Kevin Frankish has said goodbye to Breakfast Television Toronto after 27 years as a co-host. Frankish started his career at CKNY North Bay and spent nine years at The New VR in Barrie, before landing at City in 1991.
Brodie Fenlon has left CBC News to teach journalism at Centennial College. Fenlon had been with CBC since 2013, most recently as senior director of Daily News and Bureaus.
Kyle Donaldson is leaving City Vancouver’s Breakfast Television to be part of the station’s CityNews at Six launch in September. His last day on the show, which he joined 12 years ago, will be June 26.
Don Kollins is the new senior program director for Corus Radio Winnipeg FM stations Peggy 99.1 (CFPG-FM) and Power 97 (CJKR-FM). Kollins has worked in multiple formats as promotions director, music director, and program director with Rawlco Radio, Rogers and most recently Entercom in San Francisco. He succeeds Tammy Cole who has moved to sister stations Q107 (CILQ-FM) and 102.1 the EDGE (CFNY-FM) Toronto.
Melissa (Mel) Evans is the new midday host at Q99 (CIKT-FM) Grande Prairie. Evans arrives from Summit 107 (CFSM-FM) Cranbrook where she was both midday host and production director. She replaces Nick Potter who has joined Jim Pattison Broadcast Group sister station 101.5 Kool FM (CKCE-FM) Calgary as the new swing weekend/evening host.
My 92.1 (CHMX-FM) Regina has announced a new on-air lineup: Seth Armstrong, who comes from C95 (CFMC-FM)/Rock 102 (CJDJ-FM) Saskatoon and Rustie Dean, who is set to return from maternity leave, will take over mornings; Armstrong replaces Greg Morgan who resigned mid-April. Jessica Frost will handle middays, while Mark Johnston, who was most recently with Big Dog 92.7 (CHBD-FM), will cover afternoon drive. Leah Ramsay is joining the station on evenings. She was most recently co-host at 105.3 The Fox (CFXY-FM) Fredericton.
Marty Martinson will join CJNB-AM North Battleford and CJNS-FM Meadow Lake, SK as the new play-by-play announcer for local Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team the Battlefords North Stars. Martinson spent last season as the radio voice of the OCN Blizzard in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. He replaces Nathan Kanter who is pursuing other opportunities.
Ted Hyland has joined Evanov Radio’s Hot Country 103.5 FM (CKHZ-FM) and Live 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax as general sales manager. Hyland was formerly GM at Newcap Radio Halifax from 1997-2011 and spent two years as GM/GSM at Byrnes Communications’ Heart FM (CIHR-FM) in Woodstock, ON.
Network Media Group Inc. and Network Entertainment Inc. have accepted the resignation of Peter Scarth from the company’s Board of Directors. Scarth will continue to be an advisor to the Vancouver-based production company.
Susan Reade is the new general manager for Newcap Edmonton, effective June 25. Reade has had a 30-year radio career as a morning show personality, talk show producer, account executive, retail sales manager, general sales manager and station manager in Regina, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton. Most recently, she was GSM for Bell Media Edmonton. Mark Maheu has been filling the position on an interim basis for the last year.
Jean-Charles Fahmy is the new CEO of the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN). Fahmy joins the Ontario operation from data centre company Coriant Inc., where he was VP of product management and business development.