Global News Radio 640 Toronto Shuffles the Deck

As first heard on TMI (if you're not subscribed, what are you waiting for?), AM640, now known as Global News Radio 640 Toronto, or GNR 640 for short, is making some significant changes to their weekday lineup.

Mike Stafford will now host the morning show, along with Supriya Dwivedi. Matt Gurney will now host his own show from 9am to noon. You'll hear all of this starting Monday.

Here are some episodes of Toronto Mike'd featuring 640 broadcasters:


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Steve

How is changing two shows "shuffling the deck" exactly?

February 21, 2018 @ 6:27 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Steve

They've got precisely 5 weekday shows between 5:30am and 7pm. 2 are changing. That's 40%.

Exactly what % should change before I'm allowed to say they've shuffled the deck?

February 21, 2018 @ 6:38 PM

TC

Try again Corus?

February 21, 2018 @ 6:47 PM

Sully

Seriously? They move the best host they have to mornings, but leave the WORST part of their morning show as co-host? Poor Stafford. He deserves better.

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

Maude

Sweet merciful crap, Gurney gets his own show? Pardon me while I cram my head into the oven.

February 21, 2018 @ 7:10 PM

Anonymous

Other stations make you work for prime time shows. How did Matt and Supreya end up with the morning show without a minute on air, especially when they had to fill Oakley's shoes. That's just dumb. They have no chemistry and constantly preaching. That show was just painful to listen to. Stafford deserves to be on his own....

February 21, 2018 @ 7:16 PM

Craig Milton

But... Mike, Heather, Patrick! How could they, in good conscience... Why, would they even... Who the Hell... *asks Maude if there's any room in her oven*

February 21, 2018 @ 7:20 PM

Maude

I think that Supriya and Mike will work out well. He brings out the best in everyone he works with. Not to mention homegirl's Simpsons game is strong.
Would have been nice to hear Shurman at 9am instead of Gurney.

February 21, 2018 @ 7:46 PM

Fanbuoy

As a dedicated Staff Infection, I will follow Stafford to the ends of the Earth.

February 21, 2018 @ 7:49 PM

Mike

Ok, Stafford on at anytime of the day is good w me. Why they keep Supriya is beyond me. She has naked pictures of someone I’m sure! Poor Stafford to have to carry her ass every morning. Gurney is gonna have a hard time keeping an audience for that long.

February 21, 2018 @ 8:10 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Will be able to catch Stafford now, was near impossible with my working hours, just hope it doesn't push him to the retirement door getting up in middle of the night to do this.

February 21, 2018 @ 8:11 PM

Bruce Posch

Is this some kind of new strategy the kids in management are doing...put your best guy with your most insufferable liberal, and hope they destroy each other's careers on air?

February 21, 2018 @ 8:12 PM

elvis

Who's grumpier? Fred or Mike?

February 21, 2018 @ 8:19 PM

NW

I thought maybe they were going to go back to being C&W. There's probably seem former CHAM or CHOO listeners who would love to see the return of CFGM (and don't want to listen to C&W on FM).

February 21, 2018 @ 9:07 PM

Ed G

Really? Tuned out until 9 when Mike took over. Supriya is too much. Then tuned out from Noon to 2. Now I will need another station until Kelly C comes on.
Get rid of the employment hour. Put Alex Pierson in Tasha’s spot. Wow what a disappointment.
The chemistry with Mike/Patrick/HP was great. Made it the best day time talk show on. Huge mistake, this from a long time listener.

February 21, 2018 @ 9:16 PM

Roland G

Wow, Can't imagine listening to Supriya's whinny voice with one of the all time great radio hosts (Mike Stafford)!
I guess Gerry Agars ratings will be going up. This must be a PC conspiracy.
Corus what are you thinking?!

February 21, 2018 @ 9:28 PM

Rik

Mike/Heather/Patrick were the only AM talkshow I could listen to. Their chemistry often had me laughing out loud, and I'm usually caught off guard at the end of the 3 hours. They are that good. Can't listen to Supriya at all. Guess I won't be hitting the AM dial anymore. Disappointing.

February 21, 2018 @ 10:20 PM

Steve

@TorontoMike

You wouldn't shuffle 40% of a card deck in blackjack or poker.

February 21, 2018 @ 10:54 PM

Dan

I only listen to Mike, he is the best
I will not listen to her, even with Mike there
Management is an ass

February 21, 2018 @ 10:54 PM

Justin

Pro: Stafford is on at an hour I can actually listen to him now. Only ever used to catch him rarely.
Con: He's now paired with the 50% of the morning show that made the show unlistenable for me.

I'll stick to 1050 and 590.

February 21, 2018 @ 11:39 PM

Mike

Long, long, long time listener - love Stanford Patrick and Heather. Why would they screw around with a great show? I’ve tried listening to Matt and Supriya - it hurts my head and I end up changing stations within a minute or two. Good luck Staff - you’re going to need it.

February 22, 2018 @ 12:13 AM

Bill Kenna

Wow what a mistake...they keep whiny Supreya...Mike god bless him stuck with her..This is a big win for Gerry Agar...hey 640 why not offer Gerry Agar some money and put him in Mikes now old slot

February 22, 2018 @ 2:41 AM

Wade

Disappointing news...I trust your info here but really hoping it’s wrong.

Easily the best talk show in the city and they are blowing it up?

I’ll need to renew my SiriusXM now to help fill the void.

Who is making these decisions at Corus?

February 22, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

TC

A MyPillow for everyone for team Stafford/Bonnar/Malkin again. I don't care what time they are on. I have listened to the Stafford Show in the car at 20 below waiting for the segment to break, I'd rather use an outhouse at neg 20 rather than listen to Gurney or Divetti. God i hope they take calls.

February 22, 2018 @ 6:52 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Guess there are STILL people alive listening to AM terrestrial radio from the sound of
these comments, who would have thunk it in 2018?!? And this is coming from the original
Analog Man-Child!!!

February 22, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

JD

I was always hoping for an original thought to come out of Dwivedi, on the few sample listens I've taken, but sadly none. Gurney will surely struggle, but listening to his own voice is his main daily driver, so if preaching is his gig, and the 'management' is ok with that... then what the h'eh!.. the ratings will dive.

Feel bad for the listening audience from 9 to noon, and the majority on this board...if drivel and mediocrity is the target, then Global has 'tweaked for success'..

February 22, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

GDB

It should be Mike, Heather and Patrick in the morning. No one else.

February 22, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

A couple of updates...

Firstly, I know Heather is staying put at 9am and not moving with Stafford to 5:30am, but I'm not 100% sure about Patrick. That's in flux.

And finally, I've added a little snippet from my most recent conversation with Mike Stafford to the entry above. Here it is if you're too lazy to scroll up. :)

February 22, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Steve

I had no idea people liked Stafford so much.

My guess is they knew they were never going to improve the rating of the morning show because John Moore on 1010 is a juggernaut.

How are Stafford’s ratings Vs Jerry Agar? Curious if 640 is risking going even lower in that slot.

I bet Supriya does not like this change.


February 22, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

John Salter

WHAT! I have not recovered from the John Oakley move! All the best Mike. Hoping your crew is kept together.

February 22, 2018 @ 2:47 PM

Andrew

Wow - well at least Corus recognizes that their morning show experiment didn't work.

But I agree with most of the comments here - putting a strong radio host with the most clueless, latte-sipping Liberal millennial is beyond me. Besides, doesn't Mike pick on millennials? Does this mean he'll have to tone down his opinions for fear of hurting Supriya's feelings?

Even worse, slow down his pace so Supriya can keep up?

On another note - I used to love tuning in at 9. Now, will avoid it like the plague.

February 22, 2018 @ 5:49 PM

michelle luchner

OMG....

February 22, 2018 @ 6:35 PM

michelle luchner

Who planned this ???? OMG....Dont want to dis anyone but ...Staff we need you!!!

February 22, 2018 @ 6:40 PM

Omario

Boo-hoo! She's a liberal....oh the agony. What a bunch of crybabies am640 listeners are.

February 22, 2018 @ 6:53 PM

LongtimeListnerFirstTimeCaller

Slideshow Supriya has got to go. Zero on air personality. I don't want to hear how she came from Montreal and had strict Indian parents again. She belongs on CBC radio overnights in Nunavut.

February 22, 2018 @ 9:31 PM

Sideshow

Corus, what are you thinking?? Staff, say it ain't so! Where will I get my greatest generation, snowflake, Leaside Lucy, pop culture and loogan stories?? I feel the void already...

February 22, 2018 @ 9:56 PM

Ted in Toronto

I would rather listen to fingernails on a chalkboard than the infantile drivel posited by Supriya... ugh.

Please put her and Matt to the curb and pretend that you actually care what your core listenership cares to listen to.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:50 AM

Brooce

LongtimeListnerFirstTimeCaller - She's from Granby. GRANBY.

February 23, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

Ssedogma1960

I don't get it. I can't stand Supriya, and it appears that no one else can. WTF??? Poor Staff, having to try to prop her up. Morning show sucked - you should have brought in Alex Pierson or given it to Kelly, rather than this ridiculous shuffle. Corus - Stafford Show was the best part of your lineup. Did you never hear, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

February 23, 2018 @ 9:31 AM

Sue

Are you kidding me? The fact that people can actually call in to the Stafford show makes its great and often funny. Can't see that happening with Supriya. He deserves his own show and giving the that time slot to Gurney? Well at least he likes to listen to himself. AM640 is Mike Stafford and not to let him have his own show? Brutal, sure screwed up Global, but that's nothing new. Just cant leave a good thing alone. And no Patrick, no Heather? Break up the best combination on morning talk radio is beyond believable. Would follow Stafford anywhere, Suypria god her conversation is sooooo boring. Oh Mike good luck, we know you can make anything work but I hope you take extra vitamins cause you are sure going to need them to get through the morning now. Its not often people find a radio personality especially in talk radio that they really enjoy but you definitely understand people and have fun doing it. Will pray to the pizza gods that you get your own show back quickly.

February 23, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

John

The chemistry between Stanford and Heather and Patrick is electric. Love listening to them. Big mistake Corus.

February 23, 2018 @ 9:53 AM

James Edgar

looking forward to hearing Stafford more often. He's one of the few good things about 640 .

