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Ron Fitzpatrick, operations manager at 1460 CJOY (CJOY) and Magic 106.1 (CIMJ-FM) Guelph, will retire Aug. 31. Fitzpatrick, who celebrated his 50th career anniversary in March, got his start as an announcer at dawn-to-dusk CFTJ Galt in 1966. Later, he was with CKOX Woodstock, CFOR Orillia, CHEX Radio Peterborough, CHLO St. Thomas and CKWS Kingston. In 1981 he returned to CFTJ as PD. CFTJ underwent several format and frequency changes, becoming CIAM, then The Zone @ 92.9 (CIZN-FM) and then Dave 107.5 FM (CJDV-FM). In 2003 Fitzpatrick transferred to Corus Guelph as operations manager. After his retirement Fitzpatrick plans on volunteering at a community radio station in an effort to give back to the business that’s “been so good to me”.
Denyse Sibley moved from mornings to afternoon drive at FX 101.9 (CHFX-FM) Halifax, effective Aug. 22. She has also been named Community Ambassador for Maritime Broadcasting System’s network of 24 stations. The move makes way for afternoon drive host Russell Mackenzie to join Amanda Misner and segue to mornings. Misner had been Music Director for 20 MBS stations for 15 years and weekend host on Magic 94.9 (CKWM-FM) and AVR 97.7 (CKEN-FM) in Kentville, NS.
Stephanie Montgomery has been promoted from a senior sales executive role to station/sales manager of 93.7 Wayne FM (CKWY-FM) and K-Rock 101.9 FM (CKKY-FM) Wainwright. She succeeds Hugh MacDonald who retired at the end of July after a 30-year career.
Troy Vincent will be leaving the Vince N Rosie Show on 106.7 ROCK (CJRX-FM) in Lethbridge effective Aug. 26. He is moving down the hall to sister station 107.7 The River (CFRV-FM) starting in September. Vincent has been with the Rogers station over nine years and is also the voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club.
Luke Muise has joined Big Dog 103.5 (CILB-FM) Lac La Biche morning host Scott Mitchell as co-host. Muise is also the station’s ND. Before moving to Big Dog, he was a reporter at the Lac La Biche Post.
Jasmine Robinson has moved to Harvard Broadcasting’s Fort McMurray stations – Mix 103.7 (CFVR-FM) and 100.5 CRUZ fm (CHFT-FM) – as promotions director. She had been a creative writer at Newcap Radio in Red Deer.
Scotty Mars is the new co-host of the The Brian Byrne and Scotty Mars Show on LIVE 105 (CKHY-FM) Halifax. Mars was most recently the afternoon drive host and music director at C103 (CJMO-FM) Moncton, with previous Halifax stops including Q104 (CFRQ-FM) and at LIVE 105 as afternoon drive host. His first day on-air was August 24.
Luc Noiseux is the new SVP and chief technology and strategy officer at Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc. Previously, Noiseux held senior roles at Accedian Networks and Alcatel-Lucent.
Laura Pearce is now the head of consumer marketing at Twitter Canada. Most recently, she was VP of brand strategy at Blue Ant Media. Before that, Pearce was with AOL Canada, Postmedia Network and Canwest MediaWorks.
Jennifer Hollett is the new head of news and government at Twitter Canada. Her background includes reporting/producing gigs at CTV, CBC and MuchMusic.