Sunday, May 14, 2006

British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Honours Michael Godin

The 2006 BCAB Convention, its 59th annual, took place in Victoria, B.C. this past week. At the President's Gala Dinner on Friday evening, May 12, 2006, the Awards of Excellence were presented. Categories ranged from Community Services Radio/Television, Best Creative Radio/Television, to Excellence in News Reporting Radio/Television, plus Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow, Broadcast Performer of the Year Radio/Television, Broadcaster of the Year and Friend of the Industry.

Michael Godin was named Friend of the Industry, recognizing him for his nearly thirteen years as the General Manager of the National Advertising Benevolent Society's NABS West Chapter in Vancouver, and acknowledging his lifelong career in the media and music industries.

A very surprised and flabberghasted Michael commented, "I am honoured and humbled to be considered, let alone recognized, for this prestigious award. We are all very fortunate to be in this industry, and we all give back to it in our own way. I am just very pleased to have been able to help our peers in their time of need throughout my years with NABS."

Michael is the creator and host of Treasure Island Oldies; since 1997, it is one of the longest running radio shows in the world on the Internet.

Complete list of Awards of Excellence winners:

Humanity Award BC Persons With AIDS Society - Vancouver
Community Services/Radio 100.3 The Q - Victoria
Community Services/Television Global Television - Vancouver
Best Creative/Radio CHBE-FM - Victoria
Best Creative/Television Citytv - Vancouver
Station Promotion/Radio Z95.3 - Vancouver
Station Promotion/Television Citytv - Vancouver
Special Programming/Radio 100.3 The Q - Victoria
Special Programming/Television CH Television - Victoria
Excellence In News Reporting/Radio CKNW AM980 - Vancouver
Excellence In News Reporting/Television CHBC Television - Kelowna
Broadcast Performer of the Year Kit Carson The Beat 94.5 FM
Broadcast Performer of the Year/Radio Larry & Willy 96.9 JACK-FM
Broadcast Performer of the Year/Television Hudson Mack A Channel
Friend of the Industry Michael Godin Treasure Island Oldies - Vancouver
Broadcaster of the Year Ed Bain CH Television & 100.3 The Q - Victoria