Latest NewsCorus shakes up FM radio leadership team

Corus shakes up FM radio leadership team

Corus Entertainment has named Tammy Cole as National Director of FM Programming, as the company announced changes to its FM radio leadership team on Thursday.

Cole will now oversee all Corus FM stations across the country, in addition to retaining her current FM Program Director responsibilities in Toronto.

Dave Blezard

With the change, Regional Program Director Dave Blezard will take over Energy 95.3 (CING-FM) Hamilton, and Program Manager Samantha Payne will take on the role of Senior Program Manager in Toronto, with additional oversight of Corus’ Barrie market. Senior Brand Associate Maggie Tulecka will now cover Hamilton stations 900 CHML, Energy 95.3 and Y108 (CJXY-FM) Hamilton.

Ekta Patel, currently the Promotions Manager in Hamilton and London, will take on the role of National Promotions Director, overseeing promotions for stations across Canada. She’ll also manage 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM), Q107 (CILQ-FM) and 640 (CFIQ-FM) Toronto.

Chelsea Robinson

Chelsea Robinson, Promotions Manager in Kitchener and Guelph overseeing 107.5 Dave Rocks (CJDV-FM), The Beat 91.5 (CKBT-FM) and Magic 106 (CIMJ-FM), will also add London and Hamilton stations Country 104 (CKDK-FM), 103.1 Fresh (CFHK-FM), Energy 95.3 and Y108 to her promotions portfolio.

Finally, Lisa Fuoco will take on the newly-created role of National Sales Promotions and Integrations Manager, Audio. In the new position, Fuoco will manage and develop national sales, products, and client-facing opportunities across the audio division.

In a release, Corus said the changes were made “to better position us for the future.” A spokesperson told Broadcast Dialogue that no staff departures are tied to today’s announcement.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
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 -

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