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Cam Cowie, Clayton Dreger inducted into WAB Hall of Fame

Cam Cowie and Clayton Dreger have been inducted into the Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB) Hall of Fame.

Cam Cowie
Clayton Dreger’s virtual acceptance speech

Cowie, Senior Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer at Harvard Media, and Dreger, the long-serving Sports Director at Golden West Broadcasting, are both set to retire this year. They were among those recognized at WAB’s Gold Medal Awards Gala on Thursday evening at Fairmont Banff Springs.

Jasmin Laine

Jasmin Laine, morning show co-host at Evanov Communications’ Energy 106 (CHWE-FM) Winnipeg, was named the Broadcast Leader of Tomorrow.

Northern Native Broadcasting

Northern Native Broadcasting was awarded the Gold Medal for Digital Innovation for the CFNR Network’s broadcast of February’s All-Native Basketball Tournament.

The WAB Gold Medal for Community Service, under 150,000, went to Golden West Broadcasting’s Steinbach, MB stations, while C95 (CFMC-FM) Saskatoon won in the 150,000+ category, for its Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research. The initiative started in 2000, following morning show personality Lisa Rendall’s breast cancer diagnosis. Rendall passed away in 2011.


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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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