Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:
- Colby Cosh was named to Alberta Venture’s list of the 50 most influential people in Alberta for 2015.
- CKUA will soon have its first publicly accessible station in Calgary thanks to a $3 million donation from The Calgary Foundation to both the National Music Centre and CKUA.
- In his latest column, Marty Forbes covers the CTV and Global fall programming schedules. He also shares the news about Shaye Ganam. “Also if you’ve noticed that Shaye Ganam is absent from the Global Morning Show over the past few weeks it’s because he is off dealing with a family health issue for a few months. We wish Shaye and his family all the best and hope to see him back on the morning show in the fall.”
- Aboriginal Voices Radio, which operated CKAV-FM-4 here in Edmonton, has had its CRTC broadcasting license revoked. The CRTC says AVR has not honoured its commitments and that at each renewal they “found numerous, repeated and serious instances of non-compliance with several sections of the Radio Regulations and with conditions of licence.”
- I always enjoy Malcolm Mayes’ cartoons, especially the controversial ones. The latest installment of Postscript covers the reaction to a recent cartoon on gun culture.
- Karen is back in Edmonton and has posted another roundup of local blog posts. That’s how I found about this book review of The Social Life of Ink. Looks like something I’d enjoy reading, even if I rarely use a non-digital pen!
- I missed the live finale of The Unknown Studio’s season tonight, but I hear they recorded it! Looking forward to hearing what Karen had to say.
— The Unknown Studio (@unknownstudio)
- Congratulations to Andrew Grose and Josh Classen on being recognized in the St. Albert Gazette’s Readers Choice Awards.
- Want to get your event, charity, or initiative on the noon news on CTV Edmonton? They have spots open this month.
- Here are Linda’s latest social media notes. That’s where I found about Tumblr TV, a GIF search engine with a full-screen viewing mode.
- This is fun: former Oilers play-by-play man Rod Phillips will be the 54th admiral of the Sourdough Raft Race.
- I recently came across The Original Self, the latest site to profile local people. Looks like photography is what sets this one apart. It is run by Cory Johnn.
- Shaw Communications reported an 8% fall in third-quarter profit last week. They lost more than 27,000 television subscribers during the period.
- Quartz describes itself as “a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy” and they’ve done some pretty interesting things with information display. Now they’ve launched Atlas, a new website for building and exploring charts.
- From time to time I do find events and announcements via Instagram, but it’s certainly not my go-to service for news. But it sounds like they may want to change that.
FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, photo by IQRemix
So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!