Harvard Media makes changes within Alberta operations

Harvard Media is undertaking minor restructuring within its Alberta operations.

The Regina-headquartered company announced Friday it is reducing positions in Red Deer, where it owns X100.7 (CKEX-FM) and Kraze 101.3 (CKIK-FM), and adding positions within its Fort McMurray operation, which includes Mix 103.7 (CFVR-FM) and 100.5 CRUZ FM (CHFT-FM).

Impacting five employees in programming and promotions, Executive Vice-President and Managing Partner George Leith told Broadcast Dialogue that three of the displaced Red Deer team members have been offered new opportunities within the organization.

“This minor restructuring is in alignment with our Enterprise content brand strategy launched in February 2023,” Leith said in an email, adding that more announcers are needed on the ground in Fort McMurray to work in the community on its local commitments.

The Fort McMurray station group has largely been dependent on voice tracking from personalities in other Harvard Media markets, outside the local morning show on both stations.

Harvard laid off about 10% of its workforce in April, across its 13 radio stations in Alberta and Saskatchewan, citing a need to transition resources to accommodate future digital growth.

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Connie Thiessen
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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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