Kevin Gemmell to head Jim Pattison Broadcast Group’s Prince George stations

Kevin Gemmell has been named the new general manager of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group’s Prince George, BC operations, including CKPG-TV, 99.3
The Drive (CKDV-FM), 101.3 The River (CKKN-FM) and

Brenda and Mike Clotildes

Gemmell will take over his new role effective Jan. 1 from current GM Mike Clotildes who is semi-retiring at the end of December after a long career with both Pattison and Monarch Broadcasting. Clotildes had been GM since 2014. Born and raised in Prince George, he first joined CKPG-TV in 1986 as Master Control Operator after graduating from BCIT and never left. Over the years, he’s served as a cameraman, director of live events, produced features and programs, and served as TV director. His wife Brenda, who serves as production manager and has been with the station since 1987, is also leaving the company.

Since 2008, Gemmell has been heading up 89.5 The Drive (CHWK-FM) Chilliwack as station manager and general sales manager. He started his broadcasting career as an announcer with Fabmar Communications in Melfort, SK, in 1996 before moving into a sales role and eventually station manager/sales manager. He’s also worked at stations in Moose Jaw, Lloydminster and Grande Prairie.

Gemmell is well-known in the B.C. broadcast community for his work as past president of the BC Association of Broadcasters (BCAB). He’s also a past president of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

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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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