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Sumner Leaves Manitoba Pulse Growers Association

Chris Sumner stepped down as executive director of the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association (MPGA) June 1 to be news director for Golden West Radio’s two stations in Winkler, CKMW and The Eagle.

Sumner star ted with the MPGA in February 2008.

Sumner began his career in radio in 2000, becoming Golden West Radio’s farm broadcaster based with CFAM Altona in 2004.

Sumner said he enjoyed his work with the MPGA but had to make a “personal and professional” decision about his future after being asked by Golden West to fill the news director position.

In his new position Sumner said he’ll oversee four reporters, plus cover some news events himself, as well as read some newscasts.

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Allan Dawson

Allan Dawson is a reporter with the Manitoba Co-operator based near Miami, Man. Covering agriculture since 1980, Dawson has spent most of his career with the Co-operator except for several years with Farmers’ Independent Weekly and before that a Morden-Winkler area radio station.

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