February 23, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

On the road all day

Stafford is the gem of 640. I will listen anytime for him. I cannot listen to Supriya Dwivedi. She THINKS she knows everything...cannot stomach her I end up yelling 'shut up!' at my radio and switching to 1010 for Moore then back to 640 for Stafford (my fave) and then back top 1010 for Jim Richards. Then back to Oakley. Dont water down Stafford with Dwivedis politically correctness.....shame shame

February 23, 2018 @ 11:47 AM

Anonymous

Good luck Mike, I’ll try it but I haven’t listened to the morning show since the current iteration started. With his guidance perhaps it will be more listenable, but my guess is it will be Staffords show alone by the fall.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Lyndon

I just heard Staff speak of this. I can't believe this move. Where in the book of management does it say "take the best that you have and mix it with the worst that you have"??

The Stafford show is always amazing, but I refuse to call it the "Stafford and Confetti" show. She is over the top and the worst radio personality I have heard in my 12+ years listening to 640.

Hopefully it becomes the "Stafford" show quickly, otherwise I see Global purging themselves of a radio station .

February 23, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

Roger

Staff almost started to cry. He would have kept me company...

Let’s hope they realize their mistake: Bring Oakley back 5.30-10
Stafford 10-1
Alex 1-3
Kelly 3-6

Problem solved!

February 23, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

Mike pavicic

Long time listener. Just wondering if even the management ever listens to Sapriya if they do
They are either tone deaf or totally incompetent.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Janice

Not a bad move , glad Matt is gone waste of time brining him on at 9 this was your chance to have some new host.
Bring back Arlene !!
Change your 12-4 program by far the worst radio.
If not for John you don't really offer much .
Charles is great give him a better time.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Anonymous

Both Matt and Supreya don't have the personality to be on the radio. They did not deserve the morning show. Why are they even on the air still???

Stafford worked his whole life to finally get the morning show which he deserves without annoying sidekicks. Management at 640 is beyond dumb.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Fiona

I have to agree with a lot of these comments.....stopped listening before 9am when the recent changes were introduced, can't stomach those 2! It's true what they say "empty vessels make the most sound". Tune out 12-2 then back 2-4 for Kelly C. and stick around for Oakley. Seriously going to miss Mike at 9am, but will come back shortly when the morning show becomes Mike Stafford in the morning!

February 23, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

EarlyBird

Stafford is amazing! He is genuine, and his use of pop culture references make him one of the most entertaining radio hosts I've heard in the US and Canada.
I hope Supriya sees this as a vote of confidence. When Mike has joined Supriya, I think he brought out the best in her. She has great sense of humour and she is very intelligent, and I think they will continue to compliment each other's personalities.
I hope Matt Gurney continues to evolve. I hope he takes the time to figure out how to involve his producers Patrick/Julia/Heather in his conversations, in his own way.
Whether it's Patrick's opinions on social topics, driving, or music, or Heather's takes on music, food or social media apps, the producers are great, and their comments and laughs added to the Stafford Show. Please! Please! Please, don't leave them out. Please!

February 23, 2018 @ 12:53 PM

Happy Ending

Conspiracy theory:

Mike with Supriya is temporary. They'll phase her out and he'll be the sole morning guy. They don't want to hurt her feelings.

... I could just be hoping.

February 23, 2018 @ 12:59 PM

AM640 fan

Not liking this change at all.
Stafford deserves his own show without a useless sidekick.

I don't know which will be worse , having to still listen to Surpiya in the mornings or gurney having his own show.

Get rid of Supriya and Gurney!!!!!

February 23, 2018 @ 1:17 PM

P1 Listener

Mike's thank you and closing comment. See you Monday.

February 23, 2018 @ 1:39 PM

Mmmmmmmm

I'm SO glad Matt Gurney is gone. He's an out of touch millennial elitist who never had anything important to add to the show. All regurgitated pop culture shite. I dreaded listening to him in the morning. I'm glad Staff is going to cohost but he will be the only reason I'll listen. Be strong Mike and hang in there.

February 23, 2018 @ 1:52 PM

Anonymous

@Toronto Mike

I just wanted to congratulate you on getting this story exactly right. It's all been announced as you said it would.

February 23, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

Laura

As a long time listener of Talk 640, I am so saddened to hear of the newest programming change about Mike Stafford. Can’t stomach smug Supriya - Miss “I know everything/let me talk, talk, talk”. Switched off after Matt and her came on. Staff, HP and Patrick rocked - funny, thought provoking, comfortable. Feel like I lost a friend. Please let him have his own show, his way - guaranteed success...

February 23, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

BNP

My 2 cents. I didn't like commuting for an hour in the morning feeling like I was back in University in a lecture. It was dry and no humour whatsoever. Matt said on his appearance they didn't take calls because "they" (him and Supriya) wanted to hear from experts and not Joe Blow. It is talk radio, not listen radio. I want to hear from everyday people who have their boots to the ground. I want to know what they think and are experiencing regarding the topics of they day. I find I learn more from callers than "experts". But the book smart duo know more than all of us while looking down on their audience (look at their condescending twitter feeds).

Mike on the other hand has always taken calls and engaged with the listeners. He will call you out if you are full of crap or give you support (like his Remembrance Day episodes). He shares his life which in turn many listeners can relate and listen closer. He also doesn't dictate from a textbook which makes the show fluid and fun. Good luck Mike!

February 23, 2018 @ 3:45 PM

Sharon

I'm so relieved that Mike will still be on 640. There are so many times that I'm feeling a bit down but Mike always makes me laugh and I snap right out of it. I have no problem with Matt or Supriya as That time slot was a different format.

February 23, 2018 @ 4:17 PM

Mac

Sad to see Mike/Heather/Patrick break up and I worry the Mike/Surpiya mix will be tempered by Surpiya’s holier than thou, know it all attitude. I switched from listening to Matt/Surpiya to 1010 John Moore (he’s pretty good) long time ago then switch back to Stanford 9-12 show. Now its a toss up between Matt Gurney and Jerry Agar (boo-hoo Patrick Brown didn’t show up) where both bore me. Good luck Mike, hope you can prick Surpiya’s balloon and continue with your great humor.

February 23, 2018 @ 5:33 PM

Fast & Furious

The best threesome in radio and they break them up? I gotta hear the audio from that boardroom decision!
I feel for Staff having to be paired up with that just shite Supriya. It was hard enough to listen to the morning show with just Matt when Supriya was off with her bi-weekly cold/flu. But when she was back I just couldn’t listen. And after reading these comments clearly neither could most other listeners.
Hopefully someone at Corus finds this site and sees what the listeners actually want to hear! And Enough with the My Pillow!!!!

February 23, 2018 @ 6:12 PM

Joe

Are you kidding me! - it is like loosing close friends, Mike,Patrick, HP..
We will are not listening to Matt or Supriya and will changing the station for sure. They can do the 5am shift in Nunavut.

Good luck brother Mike you are the best!

February 23, 2018 @ 8:08 PM

Chris

Will certainly miss Mike for sure but cannot stand to listen to whatsername no matter who she is with, ugh! Also certainly will not tune in to Matt Gurney so it’s cfrb 1010 for me until John Oakley at 4pm. Shame, Shame, Global AM640 or whatever you call yourselves now!!!

February 23, 2018 @ 8:30 PM

Michael

I will no longer be listening to AM640 now that you moved Staff. I am sick and tired of stupid people making the wrong decisions just because they can.

What moron(s) made this decision?

February 23, 2018 @ 9:27 PM

Jai

Incredible talents in Peter Shurman and Arlene Bynon and you have Matt on the air
please .Never liked him when he was on 1010...why on 640.?.Send him back to the Post.
They need help. Supriya should go to the Star--or CBC.....why is she on the air?...

February 23, 2018 @ 10:56 PM

Imran

Terrible move. Matt and Supriya were terrible and I never tuned in after their show started because of Supriya’s holier than thou attitude yet she couldn’t handle any sort of criticism. Mike Stafford on the other hand is charismatic, hard hitting but fair but I fear that might be too much for someone like Supriya to handle. Mike has always solo’d it in radio and there was no better combo than Mike, Patrick and Heather. Ryan Bonnar was also great as Stafford’s screener. I’ll miss that combo and will still tune into AM640 in the morning BUT ONLY to support Stafford.

February 24, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

Craig Worrall

This is absolutely the most brain dead move Corus could make. What next- get rid of the ragin' redhead Cam Stewart? To hell with fun radio and great chemistry Re: Patrick Mike and HP and replace them with drying paint. OOPs that is better than what Matt and Supriya deliver to us every am. Corus, BAD MOVE! Hang in there Mike

February 24, 2018 @ 2:57 PM

Ajax Guy

This move can only hurt Stafford. I can't see him being himself. What next panels? I agree with most people, only tuned in from 9:00 to 12:00 and maybe 2:00 to 4:00. Then listened to Bobcat or Oakley.

Line up:
5:30 - 9:00 - Staff
9:00 - 12:00 - Tina
12:00 - 2:00 - Cam Stewart
2:00 - 4:00 - Kelly
Oakley

February 24, 2018 @ 5:44 PM

Randy Cross

I'm still disappointed that Coast to Coast AM is gone at AM640. They lost me when they put on Adler and that Liberal Dullard Kinsella. I'm happy with Alex Pierson and Would love to see her get the 9-12 AM slot and get rid of useless Matt Gurney.

February 24, 2018 @ 5:56 PM

Sharon

Bring Oakley back to mornings. I wrote to the producer 15 months ago about Matt and sapriya. No chemistry, talk above the average listener about a whole lot of nothing, Matt interupts, loves listening to himself and talking about his elitist life and kids . Both of them cannot relate to the average middle class person. I am surprised Matt has lasted this long. I drive in my car from 530 to 6 and cannot believe that any professional who listens to them would keep them on the air for this long. Moved to 1010 for so long but flipped backed to 640 periodically to see if anything changed. No the same. Good luck to Matt with his own show, go ahead talk about yourself for 3 hours. Looking forward to mike. Breath of fresh air.

