Cheryl Bloxham has left CTV Vancouver Island after 14 years there as an anchor and reporter. Moving into a communications role, Bloxham was previously with CJDC-TV Dawson Creek and CFJC-TV Kamloops. Watch her on-air send off here.
Ryan Snoddon is making the move to Halifax as the new meteorologist for CBC Nova Scotia and CBC New Brunswick, starting June 18. Snoddon has been with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for the last decade. He’ll be seen and heard on CBC Nova Scotia News at 6, CBC New Brunswick News at 6, as well as CBC Atlantic Tonight and various CBC Radio One programs. He replaces Kalin Mitchell, who recently left the CBC to join CTV Atlantic.
Wendy Daniels is out as midday host at boom 99.7 (CJOT-FM) Ottawa after changes to the programming lineup. Daniels had been working at 1504 Merivale Road for over 29 years. Prior to 2013, she was with Corus sister station 106.9 The Bear (CKQB-FM) for 24 years.
Scot Turner has left 93.5 The Move (CFXJ-FM) Toronto after just a year and a half as PD. In other moves at the station, midday host Stacey Thompson, who had been with Newcap Toronto since 2014, and swing announcer Sarah Bartok are no longer on the air.
Allison “Allie” McKinnon will join BJ & The Q Morning Crew on Q104 Halifax, starting May 10. McKinnon worked with the station as a Q104 Rock Roadie, before heading west to work with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Red Deer and Golden West Broadcasting in Lacombe. She takes over the co-host spot vacated by Kate Peardon, who has returned to work in the provincial health & safety sector.
Deb Matejicka is joining Global Calgary as a community reporter. She’s been a VJ and reporter with The Weather Network, based in Calgary, since 2013.
Amanda Propp is joining the morning show on 98 Cool (CJMK-FM) Saskatoon. Propp had been with 92.5 Fresh Radio (CKNG-FM) Edmonton for the last three years, up until earlier this month.
Johnny Parks is leaving his evening and weekend announcing role at 106.1 CHEZ-FM Ottawa to host the morning show at 97.5 Juice FM (CKVV-FM) Kemptville, ON. Parks is a recent graduate of the Radio Broadcasting program at Algonquin College.
Cameron Bailey has been promoted from artistic director to co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The newly-created position is effective Oct. 1. Following CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that this year’s festival would be his last, the TIFF Board has decided on a two-headed structure, with Bailey’s position focused on the artistic direction of the organization, and the other – managing director & co-head – focused on business and revenue optimization. A search committee is still working to identify candidates for the managing director role.
Stephen Simpson’s seat as the CRTC regional commissioner for British Columbia and Yukon will become vacant on June 22. The regulator is accepting applications from candidates until May 17.