Canadian Radio Music Award Nominees Released

The Canadian Music Week (CMW) Broadcast Jury has released the list of nominees for this year’s Canadian Radio Music Awards. The winners of the CRMA’s are chosen by the combined votes of On-Air Staff, Program Directors and Music Directors.  

Online voting will open next week with the awards to be handed out Thursday, May 9  at Rebel nightclub in Toronto. Here’s the complete list of nominees in the Broadcast and Industry categories:

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET

Amy “Race” Ballard – The New Hot 89.9 – Ottawa

Matt Berry – X92.9 – Calgary

Brad Challoner – 103.5 QM-FM – Vancouver

Lisa Grossi – CHUM FM – Toronto 

Julie James – 98.1 CHFI – Toronto

Michael Religa – Indie 88 – Toronto

Jeremy Slattery – Kiss 92.5 – Toronto

Brandy Taylor – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

Brittany Van Hemert – CFOX 99.3 – Vancouver

Wayne Webster – Boom 97.3 – Toronto I

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SECONDARY MARKET

Bryan Capistrano – The Zone @91.3 – Victoria

Sarah Christie – 105.3 Virgin – Kitchener

Elle D – 91.5 The Beat – Kitchener

Gary Grivich- BX93 – London

Kendra Helm – 96.3 Cruz FM – Saskatoon 

Mark Munroe – EZ Rock 1057- St. Catharines

Emily Szabo – Energy 95.3 (Fresh) – Hamilton  

Barry Stewart – Hot Country 103.5/Jewel 105 – Halifax

Siobhan Woodrow – 97.7 HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SMALL MARKET