February 24, 2018 @ 9:27 PM

Sharon

Forgot to add bring back Arlene

February 24, 2018 @ 9:29 PM

Jai

Now here is a great idea Peter Shurman and Alex Pierson 5.30 to 9a.m
Mike usual 9.-to noon... Arlene 12-2 Kelly -2-4-- and leave Oakley 4-7.
dont move him I am sure he is loving the afternoon shift now. That means
moving Tasha to 7p.m...You dont need a PD to figure out this line up to finally
to give 1010 some kind of a run.

February 24, 2018 @ 10:02 PM

Jai

Now here is a great idea Peter Shurman and Alex Pierson 5.30 to 9a.m
Mike usual 9.-to noon... Arlene 12-2 Kelly -2-4-- and leave Oakley 4-7.
dont move him I am sure he is loving the afternoon shift now. That means
moving Tasha to 7p.m...You dont need a PD to figure out this line up to finally
give 1010 some kind of a run.

February 24, 2018 @ 10:10 PM

John C

What a terrible move.
Get rid of Matt and ( nails on a chalk board ) Supriya.
Hire Peter Sherman full time and leave the hard working Mike Stafford alone.

February 25, 2018 @ 8:06 AM

John C

What a terrible move.
Get rid of Matt and ( nails on a chalk board ) Supriya.
Hire Peter Sherman full time and leave the hard working Mike Stafford alone.

February 25, 2018 @ 8:06 AM

David R

Oakley & Stafford should be working the show that works best for them - morning show hours while a money maker, takes its toll on the body.
I listen to Oakley on the drive home and hopefully remember to move the dial when I arrived. Nothing worse than getting back in the car at 6am and hearing Supriya's voice. It's so bad that I would race to change the station before my day was ruined! lol. Then I flick through my preset stations between John Moore and sports. I never liked John Moore, but have grown to like him as there was no other real choice.
Oh, when going through the stations, would make sure I never passed through 640 just in case it got captured in the ratings. I can't say how much I hate her voice - the worst I have ever heard on radio.
I've really been a loyal 640 listener due to Oakley and Stafford. I've struggled with some of there other content, but they have a decent crew now - just have to put them all in the right spot - and there isn't a spot for Matt or Supriya!!
Come on 640 management - start listening to your listeners! I hate putting my dial on 1010, but you leave me no choice. I think Stafford is the greatest, but I'm not sure if I will be able to listen with the constant noise coming from Supriya. I will try - if I can't, then I will wait until she is gone and will listen when Stafford gets his own show.

February 25, 2018 @ 9:58 AM

collingwood dave

Does this mean that Stafford is now contractually obligated to spin is a yarn on the pillow he sleeps on?

February 25, 2018 @ 10:37 AM

JD

I suggest that 'if' the new format allows listener calls, then everyone complaining about this move by GNR should call the show and ask for, and direct comments to Stafford. It may be rude, but sometimes on-air shaming is required. Clearly, drivelling Dwivedi received some misguided advice for a career path years ago.
On, the other hand this could be Stafford's penultament on-air project by logically debunking her lame life philosophy...

February 25, 2018 @ 5:04 PM

Johnny

Why, the best show and host. Now they paired him with a liberal not fair. This is getting stupid.

February 25, 2018 @ 10:57 PM

David R

I tried. Sorry, Mike. I could only last 2 minutes. You need your own show. I can't stand listening to her.
My drive-in is now 75% John Moore and 25% sports. I never turned the dial from 640 at one point. Now I won't be tuning in until 2pm - maybe noon if the topics are interesting. Alex P should move to the daytime as I enjoy her show.
I can't be the only one who thinks this. 640 management - what kind of numbers are you drawing? I would be very interested to know.

February 26, 2018 @ 7:29 AM

Jennifer

Why would they do that?!?! Doesn’t get better than Mike and he needs his own show.
I don’t think they realize how many fans Mike has.
Big mistake. Wake up.

February 26, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

Brad

Brutal move. I listened daily to 640 but as of right now I'm going to have to find a new home. They have some great hosts and I agree with alot of the other posts. Stafford, Kelly, Oakley and Alex P are all really good. I also really enjoy Peter Sherman and would love him to have his own show. Why they would do this shuffle makes no sense. If you want to have Mike in the morning slot and contractually need to keep Matt and Supriya just move them to his old slot and give him the morning show to Mike with his old crew.
Anyway I'm really disappointed and will now try to find something to listen to until 2pm. Does anyone have any suggestions of who is good to listen until the afternoon?

February 26, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

Sonia

Are you kidding me!!! I tuned in at 9 am. Where is my morning Staff laugh with Patrick and Heather every week day morning. This is a hard habit to break and now I must move on. Sorry Corus wrong move! I cannot listen to "The Exchange". It is 9:30 in the morning.... ugh!

February 26, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

Robert

What a waste of talent. I won't listen to the morning show because I can't stand HER. Matt with his own show😴😴😴. Oakley thank god is the only one I might listen to until I find another station. Nothing worse then taking over a station and ruining it. Goodbye 640!!!

February 26, 2018 @ 9:59 AM

Robert

What a waste of talent. I won't listen to the morning show because I can't stand HER. Matt with his own show😴😴😴. Oakley thank god is the only one I might listen to until I find another station. Nothing worse then taking over a station and ruining it. Goodbye 640!!!

February 26, 2018 @ 9:59 AM

Matt

The only reason to listen to GNR 640 before 2:00 p.m. is now gone........ Always listened to Mike, Patrick and Heather 9-12 everyday while I worked to keep me upbeat and literally laughing out loud! Now Matt G..... making me fall asleep with the world's most boring topics!
Mike, please get your own show again!!!! Management made a huge mistake!

February 26, 2018 @ 10:35 AM

Anonymous

I agree with Robert. Didn't know about the change till I turned on the radio in my car today at 8:45 and heard Stafford. Thought he was filling in, then I hear Matt Gurney at 9:05 What??? Listened for 10 minutes of awful stuff. Looks like I'll be listening to 1010 until its time to listen to Kelly - just love her & Chris. Always enjoy listening to Peter Shurman, he grabs you within the first 2 minutes of his show. And Oakley is perfect where he is - Don't switch him!!

February 26, 2018 @ 10:48 AM

Anonymous

Horrible move!!!! They move Mike to morning but keep the same borrrrrring format that Matt & Supriya had. BIG MISTAKE. Bring Patrick, and Heather on and let Mike do his own show! Until that time, not tuning in. Matt kept his own format from 9-12. Someone please explain this. 6 hours of bore fest.

February 26, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

Anonymous

Big mistake 640!!! No! No! No! This new lineup has lost many listeners. Hello 1010 in the morning.

February 26, 2018 @ 11:14 AM

Dan

My goodness.
Just looking at all the comments. Let's not just slag off Dwivedi (although she is just awful). Listening to Gurney at the moment what drivel comes out of his mouth, so boring. What are you thinking CORUS ? I can use "my own pillow" to get to sleep just fine listening to him. The final act of this theatre of the ridiculous would be to team this clown up with Oakley !!!!

February 26, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

eric b cartman

So let me get this straight. AM640 thinks it a good idea to listen to 5 hrs of talk radio, when the only ones talking are the hosts. Are they trying to kill Staffords career. Jesus what a crap show , I wont even give this format a chance. I'm tuning into 1010, be back for Kelly, as long as Arlene Bynon isn't on.
Btw if i hear one more My Pillow Commercial, i'm gonna scream.

February 26, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

Julia

You have got to be kidding me. Why are you spliting up the best being Mike,Patrick and Heather who brought so much joy and laugther to the radio. Get rid of Tasha and Supriya bring in Alex and Peter. No more 640 for me even though I was a long time listener.

February 26, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

chuck

Gurney is OK as a political commenter but I still don't like him as a radio host.

No one can fill the great John Oakley's shoes but Stafford really is becoming a radio legend now. He is good at whatever he is asked to do.

Really for me, it is Supriya that is the problem. Terrible voice, and others have stated, no real experience in radio biz.

Honestly Global, what are you doing?

February 26, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

Stephen Varga

Incredibly disappointed by the change. I was in absolute shock when Mike made the announcement on Friday at the end of his LAST show. I get the feeling GNR is re-arranging because the ratings on the morning show are probably in the dumps. If anyone from Global/Corus is reading this: your rating are low because of Supriya - she is not cut out for radio PERIOD. No ifs ands or buts. Read the comments below! She does not have the voice for radio (irritating, whiny) and I cannot stand her attitude. You want to bring the ratings up? GET RID OF SUPRIYA. Put Matt back on the morning show and let the Stafford show continue on! How could you ruin such a good show.

To Mike Stafford: congratulations on your new morning show I know from your announcement this past Friday that this is something you've wanted for a long time.

To bad it's with Supriya......

February 26, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Judy

I loved Oakley in the morning, and was a devoted listener (still am at 4 p.m.) but discovered John Moore and love his two morning panels on the 45's after I gave up on Matt and Supreya, who were preachy and dull and self indulgent. At 9 a.m. I would tune into Mike Stafford until noon (sometimes switching to 1010 if he had a topic that didn't interest me) - but now I'll stay with 1010 and Jerry Agar. The charm of Stafford was the interaction with Patrick and Heather -- I have no idea if they are following him to the early show with Supreya because I now listen to John Moore. I can barely tolerate Tasha, love Kelly, and of course, love Oakley.
Stafford deserves his own show -- his career should not be tanked because he has to lift up Supreya. A sad day for talk radio, sadder for 640, who is guaranteed to lose more listeners.

February 26, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

JBWS

The morning show must have been dying in the ratings for them to make this move. That's bad news for any radio station. Your morning show is your flagship program. It sets up the rest of the listening day on the station and usually has the largest audience of the day which is good for ad sales. On paper putting Stafford into mornings would make some sense at least to a program director desperate to do something about low audience numbers. But to take Mike and pair him with a completely different personality like Supriya, I don't think the chemistry is going to be there. Why not go out and find one or two new seasoned personalities for the morning show and leave Stafford alone? I think you'd have a much better chance of having a successful morning show and you'd still have one of the best midday shows on radio. Thank goodness we still have Kelly in mid afternoons. OH and by the way, just came back from listening to Matt Gurney doing his new mid morning time slot called The Exchange. And what do I hear? The same boring political and lifestyle crap I can find on 20 other radio stations in this city.

