Hélène Laurendeau will be the new deputy minister at Canadian Heritage, starting Oct. 9. Laurendeau has been deputy minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs since 2016. She succeeds Graham Flack, who is moving over to Employment and Social Development. Isabelle Mondou, currently assistant secretary to the Federal Cabinet, will become associate deputy minister at Canadian Heritage.
Rob Berg, longtime announcer at K-97 (CIRK-FM) Edmonton is retiring after 30 years with the station. Berg started in radio in 1982, working at stations in Westlock and Wetaskiwin, AB before joining K-97 in 1988. Berg was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013. His last show will be Friday, Sept. 28.
Cub Carson has returned to the Rebel 101.7 (CIDG-FM) Ottawa with new show Rebel at Night with Cub Carson, heard Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight. Carson was the station’s weekend announcer for five months in late 2016/early 2017 before leaving to move on to hosting gigs with Bell Media at 103.7 BOB FM (CJPT-FM) Brockville and 98.9 The Drive (CKLC-FM) Kingston.
Mark Tanner is retiring after 22 years with Newcap Radio Halifax. Tanner joined the sales team in 1996 and for the past five years has been retail sales manager for Q104 and Mix 96.5. His last day will be Dec. 28.
Ted Bradford in back at MIX 97 (CIGL-FM) Belleville, ON pinch-hitting on the morning show with Orlena Cain and Alana Cameron. “Ted the Temp” is in for Sean Kelly who is on the campaign trail, hoping to win a seat on Belleville City Council this October. Bradford, who is a Loyalist College grad and Brockville native, was most recently on-air at WINK-FM in Fort Myers, FL.
Mike Harford is the new morning man at CHOK-FM Sarnia, co-hosting alongside Sue Storr. Harford joins the station after three years with Blackburn Radio’s stations in Wingham.
Zenga McCurdy has announced he’s joining the morning show at Kiss 100.5 (CHAS-FM) in Sault Ste. Marie. The Loyalist College grad has most recently been with Vista Radio in BC. nnounced that he would be joining the new Morning Show at Kiss 100.5 in Sault Ste. Marie
Emily Quesnelle has moved into a new role at 95.5 Hits FM (CJOJ-FM) Belleville, hosting afternoon drive. Quesnelle was previously promotions coordinator for the local Starboard Communications stations.
Bailey Nicholson is leaving Global News Radio 980 CKNW Vancouver for Rogers’ News 1130 (CKWX-AM). Nicholson, who has been reporting and anchoring, joined NW in Mar. 2016 as an intern.
Arshy Mann is the incoming host of the Canadaland Commons podcast. Mann, who has been reporting for Toronto LGBT news outlet Xtra for the last three years, will be focusing on corruption in Canada when the new season starts in October.
Michel Therrien is joining fellow former Montreal Canadiens coaches Guy Carbonneau and Mario Tremblay on RDS as a regular panelist. Therrien will be a regular contributor to Hockey 360 and post-game show l’Antichambre. He previously worked for RDS during the 2011-12 hockey season before going back behind the Montreal bench for a second time.
Alan Cross is the new imaging voice of Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto. Cross also continues to host on Corus sister station 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM), in addition to radio docuseries The Ongoing History of New Music, airing in syndication on several Corus network stations. Cross explains it all on his blog here.
Sue-Ann Levy and Lou Schizas are no longer contributors to Global News Radio 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto. Levy, a writer and political columnist with Postmedia, had been working with 640 for 15 years. Schizas had been providing business analysis since the early 2000s.
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