Gerry Forbes, Brother Jake Edwards, and Guy Brouillard inducted into Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame

Canadian Music Week (CMW) hosted the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Thursday evening in Toronto, where 2019 Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame inductees Guy Brouillard, longtime music director at Montreal’s CKOI; Gerry Forbes, who recently retired as the longtime morning man at CJAY 92 Calgary; and coast-to-coast radio veteran Brother Jake Edwards of TSN 1040 (CKST-AM) Vancouver, were honoured for their decades-long careers in Canadian broadcasting.

Gerry Forbes

Leslie Sole and Terri Michael were also inducted posthumously. The broadcasting power couple, who met at CHOM-FM in the 1970s, were tragically killed last November in an accident in Mexico. The 2019 recipient of the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, in memory of legendary Radio Programmer Steve Young, was Brad Karp from Country 93.3 FM (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray.

Other inductees included Michael McCarty, Chief Membership and Business Development Officer at SOCAN, Steve Herman, Senior Vice President, Touring – North America at Live Nation, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Robbie Robertson.
 
The recipient of the 2019 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award was the late Gord Downie, with his brother Patrick Downie in attendance to receive the award. Outside of his career as frontman for The Tragically Hip, Gord committed his time to causes close to his heart, including working towards reconciliation for Canada’s Indigenous peoples and the Lake Ontario Waterkeepers, among other organizations.

Guy Brouillard

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) and CMW also celebrated musician, songwriter and producer Eddie Schwartz. Music industry legend and CSHF founder Frank Davies presented the award to Schwartz, best known for writing such classic hit songs as “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” recorded by Pat Benatar, “Don’t Shed A Tear” by Paul Carrack, “The Doctor” by the Doobie Brothers, “When There’s Time for Love” by Lawrence Gowan and “Special Girl” by America
 
The Rosalie Award, recognizing women who have blazed trails in Canadian radio, and supported by CBC and Slaight Music, and Direct Media Sales, was presented to Carmela Laurignano, vice-president and Radio Group Manager at Evanov Radio Group (ERG).

 
The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards also recognized the following winners:

MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET
Lisa Grossi – CHUM FM – Toronto                                          
             
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SECONDARY MARKET
Barry Stewart – Hot Country 103.5/Jewel 105 – Halifax     
 
MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR SMALL MARKET
Shilo Bellis – New Country 96.9 – Moncton               
           
ON AIR TALENT OF THE YEAR MAJOR MARKET
Garner Andrews – Sonic 102.9 – Edmonton                          
 
ON AIR TALENT SECONDARY MARKET
Jeff & Rachel – 97.5 Virgin – London                                       
                                                            
PROGRAM DIRECTOR MAJOR MARKET
Sarah Cummings – CHUM FM – Toronto                   
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR SECONDARY MARKET
(A Tie!)

Brad Gibb – FM96/Fresh –London                                           
Jim McCourtie – 89X/93.9 The River – Windsor                    
 
PROGRAM DIRECTOR SMALL MARKET
Matt Cleveland – Capital FM 106.9 – Fredericton                 
                                   
PROMOTION OF YEAR
Kiss Your Ashby Goodbye – CHUM FM – Toronto              
 
STATION MEDIUM MARKET
96.3 Cruz-FM – Saskatoon                                                          
           
STATION A/C
98.1 CHFI – Toronto                                                                      
 
STATION CHR
The New Hot 899 – Ottawa                                                                                                                                  
STATION CLASSIC GOLD
Boom 97.3 – Toronto                                                                    
           
STATION COUNTRY
Country 105 – Calgary                                                                 
                                               
STATION MULTICULTURAL
CHIN – Toronto                                                                  
                                                             
STATION NEWS/TALK/SPORTS
680 News – Toronto                                                                     
 
STATION ROCK
Indie 88 – Toronto                                                             
 
STATION SMALL
K-Rock 105.7 – Kingston                                                 
                                               
 
INDUSTRY AWARDS
 
TALENT DEVELOPMENT STORY OF THE YEAR
Loud Luxury

 
BOOKING AGENCY
The Feldman Agency                                                                                           
 
CASINO/SPECIALTY VENUE
Casino Rama Resort, Orillia                                                                               
           
DIGITAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
Spotify                                                                                                          
 
INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR
eOne Music                                                                                                 
 
INDEPENDENT LABEL
Arts and Crafts                                                                                                      
INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE
Dine Alone Store/Wax on Wheels, Toronto                                                   
 
MUSIC JOURNALIST
Ben Rayner, Toronto Star                                                                                   
 
MAJOR FACILITY (OVER 8000)
Budweiser Stage, Toronto                                                                                  
 
MAJOR FACILITY (UNDER 8000)
Brandt Centre, Regina                                                                                         
 
MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Bruce Allen Management                                                                        
 
MAJOR RETAILER
Sunrise Records                                                                                        
 
MUSIC PUBLISHER
Universal Music Publishing                                                                                
 
MUSIC SCHOOL 
(A tie!)
Fanshawe College – London                                                                              
Metalworks Institute – Mississauga                                                                
 
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (over 1500)
The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, Toronto                                              
 
PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (under 1500)
Danforth Music Hall, Toronto                                                                            
 
PROMOTER
Live Nation                                                                                                  
 
PUBLICIST
Joanne Setterington, Indoor Recess                                                               
 
RECORDING STUDIO
Revolution Recording, Toronto                                                            
 
MAJOR LABEL
Universal Music    


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