Terry DiMonte and Ted Bird are reuniting on terrestrial radio, helming a new Saturday morning show on Evanov’s Lite 106.7 FM (CHSV-FM) Hudson/Saint-Lazare.
A year to the day DiMonte signed off from CHOM 97.7 Montreal, Saturday Morning with Terry and Ted will debut on May 28 at 9 a.m. Evanov says the show will feature “three hours of lite favourites and the trademark camaraderie that defined Terry DiMonte and Ted Bird during a 20-year run at the pinnacle of Montreal morning radio.”
The duo initially started working together, co-hosting mornings at CHOM 97.7, in May 1988 until DiMonte left for Calgary’s Q107 (CFGQ-FM) in 2008.
“Terry DiMonte and Ted Bird are back where they belong – on the radio together,” said Ted Silver, Lite 106.7 Program Director, in a station announcement. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome the Terry and Ted Saturday morning show to Lite 1067. The weekend is about to get a whole lot better. As a broadcaster, I am happy to have them on our team. As a long time Terry and Ted fan, I can’t wait to turn on my radio May 28th.”
Bird has been Lite 106.7 FM’s only morning man since the station signed on in 2015, while DiMonte is now living in B.C. in semi-retirement.
After 14 years apart professionally, DiMonte and Bird reunited last fall with the September launch of their podcast, Standing By: The Terry & Ted Podcast. They’re about to get to work on a second season.
DiMonte told Broadcast Dialogue that reigniting that chemistry served, in part, as the inspiration for the new weekend show. Like the podcast, it will be recorded remotely every Friday afternoon.
“We’d been having so much fun with the podcast that we thought it might be fun to do a weekend show for a Montreal audience and the folks at Evanov agreed,” said DiMonte. “It’ll be fun for us both to have a few laughs for a weekend audience. Ted and I have been friends for so long and we like to think that comes through the speakers. So here we go!”
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