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Media Beat: April 12, 2019

CMW Broadcast Hall of Famers named

Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees will be:

Media Beat: April 12, 2019

By David Farrell

CMW Broadcast Hall of Famers named

Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees will be:


Guy Brouillard, Music Director of CKOI, who spent 42 years in radio. At the age of 21, he was entrusted with finding the "sound" of CKOI, a new radio station in Montreal. He successfully guided the station through ups and downs in the music industry over the past four decades.

Gerry Forbes, recently retired after 25 years at CJAY 92 in Calgary and 43 years in the business, started his career at CHUM FM in Toronto at the age of 13, before moving to CJAY and creating the Kids Fund, which has helped raise money for families that have been victims of traumatic events.

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Brother Jake Edwards of TSN 1040, who has spent over four decades on air across Canada including Q104 in Halifax, 92 CITI and 97 Kiss FM in Winnipeg, and Q107 in Toronto, before becoming morning show rating leader at Vancouver's Rock 101 for a record-breaking 17 years.

Previously announced honourees for the 2019 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards are Robbie Robertson as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Michael McCarty and Steve Herman.

The inductions take place at Toronto’s Rebel Entertainment Complex on Thursday, May 9.

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