This Year’s WAB Gold Medal Awards 2017

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Award Winners from the 2017 WAB Gold Medal Awards Gala

 

Gord Gilles of Global Calgary was the host of this years WAB (photo by Pam Doyle)

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The Western Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce the winners at the 2017 WAB Gold Medal Awards Gala which took place on Thursday, June 8, at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta.   The Awards Gala was hosted by Gord Gillies and celebrated the best and brightest in Prairie broadcasting.  

 

 

Joining in the celebration was the talented Nuela Charles, an alternative/soul artist from Edmonton, Alberta.

 

 

Every June the Western Association of Broadcasters gather annually to honour outstanding efforts of their membership in Alberta Saskatchewan and Manitoba at their prestigious Gold Medal Awards Gala following their Conference. It was an exceptional year for recognition at the highest level of broadcasting excellence.

 

AWARD WINNERS

2017 WAB Gold Medal for Radio
(Under 150,000 Market)
Rogers Media – Country 93.3 & 97.9 ROCK 
Response to Fort McMurray Wildfire

2017 WAB Gold Medal for Radio
(Market 150,000 and Over)
Rawlco Radio – 650 CKOM
Saskatchewan Day of Caring for Fort McMurray

2017 WAB Gold Medal for Television
(Under 150,000 Market)
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group – CHAT TV
Heart of the City

2017 WAB Gold Medal for Television
(Market 150,000 and Over)
Bell Media – CTV Calgary
Toy Mountain

2017 WAB Leader of Tomorrow
Joelle Tomlinson
Corus Entertainment – Global Saskatoon

WAB President Robin presents award to Stanley Papulkas

 

2017 WAB Hall of Fame Inductee
Stanley Papulkas
Rogers Media

President Robin Hildebrand presents award to Patrick Grierson

 

 

2017 WAB Hall of Fame Inductee
Patrick Grierson
Canadian Broadcast Sales

 

 

 

 

 

The Western Association of Broadcasters also recognized new Broadcast Order of Achievement recipients celebrating 25 and 50 years of achievement in Canadian broadcasting.

Quarter Century Club – 25 Years:

Derek Allen (Harvard), Dave Baker (Fabmar), Angela Enns (Golden West), Kim Fjellner (Rogers Media), Wendy Friesen (Golden West), Cal Gratton (Fabmar), Kerry Greenly (Rogers Media), Sanford Hildebrand (Golden West), Ron Hogue (Golden West), Rick Lewis (Golden West), Dave Marcoux (Fabmar), Tony Marsh (Rogers Media), Alice McFarlane (Fabmar), Vernon Mooers (Golden West), Cynthia Parker (Rogers Media), Finlay Paterson (Golden West), Angela Reimer (Rogers Media), Linda Rheaume (Fabmar), Glenn Rogers (Golden West), Shelley Ruis (Rogers Media), Dave Schuck (Newcap Radio), Ken Siira (Golden West), Antonio Sorgiovanni (Rogers Media), Joy Tamke (Rogers Media), Leon Tansey (Rogers Media), Kevin Wallace (Golden West), Royal Watson (Fabmar), Alex White (Jim Pattison)

Half Century Club – 50 Years:

Ken Singer (Fabmar)

(Photos provided by Pam Doyle)

 

Visit the Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB) HERE

 

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