Two NCRA Board members and long-time c/c radio colleagues are movin' on:
Irkar Beljaars was host of Native Solidarity News at CKUT-FM in Montreal. He twice served on the Board as an Aboriginal representative and one of the leaders of the Native Caucus, helped found and host Voices of our Nations, a day of Aboriginal-related programming out of CKUT-FM, and been nominated for an ImagineNATIVE award for his interview with Buffy Ste. Marie.
Since 2007 he has also helped organize the Montreal Sisters in Spirit, an event each October 4th that honours the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. He is writing a play based on the lives of women who have gone missing and been murdered in Canada.
He leaves to work on a documentary and has also recently been promoted as the producer of Montreal’s Mike-FM Drive Home show, a long-time dream. Congratulations Irkar, continued luck and thanks for all your work!
Also Adam Fox, the former Station Manager, former Music Programming Director and former host of Biz Cas Fri at CJAM-FM in Windsor, ON (as well as NCRA Board member and devoted CRTC letter writer) has moved to Edmonton!
In his time at CJAM-FM, Adam oversaw the station's move to a protected frequency, the consolidation of block programming, and helped coordinate NCRC 2008. He is already missed. Thanks for everything Adam!