Media Monday Edmonton: Update #181

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Santa's Parade of Lights
CFCW has found itself in the spotlight with the uproar over Bill 6

Since Christmas is fast-approaching, let’s take a look at what the local media are up to:

  • Of course the 630 CHED Santas Anonymous campaign is well underway, with just 11 days to go until the delivery weekend. This is the charity’s 60th anniversary! Find a toy drop off location here.
  • Global Edmonton and Shaw have launched the 12th annual Give Me Shelter campaign to collect and distribute unwrapped gifts to five local women’s shelters. Learn more and find out where to donate here. Global Edmonton is hosting a live drive during the Morning News on December 11 and there will be gifts for all donors who stop by!
  • 95.7 CRUZ FM and HOT 107 FM have teamed up with the Edmonton Humane Society for Santa Paws – Stuff the Studio. You can drop off any unused, unwrapped pet items at the studio on Calgary Trail.
  • CFCW’s A.J. is taking his show on the road each Tuesday in December to collect items for local food banks.
  • 92.5 Fresh FM is hosting Tower of Toys in support of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. Find them broadcasting live from the 630 CHED Santas Anonymous Depot (old Target at Bonnie Doon) on December 10, 11, and 12.
  • CTV Edmonton has produced a holiday promotion called Letters to Santa: A Christmas Miracle. They asked kids from an inner-city school what they wanted for Christmas and did their best to help Santa out.
  • up! 99.3 FM is hosting its 2015 Radiothon for the Christmas Bureau on December 19 at Kingsway Mall.
  • CBC Edmonton has launched its 20th annual Turkey Drive which raises money for the Edmonton Food Bank. The goal this year is $500,000.
  • Virgin Radio is hosting Break & Enter Christmas, which aims to give a family in need the Christmas they never thought they’d have.
  • Shine FM’s 8th annual Christmas Miracles is on now with a goal of raising $50,000.
  • K-97 is hosting its 19th annual Christmas Jam in support of the Edmonton Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event takes place on December 13.
  • Garner Andrews is challenging you to get into the Christmas spirit by writing and recording a 60 second Christmas Carol. The deadline is December 17. The best carols will be played on SONiC through the holiday season.

And here is some slightly less local media stuff:

You can follow Edmonton media news on Twitter using the hashtag #yegmedia. For a great overview of the global media landscape, check out Mediagazer.

So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

You can see past Media Monday Edmonton entries here.

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