BCAB names 2021 Awards of Excellence winners

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) has released its full list of 2021 Awards of Excellence winners, which recognize the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting.

Among this year’s winners are Keith Baldrey, Global News’ Legislative Breau Chief in Victoria, who was named Broadcast Performer of the Year. Kevin Gemmell, General Manager of Pattison Media’s Prince George Operation, was named Broadcaster of the Year, while CHEK News reporter Jasmine Bala was recognized with the Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow Award. CHEK-TV also won for Best Station Imaging – TV – Small Market and Best Commercial Creative – TV – Small Market.

Find the full list of winners and their winning submissions here:

Best Commercial Creative – Radio – Large Market

Winner: 93-7 JR Country – Lilian The Notary Man

Best Commercial Creative – Radio – Small Market

Winner: 107-5 Beach Radio Vernon – Pint and Pie Company

Best Commercial Creative – TV – Small Market

Winner: CHEK TV – BC Transit Safety Dance 

Best Station Imaging – Radio – Large Market

Winner: CFOX – Covid Imaging

Best Station Imaging – Radio – Small Market

Winner: 100.3 The Q – Class of 2020

Best Station Imaging – TV – Small Market

Winner: CHEK TV

Community Service Award – Radio – Large Market

Winner: Red FM Vancouver

Community Service Award – Radio – Small Market

Winner: CFNR – National Indigenous People’s Day

Community Service Award – TV – Small Market

Winner: Global Okanagan – Mental Health Mondays

Excellence in News Reporting – Radio

Winner: 980 CKNW – New Westminster Pier Park Fire

Excellence in News Reporting – TV

Winner: CKPG – Rally for Brody 

Broadcaster of the Year

Winner: Kevin Gemmell – Pattison Media Prince George

Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow

Winner: Jasmine Bala – CHEK News 

Broadcast Performer of the Year

Winner: Keith Baldrey

Friend of the Industry

WAVLI – Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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