Nominations Now Open for 2023 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award In memory of Steve Young



Canadian Music Week invites the broadcasting industry to nominate Canada’s outstanding young broadcasters for the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, in memory of Steve Young, until May 12, 2023. This will be the 14th Annual Award to recognize Canada’s remarkable young broadcasters, many of whom have gone on to big successes since receiving the award.

The broadcasting industry is invited to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the rising stars, as Canadian Music Week and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award.

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

  • Candidates must be under 30 years of age as of Dec 31st, 2022
  • Must work in the programming department: On-Air, Programming, Promotion, Production or Creative
  • Must be nominated by another individual working in the radio industry
  • Must be Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
  • Must have made a significant, documented contribution to the community they serve, the radio industry or their craft

Deadlines for entries is Friday May 12th at midnight EST. Winners will be notified no later than Friday May 19, 2023.

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

 For any questions, please email Jim JJ Johnston at jj**************@gm***.com 

Past Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award winners include Shannon Burns, Lauren Hunter, Brad Karp, Ruby Karr and more. To learn more about Steve Young please visit his tribute page on Facebook: http:/

ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK: Now in its 41st year, 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 occur at The Westin Harbour Castle at 1 Harbour Square in Toronto.


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



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