Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the 2005 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony April 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the 2005 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony April 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The award, presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, recognizes individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.

A leading figure in radio for five decades, Slaight is the owner of Toronto-based Standard Broadcasting Corp., which operates 51 radio stations and two television stations in Canada. It also has minority equity interests in Canadian broadcast firms Milestone Radio and the Haliburton Broadcasting Group, as well as in U.S. broadcaster Martz Communications Group and the satellite radio firm Sirius Canada.

"Mr. Slaight's never-ending dedication to the Canadian radio industry is tireless and exemplary," says CARAS president Melanie Berry.