Radio Trailblazers Presents Speed Mentoring: The Complete Mentors List

Radio Trailblazers Presents Speed Mentoring


The Radio Trailblazers are pleased to announce this year’s mentors and hosts for the Radio Trailblazers Speed Mentoring Sessions!


THURSDAY, MAY 7 @ 9:00 A.M

HOST: Maie Pauts

MENTORS: Kym Geddes (ON AIR), Sandra Carusi (SALES), Mike Bendixen (PROG.), Jordan Cooledge(CR./PROD), John Arruda(CR./PROD), Doug & Mary Kirk (GM/GSM), Lannie Sibian (GM/GSM), Alicia Keating-Olsen (RSCH), Loretta Tate(PROMO), Wally Lennox (ENG.), Steve Jones (MD)


THURSDAY, MAY 7 @ 10:20 A.M.

HOST: Roger Ashby

MENTORS: Valerie Geller (ON AIR), Susannah Therrien (SALES), Brian Labonte (SALES), Pat Cugliari (CR./PROD), Dave Daigle (GM), Megan Bingley (GM), Deb McLaughlin (RSCH), Olivia De Petris (PROMO), Jennifer Bergen (DIG.), Tara Di Giuseppe (MD),  Adriana Steele (GM)


FRIDAY, MAY 8 @ 9:00 A.M.

HOST: Stu Jeffries

MENTORS: Ingrid Schumacher (ON AIR), Kathryn Thomas (SALES), Don Shafer (PROG.), Troy McCallum (PROG.), Wendy Duff (PROG.), Lyndsey Vanstone (CR./PROD.), Dave Farough (GM), Angela Kluke (GM), Cara Golden (RSCH), John Downey (PROMO), Nimisha Nair (DIG.), Derrick Ross (MD)


FRIDAY, MAY 8 @ 10:20 A.M.

HOST: Maureen Holloway

MENTORS: Colleen Rusholme (ON AIR), Cheryl Foster (SALES), Deb James (PROG.), Steve Parsons (PROG.), Steph Hunter (PROG.), Greg MacDonald (CR./PROD), Derek Welsman (CR./PROD.), Paul Fisher (GM), Jeff Vidler (RSCH), David Wannan (PROMO), Leanne Brown (ENG.), Wayne Webster (MD)


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And The Recipient of the 2015 Rosalie Award is…

2015 Recipient of the Rosalie Award is Shushma Datt of i.t. Media Broadcasting


Shushma Datt is one of the best known names and personalities within the South Asian community.

Recognized as a media pioneer and respected broadcaster, Shushma is President and CEO of i.t. Media Broadcasting, Western Canada’s largest South Asian media organization, with properties that include two radio stations and three television programs.

For the past 37 years, Shushma was and continues to be a powerful proponent of multiculturalism. The Radio Trailblazers committee is proud to recognize Shushma as the recipient of the 2015 Rosalie Award!

Read more about Shushma…

Radio Trailblazers Presents Speed Mentoring


Radio Trailblazers is pleased to announce their latest initiative: The Speed Mentoring Event.

New this year, the Speed Mentoring Event takes place during Canadian Music Week, May 7th and 8th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto.

The event will match upwards of 40 senior Broadcast leaders from all disciplines with individuals who are keen to launch or advance their career in the radio industry.  Each mentee will have a private meeting with an industry leader.

 Sessions are held on Thursday May 7th and Friday May 8th from 9:00 am to 10:10 am, and again from 10:20 am to 11:30 am, just outside the main ballrooms at The Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.

More information for CMW Delegates can be found at here.