Met Radio Volunteers Win Multiple NCRA Radio Awards

3 July 2024 / by Met Radio
CRABO Awards 2024

On Friday, June 13, 2024, the National Campus/Community Radio Association (NCRA) announced the winners of the 2024 Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online (CRABOs) at the National Campus/Community Radio Conference, held in Sydney, NS. Met Radio volunteers and staff won in four categories, both in music and spoken word content. We’re extremely proud of these talented producers and their accomplishments, and very excited for what is to come with all of them too! Here’s the rundown.

Award: Music Programming – Reggae or similar music

Description: A program with a similar reggae music theme.

Winner: Sefarya – Pascal Filippi, Hind El Ouardi, & Zoheir Bakarally
Sefarya is a collage of discussion, music, and local arts and events coverage. Founded by Pascal, Hind, and Zoheir, they represent multiple nations, languages, and cultures. The content is always engaging, focused on upcoming events, guest artists, and a variety of music from around the world. Conversations are casual, informative, and fun, and the playlist is always an exciting showcase of new sounds.


Award: Music Programming – Metal or similar music

Description: A program with a similar metal music theme.

Winner: The HUB – Megan Hope & Kayla Gershov
The HUB (Heavy Underground Breakdown) is a source of all things local metal. Featuring loads of local shredders, some in the process of cutting their teeth with a debut concert/album, others who’ve been grinding at it for decades, the show is never without memorably fun banter between hosts, Kayla and Megan. This is a super entertaining show, regardless of your opinion of the musical genre.

Award: Best in Podcasting

Description: Open to shows that are primarily podcasted online. The sound should reflect the more intimate nature of podcasts, and reflect standards being established in podcasting. 

Winner: That Intimate Feeling – Yasaman Mansoori
That Intimate Feeling is the introspective words we say to ourselves as everyone looks on. Yasaman’s calmly tense tone is accented by the ornate descriptions, clever audio techniques, and evocative soundtrack selections. A perfect selection from the bookshelf of any literary collection to sit and have a coffee with.

Award: Excellence in Sports Broadcasting

Description: Open to sports shows with a focus on analysis, player and athlete interviews and individual sports stories.

Winner: The Grizzlie Truth – Daniel Centeno

CRABO Awards 2024
Daniel Centeno

Daniel Centeno came to Met Radio as a journalist for the Local Journalism Initiative. His coverage included local politics, events, film festivals, and local sports. This piece featured interviews with filmmaker, Kathleen Jayme and Steve Francis, and focuses on the story of what happened to the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA team, why they were forced to move, and why the same didn’t happen to Toronto’s beloved expansion team






Other recent winners representing the station (as CJRU) are Abby Hughes (2023 Women’s Hands and Voices – Board gaming and the gendered division of leisure), Quinton Bradshaw, Liz Haines, & Marel Alemany (2022 Best in Podcasting – Story Planet Podcast), Alexander Ramsay (2021 Breaking Barriers – 1492 Landback Lane)