ANNOUNCING CJTR’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020 WINNER…Ben Valiaho!
Many of our listeners will know Ben’s name already, and for good reason, as he has been with the station since 2004 (!) and currently hosts the longest running morning program, Wake and Break! He’s been involved with the station in many ways, including sitting on the Board of Directors for eight years (2013 to 2020) in various capacities including President. Ben has always been a huge supporter of the station on the air, as well as in the community. Congrats Ben, this is well deserved! He shared some words of thanks:
“CJTR Regina Community Radio has played a large part in the development of who I am as a person over the many years and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have connected up with such a good cause! The people I have meet, the friends I have developed, the events I’ve taken part in, the career path it influenced, my goodness the music I have discovered, and the community-mindedness that I hold so dear, major thanks to CJTR and here is to many more years of being tuned in to the community. “
ABOUT BEN: Ben grew up working within the Regina music community and is excited to keep supporting the wonderful community in his varied roles within the city. Ben first got his start working in the music industry as producer and volunteer host at 91.3FM CJTR Regina Community Radio over fifteen years ago, and still hosts radio shows at CJTR to this day. Ben has been a turntablist for over ten years, including running a 5+ year monthly DJ night ‘2 Beats & A Hat’ in Regina, some video game twitch streaming, old skool Games Workshop fan as well as DJing a number of events in and around Regina. Ben currently works at SaskMusic in their Regina office supporting Saskatchewan artists within the province and beyond.
ANNOUNCING CJTR’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2020…Janielle Ogilvie!
During a very difficult pandemic year, Janielle Ogilvie ensured the success of three major projects:
- The development and execution of the new on-demand listening website cjtr.ca
- The emergency Membership Drive with lawn/window signs
- The rebranding of CJTR’s visual identity
Janielle brought both her expertise and enthusiasm to these time-sensitive projects which guaranteed the relevancy and capacity of our non-profit for years to come. Her work helped keep this station on the air and tuned in to the community.
ABOUT JANIELLE: Janielle Ogilvie is a graphic designer from Regina, SK with a strong passion for music and art. Janielle evidently applies her passions towards her work, and is dedicated to making a positive impact within the community. She is SHA’s newest Biomedical Media Technician, CJTR’s Chair of CJTR’s Branding committee, and a former long-term member of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments.