TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists is pleased to announce that Costas Halavrezos will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award in the
Atlantic Region. The award will be presented at the RTNDA Atlantic
Regional Awards Banquet in Halifax on Thursday, June 23.
Costas Halavrezos, who retired this fall from CBC Radio, was one of the best known
broadcasters in the Maritimes. It's a tribute to him that many people
didn't call the show by its proper name 'Maritime Noon', it was the
Costas show. Costas always felt he had the best job in the world. He
got to talk to interesting people around the Maritimes every day, and
to bring their stories to his listeners. But he also worked hard to
make sure the Maritime Noon team told the stories that were most
interesting to people, and to tell those stories in the best way
possible. Costas was an excellent writer, often working right up until
the last minute perfecting his scripts.
Costas freelanced for the CBC in the 1970's then took on a full time
produce job in his native Saint John. In 1982, he went in front of the
microphone, first on the Saint John afternoon show, then in Quebec
City. Finally he arrived in Halifax to host Maritime Noon. He stayed
for 23 years.
Costas has also hosted several network programs and specials, along with
many charity events in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2002 to recognize
individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding
service and continued excellence during the course of their career in
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measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.
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