Tuesday, June 6, 2023

1310 News Ottawa cancels The Rick Gibbons Show

Rogers has unexpectedly cancelled The Rick Gibbons Show on its Ottawa newstalk station 1310 News (CIWW-AM).

Gibbons, 66, the former publisher and CEO of The Ottawa Sun, had been with the station since 2017. Prior to Rogers, he’d been host of The Lunch Bunch and The Homepage on Bell Media competitor 580 CFRA. Earlier in his career, he was a foreign and parliamentary correspondent for Broadcast News, the radio division of The Canadian Press.

Adam Haga

Adam Haga, Gibbons’ producer, was also a casualty of the cancellation. He transferred to 1310 News in Nov. 2017 from sister station 570 News (CKGL-AM) Kitchener.

Rogers’ Communications Manager Charmaine Khan told Broadcast Dialogue that the station is making changes to its programming schedule. Among those changes will be the expansion of the Rogers’ news wheel format in the afternoon on 1310 News, starting this fall.  

Khan said in the interim, Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe will broadcast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Baseball Central Replay from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and Afternoon News with Mark Day and Sara Buchan will air 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rick is one of Ottawa’s most engaging and highly respected broadcasters, and Adam a strong and emerging broadcaster. We thank them both for their contributions to 1310 News,” said Khan. 


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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