Jennifer Morrison, longtime Executive Producer of ETALK, is moving into the role of Senior Manager at Orbyt Media, the Bell Media-owned content syndication group. Morrison has been with Bell for the past 16 years, starting as a senior producer on the entertainment news program. In her new role, she’ll oversee the day-to-day operations of Orbyt Media, working closely with content creators, international vendors, and other stakeholders. Her appointment is effective Oct. 10. Jason Bailey also joins Orbyt on a consultancy basis as Network Strategist and Consultant. Bailey has experience in both FM radio and the content syndication business as the former owner and president of Sun Broadcast Group. He’s also the developer and CEO of ARC broadcast sales and automation software. Read more here.
Beverley Shenken has been promoted to Chief Content Officer (CCO), ZoomerMedia Television Division. A 32-year television industry veteran, Shenken now adds affiliate relations to her ongoing programming, scheduling, independent production, and regulatory responsibilities. Shenken is now the chief liaison between ZoomerMedia and Canada’s broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) and will lead negotiations for multi-year agreements for carriage and distribution for ZoomerMedia’s TV properties, including VisionTV, ONETV, JoyTV in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey and the Fraser Valley, and FAITHTV in Winnipeg.
Robyn Burns has stepped away as the host of All Points West, CBC Radio One’s Victoria and Vancouver Island current affairs show. Burns, who had been in the host’s chair since 2015, is relocating to Yellowknife with her family. Listen to her final show here.
Mark D & Alice G have been introduced as the new morning show on 104.9 Virgin Radio (CFMG-FM) Edmonton. The station had previously been airing syndicated American morning show Brooke & Jeffrey in the morning time slot since August 2020.
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Dana Thompson and Marissa Lyons have announced their respective departures from The Casey Clarke Show, Stingray’s regional morning show in the B.C. Interior. Thompson is headed to Vancouver, while Lyons is making a move to Calgary. The morning team has been together since June 2019.
Abigail Turner is leaving Global Winnipeg after four years there as a video journalist and morning show reporter. She’ll be joining CTV Vancouver as a reporter.
Olivia Bowden has joined CTV National News as a writer and producer. Bowden has been a reporter with the Toronto Star for the past year following brief stints as an online reporter for CBC and Global.
Sarah Ashley-Hewitson, Director, Interactive, at Harvard Media, is leaving the company to pursue an opportunity outside of radio. Her last day is Oct. 24. Ashley-Hewitson had been in her current role since July 2021, overseeing the station websites, apps, streaming, podcasting, texting, and the smart speaker experience for Harvard radio stations. She has been with the company since 2015 when she started as Interactive Manager. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years working in Canadian film distribution for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, MGM, Maple Pictures, and Alliance Films.
Logan Stein is joining CityNews 660 (CFFR-AM) Calgary as the station’s new morning reporter. Stein was most recently with Rawlco Radio’s 980 CJME Regina and 650 CKOM Saskatoon.
Michelle Morton has left CityNews 680 (CFTR-AM) Toronto after two years to return to Vancouver. Prior to relocating to Toronto in 2020, Morton was a contributor to the Daily Hive in Vancouver and a news anchor and reporter at 980 CKNW Vancouver.
Damon Papadopoulos is the new Promotions Manager at JAZZ.FM91 (CJRT-FM) Toronto. A longtime voice actor, Papadopoulos has previously held roles as a creative writer at Rogers, Corus Radio, and Bell Media where he was caught up in layoffs late last year.
Nelson Huynh has joined Thunderbird Entertainment Group as Director, Distribution Sales. Huynh will license Thunderbird’s animated and live-action kids series from Atomic Cartoons and primetime scripted series from Thunderbird to broadcasters, streamers and other media outlets with a focus on EMEA, Latin America and Asia. Huynh will be based in Toronto. He previously served as Associate Publisher at Kidscreen, where he oversaw sales and sponsorship activity for the brand. Prior to moving to Canada in 2014, he held various positions in media sales in his native Australia.