news and events


Exciting news! Although the Academy of Broadcasting is closing its doors, Herzing College will now be offering the Radio & TV Broadcasting program!


Starting Tuesday, July 2, 2013, you can reach Bev, Brad, and Tim (yes—we’ll still be teaching it!) at (204) 775-8175, Fax: (204) 783-8107.

Classes will be taught at the Herzing College campus:  723 Portage Avenue (1 block west of Maryland St). Our broadcasting students are already enjoying their new student lounge, complete with a pool table and big-screen TV!

Our next classes start July 23, so new students should apply to Herzing College without delay!


Vicki Shae Joins Carson & Connors


ABC graduate Vicki Shae moves to Power 97 FM to join The Morning Show with Carson & Connors. You can hear Vicki 6am-10am weekdays on Power 97!


Video Specialization and Cancer Care Manitoba


Ever wonder about some of the work done in Video Specialization? Instructor Paul Reichardt teaches our Specialization students all about lighting, angles, set-up, editing and more. Specialization students have worked on the CancerCare Manitoba videos in many aspects, including on-camera scenes an work behind-camera. See some of the work at the CancerCare Manitoba Official Channel


Teddi Garvey Makes Move to Brandon


Congratulations to Teddi Garvey who is Creative Writer/Producer at Star 94.7FM / 880 CKLQ in Brandon.. While attending the college, Teddi was station PD for CABC3 and one of the four 2012 recipients of the Don Thomas Scholarship Award.


Graduate Sean Dilworth Rocks the Airwaves


Sean Dilworth from our most recent class of graduates rocks the airwaves on Power 97. You can hear Sean overnight on Power, 12am-3am.


Chyanne Bear Becomes General Manager


A big congratulations to Academy graduate Chyanne Bear.  Not only does Chyanne host the Country Morning Show (9am - Noon) at Country Rock Radio, she's now the General Manager of the station! Check her out live on air on their website.


Taylor Joins the Streetz Team at 104.7 FM


Taylor Galvin, 2012 graduate from the class RT1104, has signed on with Streetz 104.7 FM as Radio DJ/Promotion Assistant. Taylor is the Midday Host from 11am - 3pm. Tune in to hear her or listen live online! While attending the Academy of Broadcasting, Taylor was PD for the college station CABC3.

Congratulations to Taylor on becoming a full-time employee with the station!


Abstract Artform Co-Hosts on STREETZ


Graduate Shea Malcolmson (Abstract Artform) can be heard on Streetz 104.7FM. He has an hour solo, and is co-host with Miss Melissa (also ABC graduate) on Rise Up, every weekday morning, 7-11am. Go listen live at Streetz FM! Follow Abstract Artform on twitter and facebook


Another Former ABC Student Joins Evanov


Congratulations to Natalie Mark who joins the ever-growing list of former ABC'ers over at Evanov Radio here in Winnipeg.  Natalie isthe latest to be employed at Energy 106!


ABC Grad Travis Roberts with Golden West


Travis Roberts, who graduated from the Radio & Television Broadcasting program in July 2012, is now working with CFRY (Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.) in Portage La Prairie. Check out Travis' video interview with LA Kings Head Trainer Darren Grange, when the Stanley Cup was at Delta Beach, Manitoba. (Photo of Travis with Stanley Cup)


Cedrick Gets Media Job!


Cedrick Tamio from RT1109 is working freelance for Tripwire Media Group Inc. Check out some of their work here. Way to go Cedrick!


Aaron Wilgosh Joins CJOB


Congratulations to Aaron Wilgosh, graduate from RT1109. Aaron's practicum was completed with CJOB 680, and he is now employed with the station! Aaron works the Operating Board for various shows, including the Weekend Wakeup Show. Catch Aaron live on the Weekend Wakeup Show on CJOB!


Jordan Brown Joins the APTN Team


ABC graduate Jordan Brown just completed his practicum placement portion of the program over at APTN. He has been hired there as a Television Technician! Congratulations Jordan!


Brant Hilton goes to Estevan!


Congratulations to Brant Hilton from the July 2012 graduating class.  Brant has made the move to Estevan Saskatchewan to work at CJ1280 Radio.  Check them out live!

Brant completed his practicum with CJOB during the school year, along with a fellow classmate. He's completed all his graduation requirements early!


