BCAB Awards of Excellence 2015


Awards of Excellence

For more than 50 years, the BCAB has been recognizing the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting. Awards are presented to both large and small/medium market stations at the Awards Gala during the annual conference.



Congratulations to our 2014 winners – listen to and view their award winning entries below.


*Best Commercial Creative (Radio) Large Market: LG 104.3: Discreet Tractor – Honey Gifts – Chris Leitz and Jay Helmus


*Best Commercial Creative (Radio) Small/Medium MarketSUN FM/EZ Rock/AM 1150: The Tile Guy


*Best Station Imaging (Radio) Large Market: LG 104.3: Building Blocks of the Greatest Hits – Dan Macintosh


*Best Station Imaging (Radio) Small/Medium MarketPower 104: Out To Carl’s
*Community Service Award (Radio) Large MarketBell Media Radio Vancouver: Toy Mountain 2014
*Community Service Award (Radio) Small/Medium MarketSUN FM/EZ Rock/AM 1150: Have a Heart Radiothon


*Excellence in News Reporting (Radio) All marketsNews1130 radio: Double Downtown Shooting



*Best Commercial Creative (TV) Large MarketCTV Vancouver: Vancouver Jazz Fest


*Best Commercial Creative (TV) Small/Medium MarketCTV Vancouver Island: 2 Burley Men Moving Ltd.


*Best Station Imaging (TV) Large MarketGlobal BC: News Hour Spring Image 2014


*Best Station Imaging (TV) Small/Medium MarketCFJC: CFJC News – Local Matters – Heroes


*Community Service Award (TV) Large MarketGlobal BC: Christmas Wish Breakfast


*Community Service Award (TV) Small/Medium Market: CHEK: Swab Drive for Baby Hannah


*Excellence in News Reporting (TV) All markets: CTV Vancouver: North Vancouver Flooding


Individual Awards
*Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow: Mornings with Ruby and Cruise – Z95.3
*Performer of the Year: Willy in the Morning – Rock 101
*Friend of the Industry: Howard Christensen
*Broadcaster of the Year: Clive Jackson – Global BC


BCAB Judges bio


Cat Spencer

With over 30 years of on air experience, Cat Spencer is a morning radio host in Montreal. Originally from Saskatoon, Cat’s radio career includes stops in CHAB Moose Jaw, 630 CHED Edmonton and CFTR Toronto. He is currently on the number one English station in Montreal, The Beat 92.5 where he has been the host of The Beat Breakfast with Cat and Sarah for the past four years.

Dave Albright

Dave Albright is an instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and has been involved with broadcast audio for over 30 years. His passion for radio imaging and commercial production led him to a career of teaching broadcast media and “Preparing students to join an ever-changing media landscape is very rewarding.”

Dave is a member of the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada.

Kathryn Stewart

Kathryn studied theatre with an acting major at the University of Victoria. Her desire to perform led her to Ryerson University where she studied Radio and Television Arts. Kathryn began her career at LG73 in Vancouver and worked at CFNY Toronto. She has performed on-air as a host and morning show traffic and eventually moved into promotions at JRfm as the Promotions Director. Since 1994, Kathryn has been an instructor at BCIT in the Radio Arts & Entertainment program. She has a passion for education and sharing that with students is a great reward for her. Kathryn enjoys collaborating with students as they grow their talents, develop a diverse skill set, and expand their expertise in the media world. She has continued her own education and now holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and Development.

John Mills

John Mills is an Instructor of Television and Video Production at BCIT. He has been teaching ENG, EFP, multi-camera studio, and remote operations since 2006. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, a diploma in Television, and a Master’s in Education. John has experience in film production, post-production, news, and sports. He currently freelances in replay and video/shading for NEP, BC Place, and Rogers Arena/Canucks among others.


Steve Olson

Steve was born in Calgary and raised on a farm outside of Edmonton. He began his career at CIOK, St. Paul, and continued on at CKPG, Prince George, CKXL, and CJAY-92, Calgary, and K-97 Edmonton over the next few years. Besides his announcing duties, Steve was also heavily involved in Music Directing, and concluded this phase of his career as a Program Director. In 1995 he joined the faculty at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, and for the next 16 years taught in the Radio, Television, and Broadcast News, and Film and Video Production programs. Today he continues to work as a voice actor, narrator, MC, and talent coach. In 2011 Steve took over as Academic Chair for the two media programs, and then last year moved into the Associate Dean position for the School of Information and Communication Technologies.

Steve has a BFA (Drama) from the University of Calgary, an MA (Drama) from the University of Alberta, and in 2011 completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University. He is married to Libby (36 years), has four adult children, and five grandchildren.


Theresa Treutler

As of January 2015, Theresa entered into the teaching profession as Professor, Advertising & Marketing Communications, Sheridan College. Prior to this position, she led the Television Bureau of Canada as President and CEO for over seven years, until December 2014.

Her agency experience included three years as Senior Vice-President, Media Director, Doner Canada; Senior Vice-President Starcom Mediawest and Starcom Worldwide Canada for five years; and 15 years at Leo Burnett in planning and buying roles across a broad spectrum of television advertisers.


“The Best” in BC broadcasting is recognized at the annual BCAB Conference. This prestigious competition is open to all members and associate members of the BCAB and celebrates outstanding achievement in several areas:

  • Best Commercial Creative – Radio & Television
  • Best Station Imaging – Radio & Television
  • Community Service Award – Radio & Television
  • Excellence in News Reporting – Radio & Television

And don’t forget about the individual awards. These are free categories, so nominate a deserving someone (or more) from your station!

  • Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow
  • Performer of the Year
  • Broadcaster of the Year

Here is a summary of each category and its requirements. Please indicate on your entry submission your market size. Large Market (Vancouver) or Medium/Small Markets (all others).


Have Questions about The BCAB Awards of  Excellence ?

Contact: Brenda Clotildes,

BCAB Awards Coordinator

CKPG TV Creative Director

Tel: 250-960-1382

Email: bc********@ck**.com">bc********@ck**.com

BCAB.ca Website HERE



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