The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has announced that, effective January 1, 2020, Kevin Gemmell will be the new general manager for CKPG Television, 99.3 The Drive, 101.3 The River and CKPGToday.ca.
Gemmell is taking over from current general manager, Mike Clotildes who is semi-retiring at the end of December after a long career in the broadcast industry with Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and Monarch Broadcasting. Clotildes plans to spend more time with family and serving the community that has been so good to his family throughout his lifetime.
Gemmell began his career at Fabmar Communications began in 1996 in Melfort, SK as an announcer. Two years later he moved into a sales role and he further progressed to take over as station manager/sales manager in 2005. In 2008, after winning the Chilliwack license at a competitive CRTC hearing, Gemmell moved to Chilliwack to launch CHWK-FM. Gemmell also previously worked as an announcer and producer in Moose Jaw, Lloydminster and Grande Prairie.
In addition to his professional experience, Gemmell also completed his education at British Columbia Institute of Technology where he graduated in the radio diploma program. He was past president of the BC Association of Broadcasters and the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.