JBWS

February 26, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Dan P

Sweet Fancy Moses! Try as they may, 640 Am keeps pushing me down the dial more and more. Stafford from 9-12 noon was the best 3 hour slot. He was the only one that could go head-to-head in rating with Jerry Agar (CFRB). Now? Gurney vs Agar ? I'll be on 1010 Am from 9 - 12 Noon.

As for Stafford in the mornings with what must be an affirmative action decision ... I will give them a try, but I cannot stand her voice, her comments, insights, etc. Just terrible! There is a reason she was never on the radio. Global is sliding over to the left ... I'm surprised Oakley is still on and putting Stafford in the morning will occupy him with senseless day-to-day crap with no audience participation, no more car talk, movies, or any of his fun topics. Oh no ... it will be all law and order now with a co-host that just has no personality. The morning show may be slightly better now then listening to the other Liberal tree-hugger on CFRB, but by 9 am I will join Agar.

February 26, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

Mark

So happy that the writing is on the wall. Could not stomach Matt. Didn’t find him smart or interesting. Could not handle Supriya and her attitude and her my pillow commercials. Bring back John Oakley. He was and still is the smartest person on radio!

February 26, 2018 @ 12:58 PM

Jake

Long time listener. I can't stand Supriya, it has been a painful year and a half. Trying to setup a topic filled with "uhh, err, and ...". The my pillow ads were truly cringeworthy.

"Supriya here, well, uhh, as we have been talking all morning about the uhh, eastbound 401 being closed because of that multiple err, tractor trailer crash. I'm sure they would have been alive if they had a good nights rest with a my pillow ...."

February 26, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Sandra

Dwivedi and Gurney have been the worst additions to the 640 format, both together and individually.
Their constant "I think", along with their ego inflated arrogance on all topics is down right BAD radio. Who the hell cares what these two bozos think?!?!
What once made 640 great were the hosts; Oakley, Stafford who both entertained, Roy Green on weekends, who brought intelligent radio to their audience, however foremost engaged the GTA to gauge the pulse of the GTA on a plethora of topics.
Now what do we have? 6+ hours of listening to babble in the mornings with no callers with over-inflated egotist Gurney and holier than thou, shrill, not meant for radio Dwivedi?!?!
This must be a horrible blow to Mike Stafford, loosing his show to the likes of Gurney and being forced to both move to a new time slot, but also being paired with unlistenable, annoying Dwivedi.
Are they trying to push both Oakely and Stafford out by these changes?
Shame, shame Corus.
Love Stafford, however don't know if I can tolerate listening to him basically hand tied in the Morning Show format with Dwivedi.
The Exchange, with Gurney...unlistenable although I tried this morning for the first hour.
It's the "Exchange" allright....the exchange of once good radio with Staffords show to bad radio with Gurney.
Good Bye 640. As a listener since this stations was born as Mojo 640 I won't be tuning in except for Kelly and Oakley weekdays and Roy Green on weekends....very sad

February 26, 2018 @ 2:49 PM

A 15 year

I agree with Jake, more uhh's and err's than a classroom full of 16 year old loogan's!! Anyone listen to 3 hours of Matt Gurney today? I'm sure it was full of great political information..... like..... Patrick Brown said something... and Trudeau did something too..... oh and Wynn.....ZZZZzzZzzzzz....... zzzzz .....
Does anyone know if there's an online petition started to get Mike his own show back?????

February 26, 2018 @ 3:11 PM

eric b.cartman

Thank god Kelly is on from noon to 4.00.
If I knew how to start an online petition I would.
But I did send an email to global, I'm sure there going to get a lot of them, by days end.

February 26, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

Vintage Ford

Global should have left Stafford on his own with his same awesome crew of Heather Purdon and Patrick Malkin at any time slot he wanted. They have chemistry, comedy, sensitivity when it matters and above all intellect without pretentiousness. Supriya and Matt were good together -on the same page - both repeatedly tout they are degree holders -LITERALLY! Did you know she is from Granby and was raised with Indian tiger parents? WHO CARES? I LOVE Mike's fun topics and I will miss them more than should be reasonable. Global really should be listening to what the P1s say.

February 26, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Wil

We all love Mike but didn't he say the latest ratings were terrible for all of the time slots on 640? Perhaps he can reach a broader audience with the morning show and get the ratings he deserves there??? Although I will miss his old show, I hope he does well.

February 26, 2018 @ 5:01 PM

Chris

Gurney in Staffords spot... NOOOO
Gurney's a waste of time and space.

I'll listen to Agar instead of that looser.

Bye !!

February 26, 2018 @ 5:20 PM

meslippery

After reading Wil I found this.
http://kowchmedia.com/by-the-numbers-toronto-2017-fall-ppm-ratings/
Stafford, Patrick and Heather @ 9:00 till noon Dont mess with a good show Corus
Kelly welcome back only wish I knew you came on @ noon today.

February 26, 2018 @ 5:45 PM

Robert

Left 640 two mornings after Matt and Supriya arrived. Jumped back to listen to Lou about ‘55’ but no bantering between Lou and these hosts left Lou’s hourly visit simply a financial report you hear anywhere. Corus, you have to look at this, the issue is Supriya. Mike Stafford is the right choice for you morning show, no need for the team concept especially if you want to keep listeners from surfing up the dial to John Moore.

February 26, 2018 @ 7:04 PM

brian

This is troubling news. Matt and Supriya have been terrible. I listened to 640 am for years going back to Humble and Fred. Oakley and Stafford are like family. Matt Gurney is boring. He has no sense of humor. Supriya has an obnoxious on air personality. Corus, what are you thinking? Send Matt and Supriya to the curb! Do you know what loyal listeners do when you continue to screw them around? They turn you off! Try to sell "my pillows" with no audience.

February 26, 2018 @ 9:23 PM

Richard

Been listening to Mike for years. He's the reason (along with Patrick & HP) I tune into 640. Simply the best AM talkshow on the dial (with due respect to John Oakley) Humour, intelligence and real...no PC crap so many spew. I hated to miss it. Now you've saddled Mike with Supriya and 5:30 in the morning? What the hell are you thinking?! Fire the ass that came up with this. I won't be listening. Done with 640 radio.

February 26, 2018 @ 9:48 PM

sikander

First they lost Bonnar, and now Heather and Patrick? Damn, damn, damn!

February 27, 2018 @ 1:49 AM

Judy

Sigh. I turned to 640 at 8 a.m., having gotten my panel "fix" at 7:45=8:00 on 1010. I barely made it to 8:20. Poor Mike. Can Supreya actually speak a sentence without an err or an ummm in it? Back to 1010, and unless Supreya goes, I'm not listening to 1010 until Kelly Cutrara (a bright light on 640 and much better than 1010's Evan Solomon, who does NOT have a voice for radio).

February 27, 2018 @ 8:33 AM

Nipper

Jury is in...corporations are OUT! Thank goodness for podcasts like HAFR! Real professionals loving what they do.

February 27, 2018 @ 9:14 AM

Dan

Just tried listening to Matt Gurney in his new time slot for past 2 days,
UUGHHHHH!!! it is so hurtfull and boring,,,
get him off the air, before the ratings fall even worse,,
Nice to hear Mike Stafford in the new time slot, but the side-kick Supreya needs to go as well,

February 27, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Gerry Black

Oh no...now Matt Gurney has tell an entirely new audience he can keep reminding he lives in Leaside...

February 27, 2018 @ 10:47 AM

Steve.

Very happy for Mike if that`s what he wanted. Will still be hard to listen to with Dwivedi and her whinny valley-girl voice. Management should just have Stafford in the morning!

February 27, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

Judy

Is it just me or do you find that Tasha Kerrigan is off sick a lot? I'm actually happier when she is off -- but honestly, how does she keep her job? I don't think she's worked a full month without a day or three off.

February 27, 2018 @ 12:36 PM

Anonymous

I believe that Oakley got pushed out to bring in two most annoying Millennials to do the morning show. People calling in to this day still bug Oakley about the move. The plan was to steal younger audience from 1010. WRONG, no new listeners and they lost their loyal ones. Now, let's recover the old loyal ones and move Staff to the morning. Doing so, they break up a Team with great Chemistry and leave the sidekick everyone hates. To top it off, Matt gets 9-12 slot that no one will listen to. Who's in charge of this mess!!!!!

February 27, 2018 @ 1:07 PM

Double A

Moving Mike is just nuts, I am very disappointed. I like how raw he was, which I'm sure will disappear as co-host.

February 27, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Jake

If they want some real fun they should team Tasha and Supriya, give them a docket of some of the days' most controversial topics, and watch the fur fly. When they were both invited to do a panel discussion together on CBC news you can tell they can't stand each other.

February 27, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

Rachel

I am very upset at 640 for taking away the Stafford show. The show ran effortlessly because of the friendship between Mike, Patrick and Heather. You need to listen to your listeners. Matt Gurney is very boring.

February 27, 2018 @ 5:22 PM

Tee

Well that's this stay-at-home-mom's morning routine ruined. I will have all of 5 mins to catch Stafford before 9am. Guess it's back to Q107 for me!

February 27, 2018 @ 8:04 PM

Sabrina

I can't listen to Supriya's voice. Mike, Patrick and Heather were the best part of AM 640. Love you Mike.... but can't handle Supriya or Matt. I'm now listening to AM 610.Tom McConnell reminds me of you a liittle bit. lol
Big mistake Global!! No more Coast to Coast.... no more just Mike..... No more AM 640 for me.

February 27, 2018 @ 9:16 PM

Anonymous

Tell supriya everytime she wants to switch gears she should drive an automatic. Complete embarrassment. Mike in the morning.

February 27, 2018 @ 9:20 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Mikes a pro, and maybe he can help Supriya find her groove. I recall Mike filled in with Supriya over the summer, and believe it had potential.
I wonder why they don`t extend invitations to guests to co host the show, sort of like Jerry Agar or Humble and Fred with the long form interviews, or just shooting the breeze with no agenda.
I still believe Tasha always well on the CBC panels she appears on, her voice feels less stressed and more natural.

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

John Davis

If I had to guess, Mike was brought in to help Supriya. However, there will be little to no improvement and she'll be gone by the fall. At which point, Mike will be the solo morning guy and Matt will keep the 9-12 show.

