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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

FORMER RIDER VOICE EARNS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RTNDA (Radio-Television News Directors Association) Canada is pleased to congratulate Geoff Currier who has distinguished himself through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in journalism and news management.

RTNDA President Fiona Conway said, "Geoff Currier has been a trusted voice in sports and talk radio serving Winnipeggers and Manitobans for over 30 years and we are so pleased to honor him with an RTNDA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations Geoff."

Geoff Currier will be presented with his RTNDA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award during the Prairie Regional Meeting on April 6.

In 1986 this Ottawa boy heard about a fabulous opportunity. The job as play-by-play man for the Saskatchewan Roughriders was open. He went after it and the people at CKRM took a chance on him. He spent the next 12 seasons calling Riders games and serving as CKRM's Sports Director. He was also TSN's Saskatchewan correspondent for that same period.

In 1997 he made the move to CJOB Winnipeg as the host of Prime Time Sports. In the early 2000's he reinvented himself as a talk show host and has been a mainstay on CJOB ever since, four years ago taking over the coveted slot once occupied by the legendary Peter Warren, and later, Charles Adler.

RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers of Canada. The members of RTNDA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast and digital journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interested and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Odds are he was not nominated by Kent Austin.

Karl Hungus said...

Article wrongly says over 30 years serving Manitobans. That should be 20 years as he was in Sask until 1998 according to the article. I used to be his paperboy in Regina...solid guy.

Rod Pedersen said...

Do you see the irony in that? ^^^ 😂

Chris Evans said...

Congrats to a Rider broadcasting great! Even if he went to Blue-er pastures!! lol Well deserved, Mr. Courier!