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Ross Porter is a Canadian broadcast executive and music writer. Best known as the longtime host and co-creator of the highly rated jazz program After Hours on CBC Stereo and pop culture reporter for CBC Television's The National and CBC Newsworld's On the Arts, he became head of the jazz television channel CoolTV in 2001. He was voted Jazz Broadcaster of the year twice, and received the Canwest Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jazz from his friend and mentor Izzy Asper.
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In 2004, he became president and CEO of JAZZ.FM91, a non-profit public radio station in Toronto devoted to jazz programming. In 2005, he created the station's major annual fund raising event, Jazz Lives. The concerts have sold out for the last four years. In the winter of 2006, he rebranded and refocussed the station's annual concert series The Sound of Toronto into the highly popular Sound of Jazz series.
Recently, Porter was responsible for moving the station from the Ryerson campus to its current location in Liberty Village, and for delivering the most successful BBM book in the history of JAZZ.FM91, with 300,000 plus listeners in December 2007.
Porter also published a consumer guide to jazz recordings, The Essential Jazz Recordings: 101 CDs, in 2006. In 2007, the book, a best seller, went into its second printing.
In the spring of 2009, the Jazz Journalists Association nominated Porter for the Willis Conover-Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting.