Doug Jeffries is retiring from Global Kingston after 46 years on the Kingston sports beat. Jeffries, 66, started his career in 1976 after graduating from Loyalist College. He joined CKLC, and later CFLY-FM, anchoring early morning and afternoon sports, going on to host Kingston’s first call-in sports show. He also served as the PA announcer for Queen’s Football and the Kingston Frontenacs hockey club. When his position at CKLC fell to cuts in 1999, Jeffries was hired by CKWS radio. He joined the television side as a sports anchor in 2002. With Jeffries delivering his final sportscast Wednesday night, Kingston’s Mayor proclaimed June 15, “Doug Jeffries Day” in the City of Kingston.
My last scoop. At 1 p.m. today, after beginning my career at The Edmonton Journal in 1967 I received a phone call from Toronto informing me my position had been eliminated by Post Media. Thank you all so much for reading. Hardly the way I hoped it would end. -30-
— Terry Jones (@byterryjones) June 15, 2022
Terry Jones has been released by Postmedia. The Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, age 73, started his career with the Edmonton Journal in 1967. He joined the Edmonton Sun as a columnist in 1982. The two newsrooms were combined in 2016, following Postmedia’s acquisition of Sun Media’s English newspapers. Jones has also contributed to radio over the years, hosting shows and sports segments on CFRN 1260 and CFCW.
TSN 690 (CKGM-AM) Montreal has announced it’s replacing Tony Marinaro with Sean Campbell and Mitch Gallo as co-hosts of the midday show. Campbell vs. Gallo will launch June 20. Marinaro left the station earlier this month after a 20-year run. He’d most recently been hosting weekday show, The Montreal Forum, as well as Habs Lunch.
Danny Mags will be joining Durham Radio’s new Vancouver station, WAVE 98.3 FM, set to launch in July. Mags, who’ll be hosting afternoons, is most recognizable from his time on Family Channel’s Life with Derek. He was most recently heard on Regina’s 104.9 The Wolf (CFWF-FM) before stepping away from radio to focus on his trivia and events company, BINGPOT! Trivia, which includes livestreaming on Twitch.
Tracy Houston has joined WAVE 98.3 FM as the station’s first sales and marketing executive. Houston has more than 20 years of media sales experience, most recently spending seven years in Toronto with Fifth Story where she was a Business Development Manager. Prior to that she was the Regional Advertising Representative for Brunico Communications where she represented Strategy, Playback and Media in Canada. She also led the sales and marketing arm of MTV Canada in the U.S. and Europe and has headed up international sales and marketing for B.C. films in television markets around the world.
Paul Arcand, host of 98.5 FM (CHMP-FM) Montreal’s Puisqu’il faut se lever morning show, has announced he’ll depart the station when his contract is up in two years time. Arcand, 62, has been at the helm of the highly-rated program since 2004. He started his career with CKBS St. Hyacinthe in 1978, going on to stops at CKVL, CJMS, and CKAC Montreal as a reporter, host and news director. Arcand is also a documentary filmmaker.
Zach McGibbon is leaving 580 CFRA Ottawa. McGibbon, who has been a writer and anchor with CFRA since 2018, is joining the newsroom at Quinte Broadcasting in Belleville, where he’ll be covering City Hall, among other duties.
Lindsay Biscaia is moving from CTV Barrie to CP24 Toronto. Biscaia has been an anchor and producer in Barrie for the last year and a half. Prior to that, she anchored news on The Morning Show on Global Peterborough, as well as sister stations, 100.5 Fresh Radio (CKRU-FM) and 101.5 The Wolf (CKWF-FM).
Andrea Ross has left CBC Vancouver to take on a new role outside journalism. Ross had been with the public broadcaster since 2016, starting as a reporter and editor in Edmonton. She joined CBC Vancouver in 2019 and had most recently been working as a Senior Digital Producer.
Andy Cole is joining Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver as a producer. Cole arrives from Bell Media where he’s most recently been producing shows like The Sport Market at BNN Bloomberg 1410 (CFTE-AM). Prior to CKST-AM’s 2021 format flip to Funny 1040, he hosted sports updates and was a board op at TSN 1040.
Alan Regan has announced his departure from 980 CKNW Vancouver. Regan has been with the station since 2018, most recently as the Senior Producer for The Jas Johal Show. Regan was previously a producer with Newstalk 106-108 Dublin.