Corus Radio is launching a new national, weeknight talk show, starting Jan. 10, hosted by former Global National correspondent Ben O’Hara-Byrne.
A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne will air weeknights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. to 1 a.m ET on Corus Radio’s seven AM stations, including 980 CKNW Vancouver, 770 CHQR Calgary, 630 CHED Edmonton, 680 CJOB Winnipeg, AM 900 CHML Hamilton, 980 CFPL London, and AM 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto.
Corus says the show will be driven by O’Hara-Bryne’s curiosity, featuring “compelling stories, diverse viewpoints, thoughtful questions and frank conversations on topics that matter to all Canadians.”
Born and raised in Montreal, O’Hara-Byrne began his broadcasting career in radio in Quebec City before moving into television as a reporter with Global News in Montreal and Toronto, Global National in Ottawa, and Beijing as the network’s Asia Correspondent. O’Hara-Byrne made the leap to CTV News in 2010 as Asia Bureau Chief and later held the same role in London. He returned to Canada in 2015, anchoring the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts for CHEK News for four years and contributing as a columnist to Star Metro Vancouver. Since 2019, he’s been working with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) in External Stakeholder Engagement. O’Hara-Byrne plans to remain based in B.C.
“I’m thrilled to return to the Corus family and excited to embark on this incredible journey of talk radio,” said Ben O’Hara-Byrne, in a network announcement. “I look forward to connecting with audiences right across the country each weeknight for an informative, engaging and entertaining evening.”
“We’re pleased to welcome back respected journalist Ben O’Hara-Byrne to this new role on the Corus Radio team,” added Larry Gifford, National Director of Talk Radio, Corus Entertainment. “His wealth of experience in news reporting, sharp perspective, and passion and dedication for sharing stories will be sure to keep listeners engaged.”
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