Local radio lands top national honour

  • Sep. 14, 2011 3:38 p.m.

A local radio station recently landed a top award during a national industry event in Ontario.

This year’s winners include KG Country (CKGY-FM) which was chosen Canadian Radio Station of the Year (Secondary market).

The Canadian Country Music Association marked the first of its industry awards this past weekend at the Industry Brunch and Awards. The event, held in Hamilton, recognized professionals in radio, retail, album design, video director and record producer.

“What a great weekend! To have KG Country chosen the CCMA Radio station of the year, for all of Canada, truly validates the exceptional hard work and dedication of the announcers and the entire staff,” said Hilary Montbourquette, general manager of KG Country.

“They all contribute and support the vision of our Program Director Abbey White in our strategy to serve the listeners and customers in Red Deer and Central Alberta.”

Also, for the third consecutive year, morning show hosts Greg Shannon, Tera Lee Flaman and Al Redel were chosen the Canadian On Air Personalities of the Year.

“We are humbled and deeply grateful at being chosen Canada’s best country radio station, secondary market,” said Montbourquette.

“Then, add in the fact that our talented and gifted morning show Greg, T.L. and Al also won the CCMA award for best on air personalities in Canada for an unprecedented three years in a row, completely underlines the unmatched work ethic, drive, determination and unwavering passion these three amazing personalities, and remarkable citizens bring every single day both on and off the air. We are all acutely proud of Greg, T.L. and Al.”

-Weber

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