Broadcast Dialogue Weekly Roundup: Gruff and Other News

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Broadcast Dialogue Weekly Roundup: Gruff and Other News

Postby jon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:39 am

[Former K-97 PD and CFCW Morning Man] James “Gruff” Gushnowski has been named director of programming for the Blackgold Broadcasting chain. The position also includes a move to Leduc, AB where he takes over as program director and afternoon drive host at 93.1 The One (CJLD-FM). Gushnowski was most recently morning show host and operations manager at 88.1 The One (CKSS-FM) in Stony Plain, AB. His first day on air was Oct. 18.

Susan Knight, morning show host of the Big Breakfast at Q103.1 Kelowna, has added APD duties to her role. Knight has been with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group station since June 2014.

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has ruled CTV News Channel and Global Edmonton (CITV-DT) did not violate broadcast codes when it used the terms “service dog” and “veteran” in news reports broadcast in January. A viewer complained that the term “veteran” to describe an active service member and “service dog” was inaccurate because the dog did not meet the legal definition of the term in Alberta.

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Gerry Acton, 85, at Stillwater Creek Residence, Nepean, ON on Oct. 12. Joined the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) as a recording operator in 1951. His first job was recording quarter-hour broadcasts by Members of Parliament for the “Report From Parliament Hill” radio series. He retired in 1991 as a vice president of the CAB and was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. He also served as executive director for the Ontario Association of Broadcasters.

(Broadcast Dialogue, October 20, 2016)
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Re: Broadcast Dialogue Weekly Roundup: Gruff and Other News

Postby Russ_Byth » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:00 am

Not to take anything away from my friend Susan Knight and her talents, but she is co-host of the Big Breakfast along with the multi-talented John Stone.
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