OAB Announces Community Service Award Winners

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Association of Broadcasters (OAB) celebrated 60 years last night at On the Park Events and Conference Centre with its annual Awards presentation.  With over 40 members, the OAB is dedicated to representing the common interests of Ontario’s private broadcasters and industry partners.  The 2010 Community Service Awards were presented to the following stations:

Radio Large Market – Award:  The NEW 105.3KISS-FM, Ottawa for “Father Daughter Ball” in support of prostate cancer.  Gayle Zarbatany, Program Director, KISS-FM, Ottawa, accepted the award.

Radio Large Market – Honorable Mention:  Z103.5FM, Toronto for “JJ Bear” campaign in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation.  Paul Evanov, Vice President, Evanov Radio, accepted the award.

Radio Small Market – Award:  Bayshore Broadcasting for “Healthy Tomorrows” to raise awareness for local hospital foundations’ planned giving programs.  Ross Kentner, President, Bayshore Broadcasting Group, accepted the award.

Radio Small Market – Honorable Mention:  STAR 93.3 FM for “Be A Goddess” in support of the United Way campaign for Peterborough and District.  Joel Scott, Operations Manager and Program Director, STAR 93.3 FM, accepted the award.

TELEVISION – Award:  Global Toronto for the annual “Toy Drive” in partnership with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association.  Rick Berenz, Executive Officer, Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association and Dayna Gourley, Supervising Producer, Global Toronto, accepted the award.

Media contact:

Valerie Skivington
Executive Director
Ontario Association of Broadcasters
Office: 905-554-2730
Cell: 416-888-1467