Charles Adler is no longer being heard on the Corus Radio network in Western Canada. For the last five years, Adler had been hosting weeknight show “Charles Adler Tonight.” Adler, 67, started his broadcast career at the McGill University campus station in 1973. He’s been hosting talk radio off and on since the late 1990s and has been a national radio host on the Corus network for the better part of the last 15 years.
Life is about to get far more enjoyable. Couldn’t be more grateful. Marked my 48th anniversary in RADIO on Canada Day. Celebrating my 67th birthday nxt wk, Aug 25. Thank you Canadians for making me the luckiest person on earth. Have always loved you and always will. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/GDODvnVf5C
— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) August 21, 2021
Michael Campbell’s network show “MoneyTalks” has also been cancelled by Corus Radio. The veteran host and business analyst has announced he’s transitioning to an “uncensored” YouTube channel. Corus says Adler’s 7-10 p.m. weekday time slot will continue to be filled with a nationally-focused, network talk program with a new host to be confirmed. The 980 CKNW Vancouver weekend morning show is being extended until 9 a.m. on Saturdays, with Corus Radio to debut a new, national-news-focused roundtable show from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays
Craig MacEwan, the program director at Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver, is leaving Rogers Sports & Media to join the Vancouver Canucks organization as their Director of Communications. MacEwan has been in his current role since 2017, in addition to a prior 14-year stint with Sportsnet in which he served as Pacific Bureau Chief, as well as a reporter, anchor and play-by-play host.
Paul O’Neil is joining Harvard Broadcasting as Play 107 (CKPW-FM) Edmonton’s Midday Host and Music Director. O’Neil was most recently with Corus Entertainment where he was Hub Music Director for Corus Hot AC stations across the country for eight years. O’Neil succeeds Jonny Jazzno in the role, starting Aug. 30.
Jocelyn Martin is moving on from 107.5 Kool FM (CKMB-FM) and Rock 95 (CFJB-FM) Barrie. Martin has been with the Central Ontario Broadcasting stations since 2015 as a weekend host and music director.
Heather Seaman has announced her departure from 105.9 The Region (CFMS-FM) Markham, ON. She has yet to reveal where she’s headed. Seaman has been with the station since February, following layoffs at Bell Media where she’d been anchoring for Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM).
Marc Smith has filed his last story for CTV Regina. Smith joined the station as a video journalist in 2019 after 11 years as a sports and news reporter for Golden West Broadcasting’s stations in Moose Jaw.
Katie Scott is joining ET Canada as a producer. Scott was formerly an entertainment writer for GlobalNews.ca. She’s also been a contributor to CTV’s Etalk and Yahoo Canada.
Shetu Modi is joining ET Canada as a video editor. Modi was a longtime video producer and editor with The Canadian Press, based in Toronto. Also an independent filmmaker, her last role was with Verizon Media, producing and editing for HuffPost and Yahoo Canada.
Floyd Blackhorse is joining the CBC Indigenous Unit as a reporter covering stories in Alberta. He’ll be based in Calgary. A 2021 Mount Royal University Journalism graduate, Blackhorse has previously reported for The Calgary Journal.
Ashleigh Stewart has joined CBC News Toronto as a reporter. Formerly based in Abu Dhabi and New Zealand, Stewart has most recently been a freelance writer with experience as a culture and online editor for The National UAE and Christchurch, NZ daily newspaper, The Press.
Hailey Montgomery is joining the digital team at CTV News Toronto. Montgomery has previously done stints with The Globe and Mail’s Audience Growth department, Metroland Media, and the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, NB.
Jayden Jhutti is joining Global BC as a writer. The recent BCIT Journalism graduate previously interned at CBC Vancouver.
Stephen Wentzell is joining rabble.ca as a National Politics staff reporter ahead of the federal election. Wentzell has previously worked as an anchor and producer at News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax and contributed to the Nova Scotia Advocate, among other publications.
Narcity has made a number of new hires. Imaan Sheikh will be leading the Toronto team as the new Editor for Narcity Canada. Sheikh was previously Culture Editor at The Juggernaut and is a former BuzzFeed staff writer. Sarah Rohoman joins Narcity as a staff writer after years at Yahoo Canada. Jackie Vandinther joins the Video team as Supervising Producer. She was previously with CTV News and CTVNews.ca. Sierra Riley joins as an Associate Editor in the Studio team. Riley was previously an Editor for Mimp Magazine. Emily Silva joins the Trending team as Associate Editor. She was previously a writer and reporter at CTV News Kitchener. Noemi Lopez and Alexander Riley join Narcity’s Campaigns’ team as Client Success Specialists. Lopez arrives from Level Six, while Riley departs the Toronto Star. Charlotte Lecomte also joins the Media Sales team as a Client Partner in Quebec. She was previously a Sales Coordinator for Bell Media and TV5 in Montreal.
Redline Communications Group has announced the appointment of Richard Yoon as President and CEO and as a director, effective Sept. 13. Most recently, Yoon served as CEO of ZTE Canada, a global manufacturer of network and terminal equipment in the wireless telecommunications market.
Raila Gutman is joining the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) as Director, Member Development, BC Producers Branch. She’ll oversee CMPA-BC industry partnerships, inclusion initiatives, and training and professional development activities for members, including international and export initiatives. Prior to the CMPA, Gutman served as the inaugural Program Director for the Pacific Screenwriting Program (PSP), co-founded by CMPA-BC, Netflix and Creative BC in 2018, and previously served as a Marketing Director at Corus Entertainment. She’ll be based out of the CMPA’s Vancouver office and report to Tracey Friesen, Managing Vice-President of CMPA-BC. Gutman succeeds Linda Hay who held the role for the last four years.