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September 2013
Alberta Media News
media news On September 12, 2013, Calgary's CKMX flipped from classic country to an all-comedy format as Funny 1060 to feature stand up comedy bits performed by major stand-up and improvisational comedians. Launched to coincide with the Calgary Comedy Festival, the station is one of several Bell-owned stations to air programming from the 24/7 Comedy.
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Alberta Media Events
media events The Irrelevant Show is back for its fourth season on CBC Radio One with live tapings in the Edmonton area beginning September 20. Every week, the cast of The Irrelevant Show brings you a buffet of award-winning comedy sketches and songs, recorded before a live audience in and around Edmonton.The show ranges all over the comedy map, from the everyday to the surreal.
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Alberta Media Awards
media awards The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) announced that Calgary-based Producer Murray Ord will be honoured at the 2013 David Billington Award Luncheon to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Calgary. Murray Ord's career spans 35 years in the film and television industry ranging from acting, production, and development to financing.
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Alberta Media Moves
media moves Dave Rutherford has retired from Calgary's CHQR.Now hosting from 9 to noon are Roger Kincade and Erin Kelly. The new afternoon host is Dave Taylor, formerly a Calgary MLA.Over at Edmonton's CFCW, James Gruff Gushnowski, replaced Danny Hooper as co-host of their morning show with Sharon Mallon.
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Alberta Media Media Personality: Russell Bowers, CBC Radio One
Rusell Bowers Russell been a broadcast journalist for nearly 25 years with work that has taken him from St. John's, NL to Prince Rupert, BC. His work has been featured locally, regionally, and nationally on programs like The Current, Definitely Not the Opera, As It Happens and The Sunday Edition. He's had a variety of news and storytelling assignments from breaking news to award-nominated documentaries.
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Alberta Newspaper: Calgary Journal
Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal is published by the journalism students at Mount Royal University. Students write stories, edit content, take photos and create the layout for this award-winning community newspaper that serves the City of Calgary. (It won the 2010 Peacemaker Award for North American newspaper excellence from the Associated Collegiate Press).
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Alberta Magazine: Wisdom
wisdom magazine Wisdom, published two times annually, features in-depth articles about the people of Grande Prairie Regional College, with an emphasis on leadership, knowledge, alumni achievement, and philanthropy. The 36-page, four colour glossy magazine is distributed by direct mail to over 10,500 alumni and major supporters of Grande Prairie Regional College.
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Alberta Radio Station: CKXU Lethbridge
CKXU radio CKXU-FM is a campus radio station broadcasting at 88.3 FM, from the University of Lethbridge. CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in University Hall to broadcast musical content inside the building.The station was managed by a three-member executive under the auspices of the University of Lethbridge Students' Union.
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Alberta Television Station: NUTV Calgary
NUTV is Alberta's only non-profit independent community access tv station and one of the oldest campus-based, tv production societies in Canada. Established in 1983, NUTV attracts viewers from the University of Calgary community and beyond. It is part of the University of Calgary Tri-Media Alliance, comprising of The Gauntlet, CJSW 90.9, and NUTV.
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Alberta Book: Film & The City
Film and The City Film and the City examines fourteen Canadian films produced from 1989 to 2007 in this first comprehensive study of Canadian film and "urbanity." Drawing on film and urban studies and building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Calgary's George Melnyk considers how filmmakers, films, and urban audiences experience urban spatiality.
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Alberta Film: Road to Saddle River
Road to Saddle River The Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) is celebrating their 40th year by partnering with the Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) to provide a free screening of Road to Saddle River at Metro Cinema on September 29. Shot in Alberta, the film is a comic odyssey of an East European butcher, the Cowboy Kid, heading west to find Saddle River.
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Alberta Blog: Decades of Decadence
RK Kitchen Rebecca Klemke's blog,, is "an ever evolving, interactive,choose-your-own-adventure-with-food experience." Almost everything you see on the blog can be clicked on. So, bounce around clicking on things that intrigue you. She wants to be a conduit for happiness, like butter is to good food.
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Alberta Website: Dino101
Dino 101 The University of Alberta recently launched an online course designed to answer all your (or your children's or student's) burning questions about Dinosaurs, the fascinating animals that once walked the earth many years ago. Dino 101 offers the opportunity to learn from one of the world's foremost dinosaur experts, Philip Currie, who founded the Tyrell Museum.
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Media Publicity Plans Workshop - Edmonton & Calgary
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