The National Campus & Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) has announced the winners of this year’s Community Radio Awards In Broadcast and Online. Known as the CRABOs, this year’s winners were led by Edmonton’s CJSR-FM, which picked up wins for Excellence in Sports Broadcasting, Best Current Affairs or Magazine Program, and News.
Dalhousie University campus station CKDU-FM, the University of Calgary’s CJSW-FM, and CIVL-FM, the campus and community radio station serving the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), each picked up three awards. Among the CIVL-FM programs recognized was the long-running music program, The Wheelbarrow, whose creator Greg Aitken, passed away in February.
This year’s GameChanger Award was presented to Luke Smith, who served as the NCRA’s Learning and Development Officer for seven years. Smith accepted a new role as Station Manager at CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto in May.
Here is the full list of winners:
Community Radio Legend Award – CKUT – Joni Sadler
Best in Podcasting – CJRU – Story Planet Podcast – Quinton Bradshaw, Liz Haines, Marel Alemany
Breaking Barriers & Excellence in Student Programming – CiTR – Blind New World & CiTR – John’s Jukes – Deon Feng
Community Engagement – CKHA – Radio Playhouse – Roxanne Casey
Creative Production – CICK – I Digress – Pamela Haasen
Current Affairs or Magazine – CJSR – White Supremacy: Ideological Adaptation with Dr. Shama Rangwala – Adamant Eve – Luis Cifuentes & Rose-Eva Forgues-Jenkins
Documentary – CiTR – Where We Begin: A Collection of Origin Stories – Hina Imam, Adeline Peng, Karan Saxena
Excellence in Sports Broadcasting – CJSR – 2021 Alberta Indigenous Games – Acimowin – Shayne Giles
GameChanger – NCRA / CIUT – Luke Smith
Local Talent Development – CJLY – Responding to COVID – Accepted by Ed Zych
Music – Alternative or Similar – CJPE – The Sneptic Tank – Paul Snepsts
Music – Blues or Similar – CKHA – The Buckslide Blues Cruise – Pat Monaghan
Music – Country or Similar – CIVL – Andy’s Attic – Andy Gronberg
Music – Electronic or Similar – CJSW – A Quiet Light – Marta Ligocki
Music – Folk or Similar – CKDU – Touchstone – Bev Lamb
Music – Jazz or Similar – CKDU – The Swing Arrangement with Charles Hsuen – Charles Hsuen
Music – Metal or Similar – CKDU – Drag The Waters – Ethan Anderson
Music – Pop or Similar – CIVL – The Wheelbarrow – Greg Aitken and David Shayler
Music – Punk or Similar – CJSR – History of Punk – Women of Hardcore – Brittany Rudyck
Music – R&B or similar – CJLO – Purple Hour Ep. 2 (We Have a Name!) – Megan Dams
Music – Rap or Similar – CKXU – After The Smoke Is Clear – Doobyis AKA Brent Manning
Music – Rock or Similar – CKXU – Speeding Ticket – Ben Wellman
Music – Variety Program – CJLY – Brother Michael’s Flashback 70s – Michael Murray
Neskie Manuel Award – CJSR – Interview with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers on Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy – Moving Radio – Christian Zyp
News – CJSR – Can I get a GSA with that? – Gaywire – Shayne Giles
Out Loud – Best in LGBT+ Programming – CJSW – Them Fatale – Blake McLeod
Syndicated Show – CFRO – URP Show 1020: Black History Month – DJ Denise
Third Language – CJSW – Radyo Pilipino – Teofy Buluran
Volunteer of the Year – CIVL – Volunteer of the Year – Emma Hones
Women’s Hands and Voices – CFUV – Full Circle: Womxn in Hip Hop – Melanie Lum
Best in Podcasting – CKDU – Sciographies
Breaking Barriers & Excellence in Student Programming – CJRU – Atlas of Resistance – Ep 012 Gig Workers United
Creative Production – CHLY – BeeSA
Current Affairs or Magazine – CJNU-FM – Community Cafe
Documentary – CJSR – The St. Jean Baptiste Church Fire
Excellence is Sports Broadcasting – CFUV – Interesting Conversations – Dr Frank Hayden
Music – Alternative or Similar – CFRC – Yellow Brit Road: An Alternate Exploration of the UK
Music – Jazz or Similar – CJSR – The Organ Grinder – Dr. Lonnie Smith Tribute Special
Music – Rap or Similar – CJSR – If Hooks Could Kill
Music – Rock or Similar – CIVL – Uncle Bill and the Silver Dollar Survey
Music – Rock or Similar – CJSR – The Rockenrolleum – An interview with Carl Peterson of The King-Beezz
Music – Variety Program – CFRU – The Sentinel’s Marvellous Kaleidoscope
Music – Variety Program – CKDU – The Outer Edge
Neskie Manuel Award – CJSR – National Nurses Week and Indigenous Nurses Day
News – CHUO – La coalition de santé mentale des noir(e)s
Out Loud – Best in LGBT+ Programming – CIUT – Rainbow Country EP 270 – Deep Sniff
Third Language – CICK – Third Language El Mataderos
Volunteer of the Year – CHLY – Mick Sweetman
Women’s Hands and Voices – CJSR – Métis Beadwork with Krista Leddy, the Beaded Chickadee”
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