Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Randy Lennox will be awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)


Randy Lennox

Randy Lennox will be awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Currently president of broadcasting and content for Bell Media, Lennox was previously the president and CEO of Universal Music. The award recognizes industry leaders who have vastly contributed to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry. It will be presented at the 46th Annual JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Apr. 1 in Ottawa.

Stevie de la Rose

Alberta’s newest radio station Real Country 104.9 (CFHI-FM) Hinton is air testing. Playing contemporary country, the Newcap-owned station’s line-up includes the Real Wake-up with Stevie de la Rose, Suzy Burge on afternoons and Casey Clarke and Roo Phelps in the evening.

Canada’s National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and New Zealand’s Association of Community Access Broadcasters (ACAB) have announced a new program sharing agreement. Starting this month, ACAB members will will make up to six weekly radio shows available for Canadian campus and community stations. The NCRA/ANREC will make more than 37 hours of top Canadian programs available for New Zealand community radio stations.

840 CFCW-AM Edmonton’s Critters Hockey Team has passed the $1 million mark in its fundraising. Started in 1993, the team of CFCW staff and friends of the Newcap-owned country station, has played in hundreds of communities throughout North Central Alberta. Money raised over the years has supported everything from minor hockey and rink repairs to local charities, with all funds staying in the community. On Nov. 3, 2016, the CFCW Critters Million Dollar Tour surpassed $1 million in funds raised during a game in the town of Westlock.

Nominations are now open for 2017 The Rosalie Award from the Radio Trailblazers. The award recognizes Canadian women who have blazed new trails in radio and is named after Rosalie Trombley, renowned music director at The Big 8 (CKLW-AM) Windsor/Detroit and the first-ever recipient of the Rosalie Award in 2005. The deadline is Feb 3. The nomination form can be found here.

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