February 28, 2018 @ 6:46 AM

Mr.D

I don't know, I'm starting to think the problem with the morning show wasn't just the hosts, it's the all-news all-expert format. Granted it's nice that Stafford finally got that coveted morning show, but listening to the last three days, even with Stafford it's just...still kinda boring. Constantly talking to experts all morning, going through the usual news topics, no call-in topics, no fun topics like Mike used to do, no interesting banter between the board bunnies. Tasha makes that format work by talking to experts/interviews and also taking calls after on most topics. I'm sorry to say but Stafford's potential in free-form caller-driven radio is wasted on the current morning show format. Put him back in the 9-12 slot with the creative control he had, plus HP and Patrick, and change the morning format or give it an enema or something.

I betting the old Stafford Show was bringing in more of an audience than the morning show, and the bigwigs thought moving Staff to mornings was a way to bring in more ears. I don't think it'll work out that way though.

February 28, 2018 @ 7:58 AM

Al from N.TO

Mike is a fantastic host and like previously stated, he will succeed not matter where they end up placing him. He can easily take either side of an argument, which is the essence, I believe that he is an excellent radio host.
I think that Supriya Dwivedi has some excellent comments, but her 'fry voice' is just too annoying at time that I have to change the radio station. Perhaps she needs a vocal coach to assist with this issue.

February 28, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

kim brassor

Please change this back.Back to CFRB untill 2pm when Kelly and then Oakley comes on.
Way too little of Stafford and too much of everything else.

February 28, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Nipper

Good work Rick C! Listening to Humble and Fred or Toronto Mike, you are getting quality content that others here may be missing?

February 28, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

Staff Member

I miss Mike, Heather and Patrick!!!!!!! Gurney makes me want to smash my radio to pieces!!! 3 hours of lame political drivel. I'd rather listen to moss grow for 3 hours, it'd be more entertaining anyway. It took him 34 seconds this morning to mention Patrick Brown and that was it, I was up the dial on 1010. Supriya is taking up valuable studio space too, she should focus on her infomercials for her dam pillow.
Give Mike his own show!!!!!!!!!!

February 28, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

Stephen Varga

Let's start a petition this sucks with no Stafford show going on day 3 now. Jerry Agar show just doesn't have that format.

February 28, 2018 @ 1:32 PM

Susan

Happy I found this web site.. I thought I was the only one who disliked the morning show! It is better with Mike in the morning but she needs to go!
He deserves his own show!

February 28, 2018 @ 2:41 PM

bsmtndwllr73

To all:
I get it. You dislike Gurney's supposed elitism, you hate Supriya's annoying voice and political
slant, and most of all, you strongly feel that Stafford deserves to host the morning show all
by his lonesome. Undoubtedly this is the most popular comment thread in recent Toronto
Mike history, but I can't be the only one who thinks this thread is beyond tired at this point,
can I?!? (A most rhetorical question, methinks!!!)

There are so many great other great Deep Dives, KOTJs, and comment threads on this
incredible blog, and yet this particular spot is where most of you Johnny and Jill Come
Latelys have chosen to set up your non-stop bitchfest. Obviously my views and opinion
merely belong to me, but wouldn't your collective energy be better spent on other things?
I admittedly have no life, not quite sure what the deal is with the rest of you!!

February 28, 2018 @ 2:48 PM

Tony

Horrible move. Stafford is being wasted on the morning show

February 28, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

Steve F

Pretty sure 1236 or Canadaland posted the last ratings book and Matt/Supriya in the morning did better than Oakley, and have been for the last year, which just goes to show how much of an echo chamber this comment section is. No doubt with Staff that the numbers for the morning will only get better. All you mouth breathing MAGA hat wearers might like idiot callers, Oakley and Lou but most listeners don't, and I'm sure Corus managemnt doesn't either. Also, does nobody else realize that Corus is obviously looking for *new listeners*? I don't think they care if a bunch of you refuse to listen to 640 bc of Supriya, I'm sure she's attracting female liberal listeners who will watch shows on W and Lifetime...which Corus owns. And it's very weird that ppl on here think Staff doesn't liek her when his send off and previous co hosting with her shows the opposite

February 28, 2018 @ 3:37 PM

bsmntdwllr73

God bless Steve F for finally bringing some class, decency, intelligence and reason to this
drawn-out, most overwrought thread!!!

February 28, 2018 @ 3:42 PM

David

@Omario - in case you're missing the point - and you are - it's not about Supriya being a liberal, it's about her lack of ability. Read all the comments instead of cherry-picking; very few commenters have said anything about her politics.

Stafford's old 9 am spot was indeed the best AM talk radio program in the city; I made a point of tuning in at that time whenever I could, but there's definitely no reason to any more. I've tried listening to the new morning show and Stafford isn't the same - he seems toned down, and his edge was what really made him. I hope that with Gurney gone from drive time, Corus doesn't lose the plum MyPillow account; I'll miss his awkwardly contrived, forced adverchats. I was waiting for "you have to wonder if Nikolas Cruz might have thought things through differently with a good night's sleep."

Oh well, Stafford is still one of the best hosts in Toronto even watered down and they still have Oakley. Wonder what's happening on 1010 right now?

February 28, 2018 @ 4:16 PM

Anonymous

@bsmtndwllr73 You don't get to call when we should stop discussing in this thread... If Matt and Supreya was doing so well there's no way the Management would break them up. They're desperate at this point. No new listeners and losing old ones.

I believe their format is just not there. Even Stafford will not be able to save it if they keep it as is. There was zero Chemistry before and Mike will improve that. However, giving Matt a three hour show 9-12 is apsolutely brutal.

February 28, 2018 @ 5:17 PM

Greg

Stafford is so miscast as a morning host. His comic genius and the banter throughout his previous show were the freshest three hours in Toronto talk radio, completely separate from the boring same old everywhere else. Please give him back a show where is talent will shine.

February 28, 2018 @ 5:31 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Anonymous
Entitled to my opinion same as anyone else. You crybabies have been making like a broken
record for over a week. Your man Stafford still has a show and if you whiners are right about
Supriya, then she will probably either be reassigned or moved on in short order. My main point
was that there are so many other great things to comment on here about. Most of these folks
will probably never be heard from again, or until the next time their precious radio station does
something else that they don't agree with! Here's a helpful hint: Change the friggin' dial if it
upsets you so badly!! And one more thing, at least I'm borderline clever with my alias. No
points for originality on your end!!!!!

February 28, 2018 @ 5:33 PM

Janet

Wow! Can't believe it ! I honestly did not renew my Sirius radio contract because I have only listened to 640 Talk radio for a year now . The Team of Mike ,Heather & Patrick were So excellent together . Why this change ....... I tried listening to the new Matt show but changed my channel for the first time , like I said ,in a year . Please bring back that awesome threesome! I'm not happy with this change as I'm sure a lot of other listeners feel the same ! Till then ,I will anxiously await their return to the 9-12 program ! :(

February 28, 2018 @ 6:49 PM

Logan

Guys, I called this back on the Gurney podcast. Corus has been looking at the Staff-Supriya pairing for a very long time, which is why they have been co hosting since the summer. And I hate to break it to all you snowflakes who can’t seem to stomach an opinion you disagree with but Supriya isn’t going anywhere, and it’s hilarious that so many of you don’t see that — she’s a sought after voice by all of Canadian media: CTV, TVO, CBC, while Oakley who everyone seems to love on here (even though he’s seems mildly retarded) only has his job bc he is friends with the CEO. This is a well known fact, ask anyone who has worked at 640 or is currently at 640/Global. And @SteveF is right: Oakley’s ratings were, and are, shit. Matt and Supriya did much better, and ratings will continue to improve with Mike Stafford since he’s obviously better than Matt and will improve Supriya

February 28, 2018 @ 8:27 PM

BGY

OMG what have they done… Mike is a stand-alone guy, everyone knows that.

February 28, 2018 @ 10:59 PM

stan street

SHOCKED AT THE STAFFORD MOVE HATED THE 6-9 TIME PERIOD MISSED OAKLY IN THE MORNING
LOVED THE STAFFORD SHOW, TIME TO TURN THAT DIAL

March 1, 2018 @ 9:34 AM

Rusty MacNeil

The clown that took Mike's spot, his daddy must own the station!! Now Mike has to work with that monotone stiff. Two best guy's in radio, Mike Stafford and John Oakley should be one, two like the old days of AM640. Put Alex Pierson in Oakley's afternoon spot and you have great radio!! Bring back the Spaceman and were livin' in heaven!!!

March 1, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

meslippery

Some of use remember The Spirit of Radio and have strong feelings when management makes bone head moves.Stafford was part it.

March 1, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Complaining and venting on here is totally akin to preaching to the choir. Email, text, and make
calls to the station instead. Or better yet, boycott AM 640 outright. Not trying (or am I?) to suggest that people let it go already (Hi, Olaf!!!), but not sure what any of this is accomplishing.

March 1, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

meslippery

bsmntdwllr73
If Corus dose not read this Blog well they need help.

March 1, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

Inside Source

Management at 640 is reading this page. If you leave a comment you will be heard.

March 1, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

FlapJacks

Considering how bad AM 640's ratings are, they probably need to blow things up even more.

These numbers were posted on this site last year:

CHFI - 11.4%
Boom - 8.9%
CBC Radio One - 8.8%
CHUM-FM - 8.7%
Newstalk 1010 - 6.7%
680 News - 6.6%
Q107 - 5.7%
99.9 Virgin Radio - 5.6%
Kiss 92.5 - 3.4%
The Fan 590 - 3.2%
102.1 the Edge - 2.3%
AM 640 - 1.7%

AM 640 is subterranean. Their two biggest competitors (CBC, NewsTalk 1010) are two of the most popular stations in the city. Mirroring their format, which might seem like a good idea, is just setting yourself up for disappointment. It's unlikely that Am 640 have the ability to do a better show AND convince people to switch from CBC or NewsTalk 1010. It hasn't happened so far, no reason to think it'll happen anytime soon, especially with the same-old, same-old.

They need to make drastic changes, something big and different and unexpected that piques people's curiosity, if they want those numbers to get out of the dirt. Re-organising the seating arrangement isn't the solution.

Just run cool podcasts all day long and I'd switch over. Or something with goats talking.

March 1, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Marco

Hate that Mike got moved. Knew there was something up last week when he joked for the last fast and the furious Friday..... grrr. I commute at 9-11 and now bored listening to gurney. Good by am640. I’m back to Sirius XM.

