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Here at the RRJ, we’re taking a time off our busy production to update you on the latest in radio news.

In recognition of his exceptional journalistic career, the late CityNews anchor and voice of Citytv, Mark Dailey, will be honoured with the 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be accepted by Mark’s wife, Kim Dailey, and Vice President, News/Executive Producer, Tina Cortese at the RTNDA Central Regional Awards Banquet in Waterloo on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Across the pond, British radio launched a new online radio portal just before the weekend – including commercial radio outlets and the BBC. The new site, dubbed UK Radioplayer, promises to offer HD streams.

In less happy news, an Orlando Public broadcaster (WMFE) has shut down its TV studio, citing a $300,000 shortfall in donations. However, WMFE resident Jose Fajardo has stated that the station will focus on “sustaining and building the most profitable part of [their] business”, the FM radio station.

Meanwhile in sports, TSN continues to promote its new radio format, announcing that reporter James Cybalski has been tapped to host a new afternoon program on TSN radio. Cybalski, formerly of the Score, earned a 2010 Gemini for his work at the Whistler Olympics. TSN appears to be grooming him for bigger duties – pitting him against FAN 590 afternoon fixture Bob McCown.

Also, for more election coverage check out CBC’s the House with Kathleen Petty. CBC’s National Affairs Editor Chris Hall and political reporter for The Toronto Star Susan Delacourt talk party leaders and their opening remarks.

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Brian Liu was the Production Editor for the Summer 2011 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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