Harvard Media Yorkton Origin Story
At Harvard Media Yorkton we're not just a media company; we're your partner in prosperity.
From the grain exchanges of the 1920s to the digital revolution of the 21st century, Harvard Media has been at the forefront of media innovation and growth in Yorkton. On Sept 1st, 2009 Harvard Media purchased two radio stations in Yorkton - CJGX known as the CJ grain exchange, and the other CFGW known as Fox FM. Since acquiring these two stations, we have dedicated ourselves to sharing our expertise not only with our listeners but also with local businesses. Today, we are proud to bring you the same local focus, now backed by nationwide resources. Our commitment extends beyond transforming airwaves; we are dedicated to transforming lives—impacting local businesses and the communities they serve. Join us as we continue to innovate, inspire, and connect communities through the powerful medium of media.
Harvard Media Yorkton Milestones and Achievements
At Harvard Media Yorkton, we take pride in our significant milestones and achievements. Our radio brand, GX94, has been a broadcasting leader for years. One of our proudest moments was the live broadcast of the 2014 RBC Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship, with Benny Walchuk's electrifying commentary becoming a timeless memory for the Yorkton Terriers' win. The GX94 Star Search, spanning three decades, has been discovering and nurturing local country talent since 1991. Notable names that have emerged include Jess Moskaluke, Samara Young, Tennille Arts, Karissa Hoffart, Teagan Littlechief, Cody Prevost, Amber Fleury, Kendra Kay, and more.
Additional milestones include:
- In 2023, we helped Sturgis Mini-Miracle break the $1,000,000 mark for TeleMiracle, marking a milestone in its 30th year.
- Danny Ismond was named the Small Market Music Director of the Year in 2014 and the Small Market Announcer of the Year in 2014 & 2015.
- In 2021, he was recognized as the Music Director of the Year, Small Market by the Canadian Broadcast Dialogue Awards.
- Our sales promotions have been acknowledged as innovative and effective, winning the Best Sales Promotion Small Market award for GX94 Supper In The Field in 2021.
- Our brand, Fox FM, was named Yorkton Chamber’s New Business of the Year in 2002.
These achievements fuel our continued commitment to providing innovative, community-focused media solutions.
Harvard Media Yorkton's Connection to the Community
GX94 and Fox FM Community Milestones: Celebrating Talent and Giving Back to our Community
At Harvard Media Yorkton, we believe local businesses and organizations power the community. Our commitment to fostering growth and empowerment in these local economies is what drives us. For over 40 years, we've harnessed the power of media and advertising to amplify the voices of these businesses and organizations, connecting them with the audiences they serve. We are more than just a media company - we are community builders.
We partner with many local groups and initiatives . Our involvement in numerous initiatives, like the GX94 Christmas Goodies Cookbook, showcases our commitment to giving back. This project not only raises funds for crucial causes such as local toy drives, food hampers, and women’s shelters, but also fosters a sense of community among our listeners. We are also proud to be the broadcast host of the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers & Melville Millionaires, and the MJHL’s Swan Valley Stampeders. Our Sports Director, Benny Walchuk, lends his voice to these teams, promoting young hockey players, their careers, and their stories.Every initiative, from our partnership with the Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan to our annual Airwaves for Health Radiothon, underlines our commitment to community enrichment. We are in the business of not just transforming airwaves, but lives.
At Harvard Media, we are architects of your success, crafting strategies that resonate, captivating web and mobile applications, memorable events, and results-focused digital ads and marketing. We are here to connect, to empower, and to excel—together.
Harvard Media Yorkton's Special Qualities
Heading: Discover Adventure, Culture and Natural Beauty
At Harvard Media, we take pride in showcasing our local community and the gems it has to offer. Each summer, the N.W. Round-up & Exhibition sweeps through Swan River, MB, delivering unforgettable rides, shows, and spectacles. For those with a taste for cultural immersion, the Canadian National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, MB, and the Yorkton Exhibition & Summer Fair offer a variety of tradition, music, and celebration. Experience the rhythm of Yorkton at the Rhythm & Ribs event, where music and barbecue come together in harmony. Or take part in the WDM Threshermans & Seniors Festival, a vibrant celebration of our region's rich agricultural history. For outdoor enthusiasts, we boast an impressive snowmobile trail system, numerous golf courses and four downhill ski resorts within a 200 KM radius.
These include, Thunder Hill, Duck Mountain, Asessippi, and Mission Ridge. Did we mention Good Spirit Lake? Named one of the top 10 beaches in Canada by Macleans, it's a summertime haven that's not to be missed. Finally, join us for the Living Skies Come Alive Fireworks Competition in Moosomin Lake Regional Park. Watch as the sky bursts into an array of colors, capping off a day filled with adventure and discovery. There is always something to look forward to when you visit the Yorkton community.
Why Harvard Media Yorkton
Your Local Partner in Business Growth and Community Development
In Yorkton, we're proud to serve you through our two flagship radio brands, GX94 and Fox FM.
GX94 has been the trusted source of local information in the area for over 96 years. Our engaging segments like Supper in the Field, Rib Tickler, and Canola Cash have been a staple in your daily routines. On air and in our communities,we've had the honor of sharing your life's milestones, from birthdays to anniversaries, and even farewells.
On the other hand, Fox FM offers a vibrant alternative to country music while still upholding our local, rural pride. Innovative and fun segments like Kelsey’s Kazoo, Cajun Karaoke, and Scary Santa Photos keep you entertained, while the Fox FM Lounge brings our community together.At Harvard Media Yorkton, we believe in upholding integrity, prioritizing customer needs, adapting swiftly to change, respecting every voice, and constantly striving for excellence. We're committed to your success and the growth of our community.
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