Posts Categorized: Media Monday Edmonton

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #284

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: “We published more than 250 items in the last year, and more than 60 newsletters.” Jeff Samsonow reflects on the first year of Edmonton Quotient. Congrats on the milestone! Marty Forbes wrote about the NAIT Radio & TV 50th anniversary. “Many of our city’s finest media talent… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #283

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Friday, February 9 was Rob Christie‘s last day on the air as he heads now into retirement. He has worked in Edmonton radio for many years, at 630 CHED, Power 92, Magic 99, and 96.3 Capital FM. Cam Tait shared the story of meeting Rob and saluted… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #281

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Former Edmonton Journal opinion editor David Evans died last week of pancreatic cancer. “Evans, 68, worked at the Journal for 15 years, arriving as an editorial writer in 1997 and rising to opinion editor before retiring in 2012. In that time, he was twice nominated for a… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #280

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Alberta Views magazine is celebrating 20 years of publication. “I had hoped that we would put it on a strong foundation and it would last the way Harper’s has lasted,” founding editor Jackie Flanagan told CBC. Jeff Samsonow noticed a recent Paula Simons column appeared on the… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #279

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CBC Edmonton’s Zoë Todd is now “covering the peace region from Grande Prairie”. Pretty neat looking newsroom! Jason Gregor reports that this year’s Month of Giving raised $102,625. “We helped out The Christmas Bureau, The Holiday Hamper, Brightfield elementary breakfast program, Alzheimers Foundation, Adopt-A-Teen, The MS Society,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #278

This will be my final media notes entry of 2017 – see you in the new year! Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Randy Boissonnault, MP for Edmonton Centre, announced funding of nearly $700,000 “to help launch Radio Cité, a francophone community radio station for the Edmonton area.” The station, at 97.9 FM,… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #277

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The fall radio ratings are out (here are the demographic breakdowns) and show 630 CHED ahead of 102.3 Now! FM. Here is more on the numbers from kowchmedia. From Mike Ross over at Gig City: “The rules of the ‘Find Any Good Song on the Radio’ game… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #276

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Felix “Fil” Fraser, who came to Edmonton in the 1970s to work at CBC TV, died Sunday at the age of 86. Among other accolades, Fraser was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1991. Chuck Chandler, who worked in Edmonton at various times from the 1960s… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #275

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: Postmedia and Torstar agreed to swap 37 community newspapers and 4 free commuter papers, many of which were promptly shut down resulting in the loss of at least 290 jobs. While this mostly affected papers in Ontario, former Metro Edmonton reporter Ryan Tumilty was among those let… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Update #274

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: CKUA is celebrating 90 years on the air – it’s first air date was November 21, 1927. “After starting as a University of Alberta extension service for farmers, CKUA now has 16 FM transmitters from Fort McMurray to Lethbridge, with 250,000 weekly listeners.” The Faculty of Extension… Reads more »