Corus Radio has announced the launch of three new morning shows across Toronto stations Q107 (CILQ-FM), 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM), and Energy 95.3 (CING-FM) Hamilton. Veteran hosting duo Tucker & Maura are the new hosts of mornings on 102.1 the Edge. Scott Tucker and Maura Grierson move within the Corus network from Energy 95.3 where they’ve been hosting Tucker and Maura in the Morning since March 2019 and are also heard in afternoons on Corus’ 103.1 Fresh Radio (CFHK-FM) London, which will continue. Tucker and Grierson take over from “The B Team” – originally featuring hosts Shawna (Whalen), Chris Z (Ziemniak) and Jay Brody. They’d been heard on the Edge since February 2020 when they arrived from Y108 (CJXY-FM) Hamilton. Brody left the show last summer to join former CFNY-FM personality Carly Meyers in afternoons on Vancouver’s SONiC RADiO.
Shawna Whalen and Chris Ziemniak have been reassigned within the Corus network. Whalen will join a newly-reconfigured Q107 morning show that sees her teamed with longtime hosts Ryan Parker and John Garbutt, who return to the airwaves for the first time since May when Derringer in the Morning was suspended following the filing of a gender discrimination complaint by former co-host Jennifer Valentyne. Ziemniak will join 101.1 Big FM (CIQB-FM) Barrie.
Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan of 91.5 The Beat (CKBT-FM) Kitchener, expand their show’s reach into the GTA as they take over the Energy 95.3 Hamilton morning show, effective Jan. 30. The Scott & Kat Show is also heard evenings on Barrie’s Fresh 93.1 (CHAY-FM). Read more here.
Tyler & Lynch have expanded the reach of their show, originating from CFOX Vancouver. The CFOX afternoon drive team are now also being heard on 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto in the evening time slot from 7 – 9 p.m. ET. Tyler & Lynch air in the same local time slot on Power 97 (CJKR-FM) Winnipeg.
Philly, Joe & Kirby (Phil Aubrey, Joe Aiello and Shalinda Kirby) have reunited on Rogers Sports & Media’s 92 CITI FM. Formerly highly-rated on Corus Radio Active Rocker Power 97 (CJKR-FM), Kirby was the first member of the morning show trio to cross the street to Rogers in November 2021. Aubrey followed in July, roughly six months to the day he departed Power, while Aiello arrived Monday after opting not to renew his contract with Corus. Kirby and Aubrey had been hosting weekday mornings together since late July. Aiello’s move to CITI marks a return to the legendary rock station as formerly one-half of iconic morning duo “Tom and Joe,” with co-host Tom McGouran, who enjoyed an 18-year run together from 1994 to 2012. Read more here.
Chris Kelly has departed KiSS 92.5 (CKIS-FM) Toronto. Kelly was most recently in middays and was the host of weekly countdown show, The KiSS 30 with Chris Kelly. Kayla (Pappaianni) moves up from evenings to middays on KiSS 92.5.
Scott Mitchell has accepted a promotion as Assistant Program Director for Stingray Rural Alberta, overseeing day-to-day operations of 11 boom and HOT branded stations across the province. He’ll continue to be based out of and host mornings on New Country 98.1 (CFCW-FM) Camrose. Prior to joining New Country 98.1 in 2020, Mitchell served as Network Music Director for the HOT stations.
Carolyn Galvin has announced that she was caught up in restructuring at Rogers Sports & Media in November. Galvin had been with the company for 20 years, the majority of that time as a Television Director with Sportsnet. For the last six years, she’d acted as Senior Director, Content & Live Broadcast, at TSC (The Shopping Channel).
Catherine Legge is departing CBC to return to documentary and scripted TV production under the banner of her production company, Play Nice Productions. Legge held the title of Executive Producer, Original Video, at CBC News Studios for the past three years. She’s worked with the public broadcaster on and off since the mid-’90s, including serving as showrunner on the first season of Still Standing and briefly executive producing The Fifth Estate.
Alyse Hand, who left Global Halifax in December, is getting set to launch ON-Q Communications, a Nova Scotia-based media training and on-air coaching business. Hand, who had been an anchor and co-host with Global for the past three and a half years, previously did a brief stint in PR with National Public Relations in Halifax. Prior to that, she was a reporter, host and weather specialist with CTV Atlantic for eight years.
Scott Laurie has a new job as a Senior Issues Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Laurie, who wrapped up a 23-year network anchoring and hosting career with CTV News in 2018, had most recently been working as a multimedia journalist with Postmedia.
Diane Rankin has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Rights & Executive Producer at marblemedia. In the newly-created position, Rankin will lead content commercialization strategy to support and accelerate growth across the scripted, unscripted, kids and family genres to establish more commercial partnerships, pre-sales and co production opportunities, while continuing to grow Distribution360 (D360). With the company since 2015, Rankin most recently served as SVP, Rights & EP.
Zainul Mawji has been named Executive Vice-President of TELUS Consumer Solutions, bringing together Mobility Solutions and Home Solutions & Customer Excellence into one unified consumer team. A member of the TELUS team for 22 years, Mawji was most recently, EVP of Home Solutions & Customer Excellence. TELUS has also announced the appointment of Jim Senko to the newly-created role of Chief Product Officer, TELUS Consumer Solutions. While Senko plans to retire from TELUS at the end of 2023, the company says he and Mawji will spend the year laying the groundwork for the team’s ongoing success with a clear strategy and succession plan.