PEAK Mornings with Tyler & Lynch has come to an end with the on-air duo revealing Thursday that they’ve been released from Vancouver alt rock station, 102.7 THE PEAK (CKPK-FM).
The morning show team had been with the station since June 2017 after a successful three-year run on Calgary alt rocker X92.9 (CFEX-FM).
“We got fired…obviously we’re not thrilled about it, but it’s part of the business and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished here in Vancouver and despite our relationship with our previous employer, we’re still grateful for the time we’ve spent here and hope that time gets to continue,” said Tyler Middleton in a video the pair posted on their social media channels.
So we got fired… pic.twitter.com/McrwBkJADN
— Tyler Middleton (@TylerOnAir) March 19, 2021
Tyler & Lynch plan to continue producing content, saying they had “seen the writing on the wall a little while awhile ago” and had already invested in some podcasting equipment.
THE PEAK program director Dustin Collins, who took over programming of the station in late 2019, told Broadcast Dialogue in an email that the change “was essential” to take THE PEAK further.
“Tyler & Lynch’s departure at THE PEAK has been a tough one for our team as they were great fellas in the halls. However, this lineup change was essential in taking the station further,” Collins told Broadcast Dialogue. “We are actively recruiting for a new show that we hope to put in-place by the summer.”
The station has posted its intention to hire new talent for both mornings and afternoons. Collins revealed that midday host Clinton Herman will be leaving Vancouver to join the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Prince George, where he started his radio career.
In the latest PPM ratings, THE PEAK was flat 12+, losing a notable number of women listeners, 25-54, where it fell from a 6.4 to 4.5 share. However, the station increased its share with men, 25-54, moving from a 6.3 in the fall book to a 7.2 share over the winter. By comparison, Corus-owned CFOX has an 11.2 share with M25-54 (down from 13.4 last fall) and experienced a gain with women, 25-54, moving from a 5.9 to 7.0 share.
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