ABC Graduates at Evanov Radio


Here's 8 of 13 ABC grads who are working over at Energy 106/The Breeze/CKJS.

L->R: Marc Harding, Debbie Blunderfield, JD Francis, Kristin Dyck, Jon Lesany, Barry Hansen, Mandy Shewchuk and Charlsey Sperl


Zach Creaser Joins Hot 103 FM


ABC graduate Zach Creaser completed his practicum at Hot 103 FM and has been hired on by the station to represent them at public events.  Congratulations Zach!


Sawyer Klassen joins Mix 96 in Steinbach


ABC graduate Sawyer Klassen from RT1101 begins his new job with Mix 96.7 FM in Steinbach on May 1, 2012.  Sawyer will be performing a combination of on-air newscasts and reporting.  He will be the reporter responsible for Niverville, Ste Anne and Vita, while also covering Steinbach and other odds and ends. 

Congratulations Sawyer!


JD Lewis at Station in Cowtown


Broadcasting graduate JD Lewis is working at CJAY 92 in Calgary, Alberta. JD can be heard middays 10 am - 2 pm. Listen to him live online, and read his blog


Made in Manitoba Hockey Movie a Success


Two Academy of Acting graduates had roles in Movie Goon which was shot here in Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie and Brandon. (Graduate Jeff Wahl in article about movie)

"The commercial success of a recent made-in-Manitoba hockey film is continuing to make the city and the province’s film industry into a showpiece both on-screen and behind the lens." - Matt Preprost, Canstar News. Full article here.


Graduate, Instructor and Newscaster!


ABC Graduate, and full time Instructor here at the school, John Copsey works with Evanov Radio in News for The Breeze FM.


Kelsey Rindahl Makes Lucky Number Thirteen



Recent graduate Kelsey Rindahl is now employed with Energy 106/The Breeze FM. 

Kelsey's position in Promotions and as a Board Operator makes her the thirteenth person from here hired by Evanov Radio here in Winnipeg.




Restaurant Video by ABC Grads


Check out this video that was edited, recorded and produced by three of our graduates, Erich Krzysztofic (Talent, Script, Voice-over), Paulo Mendes (Shots, Editing, Production) and Stephen D'Andrea (Audio, Script, Production).Editiing, Production) and Stephen D'Andrea ( Audio, Script, Production).

This Restaurant Profile for Vanelli's was one of the video projects they did while attending the Academy of Broadcasting.  Watching the video for Vanelli's  might leave you craving pizza or other pastas.  (Photo: Paulo Mendes)


Erich Krzysztofik Now at Global News


ABC graduate Erich Krzysztofik is now working as a Videographer/Editor for Global Winnipeg. Erich started out at Fox Sports for his practicum portion of our program.  Once Erich graduated (November 2011), he worked as an editor for Fox Soccer Report.  Erich is back behind the camera, now shooting video for Global News.  Fox Sports and Global News are both a division of Shaw Media.


Acting Graduates Jeff Wahl and Clayton Stewart At a Theatre Near You!


Academy of Acting Graduates Jeff Wahl and Clayton Stewart landed  roles in the movie Goon. Jeff plays Reg and Clayton is the Crazy Fan!  Jeff can also be seen in the trailer for Goon at 02:06

Back in November 2010 ABC Graduate Jeff Dyck (Mix 96 FM in Portage La Prairie) spoke with Jay Baruchel. Listen to the podcast here!

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer (Sean William Scott) overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Goon stars Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Marc-Andre Grondin, with Eugene Levy and Liev Schrieber! This movie opens at a theatre near you on Friday, Februay 24th! 

Check out our facebook pages for Academy of Broadcasting and Academy of Acting.


ABC Graduates Inundate Evanov Radio in Winnipeg


Congratulations to Barry Hansen who has been hired by Evanov Radio as Senior Producer at Energy 106.  Barry will also be doing the afternoon news with the Breeze 100.7

Other graduates, employed with Evanov include Mark Harding, Executive Producer at the Breeze (which includes The Morning Breeze with Don Percy);  Lendyll Soriano is  a Producer at CKJS AM 810. Percy Smith also helps out in production. And of course there's JD Francis on-air afternoons, 3-6pm on Energy.  These four graduated from the same class here at ABC.

