CAB Announces 2007 Gold Ribbon Award Winners for News, Information, Documentary and Diversity Programming

by NationTalk on November 7, 2007911 Views

For Immediate Release

Ottawa, November 5, 2007 – The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today recognized the outstanding news, information, documentary, and diversity programming of its members with the presentation of the prestigious Gold Ribbon Awards. The awards were presented at the Gold Ribbon Awards Luncheon at the CAB’s 81 st Annual Convention, held in Ottawa.The 2007 Gold Ribbon Awards were presented to the following stations and services:

Radio

Aboriginal Programming: CJNB, North Battleford (Cree Ways) Northwestern Radio Partnership

Information Program: CHED, Edmonton (Remembering the Fallen Four) CORUS Entertainment Inc.

Breaking News: CJAD, Montreal (Dawson College Shooting) Astral Media Inc.

Diversity in News and Information Programming: CKOM, Saskatoon (Seeds of Success) Rawlco Radio Ltd.

Television

Documentaries: CIII-TV, Toronto (Final 24) CanWest MediaWorks Inc.

Magazine Programming: CFJP-TV, Montréal (Qu’est-ce qui mijote) TQS inc.

News – Breaking News: CFTM-TV, Montréal (Fusillade au Collège Dawson) Groupe TVA inc.

News Special/Series and Public Affairs: CIVT-TV, Vancouver (Filthy Foster Home) CTVglobemedia Inc.

Diversity in News and Information Programming: CKCK-TV, Regina (Calling Home) CTVglobemedia Inc.

Specialty/Pay/PPV

Documentaries: CBC Newsworld, Toronto (Braindamadj’d – Take II)

Magazine Programming: ARTV, Montréal (Mange ta Ville)

News and Current Events – Special/Series: RDI, Montréal (Le Mur) Société

Aboriginal Programming: APTN, Winnipeg (Wapos Bay) Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Gold Ribbon Awards

The Gold Ribbon Awards pay tribute to achievements in broadcasting in various categories including community service, breaking news, humour, public affairs and promotion of Canadian talent. A total of 544 submissions were received for the 2007 Gold Ribbon Awards.

These awards are among the most prestigious in the Canadian broadcasting industry, and recognize outstanding productions in radio, television, specialty/pay/PPV services, and community service.

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, networks, specialty, pay and pay-per-view services. The goal of the CAB is to represent and advance the interests of Canada’s private broadcasters in the social, cultural and economic fabric of the country.

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For more information, please contact:

Pierre Pontbriand
Vice-President, Communications
(613) 233-4035 ext. 351
(ppontbriand@cab-acr.ca)

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