefit Concert 2
Sudbury ON from Scott Ziliotto

KICX 91.7 Sudbury is pleased to announce The KICX for Kids Benefit Concert 2 featuring the Bands on The Runs Tour with The Roadhammers, Doc Walker and BlackJack Billy! The KICX for Kids Campaign Phase 2 was launched in April with a goal of raising $250,000 in 5 years to expand and renovate an existing Pediatric Treatment room in Health Sciences North into the coolest, most kid friendly treatment room in all of HSN. The KICX announcers remade the Roadhammers music video to their hit song MUD to help announce the show. To see the video and get more information on KICX for Kids visit KICX917.com/BOTR.

Left to Right. Scott Edwards, Trinette Atkinson, Brett Walker and Alison Allen. Also featured in the MUD KICX Kut: Breakfast with Brad and Leanne.

Aug 7, 2014
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Steve Adams New Midday Host / Music Director @ Energy 106
Winnipeg MB from Adam West

Evanov Radio Group announced today that Steve Adams has joined Energy 106 FM as the new Midday Personality and Music Director, reporting to Program Director, Adam West.

Mr. Adams, who comes from the local Bell Radio stations, has a wealth of experience in radio that has included his previous positions on Afternoon Drive. As the new Midday Personality and Music Director for Energy 106 FM, he will contribute to the continued growth of Energy 106 FM in the Winnipeg Market.

“Steve Adams is just another example of the quality of personalities that we continue to add to an already hard working and great group of radio professionals. We continue to strive to build a team of winners and Steve Adams certainly fits into the evolution of already one of the top stations in the Winnipeg Market. Steve has a huge following of listeners that have enjoyed his many talents and we are excited to welcome them all to their new home – ENERGY 106 FM.” said station General Manager, Mike Fabian.

Mr. Adams added: “I am really excited about this opportunity, getting back to the music that I love, and working with this phenomenal group of people.”

Evanov Communication Inc. operates three stations in Winnipeg and others in several markets across the country (www.evanovradio.com). Evanov Communication’s Winnipeg stations include Energy 106 (CHWE-FM), Jewel 101 (CFJL-FM), and CKJS-AM. Energy 106 is a community oriented, results driven CHR station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is the ‘Official Radio Station’ of the Assiniboia Downs, Play-On 4 on 4 Hockey, Between The Pipes, The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade, Commerce Socials, and Pride Winnipeg.

Tracy Johnson At OAB Conference With Ways To Increase Ratings & Generate New Revenue
Markham ON

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is proud to welcome Tracy Johnson to CONNECTION 2014 with his session entitled 10 Tips to Engage Listeners, Increase Ratings and Generate New Revenue.

Great moments in radio aren't exclusive to programming OR sales. They encompass both. In this fast-paced seminar, Tracy Johnson presents 10 revenue generating ideas that programming loves. Or, put another way, programming initiatives that generate new revenue. Tracy will also explain the concepts behind the ideas that cause the ideas to work for all departments.

With a career spanning over 25 years and including a broad background in both traditional and digital media, Johnson has impacted hundreds of radio stations, programmers and personalities worldwide.

As a PD, he has taken several stations from "worst to first" using strategic and creative promotion and marketing tactics, and earning Johnson Radio Ink Magazine's "Best Programmer in America".

His expertise in managing on-air personalities has resulted in two books, Morning Radio and Morning Radio II, both being sold in over 30 countries. He has just recently finished a third book, Morning Radio Revisited.

In 1998, with the ever-increasing focus on the world wide web and digital media, Johnson established one of the first online loyalty marketing programs for media. By 2002, the database was over 125,000 members and revenues from these programs were exploding.

In 2007, he became COO for M20 Media, which evolved into the position of EVP of Audience Engagement for Triton Media where he has worked with over 700 media companies to create new sources of both audience engagement and revenue sources.

Currently, Johnson offers programming, marketing, promotion and talent coaching services to radio stations through his company TJohnson Media. (www.tjohnsonmediagroup.com) He works with the stations to create entertaining content, develop marketing and promotional strategies, which in turn generates new sources of revenue, and at the same time he inspires the team to successfully work together with his unique combination of experience and expertise.

The OAB annual fall conference, CONNECTION 2014, takes place on Thursday, October 30th at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel, 901 Dixon Road in Toronto. Full conference tickets including Gala Award Dinner tickets are $199 for members, $249 for non-members.

For further information or tickets contact, Val Skivington at memberservices@oab.ca or

905-554-2730.

Dan Akroyd On Q99 Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie AB frrom Paul Ouellette

Dan Aykroyd was in Grande Prairie helping with the fund raising for the Phillip J. Curry Dinosaur Museum and spoke to Q99’s Paul & Pike and told them exactly what he thought the chances were of a new Ghostbusters movie being made and when it would come out.

Listen here

Aug 6, 2014
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Roundhouse Radio Wins Vancouver FM Licence
Vancouver BC from Barb Snelgrove

The Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that it has approved the broadcasting licensing of 0971197 B.C. Ltd., Roundhouse Radio to operate a low power, speciality FM radio station in the City of Vancouver on 98.3 FM.

Roundhouse Radio’s key objective is to be actively involved in the City and to serve the needs of citizens who live, work and play in Vancouver. Roundhouse Radio’s difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry with more storytelling, discussion and context. Roundhouse Radio will help with community clean-ups, festivals, kids, talk about food from around the world, live music & arts, news and features focused on the City and its neighbourhoods.

