RTDNA Canada announces regional award nominations

RTDNA Canada, the Radio Television Digital News Association, has announced its regional award finalists, recognizing excellence in journalism and news programming across the mediums of radio, television and digital, from coast to coast.

Central Region

In the Central Region, CBC Montreal and CBC Ottawa dominate in the Radio, Digital and Multi-platform storytelling categories, with NewsTalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto a close third.

Among its nominations, CBC Montreal earned a nod for Best Podcast for Mic Drop, along with NewsTalk 1010’s The Snack, which is nominated twice in the category.

In the running for Best Radio Newscast (Large Market) are CBC Montreal, CBC Toronto, and NewsTalk 1010. Small/Medium market nominations went to 570 News (CKGL-AM) Kitchener, CBC Thunder Bay and CBC Windsor.

In the Television awards categories, CBC Ottawa, CTV News Ottawa and CTV News Toronto are vying for Best TV Newscast (Large Market). CTV Kitchener, CTV London and Global News Durham are nominated in Small/Medium Market.

Find the complete list of Central Region nominees here.

Winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on Apr. 6 at the Humber College – North Campus in Toronto.

Prairie Region

In the Prairie Region, much of the coverage nominated surrounds the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy. That includes 650 CKOM Saskatoon, which is nominated for Best Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market), while Rawlco sister station 980 CJME Regina is nominated in the same category for its coverage of the high-profile Gerald Stanley verdict. Best Radio Newscast (Large Market) nods went to 680 CJOB, CBC Manitoba and Global News Radio 880 (CHQT-AM) Edmonton.

In the Digital category, CBC Manitoba, CTV Saskatoon and Global Saskatoon are nominated for Continuing Coverage, while CBC Manitoba’s Jets Stream, CBC Saskatchewan’s Boushie and Faces in the Crowd from Global News Radio 770 CHQR, are nominees for Best Podcast.

CBC Manitoba’s Janet Stewart

CBC Manitoba, CTV Winnipeg and Global Edmonton earned nominations in the Best TV Newscast (Large Market) category. In the running for the Small/Medium Market honour are Global Regina, CBC Saskatchewan, and Global Saskatchewan.

Find the full list of Prairie Region nominees here.

Prairie Region winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on Apr. 6 in Saskatoon.

West Region

In the West Region, wildfires, windstorms, pipelines and civic election coverage dominate the nominations.

That includes 980 CKNW Vancouver, CBC Vancouver and News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver, nominated for Best Radio Newscast (Large Market). CBC Kamloops coverage of the Batchelor Heights Wildfire, CFAX 1070 Victoria @ Noon, and CKBZ Kamloops’ noon newscast are nominated in the Small/Medium Market category.

Vying for Best TV Newscast (Large Market) are CBC Vancouver, CTV Vancouver and Global BC. In the Small/Medium Market category, independent television station CHEK Victoria is nominated for both CHEK News at 5 and CHEK News at 10, while CTV Vancouver Island earned a nod for CTV News at 6.

cbc.ca/bc dominates the Digital storytelling nominations, including multiple nominations for Excellence in Social Media, News – Live Special Events, and Opinion and Commentary. CBC Vancouver real estate series Sold! is nominated for Best Podcast, along with 980 CKNW’s behind the headlines digital series This is Why, and When Life Gives You Parkinson’s, hosted by NW program director Larry Gifford.

Find the full list of West Region nominees here.

West Region winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on Apr. 6 in Vancouver.

East Region

In the East Region, a number of categories have lone nominations, with CTV Atlantic the only entrant in the TV News Information Program and News – Live Special Events categories. Among others, CBC New Brunswick is the lone nominee in the Excellence in Social Media and the Podcast category for The Hook, An Original Podcast Series.

Rick Howe

Nominated for Best Radio News Information Program are CBC New Brunswick – Shift New Brunswick, CBC Prince Edward Island’s Mainstreet, and The Rick Howe Show, which airs on News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax.

News 95.7 is also nominated for Best Radio Newscast, along with CBC New Brunswick and 98.9 XFM (CJFX-FM) Antigonish, NS.

The nominees for Best TV Newscast include CBC Newfoundland and Labrador – Here & Now, CTV Atlantic, and the NTV (CJON-DT) St. John’s Evening Newshour.

Find the full list of East Region nominees here.

East Region winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on Mar. 30 in Dartmouth, NS.

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