ABC grads working in Sales include Debbie Blunderfield, Charlsey Sperl, Mark Fallis and Jay Desrossier. Jonathan Lesany is at Energy. Kristen Dyck works in Promotions (which includes Energy's facebook page.
Our newest graduate (February 2012) Mandy Shewchuk has also been hired at Energy! Way to go everyone!

We also have several students completing their Practicum with Energy.


Cam Poitras On Air in Alberta


Congratulations to Cameron Poitras who moved to Alberta to work at Big West Country 92.5.  Cameron made the move from Dauphin, Manitoba to Alberta.  Cam is on air, and does the news.  You can listen live and maybe you'll hear him!


Academy of Acting: Series On-Line


Congratulations to the Acting graduates from AF1104!  For their Film Practicum they completed a 6 episode web series "Bullies: Not Cool!" which you can view on YouTube.  Let them know you "Like" it while you're at it!


Brenden Harris Joins Q104 Team


Brenden Harris, 2011 graduate, joins the Q104 team in Kenora.  Brenden will be working in the News department. Check Brenden out on Q104, or listen live. He joins ABC graduates AJ Leite and Jordan Rivers at the station.


Web Series for Academy of Acting


ABC's Academy of Acting premier of their Web Series will be online after the premier of it at their Graduation.  The 2011 Acting Class, AF1104. Their Graduation ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at Cinematheque (Artspace Building) at 7pm. There will be monologues by the graduating class as well as the World Premier of the Web Series "Bullies: Not Cool!" Make sure you also check out the website for the series! You can also see the teaser trailer on YouTube.


Dave Bishop Hosts Morning Show on B93


Our 2011 graduate Dave Bishop can be heard on B93 FM in Fort Francis, Ontario.

"From the early days, I have had a thirst for coffee and early mornings.  Thankfully B93 allows me to bring both of these things together.  I am looking forward to meeting the fantastic people that call Fort Francis home. Join me every weekday morning starting at 6AM.  Contests, coffee and a story or two"

                         ~ Dave Bishop, B93 FM

Check out their website and listen live!



Devin Stuart


Congratulations to ABC graduate Devin Stewart who has just signed on as a copy writer at 94.7 Star FM/880 CKLQ in Brandon!


Chyanne Bear Hosts Afternoon Show in Peguis


ABC Graduate Chyanne Bear can be heard on Country Rock Radio 102.7 fm, at 1pm on weekdays. 

"Born and raised in Peguis First Nation from my parents Brian and Florence Bear. My inspiration for radio life came from my uncle Glen Cochrane. I was fortunate to get a job with the Peguis Radio. Shortly after my job was finished I attended school at the Academy of Broadcasting. After graduation I had my baby boy Julian James. I enjoy traveling to pow-wows and attending square dance competitions, and any sort of Aboriginal events. I love working for Country Rock Radio!”   ~Chyanne Bear, Country Rock Radio


Jordan Doe Hired After Practicum


Our most recent graduate Jordan Doe has been hired on by Power 97 fm upon completion of his practicum with them!  Jordan was also our scholarship winner from RT1101.  Way to go Jordan!


Miss Melissa Returns to ABC


Miss Melissa, Winnipeg's Unofficial Queen of Ghetto, Program & Music director at Streetz 104.7 FM and an ABC graduate returned to the school to talk to our current students.  Melissa completed her practicum in Dauphin at CKDM, where she was then hired. After Dauphin, Melissa returned to Winnipeg where she worked at CJOB until being hired with Streetz.


Kristin Dyck hired at Energy


Former student Kristin Dyck is working at Energy 106.1 fm. Kristen is Sales Assistant and in charge of Social Media for the station. Follow her updates on facebook and twitter! Don't forget to go to their YouTube channel as well!


John Copsey Joins the ABC Team


ABC would like to officially welcome John Copsey to staff. John, a former broadcasting student from ABC, completed his practicum at CFAR 590 in Flin Flon.  After graduation John joined the staff there as Morning Show Host, Music Director, Producer and Copywriter. Six months later he returned to Winnipeg to work for Corus Entertainment's CJOB 68 as News/Sports Anchor and General Reporter. Although John is on staff full time at ABC as an instructor, he continues to work at CJOB.


