There are a number of changes in Toronto's radio market, so let's run them down here.
We'll start with the announcement that came as no surprise. Darren B. Lamb, who recently left Roger Ashby and Marilyn Dennis at CHUM FM, replaces Mike Cooper as Erin Davis's co-host during CHFI 98.1's morning show. They're calling it Erin & Darren In The Morning.
"Get ready for Erin and Darren in the Morning! It's coming." https://t.co/Dri4RIgONq— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) January 8, 2016
They also unveiled their new logo.
At the station formerly known as Flow 93-5, they've re-branded as 93.5 The Move. They'll play rhythmic hits from the 1990s and 2000s, along with current material. Here's their new logo.
They also fired all female on-air talent ahead of the re-launch.
.@Flow935 fired all their female talent today ahead of the relaunch on Monday— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) February 26, 2016
Meanwhile, over at 102.1, they announced last week that they're bringing in Rick "The Temp" Campanelli as the newest addition to their morning show, but he won't join Fearless Fred and Mel until late June.
Carly Rae Meyers has left X92.9 in Calgary for the midday shift at 102.1 the Edge. Wade McNeil is leaving his evening shift, Adam gets the afternoon drive slot and Kid Craig gets eventings. I'm told more changes are coming here, so stay tuned.
Hey Toronto! I'll be your 9-1 @the_edge. Let's show each other our bellybuttons and be friends. #YYZ— Carly Meyers (@CarlyRadio) February 24, 2016
If you heard episode 152 of my podcast with Pete Fowler, you heard me read the memo issued by Edge PD Stu Meyers about Martin Streek dropping an F-bomb on-air. Stu Meyers is Carly Meyers's father.
And finally, all the Newstalk 1010 shows you enjoy weeknights from 10pm to 2am are either being shuttered or moving so they can bring you a new show featuring David Eddie. That means goodbye (or see you later at another time) to The Late Shift with Gail Vaz-Oxlade, The Late Shift with Joe Warmington, The Late Shift with Bill Hayes and The Late Shift with Taggart & Torrens.
Let me know in the comments what you think of these moves, if you think about them at all.