Subject: [media] NCRA Community Radio Awards
From: "Shelley Robinson" <shelley@ncra.
Date: Fri, June 19, 2009 10:33
Released June 19, 2009
Winners earn their spikes
Outstanding community radio producers celebrated
Montreal Community radio stations across the country have been
honoured for programming that ranges from a show about the effect of
climate change in the North, to live music in Brandon, Manitoba to an
18-hour day of programming about Palestine that brought together
participants from North America, Europe and Palestine itself.
These and 10 other categories were part of the National Campus and
Community Radio Association's annual Community Radio Awards held in
Montreal last week.
Founded in 1993 with a contribution from the Standard Radio group, this
year's awards saw a number of new categories to recognize the range of
what stations do.
CKLB-FM, based in Yellowknife, won two awards for outstanding
"We are so happy here," said the station's Executive Director, Dane
Gibson. "Just like all the radio stations in NCRA we work so hard and
don't always see a lot of recognition for it. Thank you it's a real
honour for us."
The awards ceremony was hosted by Pat Dillon-Moore from the National
Film Board and former station manager at CKUT-FM in Montreal. She
presented each winner a trophy of a railway spike collected in Montreal
from a decommissioned railyard under the Turcot highway interchange,
itself being dismantled. They represent an ongoing commitment to
connecting the country through technology.
The awards had submissions from new and longstanding members and campus
and community stations working in both rural and urban areas and goes
some way to recognizing the diversity of the community radio sector.
Thanks to jury members Caroline Cote, Janna Graham, Adrian Harewood,
Melissa Kaestner, Stu Mills, and Rebecca Zandbergen for offering their
time and ears. They had to make tough decisions and all mentioned the
quality of the work submitted.
The winners are listed below. The complete list of winners and
honourable mentions, along with clips of their work, will be available
on the NCRA website soon.
The winners are:
CKHA-FM (Canoe-FM), Haliburton
Lifetime Achievement "Legend" Award:
Peter Royce, CFRO-FM, Vancouver Co-op Radio
Local Talent Development:
"The BRL Show" Alvaro Rivas and Justin Gunderson, CHUO-FM, Ottawa
Volunteer of the Year:
André St-Jacques, CHUO-FM, Ottawa
And the following awards were for Outstanding Achievement in Programming:
Aboriginal Affairs and Culture:
"Gwich'in Language Lesson", William Greenland, CKLB-FM, Northwest
"When Radio Attacks", Kent Davies, CKUW-FM, Winnipeg
"Brandon Bands", Kevin Wielenga, CJJJ-FM, Brandon
"Tens of Thousands of Canadians Protest Israeli Attacks on Gaza Strip",
Chris Albinati, CKUT-FM, Montreal
"Radio Free Palestine", CKUT-FM, Montreal
"Tonic" Ji-Young Kim, CHRY-FM, Toronto
"Les luttes des sans-papiers en France", Aaron Lakoff, CKUT-FM, Montreal
Syndicated Show or Podcast:
"Ends of the Earth", William Greenland and Kirsten Murphy, CKLB-FM,
Current Affairs or Magazine Show:
"Off the Hour", CKUT-FM, Montreal
For more information please contact:
National Campus and Community Radio Association
l'Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires
1 866 859 8086 or (613) 321 2440
Kevin Matthews, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Robinson, Membership Coordinator shelley@ncra.
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