March 1, 2018 @ 12:19 PM

I used to work at Corus

Sorry to break it to you @InsideSource, but everyone at Global/640 literally loves Supriya, and I mean everyone. She caught management's eye after becoming a regular on Jeff's morning show on Global.

They are trying to branch out from MAGA types (which seems to represent the majority of commenters on here) to people who make up the vast majority of the 905/416 aka centrist folks who are looking to be informed on their way into work. And I know it's been stated already, but it's 100% true that Supriya and Matt had way better ratings than Oakley, and they were pretty awkward as a pairing, but that's pretty much on Matt since he can't seem to start a sentence without referring to his kids or his own life. So just try and imagine what Staff with Supriya will do to the ratings, and what that means for 640's future.

March 1, 2018 @ 3:49 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@I used to work at Corus

Without a doubt, the absolute best handle in this particular thread!! I hope that you left
of your own volition and weren't involuntarily shown the door. I'm more inclined to trust
your take on this situation than the one of someone above who went by the name of Inside Source. Their claims of Corus management paying attention to this thread were more than likely the product
of frustrated wishful thinking on their part!!

March 1, 2018 @ 4:12 PM

meslippery

The Stafford show was a fun break from hearing about Trump or Patrick Brown.
Want all news tune in am 680.
Whats MAGA ?

March 1, 2018 @ 4:56 PM

Oakviller

680 gets better ratings than 640. Sad, but true. Still, there are way better choices than Supriya out there. It's difficult to stomach her voice and she comes off as an elite snob sometimes.

If Management is so confident with her skills, let her do the show on her own.

March 1, 2018 @ 5:37 PM

Sandra

@ I used to work at Corus

Well it's great that everyone at Corus/Global loves Supriya, however that won't help 640, Corus/Global if the audience does NOT.

She is dry, not personable, has no voice for radio. Her ego with her constant "I think" is beyond annoying IMO. I don't listen to radio to hear what Supriya or any other talking head thinks.

Gurney...no way, no how...go back to writing for the National Post. ....3 hours of beyond boring.

Good radio/talk radio is impartial, with the host being able to navigate the pulse of the 'topic du jour" without personal bias....Oakley is very good at this although most know which side of the fence he sits on. Of course this is impossible with the lecture fest that 640 and their so called "experts" now bring to the airwaves, for more than 6 hours without the interaction of their audience...the GTA.

If anyone knows of a good "talk radio" station in the GTA, please let us all know.

I will give Stafford a chance to see what he can do to make the "Morning Show" listenable, even with his annoying, imposed sidekick Supriya, whom is impeding his success in this new time slot.

Very sad 640AM or GNR or whatever you choose to call yourselves these days.

You won't get Millennials to listen, if this is the audience you are seeking, as they don't do live radio. They listen to podcasts and what interests them in their own time, space and with what technology they choose to use. Perhaps many/most Gen X'ers as well.

What perhaps you have forgotten Corus/640/GNR is that the bulk of whatever remaining listeners you had left, were those who both looked forward to the interplay between the host and the listener...the opportunity to hear what others think, other than the host, as well as the opportunity to call in to express their views.

There are a plethora of sources on the internet around on the internet for for shows that just "transmit" their views, the views of the host, their station etc. where listeners have no stake other than to like it/not, with no option other than social media or just to simply walk away.

Your listeners who loved "talk radio" are walking away as you no longer offer this for a good part of your broadcast schedule.

Kelly, Oakley kudos for trying to keep "real" talk radio alive.

Mike Stafford, make this morning show your own and bring back your audience to the airwaves by taking calls...nix Supriya if you can as despite as "intelligent" and "knowledgeable" she may be, she is not suited to the venue of radio.

March 1, 2018 @ 7:29 PM

Ray

I started listening to Stafford in University when he had the afternoon drive and then continued to listen when he had the mid morning show while I was at work. I think part of the appeal of the Stafford show was the breadth of topics he covered from news, to music to movies, to cars, he had something for everyone in any given week and I think we will lose this in the more news centric morning show. Another thing I really appreciated about the Stafford show was the banter. It was casual and fun talk between Bonnar, Malkin, Heather, Tina. It was interesting. This was one of the beefs I had with McArthur and Lawton when the filled in, is it was just them talking on and on for 3 hours. Many voices make interesting radio and I hope Matt Gurney finds a balance between him, the listeners and the producers in his new time slot. Either that or I'll just get a mypillow and go back to bed.

March 1, 2018 @ 9:02 PM

Stephen Varga

I USED TO listen to 640 all day. Since they got rid of the Stafford show I am not listening at all anymore along with many friends/family. The Stafford show is a monumental loss. I take for granted Oakley and Cutrera but it will never be the same again with out Mike, HP and Patrick. I expected Stafford to have his own show to the day he retires - he is really THAT GOOD. IF THOSE GOOFS AT CORUS ARW READING. GET RID OF SUPRIYA!!! SHE IS NOT SUITED FOR RADIO. IVE STOMACHED 4 DAYS OF 1010 WITHOUT AN ISSUE.. GET RID OF HER.

March 1, 2018 @ 10:19 PM

meslippery

Corus think big you are world wide your on the internet and broadcasting.
Be special not copy what you see. Go forward with something people will post about.
Be the new Spirit of Radio.
Maybe ask the people what they want instead of people you have to pay to tell you what to do.
listeners is what you and the advertisers want.
Amazing Radio is what listeners want.
Corurs you need to do this or......

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Bob Sakamano

If I hear the phrase "All this to say..." one more time I'm afraid I might actually lose it. No better way to start off the morning on the wrong foot than tuning into 640 and actually screaming STFU! at your radio.

Gonna have to cough up the dough for satellite radio I guess because I can't handle switching back and forth between 640 and 1010 to see which one makes me less angry.

Guaranteed these program decisions are influenced by Global's H.R. dept. It's all about "EQUITY" folks...better get used to the mediocrity that goes along with it.

March 2, 2018 @ 9:44 AM

Cranky Middle-Aged Man

I listened to Stafford Show every day. His wealth of variety and experiences made the show. He made me laugh and occasionally pump my fist in agreement. To be successful as a talk-show host, you have to have a wealth of life experiences. You have to "been there, done that, got the T-shirt". Stafford has, Guerney somewhat , Supriya not al all! The last two have nothing to talk about!
To unleash Stafford, put him solo and bring back the straight guys!
Make me laugh, not cry!

March 2, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

I used to work at Corus

@Sandra that’s the point — Supriya is bringing in new listeners. It shows in the ratings, more than double in females, and more in the 18-34 demo. They love her at Corus bc she’s f-ing smart (how many of you commenting on here got into both med and law at McGill???) funny (she’s had Stafford in stitches at least 5 times this week by my count), and despite all the negativity on here has nowhere near the type of voice being described. Funny how few people are commenting on Tasha’s voice when it’s way closer to “nasal” and “whiny” than Supriya’s is. And the whole notion that Stafford is stuck with her is complete BS. He wanted to do the show with her.
Bottom line: Supriya isn’t going anywhere. Nobody is holding a gun to your head to listen to 640. Tune into another station. I 100% guarantee management won’t mind since the brand of being ultra conservative and mildly racist in a centrist, large city that is half not white isn’t a brand they can sell to advertisers. @torontomike surprised you haven’t made this very obvious point yet on here yourself

March 2, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Wil

I am not knocking Stafford's talent in any way, but his old show seemed to attract a very small niche market of people. That format was easy for him but I don't think it brought out the best in him or challenged him in any way. At times he sounded bored and who wouldn't be when you have his talent and you are not using it. I really don't understand all of the negative comments about Supriya. I find her refreshing and so intelligent. If all of you love Mike as much as you claim to, why not support him in his new endeavour? If he thinks Supriya is someone he can build a great show with, why not trust his judgement? If you can't support him, why not wish him well and move on?

March 2, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@I used to work at Corus

Hey, I just reported the specifics of the show changes. I chose not to speculate as to why these changes were made.

When I have people on my podcast who were involved, I will ask them.

March 2, 2018 @ 1:38 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Sadly, the virtual lynch mob has formed and I doubt that all the common sense and reason in
the world could get through to them at this point. Pretty sure that Mr. Stafford is also more than
capable of defending both his own honour and time slot!!!

March 2, 2018 @ 2:26 PM

I used to work at Corus

@torontomike I get that on the branding/needing to attract new listeners for advertising front. But ratings aren’t speculation, they’re facts. And the fact is Oakley’s ratings were, and are, shit. Whereas Matt and Supriya have improved the ratings for the morning. Why not say that? Seems like something these 640 die hards/anti Supriya listeners should hear since they seem convinced 640 is making all the wrong moves, and that Supriya is poison for the station.

March 2, 2018 @ 3:38 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@I used to work at Corus

Numeris won't show me these books. All I get are the A12+ numbers that they toss to the public: http://assets.numeris.ca/Downloads/2016-17_07_Radio_ME_TorontoToplineRadio.pdf

If you could kindly link me to the proof what you say is true, I'd happily scream it from the rooftops.

These 640 listeners who dislike change are primarily coming from Google. They're Googling for information about the change and venting by leaving a comment. If they don't like Supriya, they don't have to listen. That's the beauty of radio. And if they want to leave a comment about it, that's what this blog is for.

Personally, I've never met Supriya, but I did write her a nice email and invited her over. I'd love to talk to her.

March 2, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

Oakviller

@I used to work at Corus

Everyone has their opinion just like you. If you like Supriya, that's great. Based on the comments, she's not that popular. If she had a big base that really like her, like you claim, there would be more favourable comments on here as well.

Oakley's morning show got stale, no doubt, but he was on for so many years it was bound to happen. His afternoon show is much better in my opinion. What you're claiming does not make sense. If Supriya and Matt raised the ratings by such wide margins Corus would not split them up. It would be foolish to do so.

March 2, 2018 @ 5:42 PM

Sandra

@ I used to work at Corus

Actually I think you still do. You seem to banging your drum really loud here.

To Oakvillers point above, if Matt and Supriya were bringing in such hot ratings, then why split them up?

"...ultra conservative and racist"?!?!...really.

