Winnipeg radio host Charles Adler has been named a recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the National RTDNA awards.
Adler is one of the inaugural recipients of the newly introduced award category, alongside the CBC’s Terry Milewski.
“These two remarkable individuals have each dedicated more than 30 years to excellence in broadcast journalism and truly represent the spirit of what the Lifetime Achievement Award means,” said RTDNA President Ian Koenigsfest in a statement.
“The new network category finally acknowledges those journalists whose work is on a national platform and Terry and Charles are outstanding choices to launch this category.”
Charles started his broadcast career at CKGM Montreal in 1973.
“There is no greater honour than that given by one’s peers. But I am ever mindful that every achievement in our industry is a gift from listeners, viewers and readers. I can never thank Canadians enough for their boundless generosity,” says Adler.
Corus Senior Vice President of News, Radio and Station Operations, Troy Reeb, described Adler as an iconic name in talk radio.
“His depth of knowledge and relentless quest for answers have made him a hit with listeners for more than 30 years. Whether or not you agree with him, Charles stands out for being both courteous and fair. He has earned the respect of leaders from across the political spectrum, and the admiration of his peers across North America.”
In 2016, he took on a national role on Corus stations CHED in Edmonton, Talk 770 in Calgary, and 680 CJOB in Winnipeg, along with CKNW in Vancouver.