Daren Millard, host of Sportsnet’s Hockey Central, has announced he’s “decided to pursue a challenge beyond Sportsnet.” Millard, who joined the network at its launch in 1998, Tweeted Wednesday that for two decades he has been living out his dream of working at a national sports network, writing “This decision involves many factors and soul searching and it arrives with layers and layers of emotion. As a Day 1’er I have always carried an extra pound of pride and it’s difficult to walk away from that.”
Tony Tighe is wrapping up a 40-year career, anchoring his final Global News at Noon broadcast for Global Calgary on Aug. 2. Earning a reputation for righting consumer wrongs, Tighe has been investigating consumer issues in the city for 30 years and joined Global in 1999 after stints at CTV Calgary, CJAY 92 Calgary, CKOK Penticton and CKEK Cranbrook, among other stations. Tomasia DaSilva will take on the expanded role of Consumer and Business reporter with her “Minding Your Business” segment on Global News Hour at 6 evolving to focus on consumer, money, and business stories that impact Calgarians. Bindu Suri moves into the Global News at Noon anchor chair, upped from weekend co-anchor of Global News Morning. Watch Tighe reflect on his career here.
Corus Entertainment has streamlined its marketing and promotional teams into a single department, resulting in an unconfirmed number of layoffs. Dervla Kelly, formerly Corus VP of communications, takes the helm as SVP of Marketing and Social Digital Agency. Allison Carr, former director of marketing, moves into the role of head of Specialty, Trade and BDU Marketing. Nadia Niccoli, former director of brand strategy, is now director of marketing for Global and Corus’ conventional stations. Brent Peterson, former creative director for Specialty Networks, will oversee the Corus in-house creative team as group director, Creative Agency. Andrea Parnell, senior director for in-house media, becomes senior director, Media Planning, while Karen Geller moves from senior manager to director of Media Planning. Ashley Applebaum is now director of publicity, leading PR for television, news, radio, and Nelvana. Buffy McGaw goes from marketing director to director of news marketing, reporting to senior VP of News Troy Reeb. Cheryl Fullerton, EVP People and Communications, will continue to oversee Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. Dale Dobson, creative director, On-Air Promotions, and his team are now reporting to Glen Pollock, director, Production and Post Services. The restructuring will lead to recruitment for two new roles: a director of social digital agency, who will manage Corus’ digital lifestyle sites and lead internal social efforts, as well as a head of external corporate communications.
John Ackermann will take over as morning co-anchor on News 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver. He succeeds longtime anchor Reaon Ford, who was part of a handful of layoffs in the newsroom in June. Sonia Aslam also moves into the midday editor role, vacated last month by Dave White who has joined CBC Radio Calgary.
Abbey White has moved into the program director role at 620 CKRM Regina. White replaces Grant Biebrick, who recently left to be closer to family in Saskatoon. White was previously PD at Newcap’s CKGY-FM Red Deer and the Alberta Radio South cluster.
Faith Goldy has registered to run for Mayor of Toronto. Goldy was let go from Rebel Media last August after appearing on neo-Nazi podcast The Daily Stormer. She’s campaigning on a promise to “Make Toronto Safe Again.”
CKDO Oshawa morning man Terry Johnston has stepped away from the mic to pursue a seat on Durham Regional Council in Whitby. Malcolm Sinclair, who owns Sinclair Media Inc. and represents MusicMaster in Canada, is temporarily joining the morning show until Johnston’s scheduled return on Oct. 24.
Sean Coleman is leaving media to pursue an MBA at McGill University. Coleman had been a sports anchor and host with TSN 690 (CKGM-AM) Montreal for the last eight years. He’d done previous stints with CJAD-AM Montreal, CTV Montreal and Rogers Sportsnet.
Evan Cooke is Blackgold Broadcasting’s incoming company news director for 88.1 The One (CKSS-FM) Stony Plain and 93.1 The One (CJLD-FM) Leduc. He’ll also act as play-by-play announcer for Spruce Grove Saints broadcasts. Cooke has been the midday anchor at AM 1150 (CKFR-AM) Kelowna the last two and a half years.
Shalinda Kirby has moved from Evanov’s Hot 100.5 (CFJL-FM) to the morning show at Power 97 (CJKR-FM) Winnipeg. Kirby had been with the Hot 100.5 morning show since Mar. 2017.
Chantal Coschizza, senior producer for Corus Radio network show Charles Adler Tonight, has moved on. Coschizza had been producing the show since last fall and with CKNW-AM Vancouver as a reporter and programming assistant since 2015.
Tina Tenneriello is leaving CityNews Montreal to host and direct a documentary web series for grassroots initiative Luminance. She’d been with CityNews since last August.
Davey Setton is leaving his digital producer gig at Indie88 (CIND-FM) Toronto to make the move west to Vancouver. Setton has been with the station since 2015.
Emmanuel Torrez is the new creative director at Harvard Broadcasting’s 96.3 CRUZ FM (CFWD-FM) Saskatoon. Torrez makes the move from Kelowna where he spent the past two years as a creative writer with Bell Media.
CHUM-FM sales alumni Benjy Karch and Angela Reed have both joined Durham Radio. Karch, who was with CHUM/Bell Media for 44 years up until 2013, has joined Durham’s three-station cluster in Oshawa, including KX96 (CJKX-FM), The Rock (CKGE-FM) and CKDO-AM/FM. Reed, who was with CHUM-FM for 22 years up until last November, will rep KX94.7 (CHKX-FM) and 92.9 The Grand (CHTG-FM) Hamilton.
Brian Martin, who has been co-host of the Sunrise Show with Brian & Betty (Selin) on 105.7 Sun FM (CICF-FM) Vernon for the past 10 years, is moving over to mornings on 107.5 Beach Radio (CJIB-FM). The station rebranded from KISS-FM last December.
Ria Renouf Hall has left CKNW-AM Vancouver to take on the role of marketing and communications officer with the BC SPCA. Renouf Hall had been with the station, primarily as an anchor and reporter, since 2013.
Luc Tremblay, is dropping his VP of Digital Strategy title with Cogeco Media and will add management of CKOI-FM Montreal to his duties, in addition to The Beat 92.5 (CKBE-FM). Bettie Beauregard, who was most recently with Groupe Serdy, has moved into the role of principal director, Digital Strategy for the group.
Gary McClenaghan is the new Imaging Director at X92.9 Calgary (CFEX-FM). McClenaghan has held the same role with 100.3 The Bear (CFBR-FM) Edmonton, CJAY 92 (CJAY-FM) Calgary, and TSN Edmonton (CFRN-AM) for the past five years. The move marks his return to Harvard Broadcasting, where he was Imaging Director for Harvard’s stations in Regina and Yorkton, prior to joining Astral/Bell Media.