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CALGARY (June 18, 2014) – Bell Media Radio is celebrating two exciting industry accolades received by two outstanding local on-air personalities in Calgary. CJAY 92 congratulates Gerry Forbes, Host of THE GERRY FORBES SHOW, on being inducted into the WAB (Western Association of Broadcasters) Hall of Fame – one of the most prestigious awards honouring a Canadian broadcaster. The designation coincides with Forbes marking 20 years on the air with CJAY 92. Also, sister station 98.5 VIRGIN Radio salutes Fuzzy, co-host of THE VIRGIN MORNING SHOW, for being voted “Favourite Local Radio Personality” in the FFWD (Fast Forward Weekly Best of Calgary 2014 Readers Poll.
Gerry Forbes (left) and Fuzzy (right)
A highly respected industry veteran, Forbes has been helping Calgarians rise and shine weekday mornings on CJAY 92 since 1993. Inducted into the WAB Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual conference held in Banff last week, Forbes achieved the prestigious honour which recognizes broadcasters who demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of broadcast excellence, community service, and leadership in their role.
“Working with Gerry is a true honour,” said Ross MacLeod, Program Director, CJAY 92. “He is a master of his craft as a broadcaster, who not only genuinely cares about helping as many people as he can, but is always the first to step up when he sees an opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”
Also, the team at 98.5 VIRGIN congratulates Fuzzy, Co-Host of THE VIRGIN MORNING SHOW, for being voted “Favourite Local Radio Personality” in FFWD’s Best of Calgary 2014 Readers Poll, announced last Thursday. Fuzzy’s hard work and dedication during his 12-year tenure with the station has made him one of the most engaging and hilarious media personalities in the city.
“Fuzzy’s ability to make everyone around him laugh and feel good is immeasurable,” said Chad Martin, Program Director, 98.5 VIRGIN Radio. “This recognition is well deserved, and our whole team is very proud of him.”
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