Ian “The General” MacArthur is leaving 98.1 CHFI Toronto after 34 years. MacArthur has been a Senior Producer and On-Air Contributor with the station since his start as an intern in 1987. His last day with the Darren & Mo morning show will be Aug. 6.
Jeremy White is being heard on the airwaves of Energy 95.3 (CING-FM) Toronto, as of July 19. For the last six and a half years, White has been heard on Cogeco’s The Beat 92.5 (CKBE-FM) as host of the weeknight The Jeremy White Show, The Friday Party Jam, and The Montreal Hit 40. White will take over swing on Energy 95.3, weekdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. An independent contractor, he’ll do double-duty on both stations. Hailing from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory on Montreal’s South Shore, White started his broadcast career at age 15 at Kahnawake community station K103.7 (CKRK-FM). Read more here.
Joy Tamke becomes the second Sales Manager in the 15-year history of Harvard Broadcasting in Calgary. Tamke will be responsible for X92.9 (CFEX-FM) radio/interactive sales, along with all digital sales for Harvard Media in Calgary. Tamke has been in the Calgary media industry for 25 years, much of that with Rogers as National Account Director and then Retail Sales Manager. Most recently, she was the Assistant Regional Director at Golden West.
Carl Garnich has announced his transition from broadcasting to public relations, with a new gig as a PR Specialist at Business Instincts Group. Garnich had been a multimedia journalist with Toronto’s 680 News (CFTR-AM) for the last four years and prior to that was with London’s AM 980 (CFPL-AM).
Kierstyn Paré will be joining Harvard Broadcasting’s Play 92 (CHMX-FM) Regina as Midday Host and Music Assistant. She was most recently the Afternoon Drive Announcer and Music Director at Harvard’s Mix 103.7 (CFVR-FM) Fort McMurray. Her first day in Regina will be Aug. 9.
Henna Saeed has joined CityNews Calgary as a videojournalist. Saeed has production and multimedia journalism experience abroad, including working for BBC News and Channel News Asia (CNA) Singapore, based in Lahore, Pakistan.
Anthony Busse is joining Toronto’s Firstlight Media as Head of Sales, Americas. Busse will spearhead direct-to-consumer success for Tier 1 content providers and distributors and work with the company’s global sales team. Busse joins Firstlight Media after more than a decade with the Verizon organization. He most recently had served as Director of Sales, Media and Entertainment Strategic Accounts, North America, leading a team focused on the company’s highest-value customers and prospects.