Rick Arnish

Chairman,
Jim Pattison Broadcast Group

Kamloops, BC, Canada

RICK ARNISH is Chairman of the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Canada’s largest private Western-based radio and television company with 42 radio and 3 television stations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He previously served as President for 14 successful years.

Mr. Arnish is responsible for strategic planning and JPBG’s business model of pursuing growth through further acquisitions and licences to continue driving the Division’s momentum.

As a 46 year broadcast veteran, his knowledge and keen awareness of the industry are valued on both a federal and provincial level. He’s a true consummate broadcaster with a sincere love for the industry that he has grown up in. He always wants to give back to the broadcast industry, with a desire to make it the “best” it can be.

Mr. Arnish is Chairperson for the Coalition of Small Market Independent Television Stations (SMITS) and also former Chairperson and current board member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Other boards he sits on includes the CAB CEO Radio Council, the Canadian Local Programming Improvement Fund, the BC Association of Broadcasters, the Western Association of Broadcasters, FACTOR and the Numeris Executive Council. He also is a Governor of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.