Tyson Parker, the former Head of Artist and Music Industry Relations at Bell Media, will be joining Vancouver-based real estate development firm, Westbank, in the newly-created position of VP, Experiential Development. A casualty of a Jan. 2021 management shuffle at Bell Media, Parker managed key relationships within the artist and talent community for Bell Media’s portfolio of TV, radio, and digital brands. He took on an expanded role overseeing Bell’s podcast division in 2020. Prior to Bell, he was VP, Corporate Communications and Media & Artist Relations for Universal Music Canada, working with artists like Drake and The Weeknd, and The Tragically Hip.
Andrew Brennan is leaving CTV Montreal to report for CTV Toronto. Brennan has been an assignment editor and video journalist with CTV since 2019.
Mandy Vocke is leaving Global Saskatoon to take on a communications role with the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. Vocke had been a Digital Broadcast Journalist with the station since the fall of 2019.
Michael Woloshen is retiring from CHEK TV Victoria where he’s had a 42-year career, ending his tenure as Director of Creative Services. Starting out writing and producing commercials, over the years Woloshen also co-wrote and produced comedy/variety show Highband and Everyday Things with children’s entertainer Pat Carfra. He co-hosted shows like cooking show, A La Carte, Home Check With Shell Busey, and Reel Guy, introducing the movie of the week. Woloshen is the son of retired Montreal and Vancouver broadcaster Andy Walsh.
Joël Le Bigot is retiring from Radio-Canada after 45 years on the air on June 18 and the weekly show he’s hosted on ICI Première. Le Bigot, 76, began his career in 1967 at the regional station in Chicoutimi, before taking the helm of CBF-Bonjour in 1977, the daily Montreal morning show he hosted for 19 years. Between 1998 and 2011, he also hosted Pourquoi pas le dimanche on Radio-Canada.
Orlena Cain is leaving the Mix 97 (CIGL-AM) Belleville morning show at the end of the summer. Cain has been with the station for 13 years. She plans to focus on television work going forward and will be relocating to Vancouver. Her last day at Mix 97 is Aug. 19.
Takara Small is AM 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto’s newest fill-in host. Small is a technology and business contributor to a number of programs and publications, including CBC’s Canada Tonight, Metro Morning, and BBC World Service Radio. She’s also the host of CBC Podcasts’ Death in Cryptoland.
Ted Emmett has returned to radio as part of the new Morning Rewind with Matt & Ted on 106.7 REWIND Radio (CFDV-FM) Red Deer. Emmett left radio full-time in 2015 to work in marketing and communications with Hockey Alberta. He was last on-air at The Eagle 100.9 (CKUV-FM) Okotoks where he held various roles from news and sports to acting as colour commentator for the AJHL Okotoks’ Oilers.
Alex Carrigan is leaving Corus all-traffic station AM730 (CKGO-AM) Vancouver to go into communications. Carrigan has been with the station since 2017. He also works as a technical producer on BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps radio broadcasts.