BCAB Gen Z – Panel and Q&A

The BCAB is pleased to provide the following video of the focus group and panel session – “Move Over Millennials’, Here Comes Gen Z”. This session was presented at the BCABs 71st Annual Conference on Thursday, May 17th. The video includes the focus group recorded session and the Q&A follow-up. Subtitles have been provided where the audio quality was poor.

 


BCAB Announces Humanitarian Award Recipient – BC Society of Transition Houses

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the BC Society of Transition Houses as the 2018-2019 Humanitarian Award recipient.

“The Humanitarian Award is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to gain significant exposure for the important work they do at no cost to them for the airtime,” says BCAB past-president Kevin Gemmell. “The BC Society of Transition Houses will allow broadcasters to educate the public about the need for safe refuge for many women in British Columbia.”

In Canada, a woman is killed by a family member every 4 days.

BCAB Past-President Kevin Gemmell presents the Humanitarian Award to Hannah Lee, Manager of Member Services of the BC Society of Transition Houses

In 2015 approximately 18,000 women and children accessed transition houses and safe houses to escape violence or abuse in British Columbia. A woman on average makes 7 attempts to leave an abusive relationship before permanently ending it.

Violence against women remains a significant and prevalent issue in Canada and around the world. Immigrant and refugee women experiencing violence face additional challenges in accessing support. These include language and cultural barriers, uncertain or precarious immigration status, isolation, fear of repercussions of disclosure from community or systems, limited or lack of access to finances and lack of knowledge about their rights and available services. These barriers can prevent women from accessing the help that is available.

The BC Society of Transition Houses’ province-wide multi-language “You are not alone” campaign reaches out to immigrant and refugee women experiencing violence, informing them about Transition Houses and how to access their support. Transition Houses and Safe Homes provide free shelter to women and their children experiencing violence in more than 100 communities across BC.

Joanne Baker, the Executive Director of BC Society of Transition Houses says: “Transition Houses and Safe Homes are so much more than just shelters. They are safe refuges that also provide all sorts of supports and referrals for women and children. We want immigrant and refugee women in particular to know that they are not alone and that safe shelters and services in BC welcome them”. Read more »


BCAB Excellence Awards – Winners for 2017

For more than 50 years, the BCAB has been recognizing the “Best in Province” for radio and television commercials, station imaging, community service and news reporting. Awards are presented to both large and small/medium market stations.

Here are the nominees for the “Best in Province” awards for Radio and Television:

Radio Award Winners:

Best Commercial Creative – Large Market:
Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver – Straight Outta Brooklyn
Best Commercial Creative – Small/Medium Market:
EZ Rock Penticton – C.C. Jentsch Cellars
Best Station Imaging – Large Market:
Rock 101 Vancouver – Marlin Brown
Best Station Imaging – Small/Medium Market:
All Vista Radio BC Stations – Radio Cool
Community Service Award – Large Market:
Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver – This Neighbourhood Life Series
Community Service Award – Small Market:
99.3 The Drive  – BC Wildfires – Prince George Proud
Excellence in News Reporting – Sponsored by Burli:
Vista Radio BC North – BC Wildfires

Television Award Winners:

Best Commercial Creative – Large Market:
CORUS CREATIVE SERVICES – CFOX – Rock is the Way We Roll
Best Commercial Creative – Small/Medium Market:
CFJC-TV – McHappy Day
Best Station Imaging – Large Market:
CTV Vancouver – Shot Worth Taking
Community Service Award Large Market
Global BC  – Global News Morning – CCS WigBank Donation Program
Community Service Award Small Market
Global Okanagan  – Your Okanagan Calendar
Excellence in News Reporting – Sponsored by Burli:
CTV Vancouver – Officer Down

Industry and Performer Awards:

  • Broadcaster of the Year – Gerry Belec – Global BC
  • Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow – Neetu Garcha – Global BC
  • Broadcast Performer of the Year – The Jeff O’Neil Show – Jeff O’Neil, Karen K and Scott Lowrey
  • Humanitarian Award Recipient – BC Society of Transition Houses

Click Here to see and hear the 2016 Award winners (presented at the 70th Annual Conference in May 2017).


British Columbians are invited to get good advice about their gut at Badgut.org

British Columbians will soon be invited to get good advice about their gut at Badgut.org, thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters.

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the GI (Gastrointestinal) Society and its associated registered charity, the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research, as this year’s Humanitarian Award recipient.

BCAB President Kevin Gemmell presents the Humanitarian Award to CEO Gail Attara and Development Director Paul Evered of the GI Society

“The Humanitarian Award is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to gain significant exposure for the important work they do at no cost to them for the airtime,” says BCAB president Kevin Gemmell. “The GI Society will allow broadcasters to educate the public about the problems associated with intestinal, digestive, and liver disorders. Our association sees an opportunity to bring to the forefront issues that affect a large populace of British Columbians.”

As many as 60% of British Columbians live with gastrointestinal and liver conditions. As the Canadian leader in providing trusted, evidence-based information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, the GI Society is committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health. Read more »


BCAB Excellence Awards – Winners for 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Excellence Award Winners announced at our 70th annual conference, May 2017 in Osoyoos.

Radio

Bell Media Best Commercial Creative (large market) – Bell Media Radio Vancouver – Dead Frog Brewery
Power104-Q1031 Best Commercial Creative (small/medium market) – Power 104/Q103.1 – Master Glass-Doug
Best Station Imaging (large market) – World Famous CFOX – Irreverent IDs
Best Station Imaging (small/medium market) – Q103.1 – Q’s Heathens Halloween
Community Service Award (large market) – RED FM – RED FM Radiothons – Our Listeners’ Generosity
Community Service Award (small/medium market) – 91.5 EZ Rock – Bell Media – Great Canadian Turkey Drive
Excellence in News Reporting – CKNW News Talk 980 – St. Paul’s Hospital – Fentanyl Crisis

Read more »


British Columbians urged to check in on their mental health

CMHA receives Humanitarian Award from BCAB president Kevin Gemmell (left)CMHA LogoBritish Columbians will soon be invited to check in and take action on their mental health thanks to a generous airtime donation by the province’s broadcasters.

The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) announced its members have chosen the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA-BC) as this year’s Humanitarian Award recipient organization.

“The Humanitarian Award is an opportunity for non-profit organizations to gain significant exposure for the important work they do at no cost to them for the airtime,” says BCAB president Kevin Gemmell. “There are significant stigmas around mental health issues. Our association members felt it was important to continue keeping these issues in the forefront, to help break down those stigmas and educate the public so everyone can play a role in helping and healing.” Read more »


BCAB – February Update

Preparations are now well underway for the BCAB 69th Annual Conference set to take place May 17-19 in Penticton. The Board of the BCAB has lined up an excellent slate of presenters along with the social opportunities we all wish to take advantage of.

The BCAB Lineup of speakers includes: Read more »


BCAB Board Members – Meet with MLA’s

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On October 30, 2015, members of the Board of the BC Association of Broadcasters were in Victoria to meet with several MLA’s to bring them up to speed on what your BCAB is up to. This was the first such meeting of the BCAB and MLA’s in quite some time. The BCAB Board provided the following information: Read more »