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Bob Mills named BCAB Broadcaster of the Year

Bob Mills, the veteran Power 104 (CKLZ-FM) Kelowna morning man who retired this past May, is the B.C. Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcaster of the Year.

BCAB handed out its annual awards, recognizing excellence in radio and television broadcasting in British Columbia, Thursday evening in Victoria.

Mills anchored the Power 104 morning show for the last 12 years, up until earlier this year when he capped a 48-year radio career that started at CBC Vancouver in 1972. Mill’s radio journey took him to CKGF Grand Forks and CKOO Oliver/Osoyoos, before he made the leap into management at CKSP Summerland. He went on to help launch Magic FM (CJMG-FM) Penticton in 1985 and two years later Z99 (CIZZ-FM) Red Deer, while serving as PD of sister station CKGY-FM. He also served as PD at CJAY 92 Calgary and CFOX Vancouver, before landing at CKLZ/CKOV in 2002. 

In accepting his award, Mills choked up as he dedicated the honour to former colleague Kerry Marshall, whom he called “the consummate broadcaster.” Marshall passed away in August after a brief battle with brain cancer.

Lynda Steele

Lynda Steele, host of the Lynda Steele Show on CKNW News Talk 980 Vancouver is this year’s Broadcast Performer of the Year.

Allan De Genova

The 2019 Humanitarian Award was accepted by Allan De Genova, on behalf of the Honour House Society, which offers “a home away from home” for members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, emergency services personnel, and their families, free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.


Shawn Smith


Broadcast Dialogue publisher Shawn Smith was awarded the Friend of the Industry Award.

BCAB Awards of Excellence were also awarded in the following categories, with Global earning five awards:

Best Commercial Creative – Radio – Small/Medium Market: (tie)

Power 104, 103.1 Beach Radio, 107.5 Beach RadioHoly Crap Portapotty Crap Song

The Zone 91.3Big Wheel BurgerCrime Scene

Best Commercial Creative – TV – Large Market

Global BC Destination BC: Explore our BC

Best Commercial Creative – TV – Small/Medium Market

CTV2 Vancouver Island – A Trip to the Past

Best Station Imaging – Radio – Small/Medium Market

99.3 The Drive/101.3 The RiverCanada Day

Best Station Imaging – TV – Large Market

Global BCNavigate the Now

Best Station Imaging – TV – Small/Medium Market

CTV News Vancouver Island – Together

Community Service Award – Radio – Large Market

News 1130Hair Raising Experience

Community Service Award – Radio – Small/Medium

99.3 The Drive/101.3 The RiverMiracle on Third

Community Service Award – TV – Large Market

Global BCPink Shirt Day

Community Service Award – TV – Small/Medium Market

CFTK-TVSocial Media Cyber Bullying campaign

Excellence in News Reporting – Radio

Janet Brown, Global News Radio 980 CKNW, Whalley Strip Transformation

Excellence in News Reporting – TV

Global Okanagan – Floods of 2018

BCAB Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow

Shelby Thom


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
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 -

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