TJ Connors has joined the line-up at 97.7 HTZ-FM (CHTZ-FM) St. Catharines as the new afternoon host. Most recently, he was doing mornings at Country 103 (CJKC-FM) Kamloops. TJ follows in the footsteps of his father, the late Scruff Connors, who worked at CHTZ-FM from 1989 to 1992. Prior to joining Country 103, Connors did stints at Winnipeg’s Power 97 (CJKR-FM), Vista Radio Kelowna, 91.9 BOB FM (CKLY-FM) Lindsay, and The Wolf (CKWF-FM) Peterborough.
Craig Letawsky has taken over as GM/GSM of Newcap Radio’s Red Deer and Alberta Radio Group South markets, including stations in Drumheller, Stettler, Blairmore and Brooks. Letawsky had been in sales and management at Rogers Radio since 2001 in Vancouver, Calgary, Lethbridge and Winnipeg.
Indie88 (CIND-FM) Toronto’s new morning show line-up beginning Monday — The Josie Dye Show — will feature current Indie88 hosts Matt Hart and Carlin Burton. Dye left 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto in December after 14 years there. As well as her nationally syndicated radio show, Josie’s Top 20, Dye hosted eight seasons of Oh So Cosmo on Cosmo TV and was a host on the W Network from 2013 to 2017.
Charlee Morgan is semi-retiring to Vancouver Island. Morgan, who has been on-air at up! 99.3 (CIUP-FM) Edmonton since 2013 is relocating to Parksville, BC. Morgan will be voice tracking for Soft Rock 97.7 (CHUP-FM) Calgary, among other stations. Morgan’s last day at up! is May 10. Over the years, Charlee has been heard on CKCL-FM Chilliwack/Vancouver, CHFM-FM Calgary, CKKS-FM Vancouver, CKLG Vancouver, CKCK Regina and CHAB Moose Jaw.
Dawn Chubai is leaving CITY TV Vancouver’s Breakfast Television at the end of May. Chubai has been a host with the show since 2004. She and her husband are relocating to Toronto to focus on her media consulting and on-camera training business.
Tim Maassarany, co-host of the All New Breakfast Club with Tim & Todd on LIFE 100.3 (CJLF-FM) Barrie, is leaving March 24 to pursue a career in firefighting. He’s been at the contemporary Christian station since 2005.
Bobby May, morning host at KRAZE 101-3 (CKIK-FM) Red Deer, is moving to Wild 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary to take over afternoon drive later this month. He takes over from Samantha Stevens, who had been with the station since last year. She’s returning to Winnipeg.
MY96 (CFMY-FM) Medicine Hat morning co-host Shalinda Kirby of the KJ & Kirby Show is headed to Winnipeg to join the morning team at Evanov’s newly-launched HOT 100.5 (CFJL-FM). Kirby had been with MY96 since 2010.
Robbin Reay is the new mid-day personality on 97.5 Virgin Radio (CIQM-FM) London. Reay had been a host/reporter with Shaw TV Edmonton and afternoon drive host on up! 99.3 (CIUP-FM) Edmonton.
Katelyn Wilson is returning to Global TV Lethbridge as videographer. The Lethbridge College grad had been an intern at the station before joining Sunny 94 (CJUV-FM) Lacombe and Lacombe Online as a reporter/anchor.
John Cruickshank, former publisher of the Toronto Star, has been named Canada’s consul general to Chicago, responsible for the U.S. Midwest. Cruickshank was previously with the Chicago Sun-Times from 2000 to 2007.