At its annual convention in November, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) will honor Standard Broadcasting President and CEO Gary Slaight with the Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence.
The award is given annually to highlight outstanding service to Canadian private broadcasting, as well as to recognize human qualities and practical, innovative achievements that reflect a concern for the highest in broadcasting standards.
“Gary Slaight is an outstanding broadcaster who has built bridges for the radio industry with communities across the country,” said Glenn O’Farrell, president and CEO of the CAB. “… His unique operating style and profound passion for music have served emerging and established Canadian talent. In addition, Gary has always demonstrated a deep personal commitment to the support of charitable causes within communities across Canada.”
Also during the ceremony, the CAB will induct several broadcasters and musicians Jann Arden and Michel Rivard into its Broadcast Hall of Fame.
The broadcasters slated for induction are: Raynald Brière of RNC Média Inc. in Montréal; Fred Latremouille of Rogers Broadcasting in Vancouver, British Columbia; and Phyllis Yaffe of Alliance Atlantis in Toronto; retired broadcasters Bruce Hogle, Harvey Glatt, Donald Lawrie and Bob Lockhart; and posthumous inductees Rai Purdy and Paul Reid.