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Erin Davis is retiring from mornings on 98.1 CHFI on Dec. 15 after waking Torontonians up for nearly three decades. The co-host of Erin & Darren in the Morning is relocating to BC although she will remain part of the Rogers CHFI family, returning to host future specials and features. An Edmonton native, Davis got her start hosting afternoons on CIGL-FM while attending Loyalist College in Belleville, ON. She joined CHFI in 1998, co-hosting mornings for nearly 15 years before hosting her own TV show on the W network, W Live with Erin Davis in 2003. After a stint on EZ Rock Toronto (CJEZ-FM), Davis returned to CHFI in 2005, where she co-hosted Erin and Mike in the Morning for more than a decade with Mike Cooper, who retired in January. The announcement of a new co-host to join Darren B. Lamb is forthcoming.
Sonia Beeksma is leaving Global BC for CTV Vancouver. The Weekend Mornings weather anchor and community reporter had been with Global for three years. Beeksma’s move follows the high-profile layoff of longtime Global Morning News anchor Steve Darling and the departure of Randene Neill, who announced on Twitter this week she’s joining Vancouver-based real estate developer Anthem Properties as director of corporate marketing and communications.
Rogers says a new KISS 104.9 (CKKS-FM-2) Vancouver morning show will be announced in the coming weeks following last week’s departure of Randi Chase, Susie Hill, and Andrew Sosa. In the interim, Ara Andonian moves from afternoons to mornings, with DJ Trouble sliding into afternoons. Weekend talent Kelsey Lehman will hold down the 8-11 p.m. slot. The shake-up follows the station’s parting of the ways with Kid Carson back in January of this year. He had hosted mornings since September 2012.
Andrew Mallon has left Evanov Toronto for a creative writer and continuity coordinator position at Rogers Toronto. Mallon had been with Evanov for 10 years and produced imaging for Z103.5 (CIDC-FM), Energy 106 (CHWE-FM), Jewel 88.5 (CKDX-FM), among other stations under the Evanov umbrella.
Phil (Philly) Aubrey is joining the Power 97 (CJKR-FM) Winnipeg morning line-up effective Nov. 28, with Joe Aiello and Randy Parker. Aubrey left Corus Winnipeg four years ago, after he and co-hosts Dave Wheeler and Rena Jae failed to reach a new contract. He leaves Wheeler’s highly-rated morning show on rival rock station 92 CITI FM.
Live 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax drive announcer Jess Wollis and promotions manager and weekend/swing announcer Sean Lawson have announced they are leaving Evanov effective Dec. 5 to explore other opportunities in Ontario. Both were previously based in London, ON where Wollis did swing on Free 98.1 (CKLO-FM) and Lawson worked with Corus Radio London as a swing announcer, producer and promo assistant.
Rick Fink is partnering with sales consulting firm ENS Media Inc. Fink, a former sales manager with Townsquare Media, is based in South Dakota and will be servicing ENS Media’s existing American accounts and managing new business south of the border.