Caroline Gianias is the new president of Radio Connects. Gianias has held senior roles with the Dentsu Aegis Network and Hyperion Media Solutions, in addition to serving on the Numeris board of directors.
Raffy Boudjikanian is leaving CBC Calgary to be the new CBC national reporter in Edmonton. Boudjikanian has been with CBC since 2010, first in Montreal and then in a national field producer role based in Calgary, since Aug. 2016. His first day in Edmonton is Sept. 5. He succeeds Briar Stewart, who moved to the CBC Vancouver bureau in May to take the national reporting position there.
CP24 has hired former Toronto Police Service veteran Steve Ryan as crime specialist. With a 29-year career in law enforcement, Ryan served as the lead investigator on over 100 homicide cases. Over his 13 years with Toronto’s Homicide Unit, Ryan also contributed context and analysis to CP24’s Cold Case of The Week series.
Alyssa Petryshyn is the new co-host of the BIG Breakfast Show on BIG105 (CHUB-FM) Red Deer. Her first day is Sept. 5. Petryshyn has been an on-air personality with Newcap Radio’s Alberta stations since 2015, including K-Rock 101.9 (CKKY-FM) Wainwright and 910 CFCW (CKDQ-AM) Drumheller.
Jody “Teddy” Tedford is the new program director for the newly-rebranded New Country 103.1 (CJKC-FM) Kamloops, one of the NL Broadcasting stations recently acquired by Newcap Radio. Tedford has been the acting PD and morning host for Country 103 since March. Teddy joined NL Broadcasting four years ago.
Ryan Hobson has an expanded role with Newcap Radio as digital content producer for Western Canada. Since 2014, Hobson has been digital content producer for Newcap Radio Vancouver and stations Z95.3 (CKZZ-FM), LG104.3 (CHLG-FM) and CISL 650 (CISL-AM). He’s now responsible for leading online content and social media strategy for all of Newcap’s BC and Alberta stations.
Pat Mayo has joined fantasy sports platform DraftKings as an analyst and host. Prior to DraftKings, Mayo produced content and served as a host for Canadian specialty channel FNTSY Sports Network.
Moe Sihota has parted ways with the Vancouver CBC Radio One political panel he’s been a fixture on for 12 years. The former provincial NDP cabinet minister has been a regular on Early Edition Monday mornings, paired over the years with Erin Airton, Colin Hansen, Terry Lake, and most recently Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr. The program is set to unveil new, regular features for fall.
Paul Shulins is joining Massachusetts-based transmitter control systems manufacturer Burk Technology as vice-president, Chief Technology Officer. Shulins was director of Technical Operations for Greater Media Boston for the past 28 years and currently serves as a member of NAB’s Digital Radio Committee.