640 Toronto shuffles lineup as McArthur, Carter focus on TV

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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Connie Thiessen
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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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