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Postby jon » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:55 pm

Nancy Carlson is joining the CBC [CBXT-TV Edmonton] team as the producer and host of News at 6. Nancy comes to us from Global Edmonton, where she has been producing and hosting the 11 p.m. newscast since 2011. Recently, Nancy has also been co-anchoring Global's 6 p.m. newscast. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton ... -1.5041661

From this morning's Broadcast Dialogue:

RTDNA Canada has announced that Lynda Steele and Rob Germain will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award in the West Region. Steele is the host of The Lynda Steele Show on 980 CKNW. Her career began at CKVU-TV Vancouver, and then CITV-TV Edmonton, CBC Edmonton and Global Edmonton, where she was the 6 p.m. anchor for 17 years. After moving back to B.C. in 2011, she was the host of consumer/investigative segment Steele On Your Side on CTV Vancouver, before becoming a talk show host at CKNW. Rob Germain has been in broadcasting for more than 30 years, starting his career at BCTV (now Global BC). For 17 years, Germain was news director at CHEK in Victoria. In 2009, he was instrumental in bringing employees and community minded investors together to save CHEK from closure. CHEK is now the only employee-owned TV station in North America and this year will celebrate 10 years of success as an independent. Under Germain’s leadership, CHEK News was awarded Best Medium Market Newscast in Canada in 2016. In September, Germain was appointed general manager of CHEK Media Group. Germain and Steele will be presented with their awards during the West Regional Meeting on Apr. 6.

Cecil Rosner and Geoff Currier will receive the RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award in the Prairie Region. Rosner has been an award-winning journalist in Canada for four decades and has devoted his career to reporting and supervising investigative journalism projects and teams, including CBC’s I-Team unit in Winnipeg. He has won Michener and Gemini Awards for his journalism and authored investigative works Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada and When Justice Fails: The David Milgaard Story. He was the managing editor at CBC Manitoba until last year and is now director of investigative journalism for all CBC News regions across the country. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg where he teaches Investigative Journalism in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications. Currier started doing play-by-play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1986 and spent the next 12 seasons at CKRM Regina, serving as the station’s sports director, in addition to acting as TSN’s Saskatchewan correspondent. In 1997, he made the move to CJOB Winnipeg as the host of Prime Time Sports. In the early 2000s, he reinvented himself as a talk show host and for the last four years has occupied the coveted slot formerly held by the legendary Peter Warren, and later, Charles Adler. Rosner and Currier will be presented with their awards during the Prairie Regional Meeting on Apr. 6.

Andrew Grose is no longer with 630 CHED Edmonton. Grose posted on his Facebook page Tuesday saying “It’s been a great experience working with all of the fabulous people at Corus and Global especially my partner J’lyn Nye.” Grose, who is also a veteran comedian and producer of the Edmonton Comedy Festival, had worked with CHED since 2010, most recently as afternoon co-host of the 630 CHED Afternoon News.

Boyd Leader is leaving his role as director of radio for the CFWE network, based in Edmonton, to take on group program director responsibilities for Bell Media – BC Interior. Based in Kelowna, Leader will start his new position Apr. 15. Leader had been with the Aboriginal Multimedia Society of Alberta for the last six years.

Stingray won multiple awards at the 2019 Worldwide Radio Summit on Mar. 29 in Burbank, CA, including International Broadcast Group of the Year. Steve Jones, SVP Brands & Content, Radio was named International Radio Programmer of the Year, his second win in the category after previously claiming the honour in 2014. The awards come just six months after Stingray’s entry into the radio market with the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (Newcap) in October. “I am deeply honoured and grateful,” said Jones. “Stingray may be new to the radio industry, but it is already setting the standard for quality broadcast on the global stage. Our programming team is a formidable force that produces world-class broadcasts. I am delighted that their excellence has not gone unnoticed. Every day they make me look good; they are the true winners of this award.” [Steve Jones was formerly K-97 Edmonton Program Director]

AM 1150 Kelowna has inked an agreement with the Kelowna Rockets to provide broadcast coverage of all Rockets’ regular season and playoff games through 2021/22. Veteran AM 1150 sportscaster Regan Bartel returns as the voice of the Rockets, marking 20 years of play-by-play game coverage and his 25th year covering the Western Hockey League (WHL). Joining Bartel is commentator Kent Simpson.

CBC, Rogers, Bell Media and Postmedia are teaming up to host Alberta Election 2019: The Leaders Debate on Thursday, Apr. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. MT. The debate will air live across television and digital platforms on CBC Calgary, CBC Edmonton, CBC News Network, CityNews Calgary, CityNews Edmonton, CTV Calgary, CTV Edmonton, CTV News Channel, Omni TV, and online at CalgaryHerald.com and EdmontonJournal.com. On radio, the debate will be broadcast on 660 News Calgary and province-wide on CBC Radio. CTV Calgary anchor Tara Nelson will moderate the 90-minute debate from the CTV Edmonton studio. Panelists include CTV Edmonton anchor Erin Isfeld, CBC Alberta provincial affairs reporter Kim Trynacity, Postmedia Legislature reporter Emma Graney, and CityNews reporter Courtney Theriault.
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