Ross Porter (Canadian broadcaster)
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Ross Porter CM is a Canadian broadcast executive and music writer. Formerly a producer and host for CBC Radio 2, where he was associated with programs including Night Lines, Latenight and After Hours, since 2004 he has been president and CEO of the Toronto non-profit jazz radio station CJRT-FM (JAZZ.FM91).
During his time with the CBC, he was also a pop culture reporter for CBC Television's The National and CBC Newsworld's On the Arts. He was named vice-president of the jazz television channel CoolTV in 2003.
Porter also published a consumer guide to jazz recordings, The Essential Jazz Recordings: 101 CDs, in 2006.
He is a two-time winner for Broadcaster of the Year at Canada's National Jazz Awards, in 2002 and 2004. In the spring of 2009, the Jazz Journalists Association nominated Porter for the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting. In June 2014, he was made a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to broadcasting.
Porter is married to Denise Porter, the former publicist with the Winnipeg Art Gallery. They live on a farm outside of Toronto.
- "Variety key to new show covering all forms of popular music". Ottawa Citizen, March 29, 1992.
- "CBC radio must renew itself or stagnate, top official says". Montreal Gazette, June 17, 1993.
- "Porter to head CJRT-FM". National Post, June 8, 2004.
- "Ross Porter joins CanWest: CBC jazz expert". National Post, May 27, 2003.
- "The essential 101 for jazz lovers; A starting point for collections". Toronto Star, November 2, 2006.
- "Hogtown grabs the spotlight". The Globe and Mail, February 26, 2002.
- "Porter picked for jazz award". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 26, 2004.
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