JD Francis on Energy 106


In 2010 ABC graduate JD Francis became Morning Drive Show Host(JD and Friends)  in Portage La Prairie.  Less than 2 years later he has returned to Winnipeg to work with Energy 106.  JD is the Drive Show Host and can be heard weekdays 3pm-6pm Check him out on Energy or listen online.You can meet JD Francis during Energy's  Live to Air at Stereo Saturdays. While you're at it, go to YouTube to watch the mini video bio on JD.


The Don Thomas Scholarship for RT1101


Congratulations to Jordan Doe from the Broadcasting class RT1101.  Jordon was chosen as the recipient from his class for the Don Thomas Scholarship, and entry to the Founder's Club.  Jordon is currently at Power 97 FM for his practicum placement.  


Colin Jensen Hired on at CITY TV


Colin Jensen, July 2011 Graduate and recipient of the Don Thomas Scholarship has been hired by CITY TV.  Colin will be working as a Tech on BT (Breakfast Television Winnipeg). Congrats Colin!


Darryl Resch Joins CKDM Radio


Darryl Resch, 2011 graduate joins the news team at 730 CKDM in Dauphin.  Congrats on the move Darryl!


Charlsey Sperl Joins Energy 106 FM


Congratulations to July 2011 graduate Charlsey Sperl. She has been hired as Sales and Promotion by Winnipeg's newest radio station Energy 106.  Check them out on Facebook!


Dave Bishop Joins the Morning Show at CFOB, Fort Frances


There's a new sound on the morning show at CFOB, Fort Frances.  It's ABC graduate Dave Bishop. "Hef", as we like to call him got the morning gig after just three months of "drive" in Thompson.  You can check Dave out on B93 FM.  Congratulations Dave!


Mark Fallis Joins Sales for Newcap


Congratulations to ABC graduate Mark Fallis who has made the move to Newcap Radio to work in their Sales Department


Dave Bishop Joins Team in Thompson


Congratulation to RT1007 graduate Dave Bishop who has made the move to Thompson Manitoba.  Dave has joined the team at 610 CHTM.


Jordan Bauldic Heads to Swan River


Congratulations to ABC Graduate Jordan Bauldic of RT1007.  He will be making the move to Swan River to join Stillwater Broadcasting.  Jordan will be the Network Morning Producer for Gimli, Swan River & Neepawa. 


Vicki Skakum joins the HOT 103 Tweet Fleet


Congratulations to Vicki Skakum who has been hired for Hot 103's Tweet Fleet. She has voiced the latest ABC spots on Hot103 and they sound fabulous!!!


92 CITI FM Hires another ABC GRADUATE


Congratulations to RT1001 Graduate Ryan Muller who has been hired by 92 Citi FM.  Ryan will be working Op, Tech and Promotions.


Jerry Flett Hired By NCI


Congratulations to ABC Graduate Jerry Flett on his new job with NCI Radio. 


Caedmon Malowany Employed at CKDM


Caedmon Malowany (February 2011 graduate) has made the move to Dauphin to work in the news department at 730 CKDM.  You can listen live online.  Congrats Cade!


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba Fundraiser


The students of RT1007 will be holding a fundraiser on February 28, 2011 at 1:15 PM at the Academy of Broadcasting in the Acting Studio, Unit 66K. Singer/Songwriter Vicki Shae ( )will be performing a couple of her songs. Suggested donation to e...vent is $2.00 and tickets are available at the door. Baked Goods will also be available for sale. All proceeds go to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


Travis Szabo Heads To Swan River


Congratulations to Travis Szabo, who just graduated this month.  He will be making the move to Swan River to join the Sales department at CJSB 104.5 FM


Andrew (Gonzo) Leite joins Q104FM


Coming soon to Q104FM! Andrew (AJ/Gonzo) Leite will be joining the team at Q104FM in Vermillion Bay Ontario.  He makes the move from Thompson to host Q104's afternoon drive show beginning Tuesday, February 22nd.  Check him out online!


Congratulations Jeremy and Sanjay!


Academy of Acting grads Jeremy Walmsley and Sanjay Narine have both secured parts in the world premiere presentation of VELOCITY at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon!  The play runs February 18 – 27.  It’s funny, horrific and thought provoking, all in one!  Congratulations Sanjay and Jeremy!