Well if all guess fails, I guess we have to pull the race card and some other denigrating remarks for you to attempt for you to make your point....shame....

Are we no longer allowed free speech to voice our opinion? Is opinion now predicated on what sex, gender, gender identity, race one is for equal validity? ...and or judged or rebuked because one thinks the opinion is based on the above? BS.

I don't care what race, sex, gender Matt, Supriya or anyone else on 640 or in any other media outlet is or is not.

They can either deliver quality, interest, enthusiasm, interaction, insight, entertainment with their audience and following with what they do, or they cannot.

For me, they don't, so I have moved on.

Sad for Oakely these days....he is not the same host as he was on his morning show which I loved...sounds kind of defeated.

Stafford is trying, so let's see what he does with his "sidekick". ...will give it another week or so before moving on. Will NOT listen to Gurney's Exchange monologue borefest.

Peace 640 people.

We had a great station for a while. Things change and not always for the good for some of us.

Yeah, I don't have to listen to 640 and actually I rarely do anymore.

March 2, 2018 @ 8:04 PM

Mr.D

Perhaps the increase in female listeners can also be attributed to the large chunk of afternoon programming by Tasha and Kelly. I don't think adding one morning show host would bring such a substantial increase to overall station listening. Oakley was getting a bit stale in the mornings what with all the dashboard pounders, but if the new morning show were doing so well compared to it, why bother changing it up. I don't really have any problem with Supriya, more the format of the show, which lacks a certain something all the other shows that follow it have (or, had before the changes). I personally couldn't stand Oakley's previous show and callers in the mornings, but I find myself listening to him regularly on the afternoon drive show. And I've heard criticisms about her, but Tasha makes it interesting by doing a mix of things - taking call-in topics, interviews, and panels. She's more upbeat as well, and the occasional banter with Patrick is nice too.

If anything (and no offense to Mike), he sounds bored in his current show - sitting on the sidelines while boring "experts" being interviewed ramble on about things, jumping from one daily news topic to the next. Akin to him talking about the post-Mojo 640 days where they went to a more news format and interviewed such exciting guests such as water purification experts on the PPM count in Lake Ontario (and I believe he mentioned this on his first Toronto Mike interview).

"Tune into another station. I 100% guarantee management won’t mind since the brand of being ultra conservative and mildly racist in a centrist, large city that is half not white isn’t a brand they can sell to advertisers."

Riiiight. Identity politics aside, I'm pretty sure with their market share the way it is, Global/Corus can't afford to be telling their listeners, especially longtime loyal P1 listeners, to pound salt and go listen to someone else. I'm sure some already have from 9-12 (I know I have). I'm reminded of one listener Mike was talking to on a call-in topic, who was someone who drove for a living and mentioned listening to 640 all day to Mike. Mike made a segway to specifically point out/call out to marketing/management, on air, that that should be the kind of loyal listener you want to target and keep, rather than paying consultants to try to figure it out for you. It was surprising to listen to.

But, oh noes just because someone disagrees with changes to their programming, they must be an alt-right dashboard-pounding fanboy Global/Corus doesn't want listening. You can have a radio station with all the best educated hosts that are well-liked by the upper management circles (who themselves might be disconnected from what goes on at the ground/lower levels), and have all this on paper to go and try to woo advertising dollars with, but if they don't connect with the listeners or the listeners aren't happy with your content and programming, well...one day the staff suddenly find themselves out of work or locked out of the building, and the station now rebranded to Top Country Hits or another easy cookie cutter format. It's unlikely with 640 now that they have the Global brand attached, but it's been done before at other stations and will probably happen again.

March 3, 2018 @ 3:32 PM

Stephen

I think the bottom line is Corus took a great show off the air to make room for 2 crappier ones.

I myself tried listening to the new morning show and it will never be the same. The format doesnt allow Mike to be himself.

I'm sorry but I have a very hard time believing the ratings for Supriya&Matt were better than Oakley. But I have a way harder time believing 'The exchange' is getting better ratings then the Stafford show. Corus: you need to do damage control - case in point: I have gone from listening to your station all day Mon-Fri when I can to absolutely not listening at all in the morning. Are the alarm bells not ringing that you have a problem? I can't imagine myself being the only one who has done this. Majority of my friends and family are also doing the same - majority of them were big Stafford fans and disliked Supriya and Matt (Supriya especially). I don't care how much Corus staff like Supriya in the office/in person. She is not suited for the public airwaves.

Found my new 'Niche' at 1010 (and yes no one is holding a gun to my head to listen to 640...). Still can't beleive staff, hp and Patrick are gone. Will listen to the podcasts for years to come. Really a damn shame the show is gone.

March 3, 2018 @ 3:40 PM

Stafford

This is getting crazy. With the exception of a few posts, the listeners concerned about missing out on something they liked listening to, this is one of the stupidest threads I've read in a while. I know TM likes the site metrics but really, people, if you cared so much about the station we'd be #1. And stop fucking assuming how I feel about a decision I made on my own. "Mike sounded bored on his old show; Mike sounds bored on his new show". Mike is a 57 year old who was offered an opportunity. This is as histrionic as the Edge/Martin Streek/Spirit of Radio Sunday crap.

March 4, 2018 @ 2:45 PM

Dan

I specifically recall listening to Mike and Supriya when Matt was away a while back, and to me, she seemed much better. More cheerful, relaxed, and a slower pace. I guess everybody has their own opinion and what they like in morning. I think she will learn a lot off Mike, she is definitely extremely smart, and I will give the show a chance. I would imagine it will take a couple of months, but what I have heard so far seems good. In the end, it is entertainment. The blend of the veteran Stafford and the young smart Supriya makes sense to me. If not good, well, tons of options.

March 4, 2018 @ 3:27 PM

Jim G

@ Dave

Have to agree that Supriya sounds better bantering with Stafford, though I do miss Mike from 9am to noon. Have to give Matt a chance to see if this Exchange format will work for him.

I will say that I always enjoy listening to Mike, and the morning slot has him taking less listener calls and has him expressing himself more.

March 4, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

Jim G

@ Dan

Well, I feel stupid calling you "Dave" in my previous comment!

March 4, 2018 @ 3:55 PM

Bluffsjohn

Isn't everyone listen to podcasts these days?

March 4, 2018 @ 10:44 PM

meslippery

Corus cjr.b 52 week low down 3.4% today $7.43

March 5, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Anonymous

Farewell am 640. CFRB1010 here we come.

March 5, 2018 @ 10:56 PM

keith

thank you for listening move Gurney out of the 530 am slot leave Mike there at least he lets her talk Adler has to go Mr fast talker no nothing switch to 610 am when adler is on

March 6, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

james krause

I'm retired and will not be up at 5.30 really liked the Stafford show from 9 til noon.This is a bad move as I will no longer listen!

March 6, 2018 @ 10:43 AM

Debbie Watson

Well as much as I love MIke Stafford - I have tried and tried to keep listening but alas, I just can't stand listening to Supryia. WIll be downloading podcasts to listen to at work. Hopefully the ratings will drop and things will go back to what they were...probably minus 1 ....

March 6, 2018 @ 1:15 PM

flat10squirrel

incredible amount of comments. i was not aware corus was tracking the ratings. i haven't listened to the morning show since Oakleys departure. i thought i was the only one, apparently i was not.
i even considered listening to John Moore, cousin of Micheal, NPR or CBC.

i have started to listen to 640 since Strafford, but he should be talking with the listeners. That is his strong point. This is a temporary situation. Matt was moved, he will be moved again when they move Stafford back.

Matt is not a radio host, he is a writer/ journalist. He talks like he writes. The words move faster then his thoughts;however, he cannot edit on the fly. I have never met anyone who talks like Matt. He talked over Supryia and the guests he is interviewing. More often he talks more then the guest. Supryia jumped in once a while to fill the void between Matts ego. Now she is actually having a conversation with her co-host. Matt greatest fan shaves with him every morning.
Are women host on morning radio shows rare, the shows not sponsored by the government that is.?

Who ever they move into Staffords place should be well vetted. Morning and Home drive are the power hours, The stations have a captive audience. Listen to the tapes, find someone opposite of Matt. Oakley is an intellectual disguised as a everyday kind of guy. He respects the audience and listens to and questions the guests. i think i have friends like Oakley.

that my two cents, no, my 5 cents.

March 7, 2018 @ 7:04 AM

Drew peacock

Tasha kherridin needs to be on the unemployment line

March 7, 2018 @ 7:09 AM

Randy Filinski

Really...left for Florida and tuned in for Mike only to find the changes...who is in charge and on what basis would they do this????

Bring Mike back for 8 hours (alone but with HP and Patrick)...

March 7, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

DannyV

Really. Huge mistake. I stopped listening to your morning show since Oakley was moved. Bring him back mornings and or give Staff his own time slot. Supriya give her the weather we need a whiner from Montreal. Chorus bring back Coast to Coast.Please

March 8, 2018 @ 5:29 PM

Bob Sakomano

No point in giving Stafford his own show....the real Stafford no longer exists, he's been replaced with a cucked, soy ingesting clone. Sad. Bring on Ford Nation and lets find some of the testosterone that's been drained from this country by Turdeau , Wynne, and the MSM. "It's Time".

March 11, 2018 @ 6:07 AM

JackofAlltrades

640am you ruined my mornings now. Best team from 9-12. you need to get rid of Supryia. Her voice is really irritating. I can't listen to that for more then 10mins and I have to go back to 1010. Can you change it back?

March 14, 2018 @ 9:46 AM

Nancy H. Pevcevicius

I've given the new changes several weeks now. What a huge disappointment! Mike Stafford , Patrick and HP were the best combination on radio. I loved the topics, humour, lighthearted banter and great phone-in calls. It's time to switch to 1010. Wake up, Corus!

March 14, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

Anonymous

Listened to Mike loved the show brutal morning show couldn't listen to both of them stafford must be bangin head of wall

March 16, 2018 @ 8:49 AM

Carol

Only listen to Oakley. The others are just a waste of time,

March 20, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Anonymous

My husband was a big fan of the Stafford Show. I could take it or leave it. I don't like John Moore's politics and was hoping this new show would give me an alternative, but it just can't hold my attention. I find myself tuning back to 1010 after a couple of minutes. Alex Pierson, however, is a must listen for me and I enjoy Oakley in he afternoons now.

