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Nominations Now Open for 2024 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award

Radiodays North America and Canadian Music Week invites the broadcasting industry to nominate Canada’s outstanding young broadcasters for the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award, in memory of the legendary Radio Programmer Steve Young, until April 22, 2024. This will be the 15th Annual Award to recognize Canada’s remarkable young broadcasters, many of whom have gone on to big successes since receiving the award.

The broadcasting industry is invited to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the rising stars as Canadian Music Week and “Friends of Steve Young” once again salute Steve with the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award.

The winning recipient will receive a trip to Radiodays North America at Canadian Music Week to accept the Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award at Radiodays North America Opening Reception on June 3, 2024 plus nationwide accolades on social media and in a press release.

Anyone working in the industry can nominate any worthy broadcaster so long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be under 30 years of age as of Dec 31st, 2023
  • Must work in the programming department: On-Air, Programming, Promotion, Production or Creative
  • Must be nominated by another individual working in the radio industry
  • Must be Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
  • Must have made a significant, documented contribution to the community they serve, the radio industry or their craft.

Submissions are open now with the deadline for entries is Monday, April 22nd at midnight EST time. Entries arriving after the deadline will not be eligible. Winners will be notified no later than Friday, May 10th, 2024.

Please note that past nominees, including last year’s runners-up, can be renominated if they still meet the criteria. Click here – or copy-and-paste the link – to access the Submission Form that must be completed for your nomination.

Support materials for submissions (mp3 airchecks, media/digital media coverage, documentation of community involvement, awards, ratings, proof of age etc.) should be attached. For any questions, please send correspondence to

Past Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award winners include Shannon Burns, Lauren Hunter, Brad Karp, Ruby Carr, Jenny West, Fearless Fred, Tyler Middelton, Adam Wylde, Jesse Modz, Ryder and more. To learn more about Steve Young please visit his tribute page on Facebook:


Now in its second year, Radiodays North America (RDNA) is a joint venture between Radio Days Europe and Canadian Music Week. Radiodays North America is the first continent-wide radio, podcast and audio conference with an international line up of over 120 speakers in 60+ sessions over two and a half days. RDNA focuses on the future of radio, podcasting and audio, while also sharing experiences from the best of today – success stories, digital advances, journalism, new research and business models from across the globe. In addition, RDNA features an exhibition with exhibitors showcasing services for broadcasters.

Book your Hotel group rate for Canadian Music Week (CMW) & Radio Days 2024

Hotel group block dates are June 2-5, 2024. Please use the phone number 1-888 627 8559 and provide the code “CRD” to obtain the group rate. The last date to book at the group rate will be May 13, 2024.


Now in its 42nd year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival. All conference functions occur at The Westin Harbour Castle at 1 Harbour Square in Toronto.


Media Contact: Damien Nelson,