Another Honour For NL Broadcasting News Director – Jim Harrison






Another Honour For NL Broadcasting News Director – Jim Harrison

June 2, 2016

Another honour for the soon-to-be-retiring News Director of NL Broadcasting Ltd. On June 1st at 11 am an acknowledgement in the House of Commons by Ken Hardie, the MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells on the lower mainland.  Hardie rose in chambers and made the following statement:


Jim Harrison

“Jim (Harrison) has led one of British Columbia’s most celebrated newsrooms for over 40 years, practically since the station signed on.

In that time, he distinguished himself as a leader, the one who moulded many fine news reporters and founded NL’s reputation as one of BC’s best radio news operations.



Jim’s instincts and integrity as a reporter, his deep understanding of the roots of the community, and his story-telling skills, be it for a news item or the daily editorials he produced over all those years, have produced numerous awards for his newsroom, and for himself in 2007, the Bruce Hutchison lifetime achievement award.”

The local ownership group and employees of NL Broadcasting Ltd are very proud and appreciative of Jim’s efforts with our Broadcast Company over the past 43 years.


Garth Buchko

Vice President & General Manager

NL Broadcasting Ltd.






  1. Interesting that it’s a member from a Surrey riding who rises to mark Jim’s years of reporting service. Then again, I assume MLA Ken Hardie is the same chap who spokespersoned for various Crown agencies over the years. If so, he undoubtedly had regular interaction with Jim and knew firsthand what a straight shooter, get-the-facts-right kind of journalist was leading the NL newsroom.

  2. Jim has been an excellent news director for many years. I wish him nothing but happiness in retirement.

  3. Rocker Rich


    Ken Hardie is a former PD of NL. I was there 1983-85, along with Angelo Iaccabucci, Bear, Jim Swetlikoe, Peter Olson, Terry Velichko, Tom “Cap” Hartel, Donovan Richards and the always automated Lee Smith.


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