March 16, 2020
*Please note the CMW 2020 Conference has been moved to Sept 7-12. Due to the fact that radio stations are all totally focused on covering and attending to COVID-19, the deadline for nominations has been extended to April 20th midnight EST*
Updated Press Release:
Time once again for CMW’s Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award
Good afternoon everyone.
Don’t you just love the new crop of broadcasters: young and fresh with something to say, and the tools to say it. Twelve years ago, we first awarded the Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year award to salute Canada’s top broadcasters under the age of 30. Happy to say we continue to see an explosion of young talent in our country. Radio is all about compelling personalities and they are who will continue to be the critical point of difference as the radio industry marches forward.
Please take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on one of your rising stars, as CMW and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the “Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in Honour of Steve Young”.
This is the 12th annual award to recognize Canada’s outstanding young broadcasters, many of whom have gone on to big successes since receiving the award. The winning recipient’s travel, accommodation and CMW registration will be covered so they can receive this award in person.
Anyone also working in the industry can nominate any worthy broadcaster so long as they meet these criteria:
1. Candidate must be under the age of 30 as of end of day April 20th, 2020.
2. Must work in the programming department: On-Air, Programming, Promotion,
Production or Creative
3. Must be nominated by another individual working in the radio industry
4. Must be Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
5. Must have made a significant, documented contribution to the community they
serve, the radio industry or their craft
Deadline for entries is now Monday April 20th, 2020 at midnight EST time. Entries arriving after the deadline will not be eligible. Winners will be notified by Friday June 19th, 2020.
Please note that past nominees, including last year’s runners-up, can again be nominated. Click here – or copy-and-paste the link below – to access the Submission Form that must be completed for your nomination.
Don’t forget to attach materials in support of your submission (mp3 airchecks, press coverage, documentation of community involvement, awards, ratings, proof of age etc.)
To learn more about Steve Young please visit his tribute page on Facebook: http:/tinyurl.com/steveyoungtribute