Mark Forsythe RTDNA Nomination and other BD News

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Mark Forsythe RTDNA Nomination and other BD News

Postby jon » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:05 am

From this morning's Broadcast Dialogue:

The RTDNA has named its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winners for three of its four regions. In British Columbia the regional winners are Dave Gerry and Mark Forsythe. Gerry has devoted decades from telling memorable kickers on CKVU-TV Vancouver to hosting morning shows to his present role as a headliner on CTV Vancouver's segment The Last Word. He’s described as “a meticulous student of the the craft of storytelling...” Forsythe, now retired from CBC Radio after 30 years with the public broadcaster, was host of B.C. Almanac. “Mark has talked to British Columbians about the issues that matter to them and he has done so in a way that has made journalistic integrity a hallmark of the show.” The Prairie Region’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners are Lisa Ford and Tony Tighe. Ford is the station manager and leader of the Global Saskatoon news team and behind many of the established journalists now seen across North America. She “exemplifies” the successful businesswoman. Tighe is celebrating 39 years in Canadian broadcasting this year. He’s now the consumer reporter/anchor at Global Calgary. Tighe has worked in Calgary since 1985 and was a reporter at the 1988 Winter Olympics. From 2000-2005 he was the chief anchor on the Global Evening News...

Jim Beatty, an anchor at CHEK News Victoria, has resigned in favour of a job in the corporate sector. He’s been with the TV station for three years after moving from his seven year position as CTV’s bureau chief at the Victoria legislature... Alex Hindmarch, afternoon drive host at Fresh 92.5 Edmonton since May, 2012, is moving from the Corus station bound for Rogers’s 96.9 JACKfm Calgary. That’ll happen early next month. Previous stops include being the morning host at Hot 105.5 Charlottetown and the evening host at Q107 Toronto. Succeeding Hindmarch at Fresh Radio is Stephen Keppler, moving from the morning show team at KG Country Red Deer... Gyl Toshack, who’s worked in the Winnipeg market for 25 years, most recently general sales manager at the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, will retire April 30. He’d been with JPBG and previous owners Standard and Astral for 13 years. Before that, Toshack was with Corus and CHUM... Doug Zackodnick, the former GM/GSM of Vista Coast Group (98.9 Jet FM Courtenay/Comox, 99.7 The River Campbell River, 1240AM Port Hardy and 95.7 Sun FM Powell River), is now with Sonic FM/The Bounce/World FM Edmonton (Rogers) as an account manager...
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