Adam Bernardin Moves to CJOB


Congratulations to Adam Bernardin, 2010 Graduate, who is now working as a news announcer with CJOB.  Adam made the move from news in Dauphin to Manitoba's Information Superstation.  You can catch him doing news on weekends.


Barry Hansen Employed with Astral


Graduate Barry Hansen can be heard on Brandon's 101.1 FM The Farm Continuous Country and KX96 Westman's Best Rock. Check out their website for Barry's on-air Schedule!


AF1010 Presents Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind


The Academy of Broadcasting Corporation and Academy of Acting present Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening at the Ellice Theatre on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00pm - Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:00pm. Tickets are available at the front desk (66B-1485 Portage Ave, Lower Level of Polo Park) or call 897-2346 (that's 89-RADIO)


Jared Lubiansky at 92 CITI FM


Congratulations to 2010 graduate Jared Lubiansky who is working at 92 CITI FM.  Jared was hired by ABC graduate Leanne Wrobel for Op & Tech Promotions.


ABC Graduate Jamie Korstrom to Document Kenyan Trip


One of this year's graduates has a special project in the new Year.  We got this email from Jamie Korstrom (pictured below):

Hi Bev!

During one of my school projects I was fortunate enough to meet a wonderful lady named Cat who is one of the founders of K.I.D.S - Kenya Initiative for Development and SustainabilityK.I.D.S is an organization dedicated to helping impoverished areas of Kenya become a better place to live.  In February, I will be joining Cat and her founding partner Andrea, in Kibera, Kenya.  My role is to document our trip and the work being done in Kibera.  Not only is this a great start to my career, but even more than that, I get to be involved with a truly special organization helping to make the world better.  Special thanks to everyone at ABC!



November 2010 Grad gets Yorkton Gig


Congratulations to Jeff McBride (November 2010 graduate) who is the new Swing Shift announcer at GX94 in Yorkton SK.  Jeff graduated earlier this month after doing a fabulous practicum at CKDM in Dauphin.  Jeff starts in two weeks and you will be able to listen to him by going to the CJGX website and clicking on "Listen Live".




As reported on, Monday, September 27, 2010 CFRW became SPORTS RADIO 1290.  Jordan Bauldic, who is currently attending the Academy of Broadcasting Corporation, has aspirations in sports broadcasting and RockTalk will be his first regular on-air assignment as he works toward that future. Bauldic's youth and enthusiasm for curling, as well as his recent competitive experience will bring a new perspective to the show. RockTalk with Resby Coutts will begin Wednesday, October 20 on Sports Radio 1290. 


Radio and Television Broadcasting


Our next class starts January 24, 2011.  Seating is limited.  Please call 897-2346 (that's 89-RADIO) to book your appointment.




ABC Graduates


Congratulations to Jordan Pirrie who has joined the staff of Q104FM in Vermillion Bay, Ontario!


Tyler Hornung can be heard on-air, CJ97 in Neepawa and CJ104 in Swan River




Listen to ABC graduate J.D. Francis mornings on MIX 96.5 Portage la Prairie or check out their on-line blog!



AJ Leite can be heard mornings (6am-10am) weekdays on 610 CHTM in Thompson!



Adam Bernardin, 730 CKDM news




2010 Graduates and others working in Thompson at 610 CHTM



Marlene in news, 610 CHTM



Brandee in Sales, 610 CHTM



Listen to Mark Andrews mornings on CJ1240, or read his blog.


Acting for Film & Television


The Academy of Broadcasting has just launched a brand new intensive 8 month Acting for Film, Television & Theatre Program. The next class will be starting Monday, October 11th. If you’ve ever wanted to break onto the small screen, or big screen... now’s the time to call us to book your appointment and audition. Classes are filling up, so call or e-mail now for more information. 897-2346, that’s 89-RADIO or


Media Writing Program


Our brand new Media Writing program kicks off September 2011, If you've ever wanted to work in the Media Industry and focus on Journalism, Creative Writing, Corporate Communications, Podcasting, Freelancing and so much more, now's the time to call and book an appointment.  Call or e-mail now for more information. 897-2346, that's 89-RADIO or