Nominations Still Open for the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award


Nominations Now Open for the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in memory of Steve Young.

The May 13th deadline is fast approaching!

Don’t you just love the new crop of broadcasters: young and fresh with something to say, and the talent to say it. Over the past 12 years when we first awarded the Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, we’ve seen the young talent explode in our country. Radio is all about compelling personalities 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 Canadian Music Week and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the CMW “Steve Young Broadcaster of the Year Award”. 

This will be the 13th Annual Award to recognize Canada’s outstanding young broadcasters, many of whom have gone on to big successes since receiving the award.

The winner will receive airfare, accommodation and delegate pass and will be presented their prestigious award at the CMW luncheon on June 7th

Anyone working in the industry can nominate any worthy broadcaster so long as they meet the following criteria:

  1. Normally this goes to candidates under the age of 30 but for this year, to make up for a lost year due to COVID, we will honour those who are under 31 years of age as of Dec 31, 2021.
  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.

Deadlines for entries is Friday, May 13, 2022 at midnight EST. Entries arriving after the deadline will not be eligible. 

Winners will be notified no later than Friday May 22, 2022.

 Click here – or copy-and-paste the link below – to access the Submission Form that must be completed for your nomination.

Please note that past nominees, including last year’s runners-up, can be renominated if they still meet the criteria.

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.)

 For any questions, please email Steve Young Award co-chairs; Bob Saint at bo******@ro****.com or Jim JJ Johnston at jj**************@gm***.com 

To learn more about Steve Young please visit his tribute page on Facebook: http:/

Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. All conference functions take place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre at 225 Front Street West in Toronto.


Media Contact: Damien Nelson, da****@wa*********.ca




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