Ashley Docking in at 590, Alan Carter and Jeff McArthur in at 640

Both Rogers and Corus issued press releases today announcing changes to their weekday lineups at The Fan 590 and Global News Radio 640 Toronto, respectively.

Ashley Docking will be co-hosting the 590 morning show with Greg Brady and Hugh Burrill. Ashley is the first non-white-guy to have a permanent hosting gig at The Fan during weekday hours in quite some time and assumes the spot left vacant when the station parted ways with Elliott Price. Good on The Fan for adding a little diversity to their frequency.

Ashley, if you haven't heard, was recently on my podcast and it's an interesting listen in retrospect.

Ashley Docking and me

Meanwhile, a little up the dial at 640, Alan Carter will host a new show from 12-1pm and Jeff McArthur will be on the air from 1-3. These slots were made vacant when Matt Gurney and Tasha Kheiriddin left the station. Kelly Cutrara will move to 9am - noon.

And that's your Toronto AM radio update for February 27.

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bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Thanks for posting those Queen lyrics, now I'm gonna have that tune stuck in my head all day
(not necessarily a bad thing, mind you!!). Fun FYI Fact: Songwriter Roger Taylor went on to use
many of the melodic musical ideas presented in that song on his concurrent solo track called "I Cry
For You", but unlike John Fogerty and "The Old Man Down the Road", he wasn't later sued for
(inadvertently?) plagiarizing himself! And congrats on your astute prognosticating with regards
to Ms. Docking's new position. As for those two old dudes from the mothership television station,
why do the younglings even bother going to journalism/broadcasting school anymore?!?

February 27, 2019 @ 3:05 PM

Neil Clarke Warren

@ TM "Good on The Fan for adding a little diversity to their frequency."
OR
Ashley Docking works for much less $$$ than Elliott Price.

February 27, 2019 @ 6:39 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Neil Clarke Warren

Both can be true.

February 27, 2019 @ 6:45 PM

Justin

For whatever reason, women seem to be far more prominent in sports broadcasting stateside than here in Canada. Have never listened to Docking before so I'm excited to give the new morning show a try.

February 28, 2019 @ 12:30 AM

Matt

Whatever happened to hiring the best person instead of basing it on things out of their control like race, gender etc. The fact she is female shouldn't matter.

February 28, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Matt

It's not about hiring someone because they're a woman, it's about being open to hiring a non-white-guy and not continually hiring yourself.

That matters.

February 28, 2019 @ 9:59 AM

James Edgar

@ Matt I think they DID hire the best person in this case. She is smart ,funny and is really well versed in the sports they talk about on air. I was hoping she would be permanent after listening to her fill in the last few weeks .

So even if Diversity played a part it was still a great hire IMHO.

February 28, 2019 @ 10:21 AM

Neil Clarke Warren

My guess she is making 1/3 of what Price was making. That is a factor.

February 28, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

Urooj Islam

@Neil Clarke Warren

Like Mike said, it can be both.

Cost cutting in the past never prevented the Fan 590 from consistently replacing a white dude with another white dude.

February 28, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Well, deep down we all know that REAL progress will ONLY be made when one attractive fairly young Caucasian woman is eventually replaced by an equally attractive Caucasian woman of an even slightly younger vintage!!!

February 28, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

Matt

@James. Not saying she wasn't. I dont listen to the fan. I just found it odd Mike had to mention race and sex.

February 28, 2019 @ 12:54 PM

Urooj Islam

@bsmntdwllr73

Martine Gaillard and Jennifer Hedger will never be replaced by a whiter, prettier and younger version of themselves!

February 28, 2019 @ 1:10 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Urooj Islam
Oh well, I guess true progress will have to wait a little bit longer, or at least until Skynet & the machines FINALLY take over, and then "THEY" can figure out how to best deal with this ongoing hot potato of an issue!!

February 28, 2019 @ 1:15 PM

Chuck 99

Hey, Mike. Great call!

I remember that you mentioned on one of your podcasts a few weeks ago that you had heard that Ashley was going to replace Elliott Price. So, I was waiting for this announcement.

February 28, 2019 @ 3:46 PM

Axll33

Sadly at 640 Stafford still stuck with Supriya although did hear she is expecting soon. So it will be Stafford all the time hopefully.Still say they should have put Kelly and Supriya together.That would tick all the boxes for white misogynist guilt.But not necessarily those that believe the best should get the job.

February 28, 2019 @ 9:33 PM

Bob Canuck

@Axll33,

Given your phrasing, are you suggesting that you know that Supriya will be having sex soon and will become pregnant? Isn't she expecting/pregnant now? :)

March 1, 2019 @ 4:08 AM

GNR 640

Also for 640 Oakley to start at 3pm. To 6.... from 4-7. And they will be airing Global news at 6pm.
Google 640 Toronto and check schedule for Monday mar 4

March 1, 2019 @ 5:09 AM

GNR 640

Also for 640 Oakley to start at 3pm. To 6.... from 4-7. And they will be airing Global news at 6pm.
Google 640 Toronto and check schedule for Monday mar 4

March 1, 2019 @ 5:09 AM

brydot

Can't believe Greg Brady is still on the air. His shows are so distracting talking over one another arguing with one another, Marsha Marsha Marsha


March 1, 2019 @ 1:21 PM

WalkingCandyApple


Greg Brady is radio’s version of a serial killer. Knocking off every co-host who has ever had the misfortune of working with him. So good luck, Ms. Docking. Because you are on the clock starting NOW!!!

March 14, 2019 @ 8:28 AM

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