640 Toronto shuffles lineup as McArthur, Carter focus on TV

Kelly Cutrara moves into afternoons on 640 Toronto, CFPL London, and CHML Hamilton as part of lineup changes that take effect Aug. 8.

640 (CFIQ-AM) Toronto has announced a refreshed on-air lineup, effective Aug. 8, that will see Alan Carter and Jeff McArthur move away from their radio shows to focus on their roles at Global News.

Global TV personalities Alan Carter (left) and Jeff McArthur (right) joined the 640 Toronto talk lineup in March 2019.

Both personalities had been doing double duty since March 2019. Carter has been heard in the noon – 1 p.m. time slot, in addition to anchoring Global News at 5:30 & 6 in Toronto, while McArthur was hosting from 1 – 3 p.m. while also hosting Global’s The Morning Show. Both shows were simulcast to AM 980 (CFPL-AM) London and AM 900 CHML Hamilton as of last September.

Corus Entertainment says both Carter and McArthur will continue to do fill-in hosting on the Corus talk network as needed.

The new schedule sees Kelly Cutrara move into the noon to 3 p.m. time slot (also syndicated to London and Hamilton). Alex Pierson will transition into Cutrara’s former 9 a.m. to noon slot on 640, moving up from evenings. Corus says Pierson’s successor in the 7 – 10 p.m. listening period will be announced at a later date.

Corus says no other staff departures will result from the lineup shuffle.

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