March 22, 2018 @ 7:36 AM

Anonymous

I have tried time and time again to give new morning show a chance and I will not listen anymore until Mike is hosting alone and that woman with the worst radio voice is no more. Would love to know the new ratings for morning show!!

March 26, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

AG

So sad, missing Mike Stafford and his funny back up crew - on the 9:00 - 12:00 am show. It is not working for me him on morning show, as I can't catch it and when I do I find it very flat. Previously I always made sure I managed to listen to most of Mike's mid morning show as it was so funny and interesting and would make my day.

Global news radio you have made a huge mistake and lost a lot of listeners, please do the right thing and return Mike Stafford to his own show during the day along with his original supporting colleagues if you want your loyal listeners and high ratings to return to you from 1010.

March 26, 2018 @ 11:57 AM

RH

I can't listen to her any longer she is the worst. Sorry about your luck Mike.

March 27, 2018 @ 6:08 PM

john

Being on the road i enjoyed listening to the Stafford show . i really miss his time slot, no disrespect to the new guy, its just not the same..... i would like to know the reason why.?

March 28, 2018 @ 3:08 PM

Lancer

Used to follow the Oakley/Stafford religiously. When the new morning combo came on we couldn't stand it. She is awful. Unfortunately (for 640) that pushed us to discover the morning combo on the competitor. Still liked to catch some Staff now and then - not now. I head back to 640 at 4PM.

March 29, 2018 @ 8:50 AM

ssedogma1960

Staff, I think everyone on here is griping because we love you and miss you. You shared your life and became our "friend". You engaged an otherwise unengaged bunch. My love of you and your show made me write in to The Stafford Show a bunch of times, and motivated me to write to the station about this new lineup change. I have NEVER written to or about any other radio show. But we have to face facts. Us "greatest generation" folks are not the demographic 640 wants. A bunch of old farts longing for the good ol' days.

You made us laugh, and made us forget about this crazy world for a few short hours every day. As much as I dislike Supriya, I'm sure she is a great person. If you like her, she must be. It just hasn't translated across the air waves yet. I have great faith that you will bring out that side of her. I won't know, because I am not around to hear you in your new time slot, other than the last half hour or so. I did giggle when I heard you introduce your first panel, and when you introduced a guest as a "pointy head".

Mike, I wish you much success in your new endeavour. It took great courage to make this change. You deserve only good things. Try not to get too angry with these comments - not all of us are able or willing, or have your courage, to embrace change.

April 2, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

bill

So disappointed to have lost the magic that was the Stafford show. I can only see 640's ratings start the the slow plummet to obscurity. Tough to find good talk radio in this city now. And to lose Coast to Coast too!? Maybe it's time management had a shuffle.

April 4, 2018 @ 10:41 PM

Mr.Dee

The Stafford Show is a loss, but IMHO any serious news agency worth their salt wouldn't want conspiracy radio on their airwaves or associated with their brand. When they took over 640, Global probably saw the Spaceman, his unproven theories and shadow government beliefs as programming filler to gradually phase out. And when he crossed the line with his anti-Semitic overlord conspiracy show, they had no trouble pulling the plug.

After all, what news agency would want to be reporting something important during the day, and have their reporting undermined by the late-night programming saying how it's all a fake story and really a shadow government conspiracy at play...

April 5, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Randy

Sorry but I don't turn on 640 til the afternoon. Surprised to hear Mike respond like that to loyal listener's, allot of people liked your show, unfortunately they've ruined two shows, remember the customer is always right, this will be a bug mistake for 640.
And as others have said, if Matt and Supriya were doing so well there is no way they would have broken up so quickly.
The fun has been sucked out of Stafford, the show is not fun to listen too.

April 5, 2018 @ 8:20 PM

Ron Purvis

I have not heard Patrick Malkin's name since the big switch. WTF???

April 6, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Bill

The best show on AM radio ruined. I so miss Mike, Patrick and Heather. Mike...I've tried. I gave it a month. Considering as well, I only hear you for an hour now, as opposed to three I so enjoyed every day with you. I'm out. Gurney now owns the three most boring hours on radio. Corus... 😂 ya fucked it up.
So long.

April 9, 2018 @ 12:45 AM

Cheryl

I have listened to Mike for years but I can not listen now because of Suprya.
She has the most annoying voice &manner.Please if you had to change the
lineup (that was the first mistake)let Mike do the show on his own so I can listen
again or notify everyone when she will be on holiday.

April 17, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

bsmntdwllr73

I'm sure that the mngmnt. of AM 640 will get right on responding to that oh-so-reasonable request!! I guess the real proof will come with the release of the next ratings book?!?

April 17, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

G.Noble

Matt Gurney re: April 24 2018
comments/opinions he voiced this morning re van slaughter and messages of sympathy from persons in high office were shamelessly offensive and cringe-worthy: does Matt dick-take for AMI/Toronto Sun? We miss Stafford till noon; I keep tuning in but this idiot valley boy is doing his ESPN troll thing oh well you lost me! Just keep grinding on K Wynne, Ford abomintionals!

April 25, 2018 @ 4:58 PM

Tom

640AM......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....no one is questioning if Supriya is intelligent.....if in fact that is the concern of 640AM, viz-a-viz these postings, but rather her "timbre"...it is for radio, like listening to William Shatner do Captain Kirk for 3 hours....as for Gurney, he seems to go around the world twice to make his point, and then everything is relative to his personal experience , which on radio.....is zero.

I think it is fair to say, that Mike S, had a choice.......move to try and save the morning show...or just move, as in out....I think Mike has always been very loyal to 640AM, but even loyalty can hit the proverbial , "brick wall."

For myself, I have chosen to be entertained by Rock 95, 1010, and a few stations south of the border...don't always agree with them...but at least one can listen to them, without pulling their hair out the moment they speak.....and not because of what they are saying...but rather, "TIMBRE".

May 4, 2018 @ 5:05 AM

CJ

I absolutely loved Mike Stanford but honestly now the morning show with Supryia is downright awful... I long for the old Stafford - Supryia’s voice grates on me; and she drives me crazy (if I want to be irritated I may as well listen to John Moore 1010) I think,I will have to tune out. My husband has already.

May 10, 2018 @ 8:16 AM

Giggy

I miss Mike having his own show! On the positive side, I know exactly when it's 9:05 a.m. because my live stream defaults to 1010 and then back to 640 at 4:00 p.m.

May 15, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Danny

I have to comment. AM 640......you screwed up on pairing Stafford with Supriya. She’s great, but the pairing just doesn’t work. I really feel like Mike got demoted here.

Mike, you’ve taken the respectful approach to this.....but I think you’re going to lose your “Mojo” here if you don’t move on from 640. I think you’ve been treated like crap. You’re still radio young....go somewhere where you’ll be treated with dignity and respect.

My two cents.....I can’t take the show seriously anymore. I just don’t hear chemistry between you and Supriya.....and Stafford has already proven himself on air.

May 16, 2018 @ 10:18 PM

Karen

This spot that they moved Mike is not showing the best of his radio personalty. Not fan anymore bring back the old team.

May 29, 2018 @ 8:07 AM

Monica leckie

Management must all be brain dead (which doesn't surprise me ) you have obviously seen the results of this move (mistake) if u want to get rid of people do it with dignity pay them off and let them move on never mind your moving them around embarrassing them so they will hopefully quit on their own. That is the thanks they get for years of dedication, hopefully it will come back and kick u in the butt.

June 15, 2018 @ 4:50 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Only 39 comments needed after this one to tie things up with that still-active Andy Frost retirement
thread. Come on, people, 'You Can Do it!!' (Said/Typed in fitting tribute to Rob Schneider's
many uncomfortable, non-P.C. appearances as that indeterminably foreign dude in countless
shitty Adam Sandler flicks!! Folks, we CAN make this happen.

June 15, 2018 @ 4:56 PM

ANNIE

MATT GURNEY...WHY DOES HE HAVE A TIME SLOT??????NOT FOR RADIO
SUPRIYA..............WHERE DID SHE COME FROM??????? NOT FOR RADIO
HORRIBLE TOGETHER OR APART

June 29, 2018 @ 4:13 PM

Spike

Here's my two cents on 640.
Stafford is mostly OK, but he needs interaction with his listeners, that's his strength. He sucks as a co-host and not much better with the panel guests, that he so opposed when on his own. Maybe Sirius radio would be a better fit.

Supriya is book smart, so she tells us with her bio about law school, med school, blah blah blah. Book smart does not mean radio savvy.

Matt talks around and around; Pete and repeat went into the store, Pete came out, who's left? Repeat. Pete and repeat went.......

Tasha, Tasha Tasha, get a job in print.

Kelly, smart, articulate, and on her game. Best host they have by far, she keeps the ball rolling.

Oakley, too much! He's sends out sublime racist remarks, then wants to "drill down" or "square the circle" to pretend he not biased. He has MAGA idiot guests, and his goofball, so called financial analyst Schizas is a perfect puppet for him; phony laugh on cue; cut, take two Lou.

Don't know much about the night hosts, in fact don't even listen to day anymore.

June 30, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

Eric Bolton

AM640 was my favourite station, but the loss of The Stafford Show has killed that. I can't stomach more than thirty seconds of Supreya. Point zero eight seconds if I hear "My Pillow".

July 5, 2018 @ 6:21 PM

Matt needs to go!

Opening line every single day - - Oh boy folks do we have a show today! Lot's going on around the newsworld lately, everything is just kinda exploding around here! Something happened that was pretty important and it was a big news story!!! I'll just re-hash every news story you've heard in the last 48 hours and then listen to myself comment on it, it's gonna be great!! Oh did I mention I live in Leaside? Ya I do! It's gonna be a crazy good show!!!

July 10, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Anonymous

Please advise when the female doing morning show with Mike will be taking vacation.

July 16, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

steven kaszab

I like Mikes Shows. An intelligent man with strong opinions, almost always ready to hear a caller/listener fairly. Having his own show is a good idea. May the force be with you Mike.

September 14, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Chris

What on earth is happening at AM 640 radio? Any one know?

September 26, 2018 @ 6:31 AM


Joseph

Mike has been blue pilled and is now complicit in the msm censorship and lies.

October 12, 2018 @ 8:24 AM

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