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Revolving Door

Originally published in the April 18, 2024 edition of The Weekly Briefing

Rogers Sports & Media has made changes at JACK FM (CJAX-FM) Vancouver that see the Drex on JACK morning show come to an end and Assistant Content Director Corbet Rutzer depart the company. Drex took the helm of the morning show in December 2020, following a three-year run as the host of Corus Radio late night network show, The Shift with Drex. He was accompanied on JACK FM by his former The Shift producer Bob Addison, who went by the moniker “No Fun Bobby,” and Lena Schulman, who was formerly heard on Byrnes Communciations’ stations in Niagara Falls. Read more here.

Brent Williamson

Brent Williamson is joining Global Edmonton as News Director and Station Manager, starting Monday, April 22. Williamson, who most recently served as Regional News Director and Station Manager for Global Manitoba and Saskatchewan, has been with the organization since the mid-’90s when he started as a cameraman with Global Winnipeg. He went on to work as a producer and then served as News Director for Global Regina for six years, before returning to Winnipeg as Station Manager and News Director. Read more here.

Melissa Duggan

Melissa Duggan has left CityNews Toronto after 11 years. Duggan joined the station as an associate producer on Breakfast Television in 2013. Since, she’s held roles including anchoring and reporting with a focus on international news.

Sijia Liu

Sijia Liu is joining CP24 Toronto as a reporter and anchor. Liu arrives from CTV Kitchener where she’s been an anchor and reporter for the last 10 months. Prior to that, she held the same role with CTV Windsor. Her last day at CTV will be April 26.


Shirley McQueen

Shirley McQueen is joining Vista Radio’s 91.7 ICON Radio (CKAY-FM) Sechelt, BC. The former host of afternoon drive on 95.7 CRUZ FM (CKEA-FM) Edmonton, McQueen has also been heard on Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto, JACK FM (CKCK-FM) Regina, and Rock 101 (CFMI-FM) Vancouver, among other stations.

Peter Quinn

Pete Quinn has parted ways with Rogers Communications in Halifax after a round of cuts in March. Quinn had been a Network Technician for the last two years. Prior to that, he was a Broadcast Engineer with Stingray/Newcap, based in Halifax, for a decade.

Lina Khalifeh

Lina Khalifeh has been hired as Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager at Pink Triangle Press (PTP). Khalifeh is the founder of SheFighter, the first self-defense program for women in the Middle East and the author of a book of the same title centered around diversity, gender equality, and entrepreneurship. An internationally-recognized public speaker, she has been featured at more than 150 conferences and events including the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Neil Duffy

Neil Duffy has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the Americas at OverActive Media. Duffy previously served as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at gaming software developer eFuse, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at CSL Esports, the premier collegiate esports league and tournament operator, and VP, Business Development for WorldGaming which was sold to Cineplex Entertainment in 2015.

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