Shilo Bellis – New Country 92.3 – Fredericton

James Cormier – Capital FM 106.9 – Fredericton

Tyler Holowchuk – Mix 103.7 – Fort McMurray

Danny Ismond – GX94 – Yorkton

Danny Kid – 103-1Beach Radio – Kelowna

Graham Mosimann – X100.7 – Red Deer

Andrew Murdoch – 99.9 Sun FM – Kelowna

Curtis Pope – Country 107.1 – Abbotsford

Mike Thomas – KIXX Country – St. John’s

ON AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET

Beckler & Seanna – X929 – Calgary

Darren & Mo – 98.1 CHFI – Toronto

Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

The Jeff O’Neil Show – CFOX  – Vancouver

Mauler, Rush & Jenni (The Morning Hot Tub) – The New Hot 89.9 – Ottawa

Nat & Drew – 103.5 QM/FM – Vancouver

Pepper & Dylan – Kiss 91.7 – Edmonton

Roger & Marilyn w. Jamar – CHUM FM – Toronto

Roz & Mocha – Kiss 92.5 – Toronto

Stu Jeffries – Boom 97.3 – Toronto

ON AIR TALENT SECONDARY MARKET

Biggs & Barr Show – 97.7 HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

Brady & Tara – CHYM  – Kitchener

Griff & Caroline – Jack 92.9 – Halifax

Jeff & Rachel – 97.5 Virgin – London

Matt Soper – K-Rock 105.7 – Kingston

Robin Farrell & AJ Cruze – 98.5 Ocean – Victoria  

Scotty & Tony – New Country 92.3 – Fredericton

Sunni & Hayes – 102.9 K Lite – Hamilton

Taz & Jim Kelly – FM96 – London

Vinnie & Randi – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR MARKET

Paul Awad – The Beat 92.5 – Montreal

Dustin Collins – CFOX/Rock 101 – Vancouver

Sarah Cummings – CHUM FM – Toronto

Wendy Duff – 91.1 CHFI – Toronto

Al Ford – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

Christian Hall – X929 – Calgary

Phil Kalssen – Country 105 – Calgary

Troy McCallum – Boom 97.3 – Toronto

Karen Steele – Virgin 99.9 – Toronto

Curtis Strange – QMFM/Virgin – Vancouver

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY MARKET

Mark Addams – 100.3 The Q – Victoria

Brad Gibb – FM96/Fresh –London

Brady Kingsbury – CHYM – Kitchener

Susan Knight – 98.5 Ocean – Victoria

Earle Mader – Jack 92.9 – Halifax

Jim McCourtie – 89X/93.9 The River – Windsor

Peter McKeown – 106.7 Country – Kitchener

Andy Ross/Zoe Vassos – 96.3 Cruz – Saskatoon

Trevor Wallworth – Q104 – Halifax

Dan Wylie – Free 98.1 – London

PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL MARKET

Brad Bazin – GX94 – Yorkton

Matt Cleveland – Capital FM 106.9 – Fredericton

Jenn Dalen – Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

Russell James – 103-1 Beach Radio – Kelowna

Adam McLaren – XL96.9 – Moncton 

Rob Michaels – 98.3 Star FM – Chilliwack

Michelle Russell – Kiss 105.3 – Sudbury

Brittany Thompson – Star 96.7 – Pembroke

Mike Shannon – Ocean 100 – Charlottetown

Sideshow – K-Rock 105.7 – Kingston

PROMOTION OF YEAR

$1000 Make a Wish Minute – Boom 97.3 – Toronto

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Hot 107 – Edmonton

Citywide 50/50 – Kiss 91.7 – Edmonton

Destroy Your Debt – 99.9 Virgin – Toronto

Flight to the North Pole – KIXX Country – St. John’s

Kiss Your Ashby Goodbye – CHUM FM – Toronto

Live Like a Pop Star – 97.5 Virgin – London

Made in Toronto Takeover – Flow 93-5 – Toronto

One Weekend Only – X929 – Calgary

A Very Merry Mumford – 102.1 The Edge – Toronto

STATION MEDIUM MARKET

91.5 The Beat – Kitchener

96.3 Cruz-FM – Saskatoon

97.5 Virgin – London

97.7 HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

105.3 Virgin – Kitchener

BX 93 – London 

CHYM  – Kitchener  

FM96 – London 

Jack 92.9 – Halifax

The Zone @91.3 – Victoria

STATION A/C

98.1 CHFI – Toronto

102.9 K-Lite – Hamilton

103.1 Fresh – London

103.5 QM/FM – Vancouver

The Beat 92.5 – Montreal

C100 – Halifax 

CHUM FM – Toronto 

CHYM – Kitchener

Kiss 95.9  – Calgary

Kiss 105.3 – Sudbury

STATION CHR

94.5 Virgin – Vancouver

97.5 Virgin – London

98.5 Virgin – Calgary

99.9 Virgin – Toronto

Kiss 91.7 – Edmonton

Kiss 92.5 – Toronto

Kiss 102.3 – Winnipeg

Kiss 105.3 – Ottawa

The New Hot 899 – Ottawa

Z103.5 – Toronto

STATION CLASSIC GOLD

95.7 Cruz – Edmonton

Boom 97.3 – Toronto

Boom 99.7 – Ottawa

Jack 92.9 – Halifax

Jack 96.9 – Vancouver

Q107 – Toronto 

Rock 101 – Vancouver

XL103 – Calgary 

STATION COUNTRY

Big Dog 92.7 – Regina

BX93 – London

CISN Country – Edmonton

Country 101 – Ottawa

Country 104 – Woodstock

Country 105 – Calgary

Country 107.1 – Abbotsford

Hot Country 103.5 – Halifax

JR Country – Vancouver

KX96 – Oshawa

Real Country 95.5 – Red Deer

STATION MULTICULTURAL

CHIN – Toronto 

101.7 World FM – Edmonton

CHKF Fairchild Radio – Calgary

Radio Centre-Ville 102.3 – Montreal

CIRV-FM 88.9 – Toronto

Red FM – Vancouver

Red FM – Calgary

CKJS – Winnipeg 

CHKG Fairchild Radio – Vancouver

STATION NEWS/TALK/SPORTS

630 CHED – Edmonton

680 News – Toronto

980 CFPL – London 

AM 980 – Vancouver 

CJAD 800 – Montreal 

News 1130 – Vancouver

Newstalk 610 CKTB – St. Catharines

Newstalk 770 – Calgary

Newstalk 1010 – Toronto

TSN 1260 – Edmonton 

STATION ROCK

89X – Windsor

92.1 CITI – Winnipeg

94.9 The Rock – Toronto

97.7 HTZ-FM – St. Catharines

100.3 The Bear – Edmonton

CFOX – Vancouver

CJAY 92 – Calgary

Indie 88 – Toronto

Rebel 101.7 – Ottawa

Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton

X929 – Calgary

STATION SMALL

101.5 The Wolf – Peterborough

102.1 CJCY – Medicine Hat

103-1 Beach Radio – Kelowna

Capital FM 106.9 – Fredericton

Country 104 – Woodstock

KIXX Country – St. John’s

K-Rock 105.7 – Kingston

93.1 Moose FM – Timmins

New Country 96-9 – Fredericton

Ocean 100 – Charlottetown

Star 98.3 – Chilliwack

X100.7 – Red Deer

INDUSTRY AWARDS

BOOKING AGENCY

APA

