Ontario Association of Broadcasters Fall Conference


The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is pleased to announce CONNECTION 2012 will be held on Tuesday, November 6th in Toronto at the Westin Bristol Place Hotel.

The annual fall conference will commence with the OAB Annual General Meeting. 

The OAB’S conference committee is diligently working to improve on last year’s stellar line up of speakers.  Paul Weyland, branding, marketing and sales strategist, will be doing a special half day sales training session and joins hosts Jaye Albright, award winning radio consultant and Stephanie Winans, digital media specialist for Integration in a Digital Age.  Connection 2012 will also feature a Programming Panel, moderated by Chris Byrnes, President, Byrnes Media, and includes Julie Adam, Vice President, Programming, Rogers; Rob Farina, Executive Vice President, Content, Astral Radio; David Farough, VP; Brands, Programming & New Media, Corus Entertainment; and Steve Jones, Vice President, Programming, Newcap Radio.  This accomplished group of programmers will discuss some of the key programming issues facing the industry today. 

The Gala Awards Dinner will include presentations of the OAB Community Service Awards, Broadcast Order of Achievement and Hall of Fame Awards.  The Ontario Association of Broadcasters is excited to present Hall of Fame Awards to Peter and Tony Viner! 

This is the first year the OAB will be presenting the Ontario Broadcast Order of Achievement and OAB Hall of Fame awards.  Other regional Associations across the country have agreed to continue these long standing traditions of broadcasting.  Presentations will take place at each Association’s award dinner.

The OAB Hall of Fame will replace the OAB Lifetime Achievement Award.  Previously, the CAB honoured broadcasters into the Hall of Fame at their national conference.  This award will now continue to honour excellence at the regional level. 

The Broadcast Order of Achievement will replace the CAB’s quarter/half century club.  There are three levels of recognition, Bronze for 10-14 years of service, Silver for 15-24 years of service and Gold for 25+ years of service.  Persons wishing to be recognized for their tenure in broadcasting may do so by applying on-line at www.oab.ca.  

Save the date, Tuesday, November 6th and register soon for CONNECTION 2012!