OAB hands out awards

3/30/01

Toronto - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters handed out some awards today at a Toronto luncheon.

The association honoured three radio stations, two television stations and three individuals to mark Canadian Music Week.

The Best Radio Station Image award went to CHUM-FM Toronto for its ''All About Image'' campaign.

CFMT International Toronto received recognition for its ''World At Home'' campaign to attract viewers for its news and information programming in 15 languages.

Best Radio Sales Promotion award went to Star 102.3 London for its 15-thousand-dollar ''Giant Christmas Figgie Pudding Drop.''

Thunder Bay Television (CKPR-CHFD) won the OAB ''New Media'' award for its initiative in using multi-media and new media Internet resources.

KOOL-FM (CFCA-FM) Waterloo was awarded the Radio Community Service award for its ''Kool To Care'' campaign.

Jeff Fedrau and Jessica Parker, students in the television program at Confederation College, Thunder Bay were awarded ''The Best Student Production'' award for a documentary entitled ''Jesse'' - about a mother and her autistic son.

And Ryerson Radio and Television Arts professor Jerry Good won the Howard Caine ''Broadcaster of the Year'' award.'

The Ontario Association of Broadcasters represents radio and television stations throughout Ontario.

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