Dave Sawchuk
Edmonton, AB
davidcsawchuk “at”


  • Seventeen years of experience as a broadcaster, regional promotions and media manager
  • Extensive public speaking and face-to-face communication experience
  • Strong working knowledge of leading social media tools
  • Proficient with RCS Selector and MusicMaster
  • Skilled at researching and preparing media documents for internal and external use


Instructor: Radio and Television, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology NAIT (Edmonton, AB)

August 2014 – Present

  • Courses including: Marketing Foundations, Radio Promotions, On-Air Performance and Advertising with Radio

Music Director/Assistant Program Director, Rogers Radio, SONiC 1029 (Edmonton, AB)

April 2013 – August 2014

  • Oversee the stations musical direction.
  • Work with every department at the station to create an engaging, unique and salable  radio product that is consistent across all platforms.

Music Director, CORUS Entertainment, 925 FRESH FM (Edmonton, AB)

December 2012 – April 2013

  • Oversee the stations musical direction.

Media Relations and Promotions Representative, EMI Music Canada (Mid-West)

July 2011 – December 2012

  • Coordinating with media outlets to secure EMI artists relevant and timely media coverage
  • Plan and execute promotional tours for EMI artists for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Music Director/Assistant Program Manager, The Zone @ 91-3 (Victoria, BC)

September 2008 – July 2011

  • Liaising with Canada’s largest record companies regarding national and regional sales priorities
  • Coordinating with local stakeholders to execute effective media-attracting on-site events
  • Writing and editing for the web, and researching and delivering on the air, compelling and relevant content for an interactive radio show
  • Creating content for, and monitoring the activity of, the city of Victoria’s largest business fan page on Facebook (

Operations Manager, Q99 (Grande Prairie, AB)

February 2007 – September 2008

  • Mentoring staff members in all departments regarding the station’s goals and strategies
  • Developing strong relationships with local businesses, charities, and organizations through press releases and other informational products
  • Monitoring the stations overall sound and image to ensure key messages are executed
  • Prioritizing station opportunities and commitments to maximize community exposure and revenue opportunities


Bachelor of Arts, Professional Communication (BAPC), Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, 2010-2012.

Diploma, Radio and Television Arts, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, 1997-1999

Awards and Nominations

2014 Canadian Music Week Music Director of the Year – Major Market (Nominated)

2012 Canadian Music Week Music Director of the Year – Medium Market (Nominated)