“We can learn from the quietest voices” says Shelley Zavitz, Operations Manager and Program Director. “Roundhouse Radio is designed to offer everyone a seat at the table. All we need is a place to gather, discuss and learn from each other.”

Don Shafer, President & CEO says “We love the promise that Roundhouse Radio holds. It is perfectly suited to all that our team has learned and hold true about media, our love for radio, the web and the important work that we can do to serve the needs of our community.”

One of the founding shareholders, Rick Pushor says “on behalf of our owners’ group and our families we are very proud of our application. We look forward to playing an integral role in media and making a difference in Vancouver.”

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM is a privately owned company of British Columbians who aspire to create a world-class broadcasting platform on the air, online and on the street - focused on the City and people of Vancouver.

Aug 5 , 2014
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Top Six Of 102.1 The Edge’s Next Big Thing Revealed
Toronto ON from Lorraine Zarb

After a three-month search and more than 600 entries for the Edge Next Big Thing, 102.1 the Edge and a panel of music industry experts have selected GRAY, JJ and The Pillars, Coronado, The Fiscals, XPRIME and Brothers of North as the top six emerging independent artists to go head-to-head, performing live at 102.1 the Edge’s Next Big Thing final showdown at the Sound Academy on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Listeners are invited to visit edge.ca to check out the top six and register for free tickets to attend the finale, where one band will be crowned the Edge Next Big Thing. The winning band will receive:

· $35,000 in cash

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

· A recording session at the world-renowned Metalworks Studios

· 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, Arkells, Monster Truck and many more)

· A performance at the 2014 Edge CASBY Music Awards on October 23 in Toronto

Visit edge.ca for full program details.

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, Sum 41, USS, Bedouin Soundclash, Tokyo Police Club, The Tragically Hip and many more.

July 31, 2014
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CRTC Approves Clear Sky Purchase Of CKVN Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB from Paul Larsen

Clear Sky Radio Inc. is pleased to announce that the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved our purchase of CKVN Lethbridge, Alberta from Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.

“This decision is extra special as it strengthens our presence in Lethbridge which is our company headquarters and the community where we launched our first radio station 94.1 CJOC,” says Paul Larsen, President of Clear Sky Radio. “We intend to launch an exciting new music format that will fill a void on Southern Alberta’s airwaves and offer another exciting choice for the younger population in our community”.

Clear Sky Radio acknowledges that the change in music format will create a loss for a segment of the Lethbridge population and will work toward finding creative solutions to try and fill that void.

The purchase is expected to close August 31, 2014 with Clear Sky Radio taking over operations on September 1. CKVN staff will be offered positions with Clear Sky upon closing.

This is the second CRTC approval for Clear Sky Radio this week. On Tuesday, the Commission announced that Clear Sky had won its bid to launch a new FM radio station in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

Clear Sky Radio is one of Western Canada’s leading independent regional broadcasting companies. It operates radio stations CJOC-FM Lethbridge, AB and CJCY-FM Medicine Hat, AB as well as Clearly Interactive, a local digital agency offering website development, social media consulting, SEO services and other interactive marketing tools to small and medium size businesses.

July 29, 2014
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CRTC Approves Clear Sky's Application For New Station In Cranbrook BC
Lethbridge AB from Paul Larsen

Clear Sky Radio Inc. is very pleased to announce that the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved our application for a new FM radio station to serve Cranbrook, British Columbia with repeater FM frequencies in Fernie, Sparwood and Invermere, BC.

The station will be known as “Summit 107” and broadcast at 107.5 FM in Cranbrook and Kimberley, 107.9 FM in Fernie, 107.1 FM in Sparwood and Elkford and 107.7 FM in Invermere effectively bringing this new radio station to the entire Regional District of East Kootenay.

The music format will be “Adult Contemporary” and the station will feature significant local news and community information.

“We are thrilled that the CRTC continues to believe in our goal of bringing exciting, innovative and creative radio stations with a focus on community service to markets in which we apply” says Paul Larsen, President of Clear Sky Radio. “We do not take the Commission’s trust in our company lightly and look forward to launching an exciting new radio station to serve this dynamic region of British Columbia in the near future”.

Clear Sky Radio is one of Western Canada’s leading independent regional broadcasting companies. It operates radio stations CJOC-FM Lethbridge, AB and CJCY-FM Medicine Hat, AB as well as Clearly Interactive, a local digital agency offering website development, social media consulting, SEO services and other interactive marketing tools to small and medium size businesses.

July 28, 2014
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Carlos Benevides Returns to 91.5 The Beat
Kitchener ON from Patrick Olsen

Kitchener’s #1 Hit Music Station, 91.5 The Beat (CKBT-FM) announces the return of Carlos Benevides to The Beat Breakfast with Sophie Moroz and Dave Jutzi, beginning today.

“After some consideration and time away, rejoining the Beat Breakfast was the right decision for me,” said Carlos. "Having spent nearly 11 years at 91.5 The Beat, it feels good to be back with the station, the community and the listeners.”

“Carlos, Sophie and Dave have amazing on-air chemistry that resonates with the Waterloo-region,” said Chris Sisam, Regional General Manager, Corus Radio Western Ontario. “We are excited to have Carlos return to 91.5 the Beat and continue with the show’s success.”

The Beat Breakfast with Carlos, Sophie and Dave airs live Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. on 91.5 The Beat, online at www.915thebeat.com and via the Corus Radio App on iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

 

 
 
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