Guy Brouillard, Gerry Forbes, and Brother Jake Edwards have been announced as the 2019 inductees into the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.
They’ll be honoured during Canadian Music Week at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 9 at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto.
Guy Brouillard, was music director at CKOI-FM Montreal for over four decades, up until his retirement last August. At the age of 21, back in 1976, he was entrusted to find the “sound” of Montreal’s newest radio station. Over the years, Brouillard mastered the art of recognizing a radio hit and successfully guided the station through ups and downs in the music industry.
Gerry Forbes retired last year after 25 years at CJAY 92 (CJAY-FM) Calgary and 43 years in radio. Forbes started his career behind the
turntable in 1975 at CHNL Kamloops, moving on to CHAM Hamilton, and then Toronto stations CFTR, CHUM, and CKFM, before landing in Calgary at CHFM and then CJAY. During his two and a half decades with the station, Forbes founded the CJAY 92 Kids Fund and Gerry Forbes Secret Wish, which helps raise money for families and children in difficult situations with nowhere to turn. He continues to serve as an ambassador.
Brother Jake Edwards, of TSN 1040 (CKST-FM) Vancouver, has spent over four decades on-air across Canada including Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax, 92 CITI FM and 97 Kiss FM (CKIS-FM) Winnipeg, and Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto, before becoming the morning show ratings leader at Vancouver’s Rock 101 (CFMI-FM) for 17 years. “Bro Jake” joined the TSN 1040 morning show in 2013. He’s also known as the voice behind syndicated radio comedy character “The Champ.”
In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions, the 2019 recipient of the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, in memory of legendary Radio Programmer Steve Young, is Brad Karp, morning show host at Country 93.3 FM (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray. He’ll be presented his award at the Programming 2020 Masterclass panel at the Sheraton Centre on May 9, and will be recognized during the Awards Gala Dinner that evening.
Previously-announced honourees for the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards include Robbie Robertson, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and Michael McCarty and Steve Herman in the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards are available for purchase through the Canadian Music Week website here.
Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival, spanning seven nights of performances, May 6 – 12, at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
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