Moses Znaimer

Moses is best known for his outstanding achievements in television, his contributions to the Canadian music industry, and now, for his newest and ongoing role as a Champion for Canada’s 15.3 million people, aged 45plus.

In the 1970s, long before Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, Moses anticipated the popularity of user-generated content.  His groundbreaking television concepts, notably Speaker’s Corner, Videography, and the Studioless Streetfront Television Operating System were at the core of over 20 independent stations and channels he co-founded, including CityTV, SPACE, Bravo! and CablePulse24; not to mention MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, which served to define a generation  of Canadian youth in both official languages. Among Moses’ honours  commemorating his visionary contribution to Toronto’s urban landscape, the City of Toronto designated a famous downtown stretch of the legendary Queen Street MOSES ZNAIMER WAY.

In addition to his role as CARP President, Moses is also the Founder of ZoomerMedia Limited (TSXV: ZUM), Canada’s only diversified media company uniquely devoted to creating content, services, and experiences for the 45plus.

ZoomerMedia operates media across all platforms: National and Regional Television, (VisionTV, ONE, Joytv, HopeTV); Regional Radio with National distribution, (The New Classical 96.3FM, 103.1FM, 102.9FM, The New AM740); Digital Properties, (EverythingZoomer.com, CARP. ca); Trade Shows, (ZoomerShow); Conferences, (the prestigious ideacity); and the flagship Zoomer magazine, Canada’s largest paid circulation magazine for mature men and women, in which Moses pens his “Zoomer Philosophy':

In addition to monthly coverage in Zoomer magazine, CARP enjoys access to all of ZoomerMedia’s channels. ZoomerMedia hosts CARP.ca, and CARP’s activities are regularly reported on ZoomerMedia’s radio stations, TV networks, and websites. No other advocacy organization in Canada has this unique and consistent support from a multi-media communications network, making CARP’s influence that much stronger.

ZoomerMedia and CARP are located in The ZoomerPlex, a 2.6-acre block in Toronto’s burgeoning creative hub called Liberty Village. There, Moses Executive Produces “theZoomer“, Canada’s current affairs and lifestyle television show for Boomers with Zip!, and his new health and wellness series including Ask Dr. Zach with Dr. Zachary Levine, Healing Yoga, Message From Spirit with Colette Baron-Reid, and Divine Intervention with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

The ZoomerPlex is also home to Moses’ MZTV Museum of Television & Archive housing the world’s largest collection of rare vintage television sets and associated popular culture in the world, some 10,000 objects in all.

Moses was born during World War II in Kulab, Tajikistan to East European parents of Jewish descent fleeing Nazi persecution. In 1948, he arrived in Montreal, a post-WWII “DP” (Displaced Person). Following an Honours BA in Philosophy and Politics at McGill, he completed an MA in Government at Harvard University. Moses’ broadcasting career began at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in the 1960s, where he co-created the world’s first live national, open-line radio show, Cross Country Check-Up (still on the air today); and then went on to network television with 20 Million Questions, Take 30 and The Way It is.

Moses holds honourary doctorates from York University, University of Windsor, and Athabasca University. He is also the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), Order of Ontario (2005) and the Republic of France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2005).

Moses’ multiple broadcasting honours include the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ CAB Gold Ribbon (1998) – Canadian private broadcasting’s highest award to an individual; Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee (2004); the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement (2005); Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame Inductee (2007); and the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2008 Juno Awards for his “invaluable contribution to the advancement of the Canadian Music Industry”.

For his pioneering promotion of tolerance and multi-culturalism in media, Moses has received The Urban Alliance on Race Relations Diversity Award, the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews Human Relations Award; and the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award for his “extraordinary contribution to the public realm over many years and in more than one field, thereby gaining reputation and acclaim for his vision, passion, and impact”.

For additional information, please contact: Leanne Wright, VP Communications 416.367.5353 X 200 or leanne@mzmedia.com

 

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