The shows for the Night Owls, 4 hours long in the middle of the night, weird callers and requests. Lots of caffeine. Anything goes.
Outstanding 7-9am Show
The hosts of the 7-9 am shows get up very early and are responsible for getting listeners out of their beds in a relaxed, non stressful manner. It’s a good thing all of our hosts of these slots are also relaxed, not stressed people.
Outstanding Wake up Western Show – Weekdays 9am-11am
The 9-11 shows are characterized by fun hosts, peppy music, plus in studio performances and lots of interviews, often with a Western focus.
Outstanding 3:30-6pm Show
Aside from holding the responsibility of getting listeners home without driving into the back of a bus, the 330 -6 shows often feature interviews, performances and trainees.
Outstanding Evening or Weekend Open Format Show
The weekend and evening open format hosts are often the specialists to the during-the-week show’s generalists. These hosts ensure that CHRW keeps rocking all hours of the week.
Winner: Radio What Wave Thursday 7-8:30pm Dave O'Halloran
Outstanding Specialty Show (Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classical, Other)
Specialty show hosts are experts in their genre. A lot of times the hosts are involved in a particular scene as a musician, or promoter.
Outstanding Electronic Show
The music on the Electronic shows on CHRW ranges from dance floor fillers to blip and bloopy to spacey and airy. One thing that remains constant, you will definitely hear something that you have never heard before.
Outstanding Rhythmic Show
The rhythmic shows on CHRW definitely know a thing or two about dropping a beat. You can always tell these shows are on when you come to CHRW as you can feel the base when you come up the stairs.
Outstanding Multicultural Show
Multicultural shows are a very important part of CHRW’s programming. They allow hosts to reach out to a community that may not otherwise have a voice on the air waves. The multi cultural shows on CHRW are also extremely active during fundraising.
Outstanding Spoken Word Show
The spoken word shows on CHRW are known for getting to the heart of and exploring an issue or a topic in depth. The shows always feature well informed hosts and interviews.
Winner: Nerd Alert - Mondays 7-8pm - Brad Bangsboll, Nick Workman, Matt Belford
Splendors of the Catholic Church - Monday 6:30-7pm - Roger Khouri
CHRW News in Review - Alternate Tuesdays 6:30-7 pm - CHRW News Team
Gathering Voices - Alternate Wednesdays 6-6:30pm - Penn Kemp
Big Purple Couch - Alternate Wednesdays 6:30-7 pm - Jaclyn Garfinkle and Ashley Row
The Utility Men - Alternate Thursdays 6-6:30 pm - Arden Zwelling and Dan Da Silva
Beyond The Cheers - Alternate Thursdays 6-6:30 pm - Dave Ferguson
Mustang Nation - Thursday 6:30-7 pm - Dan Soden
Outstanding Feedback Show
The feedback shows are a particular breed of spoken word show. Often live, often with callers always with guests, these shows cover the gamut from politics, environmental issues, gender issues, art and culture and health and relationships.
Winner: Western On Earth - Fridays - Analise Hoffman, Jessica He, Jonathan Schinkel, Brent Miller, Jackie McLellan
Between the Margins - Alternate Mondays - Michelle Boyce
Theatre in London - 1st Tuesday - Jeff Culbert and Simon Goodwin
The Bulletin - 2nd Tuesday - Ed von Aderkas
Inside the Arts - 3rd Tuesday - Ben Benedict
Speak Your Truth - last Tuesday - Dana Matthews, Travis Dolynny, Alex Hoffman
Body, Mind, Spirit - Wednesdays - Pat Kennedy
The Happy Hour with Pat Mussieux - 2nd Wednesday - Pat Mussieux
Just Right - Thursdays - Bob Metz and Robert Vaughn
Kevin Newman - Outstanding Journalist of the Year
These folks are routinely out chasing stories, doing interviews, presenting the news or covering events. This award is named for Kevin Newman CHRW’s first News Director and current anchor of Global National News.
Winner: Alex Ballingall
Nominees included: Toban Black, Jaclyn Garfinkle, Jonathan Schinkel, Gian Verano, Ed von Aderkas
Dan Shulman Outstanding Sportscaster
This award is named for Dan Shulman a CHRW alum who graduated from western in actuarial science and now works for ESPN as a play by play person for NBA, NCAA and major league baseball. He was recently awarded top play by play announcer of the decade.
Winner: John Urban
Nominees Included: Brad Bangsboll, Ted Whitley
Kaarlo Koskiala Memorial Award - Outstanding Live Sports Broadcasting
Live sports has been part of CHRW since the beginning of the station. In fact we broadcast football games to a couple of campus buildings by closed circuit even before the station was on the air. Since then, CHRW has carried the broadcasts of thousands of games. We truly are the voice of the Western Mustangs. This award is named after Kaarlo Koskiala who started as a volunteer, became a sports editor then the news director and then the Station Manager. Kaarlo passed away in 2004.
Winner: Steve Kopp
Nominees Included: Steve Bibby, Ryan Mansfield, John Urban, Dave Woodey
Volunteer Nominated Awards
ANDREAS GRIPP ~~ Best Host to Make You Want to Stay in Bed on
Friday Mornings ~~ nominated by Sarah Kirshin
KELLEN COUZENS ~~ Outstanding Work Finding Interesting Obscurities in the World of Garage, Punk and Noise ~~ Nominated by Mike Bott
IAN DOIG-PHANEUF ~~ Outstanding Support of the Arts Community in Conjunction with CHRWNominated by Mike Bott
DAVE O’HALLORAN ~~ Outstanding Support of the Arts Community in Conjunction with CHRWNominated by Mike Bott
DJ CHEDO ~~ Outstanding Radio Show Promotion ~~ nominated by Kevin Evans
RYAN MANSFIELD ~~ Best Sports Volunteer ~~ nominated by John Urban
GABRIELLE 'STAT GIRL' WOODEY ~~ CHRW's First Woman Football Broadcaster ~~ Nominated by Dave Woodey
DAN SODEN ~~ Best Hair:News, Sports, Spoken Word Department ~~ Nominated by Grant Stein
DJ KEVIN EVANS ~~ Outstanding Radio Show Promotion ~~ nominated by Kevin Evans
TRENT STEENSMA ~~ Snowpacalypse Trooper ~~ nominated by Trent Streensma
JONATHAN COE ~~ Volunteer Who Travels The Furthest On A Regular Basis To Get To Their On-Air Shift ~~ nominated by Jonathan Coe
Most Promising Volunteer - Programming
Volunteer of the Year - Programming
Outstanding New Volunteer - Music and Promotions
Volunteer of the Year - Music and Promotions
Elliotte Friedman Most Promising Volunteer - News, Sports & Spoken Word
Adrienne Arsenault Volunteer of the Year - News, Sports & Spoken Word
Scott Brodie Memorial Award for Outstanding Dedication to Your Show
John McKenna Award for Outstanding Dedication to 94.9 CHRW