102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) has revealed that brother-sister duo Ruby and Alex Carr will become the permanent hosts of the station’s morning show, beginning Jan. 2019. In what Corus is billing as a Canadian first for a radio morning show, the siblings will work together on-air for the first time. Ruby has been the lead host of the morning show at Newcap Radio’s Z95.3 (CKZZ-FM) Vancouver for the past four and a half years, while Alex comes to the Edge from middays at Corus-owned alt rock station CFOX-FM Vancouver. Read more here.
Jennifer Valentyne has joined The Parenting Show on Global News Radio 640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto as a permanent co-host to mommy blogger Pina Crispo. She’ll also continue to co-host Derringer in the Morning with Jennifer Valentyne on Q107. The Parenting Show was created and executive produced by late Corus Toronto account rep and comedian Sandra Carusi, who passed away in August.
Rory McGouran is the new play-by-play voice of the Humboldt Broncos. Bolt FM (CHBO-FM) has hired the Winnipeg broadcaster to replace Tyler Bieber, its former play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in April’s Broncos bus crash. McGouran is also reading morning news and sports on the station.
Evanov Toronto has welcomed two new account managers. Tanya Blake was most recently with Vista Radio Toronto where she was regional sales manager and before that Durham Radio Oshawa for nine years. Soula Zisidis also arrives with over a decade of radio sales experience, primarily with MZ Media Inc., Zoomer Media’s radio division.
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson, former host of Christian TV show The 700 Club Canada on Vision TV, is seeking a seat on the Burnaby School Board. Tyler Thompson, who parted ways with The 700 Club two months ago, has been an outspoken critic of British Columbia’s sexual orientation and gender identity resource for schools. Lorie Hartshorn has moved into Tyler Thompson’s co-hosting role on The 700 Club, alongside former CFL linebacker Brian Warren.
Laura Stone, The Globe and Mail and weekly CTV Your Morning contributor is switching beats from Parliament Hill to Queen’s Park. Stone has been with the Globe since 2016 and previously reported online for Global News Ottawa.
Ken MacDonald, general manager & VP of programming for Discovery Channel Canada, is retiring. MacDonald had been with the network for 15 years.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Min. Navdeep Bains has appointed Nathalie Théberge as vice-chair and CEO of the Copyright Board of Canada. She will assume her five-year term on Oct. 1. Théberge is currently Director General of Creative Marketplace and Innovation at Canadian Heritage. Adriane Porcin has also been appointed to the Board. Porcin brings a strong academic background in copyright law, notably as assistant professor at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law, where she published articles on the Copyright Board and the collective management of copyright.
Neil Mathur is the new program coordinator of the Radio Broadcasting (Diploma) program at Humber College, succeeding Sheila Walsh who remains a full-time faculty member. Prior to joining Humber in 2006, Mathur worked for CKGM-AM Montreal, The Weather Network, CHBM-FM Toronto and Classical 96.3 FM (CFMZ-FM) Toronto.
Joyce Smith is the new academic director at the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre (RJRC). Smith joined the Ryerson School of Journalism in 2001 after serving as features editor and a founding member of the breaking news team for the globeandmail.com. She was the original director of the RSJ’s online journalism program, the interim director (2008-2009) and director (2010-2013) of the school’s Master of Journalism program. Smith succeeds April Lindgren who had been with RJRC since its inception in 2011.
Doug Chard is retiring after 45 years in radio. Chard started his broadcast sales career in 1973 at CHOK-AM Sarnia. He moved on to become general sales manager in Ottawa at CKBY-FM/CIWW-AM and then longtime GSM for Bell Media stations CJBK-AM and BX93 London. He’s been an account rep with Corus London for the last year and a half. Chard’s last day will be Oct. 12.
Britt Dixon is leaving CHCH Hamilton to join Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture institute (CCOVI) as a communications officer. Dixon started with CHCH as an intern 11 years ago, working her way up to production assistant, field producer and eventually reporter.
Bruce Marshall, longtime CHUM-FM Toronto host, has entered the race for regional council in Brampton. Marshall still dabbles in imaging and voice work, but was last on-air circa 2009 at 97.3 EZ Rock (CHBM-FM) Toronto.
Ted Farr is coming out of semi-retirement to join AM1150 (CKFR-AM) Kelowna. He’ll be reading radio news for the first time in 37 years in the midday timeslot. Farr’s resume includes time as PD at CKWX-AM and KISS FM (CKKS-FM) Vancouver, CJOB Winnipeg, Power 107 (CFGQ-FM)/CHQR-AM Calgary, in addition to senior programming roles at WIC and Rawlco Radio. Farr steps into the role vacated by Evan Cooke, who joined Blackgold Broadcasting stations 88.1 The One (CKSS-FM) Stony Plain and 93.1 The One (CJLD-FM) Leduc as news director in August.
Jerhett Schafer is leaving AM 1150 Kelowna for Sun FM (CICF-FM) Vernon where he’ll join Betty Selin on mornings and take on APD duties. Schafer has been with AM 1150 since last November when Castanet acquired Juice FM 103.9 (CJUI-FM) from Vista Radio and released its staff.
Ashley Brandson is APTN’s newest reporter, based out of Winnipeg. Brandson is a 2018 graduate of Assiniboine Community College’s two-year Interactive Media Arts diploma program.
Ryan Fuss is joining Stingray’s management team as SVP, Advertising Sales, effective Oct. 1. Fuss will be based in Toronto and report to newly-appointed CRO David Purdy. Fuss arrives at Stingray from Sortable where, as chief revenue officer and strategic partnerships lead, he was responsible for growing an international SaaS business focused on programmatic header-bidding and analytics for digital publishers. He’s also worked with Vice Canada and Blue Ant Media.
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