Courtesy Erik Tomas
February 1, 2006, Burlington, ON: RACELINE RADIO, Canada’s only nationally syndicated motorsport magazine radio program has scored another major international broadcast journalism award, winning the “Best Radio Show” category in the 2005 Journalism Contest staged annually by the Eastern Motorsport Press Association, and sponsored by Performance Racing Industry Magazine.
The entry: “2005 ChampCar Molson Indy Toronto Preview Special” took top honours in the EMPA contest against entries from radio stations and networks across Canada and The United States.
“Since RACELINE RADIO launched in 1993, we’ve entered this very prestigious contest and we’ve been lucky enough to win the radio side or at least finish second in the judging at least a dozen times. Over 14 years on the air, it’s an accomplishment we’re extremely proud of! ”, boasted RACELINE RADIO Anchor, Writer and Producer Erik Tomas. “It’s an award we share with every one of our 18 affiliate stations along the RACELINE RADIO NETWORK. Special thanks also goes to our head Technical Producer Brad Hoffman, Programmers Jeff Storey, Bob Sherwin and the Production and Engineering staff at our Network Flagship station AM 900 CHML Hamilton, and of course to Affiliate Coordinator Wendy Taylor!”, Tomas added.
“As most know by now, we enter these contests to gauge RACELINE RADIO against some of the best motorsport radio shows on the air. Erik and everyone involved has sustained the excellence of the show over an extremely long period of time. Our EMPA contest results over the years speak for themselves!” commented RACELINE RADIO NETWORK Executive Producer John Massingberd. “We also know our sponsors love it when we win these awards. They remind them we never exaggerate when we say we produce the best broadcast properties in the business!”, joked Massingberd.
The RACELINE RADIO NETWORK is aired on 18 radio stations coast-to-coast in Canada. Flagshipped out of AM 900 CHML Hamilton, the show is also heard in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Fredericton, Windsor, London, Kitchener, Sudbury, Niagara Falls, Sarnia, Peterborough, Truro, New Maryland and Oromocto.