Canadian Classic Rock

The Feldman Agency

Invictus Entertainment Group

Paquin Artists Agency

Paradigm Talent Agency

Sakamoto Agency

CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE

Caesar’s Windsor

Casino New Brunswick, Moncton

Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax

Casino Rama Resort, Orillia

Casino Regina

Club Regent, Winnipeg

Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls

Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary 

River Cree, Edmonton

DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

Amazon Prime Music

Apple Music

CBC Music

Google Play Music

iHeartRADIO

Radio Player Canada

SiriusXM

Soundcloud

Spotify

Stingray Music

Youtube Music

INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR

Believe

eOne Music

Fontana North

IDLA

Indie Pool

Isotope Music

The Orchard

Outside Music

Select Distribution

INDEPENDENT LABEL

604 Records

Arts and Crafts 

Black Box Music

Bon Sound

Cadence Music

Dine Alone Records 

eOne Music

Last Gang Records

MDM Recordings

Nettwerk Records

New Damage Records 

Open Road Recordings

Royal Mountain Records

Secret City Records

Six Shooter Records

True North

INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE

Aux 33 Tours, Montreal

Cheapies, Hamilton

Compact Music, Ottawa

Dine Alone Store/Wax on Wheels, Toronto

Dr. Disc, Hamilton

Fred’s Records St. John’s NF

Rotate This, Toronto

Sloth Records, Calgary

Sonic Boom, Toronto

Soundscapes, Toronto

Taz Records, Halifax

Zulu Records, Vancouver

MUSIC JOURNALIST

Stuart Berman, Pitchfork

Karen Bliss, Billboard/Samaritan

David Farrell, fyi Music News

Carla Gillis, Now Magazine

Andrew King, Canadian Musician

Sarah Murphy, Exclaim

Ben Rayner, Toronto Star

Graham Rockingham, The Hamilton Spectator

Keith Sharp, Music Express

Connie Thiessen – Broadcast Dialogue

Mike Usinger, The Georgia Strait

MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000)

Avenir Centre, Moncton

Bell Centre, Montreal

Bell MTS, Winnipeg

Budweiser Gardens, London

Budweiser Stage, Toronto

Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa

Centre Videotron, Quebec City

Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener

Rogers Arena Vancouver

Rogers Place, Edmonton

Sask Place, Saskatoon

Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

Scotiabank Centre, Halifax

MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000)

Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford

Brandt Centre, Regina

Leon’s Centre, Kingston

Meridian Centre, St Catharines

Molson Centre, Barrie

PNE Agrodome, Vancouver

Prospera Place, Kelowna

Revolution Place, Grande Prairie

Tribute Community Centre, Oshawa

MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Bedlam Music Management

Bernie Breen Management

Bruce Allen Management

Chris Smith Management

Coalition Management

eOne Management

Invictus Entertainment Group

Last Gang Management

Macklam Feldman

RGK Entertainment Group

Sonic Entertainment Group

MAJOR RETAILER

7digital

Amazon.Ca

Google Play Music

Groupe Archambault

iTunes

London Drugs

Sunrise Records 

Walmart

MUSIC PUBLISHER

Arts & Crafts Music Publishing

Casablanca Media Publishing

Cymba Music PublishingHyvetown Music

Nettwerk Music

ole

peermusic Canada

Red Brick

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Third Side Music

Universal Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Inc.

MUSIC SCHOOL

Durham College – Oshawa

Fanshawe College – London

Harris Institute – Toronto

Humber College – Toronto

Metalworks Institute – Mississauga

Nimbus School Of Recording – Vancouver

OIART – London

Trebas Institute – Montreal/Toronto

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (over 1500)

Centre in the Square – Kitchener

FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton

Francis Winspear Centre – Edmonton

Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

Northern Jubilee, Edmonton

Orpheum – Vancouver

Place Des Arts, Montreal

Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver

Sony Centre, Toronto

Southern Jubilee, Calgary

Thunder Bay Auditorium, Thunder Bay

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (under 1500)

Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville

The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

Conexus, Regina

Danforth Music Hall, Toronto

Flato Theatre, Markham

Koerner Hall, Toronto

Performing Arts Centre, Burlington

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

Rose Theatre, Brampton

Theatre Capitole, Quebec City

Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

PROMOTER

AEG Live

Blueprint Live

Collective Concerts

Embrace

Evenko

Invictus Entertainment

Live Nation

MRG

Sonic Concerts

Timbre Concerts

PUBLICIST

Eric Alper, That Eric Alper

Jasper Anson, NovaCurrent Public Relations

Julie Booth – Freshly Pressed PR

Cristina Fernandes – Listen Harder

Adam Gonshor, Warner Music Canada

Jesse Lock, Hive Mind PR 

Sacha Miller, Worklate

Damien Nelson, We Are Able

Joanne Setterington, Indoor Recess

Rebecca Webster, Webster Media Consulting

RECORDING STUDIO

The Canterbury Music Company, Toronto

Dreamhouse Studios, Toronto

Metalworks Studios, Mississauga

Noble Street Studios, Toronto

The Orange Lounge Recording Studio, Toronto

Revolution Recording, Toronto

Studio Fast Forward, Montreal

Taurus Recording, Toronto

Union Sound Company, Toronto

The Warehouse Studio –  Vancouver

MAJOR LABEL

Sony Music

Universal Music

Warner Music

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