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Kelowna’s CKLZ-FM Relaunches as 104.7 The Lizard

July 30, 2021

Kelowna’s original FM radio station is now Kelowna’s NEWEST radio station! Today, Pattison Media relaunched CKLZ FM as 104-7 The Lizard.  The familiar and beloved name was last used in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s in Kelowna.   104.7 The Lizard will continue to play the classic and current rock now heard on the frequency and is now branded The Rock of Kelowna!   This heritage rock station has been part of the fabric of the Okanagan for decades and was Kelowna’s first FM radio station back in 1964.  Over the years, the 104.7 frequency has been Kelowna’s heritage /

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Pattison Media partners with Everything Podcasts to expand its digital offerings

June 23, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22nd, 2021 Pattison Media partners with Everything Podcasts to expand its digital offerings Kamloops, BC – Pattison Media, is pleased to announce its partial acquisition of Everything Podcasts, creators of original custom podcasts featuring compelling story telling and world-class production.  Everything Podcasts is the brainchild of Jennifer Smith, a recipient of the Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award from University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.  She and her team bring decades of experience in content development for TV and Audio, Podcast Production, Digital Marketing and Media Buying.  They have mastered what it means to

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The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group rebrands as Pattison Media Ltd. and launches ‘AMPLIFY Canada – Think Local’, Business Revitalization Program.

April 7, 2021

Headquartered in Kamloops, B.C., Pattison Media Ltd., is the country’s largest, private, western-based media company.

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Red Deer’s NEWEST Radio Station is ON THE AIR!

December 4, 2020

Red Deer’s NEW 106‐7 REWIND Radio is officially on the air… playing the greatest hits of the 80’s and 90’s! REWIND Radio will play top artists like Bon Jovi, Alanis Morrisette, AC/DC, Prince, Bryan Adams, Queen and much more. “We aim to be Red Deer’s new # 1 pre‐set in the car,” says Program Director Peter Michaels. “I’d say prepare for the awkward stares from the car beside you as people belt out every one of these hits…but you’ll be singing along too!” Besides the best music in Red Deer, REWIND Radio has also launched with the best radio personalities,

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101.5 FM Beach Radio launches in Prince Albert

September 4, 2020

Fall is in the air but an ‘endless summer’ is only just beginning on our local airwaves. Prince Albert and region now has a new golden beach that stretches far and wide and, according to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, promises a Classic Hits sound from the 1980s and 90s that appeals to everyone. The music radio format is one of the most popular and successful in North America. 101.5 FM Beach Radio burst into life at 9 a.m. this morning. It replaces the XFM brand. Only the best “Classic Hits is really popular because it’s solid gold,” program director Danny

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CHAT-TV Wins 2020 RTDNA Canada National Award

June 9, 2020

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is pleased to announce CHAT-TV Medicine Hat was recognized for their journalistic excellence with a Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) National Award for Best Long Feature (Small/Medium Market).  RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital.  This Feature entitled “Lost in the Mind” tackled the very difficult topic of mental health and addiction.  Many, many, hours of work were put into this to tell Becks Dudley’s story while sending a message to others struggling that there is light after darkness.  Becks was 15-years-old when she

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Jim Pattison Broadcast Group supports STARS Air Ambulance Streaming for Stars Concert

May 7, 2020

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is pleased to support the STARS Air Ambulance in their Streaming for Stars Concert on Friday, May 8th at 7:00pm MST. Join us for an evening of talent, story sharing, and to come together as a community. For the first time, STARS is airing a special, live-streamed concert featuring the hottest Canadian country music artists, greetings from well-known personalities, and stories from Very Important Patients. You will enjoy performances by Brett Kissel, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Gord Bamford, Hunter Brothers, The Washboard Union, Jess Moskaluke, Aaron Goodvin, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Chris Buck Band, Bobby Wills,

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Lift Interactive & Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Launch Website and Marketing Campaign to Enhance Exposure of Local Businesses

March 27, 2020

EDMONTON, AB – Edmonton-based digital agency, Lift Interactive Inc., has launched a website and marketing campaign called thingsthatareopen.com to help promote businesses and organizations across Western Canada who have adjusted the way they normally operate to remain open-for-business during this time. The online platform will enhance the exposure of these businesses and organizations, featuring a directory and good-news-stories to communicate the innovative ways businesses and organizations are serving their patrons, while respecting government guidelines and mandates regarding social distancing and sanitation. “ As a digital agency, we know that businesses – large and small – are struggling to communicate their

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New General Manager at JPBG Prince George Division

December 5, 2019

The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is delighted to announce that effective January 1, 2020 the new General Manager joining CKPG Television, 99.3 The Drive, 101.3 The River and CKPGToday.ca in Prince George will be Kevin Gemmell.  Kevin is taking over from current General Manager, Mike Clotildes who is semi-retiring at the end of December after a long career in the broadcast industry with Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Monarch Broadcasting.  Mike plans to spend more time with family and serving the community that has been so good to his family throughout his lifetime. Kevin’s career at Fabmar Communications began in

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Saskatchewan Donors Raise $750,000 in Children’s Hospital Radiothon

November 8, 2019

Broadcasters from across Saskatchewan, including the full team from the family of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, helped raise a substantial sum of money for the new state-of-the-art children’s facility in Saskatoon. According to a media release from the hospital’s foundation, donors from across the province helped raise $750,109 in just two short days at the first ever province-wide Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by CIBC Wood Gundy. The event Wednesday and Thursday was broadcasted live from the main lobby of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital by 16 different radio stations. The foundation explained donations from this year’s event will

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