By Broadcast Dialogue
Radio Humber has inducted alumni Adam Wylde, Amber Payie, Brad Barker, Maurie Sherman, Mora Austin, and Ryan Doyle into the Radio Humber Hall of Fame. Jerry Chomyn, creator of 96.9 Radio Humber (CKHC-FM), received the Builder’s Award, recognizing his service to the program. Chomyn not only wrote and acquired the CRTC application, but was also a teacher in the broadcast and journalism programs. 2017 marks the 45th year of the Radio Humber Broadcasting program. You can find interviews with and tributes to this year’s inductees on Radio Humber’s YouTube channel.
Corus Radio Edmonton staff from 92.5 Fresh Radio (CKNG-FM), CISN Country (CISN-FM) and 630 CHED have put together a fun video celebrating the Edmonton Oilers’ first return to the playoffs in 10 years. You can check out the video here.
LIFE 100.3 Barrie’s annual Sharathon fundraiser Mar. 29-30 raised $168,222 in one-time donations, 112 per cent of the station’s goal, and $3,428 in new monthly pledges from over 1,000 donors. LIFE 100.3 has repeater stations in Owen Sound at 90.1 FM, Peterborough at 89.3 FM and in Huntsville at 98.9 FM.
Williams is celebrating her 30th anniversary on-air in Windsor. Williams began as the traffic reporter at CKWW-AM in 1987 while still in high school, joining Cam Gardiner on The Cam and Lisa Show for 16 years. Since 2003, she’s been co-hosting The Morning Drive on Bell Media’s AM800 CKLW with Mike Kakuk, which has been number one in its time slot.
Kevin’s Longest Morning radiothon on 100.5 KISS (CHUR-FM) North Bay raised over $75,000 for Rotary4Kids on Mar. 30-31. Morning show host Kevin Oschefski spent 29 straight hours straight on-air. Donations help cover uninsured medical costs, mobility devices and recreational programs.
About 100 demonstrators protested outside Radio Centre-Ville 102.3 FM (CINQ-FM) Montreal last week, the city’s only ethnic community station. The protest was over commercialization of the station’s airwaves in an ongoing power struggle between the ethnic groups that produce programming in eight languages and management. The selling of commercial airtime in a bid to manage financial pressures has bitterly divided members.