Telecom, Conference and Media News – Bell and Rogers announce reciprocal roaming partnerships with AT&T

Bell and Rogers have both announced reciprocal roaming partnerships with AT&T to provide Canadian business customers access to AT&T’s LTE-M network across the United States. The reciprocal agreement enables AT&T customers to roam on Bell and Rogers’ LTE-M networks in Canada.


John Perras, Teresa Coulter, Sonia Draper and Laurence Yap

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) has announced the lineup for this year’s OAB Sales Session at Connection 2019 on Nov. 7. John Perras will open the 2019 session discussing two keys to increasing your sales right away: how to improve prospecting and what to include in a presentation for increased results. Pat Bryson, voted one of Radio Ink’s 2018 Most Influential People in Radio, delivers the feature sales training with the Client Needs Analysis. Also back is the Advertising Panel featuring Laurence Yap, Pfaff Group; Sonia Draper, Sleep Country and Teresa Coulter, OMD. The Sales Session runs from 8 a.m. to noon, immediately followed by the Awards Luncheon, entry to which is included in Sales Session registration. Find more info on Connection 2019 here.

Fabian Dawson

The Jack Webster Foundation has announced Fabian Dawson as the 2019 recipient of the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award. Born and raised in Malaysia, Fabian arrived in Vancouver in 1988 and became deputy editor-in-chief of The Province newspaper and, then Canada’s largest South Asian news portal. He also serves as an editorial advisor to the Vancouver-based South Asian Post, Asian Pacific Post and Filipino Post newspapers, as well as publications in Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Philippines and England. His work, particularly in India, has led to the creation of four documentary films and a made-for-TV movie. In 2004, The Canadian National Newspaper Awards Board of Governors named Dawson 2004’s Unsung Hero of Canadian Journalism. Megaphone Magazine is the 2019 Bill Good Award Recipient, honouring a B.C. individual or organization that makes significant contributions to the province’s journalism community or to a community’s enrichment via journalism. For more than 10 years, the magazine has been featuring marginalized voices and helped provide extra income to its homeless and low income vendors. Sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria for $2, vendors pocket $1.25 for each issue they sell. Megaphone’s annual Hope in Shadows calendar also showcases the photography of Megaphone vendors who use single-use disposable cameras to capture images in their communities.

Global News has announced a new award that will support Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) students from diverse backgrounds enrolled in the Radio Television Journalism (RTJ) program. Corus Entertainment is supporting the four-year bursary program with a donation of $16,000. Benefiting four students over each of the four years, the first $1,000 bursaries are available starting this fall to students enrolled in the two-year diploma program.

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