A Huntsville cottager has been awarded The Order of Canada. Ross Porter is the president and CEO of a jazz radio station in Toronto. He was given the Order at a ceremony in Ottawa last month. Porter says he wishes his dad was still around to see it.

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Porter was one of 42 recipients this year. Porter says he feels really lucky to be able to combine the things that he loves.

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Porter was given the honour for his commitment to broadcasting for the past 35 years and the global arts community. He tells us why he thinks he made the cut.

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Porter says he was really honoured to be with people who’ve made a great contribution to Canada. As to what advice he would give others who are trying to make a difference, he says everything is an experience.

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Porter has been president and CEO of Jazz.FM91 since 2004.

Below is the full interview with Ross Porter:

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(Courtesy Photo: Jazz.FM91)