Revolving Door


John Derringer

John Derringer and Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto have officially parted ways. Corus Entertainment suspended the highly-rated Derringer in the Morning in May, following a gender discrimination complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission by former co-host Jennifer Valentyne. Her complaint was followed by former Q107 staffers like Jacqui Delaney, Andrea Rooz, Maureen Holloway and Raina Douris coming forward with their own allegations. Corus says details of a new morning show will be forthcoming. The network has thus far declined to comment on the status of longtime Derringer in the Morning co-hosts Ryan Parker and John Garbutt. Derringer had been heard in mornings on Q107 since 2001 and in the Toronto market for nearly 30 years. Read more here. Valentyne took to Facebook, calling the move “a step in the right direction.”

Danny Kingsbury

Danny Kingsbury is coming out of retirement to join Torres Media Group as Executive Programming Advisor. Kingsbury had a radio career spanning over four decades, prior to announcing his retirement from Rogers Sports & Media in late 2019. He had been with Rogers since 1999, initially serving as General Manager for Rogers’ Radio stations in Ottawa, Kingston and Halifax, going on to hold the title of National Format Director for Rock Radio. Kingsbury’s appointment comes as Tim Wieczorek, the company’s Executive Vice President, leaves his position Aug. 12 to be closer to family. As previously reported, Wieczorek will continue to consult for the company for the foreseeable future from his home base in Kingston. Read more here.

Carla Bosacki

Carla Bosacki has left Global News after 15 years to go into public relations. Bosacki has worked for the network in Halifax, Calgary and Toronto, most recently serving as a National Weather Anchor. She’s now joined PR Associates as an Account Director.

Gord Gibb

Gord Gibb has signed off from 100.5 Fresh FM (CKRU-FM) Peterborough after 46 years. His foray into broadcasting began at CKLY Radio Lindsay, ON in 1973, before joining CHEX-AM 980 three years later. Gibb has also served as the longtime public address announcer for the Peterborough Petes and owns and operates online radio station, Your Kawartha Oldies.

Becky Coles

Becky Coles, longtime talk show producer at Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) has left the station after a decade and is now working under the banner of her own company, Becky Coles Media. Coles had most recently been producing The Jerry Agar Show for the last five years.

Mandy Davidson

Mandy Davidson has left Evanov Communications after more than 20 years as an Account Representative in Toronto. Davidson is joining Durham Radio’s Hamilton sales team at KX94.7 (CHKX-FM) and 92.9 The Grand (CHTG-FM), where she’ll handle local direct retail business as well as some agency business. Prior to Evanov, Davidson served as Marketing Manager for The Globe & Mail

Tarnjit Parmar

Tarnjit Parmar has joined CBC Vancouver as a journalist. Parmar left CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver earlier in the summer where she’d been a reporter/producer for the last four years.

Greg Bowman

Greg Bowman has left CityNews 1130 (CKWX-AM) Vancouver for Narcity Canada where he is the new Vancouver Associate Editor. Bowman had been with CityNews for the past year. He’d previously been a videographer for Waterloo-based 519 Sports Online, and a reporter for 106.3 Moose FM (CFXN-FM) North Bay.     

Brittany Hobson

Brittany Hobson has left the Canadian Traffic Network after almost four years supplying traffic to Global BC and AM 730 (CKGO-AM) Vancouver. Hobson has relocated to Kelowna.

Fatima Syed

Fatima Syed is departing as host of Canadaland’s The Backbench podcast. Syed has been hosting the Canadian political panel for the last year and a half. She also reports for The Narwhal.

Natasha Staniszewski

Natasha Staniszewski has signed a brand and content deal with Rush Street Interactive. The sports broadcaster, who most recently has been hosting StampsTV for Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp., will produce original content for the Chicago-based gaming and betting company, and appear in radio, television and marketing campaigns in Ontario and the U.S. in markets where BetRivers has sportsbooks. Prior to StampsTV, Staniszewski spent 10 years anchoring and reporting for TSN’s SportsCentre.

Oscar Sermeno, Michael Chien, Daniel Karlsson

Triton Digital has announced three executive promotions. Oscar Sermeno has been upped to VP of Market Strategy, Americas, Daniel Karlsson to VP, Market Development and Global Strategy, and Michael Chien to VP of Advertising Product Strategy. In his new role, Sermeno will tap into his vast knowledge of programmatic advertising, digital audio measurement, and content distribution to expand publisher adoption across the U.S., Canada, and Ibero-American countries. Karlsson will lead the sales team for audio advertising technology, podcast and streaming services, and audience measurement solutions across Europe, Middle East, and North African regions. In his new role, Chien will oversee the management of Triton’s advertising solutions and product management team. Most recently, Chien was Director of Product Management for Jelli, where he played a key role in the integration of its programmatic advertising solutions with Triton Digital.