Vancouver Student Roan Shankaruk wins CBC Radio's OTC Unplugged



November 5, 2010 - CBC Radio One's On The Coast today announced the winner of the best high school solo singer/songwriter in the Lower Mainland contest OTC Unplugged, Roan Shankaruk from Vancouver Technical School in Vancouver, BC. Judges chose Roan after a final performance of the top three students from the contest during a special live broadcast of On The Coast from CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 today.

Thirteen year old Roan performed two original songs on piano including "The Compromise", a musical theatre piece.

"What a fantastic performance by all three students," said Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast. "The audience and judges were blown away by the performers. They all have bright futures ahead of them."

Roan will receive an all day recording session with Juno-nominated CBC music producer, Jon Siddall, in one of CBC's state-of-the-art recording studios. She will also receive a radio-ready copy of her single, which will be featured nationally on CBC Radio 3 by host Lisa Christiansen, as well as 100 CDs and cases from Digital Media Alliance, and a week to produce a music video at Gulf Islands Film and Television School.

The show, which was streamed live on the web, is available on demand at

On The Coast is hosted by Stephen Quinn and can be heard on CBC Radio One weekdays from 3-6 pm on 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Metro Vancouver.

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