RTNDA Canada Names Radio News Information Program Award after Peter Gzowski

Oct 17, 2007

TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists is pleased to announce the new RTNDA Canada Award for Best Radio
News Information Program will be named after the late Peter Gzowski.
There are some people whose voices you remember. Peter Gzowski had one of
them. At 28, he became the youngest-ever managing editor of Maclean's
magazine. But Peter Gzowski will be best remembered as the voice of
Morningside. During his 15 years as host of the CBC Radio program, it is
estimated he conducted some 27,000 interviews. The list of his awards and
honourary degrees is long. Among them, Gzowski was named Companion of the
Order of Canada. In 1999, he was appointed Chancellor of Trent University, a
position he held until his death in 2002. Gzowski also worked tirelessly to
promote literacy in Canada, and after his death the federal government created
and funded the Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy in honour of his work.
The Peter Gzowski Award - Best Radio News Information Program will be
awarded to the station, which displays overall excellence in content and
presentation in a regularly scheduled news information program, which is not a
daily newscast.
"Gzowski exemplifies the very best in Canadian Journalism," says RTNDA
Canada President Bob McLaughlin. "We are honoured to pay tribute to his life's
work with this award."
The first Peter Gzowski Award will be handed out at the RTNDA National
Awards Ceremony in Ottawa next June.

RTNDA is the voice of electronic journalists in Canada. It is made up of
more than 400 news directors, reporters, producers, educators, students, and
industry associates across the country. Our goal is to foster the very best in
Radio, Television, and New Media. RTNDA Canada is dedicated to fostering
excellence in electronic journalism.

For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA Canada, at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com or visit www.rtndacanada.com

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