Global News Radio adds weekend hosts Joel Matlin, Jawn Jang

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(L-R): Joel Matlin, Jawn Jang, Mo Amir, Meera Estrada and Bee Quammie. (Corus Entertainment)

The Global News Radio network is introducing several new personalities to its weekend talk lineup.

The Joel Matlin Entrepreneur Show, hosted by the former president and founder of AlarmForce and featuring Canadian entrepreneur success stories, will air weekly at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST across Global News Radio 980 CKNW Vancouver, Global News Radio 770 CHQR Calgary, 630 CHED Edmonton, Global News Radio 680 CJOB Winnipeg, Global News Radio 980 CFPL London, Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton and Global News Radio 640 Toronto.

Jawn Jang

Jawn Jang has also signed on as a late night host of The Shift across the AM network, Friday nights from 1 – 5 a.m. ET/10 p.m. – 2 a.m. PT. Jang is the former co-host of Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver midday show, The Playbook, and also contributes to CKNW daytime talk shows, The Mike Smyth Show and The Jill Bennett Show.

CKNW will also add a weekly commentary segment from podcaster Mo Amir, the host and producer of This is VANCOLOUR. Corus Entertainment says A VANCOLOUR Moment will range from incisive to light-hearted, focusing on “conversation-starters and relevant political and cultural issues.”

“The best part of my job is launching new shows and spotlighting new, talented, contemporary Canadian voices,” said Larry Gifford, National Director of Talk Radio, Corus Entertainment, in a release. “Today is no different. Driven by a keen sense of curiosity, each of these hosts and commentators brings a unique perspective and expertise to our Global News radio stations. They are interested in moving the national discourse towards informative and entertaining conversation, while exploring issues and topics that matter most to Canadians.”

With the exception of Matlin, the new talent additions are notably diverse as Corus continues its ongoing Diversity Review.

Corus says Meera Estrada and Bee Quammie are also returning to Global News Radio 640 Toronto with a third season of kultur’D. Airing Saturday nights from 8 – 9 p.m. EST, the show uses pop culture as a gateway to larger themes with an emphasis on diversity of people and thought.


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