The 2011/2012 Community Radio Awards ceremony was held at the 2012 National Campus and Community Radio Conference Kingston, Ontario. The conference, including the awards ceremony was hosted and organized by CFRC-FM, broadcasting from Queen's University.
The ceremony itself was at Kingston’s Upper Canada Academy for the Performing Arts, a former church hall now used for local arts events and kids puppeteering workshops, complete with tinfoil stars hanging from the ceiling. Thanks to Ayanda Mngoma from CFRC-FM for hosting, Anna Friz for a thoughtful keynote speech, and the crowd, who stomped out the drumroll for each of the 13 categories.
Photo: The trophies were repurposed circuit boards with the plaques made in Kingston, at the Trophy House, operating for more than 45 years and run out of an old limestone farmhouse.
NCRA COMMUNITY RADIO AWARD RECIPIENTS
Lifetime Achievement/Community Radio Legend: Chad Saunders from CJSW-FM Calgary, AB (read letter) (watch video)
• CIVL-FM Abbotsford, BC – Chuck Anger (read letter)
• Radio Laurier, Waterloo, ON (read letter)
Local Talent Development: CFRC-FM Kingston, ON – "Radio Residencies" (read letter)
• CIWS-FM Stouffville, ON – Produced by Mike Burns and Tara Donaghey – "NITE OUT" (read letter)
• CiTR-FM Vancouver, BC – "Arts Report / Discorder" (read letter)
• CJSR-FM Edmonton, AB – Produced by Mark Harrison Rodger (read bio) – "Live Music Dispatch" (listen #1 and listen #2)
• CKHA-FM Haliburton, ON – Bessie Sullivan and Cheryl Sherwood (read bio) – "County Library Promo" (listen #1 and listen #2)
• CKHA-FM Haliburton, ON – Produced by Greg Roe and Ron Murphy (read bio) – "Haliburton County Reads" (listen)
• CiTR-FM Vancouver, BC – Produced by Adam Janusz (read bio) – "The Arts Report" (listen)
• CJSF-FM Burnaby, BC – Produced by Lauren Mitchell and Jay Peachy (read bio) – "Sound Therapy" (listen)
• CKDU-FM Halifax, NS – Produced by Jane Kirby and Ella Bedard (read bio)– "The Amelie: Canadian Refugee Policy and the Story of the 1987 Boat People" (listen)
• CKUT-FM Montreal, QC – Produced by Brian Meagher (read bio)– "Synthumentary" (listen)
• CJSF-FM Burnaby, BC – Produced by Lis van Berkel and Frieda Werden (read bio) – "WINGS: Halifax Women’s Housing Co-op" (listen)
• CJSW-FM Calgary, AB – Produced by Evan Wilson (read bio) – "Am I right?" (listen)
• CFRU-FM Guelph, ON – Produced by Hilda Venegas Negrete (read bio) – "It is time for women/Tiempo de mujeres" (listen)
• CFRO-FM Vancouver, BC – Produced by Yasaman Azarpajouh (read bio) – "Tutti Morimmo a Stento" (listen)