Kash Heed’s year-long run as a host on 107.7 Pulse FM (CISF-FM) in Surrey, BC ended last week. The former BC Solicitor General opted not to renew his contract with the independent station. New host Dave Sheldon takes over the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. slot. Heed spent 31 years in policing, before he was recruited by former Premier Gordon Campbell as a star candidate in the 2009 election. He resigned after revelations his campaign manager overspent the $70,000 campaign financing limit by $4,000.
Pierre Karl Péladeau has resumed his role as president and CEO of Quebecor. He previously served in the position from 1999 to 2013. Pierre Dion, who has held the position since April 2014, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Quebecor Media and a director of Quebecor. The company says his nomination will also be put forward for the Board of Directors of TVA Group at its general meeting in May. Brian Mulroney will remain Chairman of the Board of Quebecor.
Canadian Football League (CFL) legend Henry Burris has joined CTV Morning Live Ottawa. The recently retired Ottawa Redblacks quarterback and 2016 Grey Cup MVP is also taking on duties as CFL Radio Analyst for TSN 1200 (CFGO-AM) and 580 CFRA News Talk Radio in Ottawa. The three-time Grey Cup championship winner officially announced his retirement from football in January, signing off on an 18-year CFL career. He also spent time in the National Football League (NFL) from 2001-2003 with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
Cub Carson joins Real Rock Radio Rebel 101.7 Ottawa (CIDG-FM) as of this Saturday. Carson will host Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cub was most recently midday announcer at Country 101.1 (CKBY-FM).
CBC has unveiled more details of its Media Technology & Infrastructure Services (MTIS) restructuring. A new MTIS Business Strategy and Operations group has been created under the leadership of Martin Marcotte. Engineering project staff are being brought together in one team under Francois Vaillant, who will be responsible for planning business continuity, while those responsible for presentation and all support types will now work under Scott Stewardson. A new Applications Solutions group will look after IT capabilities, with the new position of executive director, Applications Solutions, to be posted shortly.
Jill Chappell is departing Global Halifax. Chappell, who has been with Global since 2013 as an anchor, producer and former co-host of the Global Morning News, is temporarily stepping away from the camera to focus on her young family. She was previously an anchor, host and reporter at CTV News in Halifax.
Mark Doiron is leaving his position as producer at Evanov Halifax for an opportunity with the federal government. Doiron had been with Live 105 (CKHY-FM) and Hot Country 103.5 (CKHZ-FM) since 2014. He was previously with Newcap Halifax, most recently as morning show producer on Radio 96.5 (CKUL-FM).
Suzanne Lamarre is joining Quebec legal firm Therrien Couture at its Saint Hyacinthe office. Lamarre, who is also an engineer, is a strategic advisor on regulatory and governmental matters, including the CRTC and with delegations participating in the work of the International Telecommunications Union. She currently serves as a member of the Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC). She served on the CRTC from 2008 to 2013.
Tracy and Joël Lamoureux are leaving Golden West Radio in Airdrie, AB. Tracy leaves her position as a sales and marketing consultant with Golden West for the role of GM/GSM for Southeastern Ontario with Vista Radio, where she’ll oversee operations in Kemptville, Prescott, Barry’s Bay and Bancroft. Joël, who leaves morning show and programming duties at AIR 106.1 (CFIT-FM) and DiscoverAirdrie.com, will focus on his radio/music promotions business Blue Eyes Music Promotions.
Stephanie vanKampen is leaving CBC Nova Scotia after three and a half years. The Charlottetown native is headed to Toronto where she’ll be covering the arts for CBC News Network.