Dan Hamilton has been appointed ZoomerMedia’s Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his existing roles as Chief Revenue Officer and General Manager, Radio. All areas of the business now report to Hamilton for Sales, Operations and Cost Control. Hamilton has been with ZoomerMedia since Moses Znaimer founded the company in 2009, starting as Director of Retail Sales for The New Classical FM and later, VP of Sales, Television. Hamilton was promoted to VP, Broadcast and General Manager, Radio in 2013, and EVP Broadcast and CRO in 2018.
Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver has made a handful of layoffs. They include Rick Dhaliwhal, who was part of The Starting Lineup with James Cybulski and Perry Solkowski; and Jawn Jang, who co-hosted midday show The Playbook, alongside Satiar Shah. Both Jang and Dhaliwhal had been with the station since its launch in Sept. 2017. Producers Cam Mitchell and player-turned-broadcaster Kellan Tochkin are also out. Sportsnet 650 has announced a refreshed lineup set to debut Monday, Oct. 21 that will see Scott Rintoul take over the midday morning slot with his own show, among other changes.
Meredith Dellandrea is taking on Managing Director duties for CBC in Atlantic Canada on an interim basis, in addition to her role as Managing Director for the Quebec Region. Dellandrea steps into the role vacated by Denise Wilson, who recently retired after more than 25 years with the public broadcaster.
Mike Letourneau has joined Corus Entertainment as Manager, Technical Services, leading on-air support for Corus specialty television. Letourneau formerly headed up IT at Astral Television Networks, Family Channel, and TELETOON, where he was a key member of the launch team for The Movie Network OnDemand, HBO Canada, and TMN GO. More recently, he’s led enterprise projects for BroadView Software, and volunteers as senior producer of The Ask AI Podcast. Letourneau started his broadcast career as the first dedicated IT hire for Q107 (CILQ-FM) and AM640 (CFMJ-AM) Toronto.
Jessica Ng is joining CTV Morning Live Saskatoon as anchor and co-host. Ng moves into the position from CTV Atlantic, where she’s been working as a videographer for the past year, based in Fredericton, NB.
Shannon Bradbury is taking on the role of weather specialist at CTV Kitchener. Bradbury, who has been with the station since January as a multimedia journalist, steps in for Lyndsay Morrison, who has now joined CTV Toronto as weekend weather anchor and community reporter. Morrison had been with the Kitchener bureau since 2013.
Lynn Martin, who holds the record for being the longest, continuous voice on CKLW-AM 800, has retired after 42 years in radio. Martin’s career started at AM 580 (CKWW-AM) where she started off as producer and made her on-air debut as a traffic reporter during the morning show. She went on to become CKLW’s first female talk show host helming programs including “Ask the Expert” and “The Love Phones”. Since the early 1990s, she’s hosted midday talk show “The Lynn Martin Show.”
Shaun McMahon is the new Information Officer for the Jewish General Hospital and CIUSS West-Central Montreal. McMahon was a longtime host with The Beat 92.5 (CKBE-FM) Montreal, up until this past August when Cogeco opted not to renew the announcer’s contract. McMahon has also been a contributor to Global News Morning, Sportsnet Central and Breakfast Television Montreal.
Dawn Cuthbertson is now Managing Editor, Digital – Ontario & West for Global News. Cutherbertson has been with Global since 2016 in her previous position as Managing Editor – Features.
Rachel Lau is moving from her online producer role at Global Montreal to join the digital team at CTV Montreal. She’d been with Global since 2012. Freelance journalist Matthew Lapierre is also a new addition to the CTV Montreal digital team.
Tony Grace is transitioning back to television, joining CTV Kitchener as a videographer. Grace had most recently been the voice of morning news on Pure Country 96.7 (CHVR-FM) Pembroke, ON, serving the Ottawa Valley.
Global Mechanic, the Vancouver studio behind Emmy-winning series Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (PBS Kids), has teamed up with And Now Global’s Eric Y. Lapointe, who is representing the company as its new Development Producer & Head of Business Development. Based in White Rock, BC, Lapointe is a former Just For Laughs and Cirque du Soleil executive.
Liza Sardi has been named the new editor-in-chief of Playback magazine and content director of the BANFF World Media Festival. Sardi has been working with Craig Kielburger’s WE charity for the last three years, but previously served in editorial roles at both National Post and The Globe and Mail.
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