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I was chatting with Jeff Hutcheson when I learned Rod Black was no longer with Bell Media. Jeff Hutcheson worked with Rod Black on Canada AM, and we discussed Rod's announcement in episode 931 of Toronto Mike'd. 🥲♥️🎙Sad to say goodbye today to my friends at CTV and TSN but
Maureen Holloway announced this morning that today was her last day hosting 98.1 CHFI's morning show. She took over when Erin Davis retired five years ago. Previously, Maureen hosted the afternoon drive show on Q107. Today was Mo’s last show on CHFI. Mo will always be part of
I spent the morning with former 590 morning show host Greg Brady and we talked openly and honestly about the Fan 590 lineup and why Greg wasn't a part of it. I strongly recommend you listen to all two hours, even if some of it didn't age very well as
The other day, I wrote about Jim Hughson's retirement. After 42 years, he's decided to call it quits and will no longer call NHL games for Sportsnet. News broke yesterday about two other changes at Sportsnet. On the television side, Leo Rautins will not be back as Raptors analyst alongside
Jim Hughson, who has been calling hockey games since the early 80s, has announced his retirement from broadcasting. Last season, he only called home games for the Vancouver Canucks. After 42 years, Hall of Fame PxP commentator Jim Hughson has announced his retirement from broadcasting. As one of Canada'
Two weeks after Pooja Handa announced she was leaving CP24 Breakfast for another opportunity, Gurdeep Ahluwalia has made the exact same announcement. Gurdeep Ahluwalia has been with Bell Media stations since 2009. Here's an excerpt from his CP24 bio, sure to be removed shortly. A familiar and trusted face in
Pooja Handa had been a CP24 anchor since 2008, and in April 2011 she became a co-host of CP24 Breakfast Weekend, before moving to the weekday edition of CP24 Breakfast. You might have heard Steve Anthony's exit interview in which he boasted CP24 Breakfast had surpassed Breakfast Television in the
Bell Media issued a press release today announcing that Michael Landsberg is leaving TSN after 37 years. TORONTO (July 30, 2021) – TSN announced today that Michael Landsberg is departing TSN 1050 Toronto, after five years as a daily host with the station. Landsberg most recently appeared as co-host of the
Hugh Burrill's last day on The Fan 590's morning show is this Friday. He's leaving to pursue a communications role at Sporting Life Canada / Golf Town. 🚨 I'm using a flashing light emoji so it must be BIG NEWS 🚨 This is my last week at @FAN590 After a wonderful
Mike Stafford has been fired from his job at Global News Radio 640. He was the morning show host since February 2018 when he took Matt Gurney's spot alongside Supriya Dwivedi. Legacy CFNY fans will remember Mike Stafford as the newsperson on Pete and Geets. Fred Patterson of Humble and
It was only a matter of time before Sportsnet took their televison play-by-play of Blue Jays baseball and put it on the radio. Here I am early this morning calling it on Hebsy on Sports, well before any announcement was made. Here's an excerpt of the press release from Rogers.
Firstly, the big TSN radio station of primary concern to the majority of readers here is safe.... for now. These changes did not effect TSN Radio 1050. But other TSN Radios, including Hamilton's TSN 1150, Vancouver's TSN 1040 and Winnipeg's TSN 1290, are changing formats. The station formerly known as
This is day three of the Bell Media GTA cuts... if you're just joining us, here's parts one and two: NEWSTALK 1010 CutsCTV Toronto News CutsI take no pleasure in this reporting. It's not my job, it doesn't make me any money, and I feel awful for everyone affected. But,
Yesterday I reported on Bell Media cuts to NEWSTALK 1010, and today I have the displeasure of sharing the news Tom Brown and Anwar Knight are no longer on CTV Toronto. They're the two on-screen dismissals I'm aware of, but the vast majority of cuts are to people who work
Bell Media is a federally regulated company who just received $122 million in federal government pandemic labour subsidies. And they're in the midst of a significant labour purge. Today, the entire NEWSTALK news department was axed. Some names are Russ Courtney, Haley Cooper, Claude Feig and Lucas Meyer. And at
Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro became a duo at The Score, and took their show to The Fan 590 in 2011. The radio show was simulcast on television, and in 2015 it became a television show that only aired on television. In 2019, that television show was simulcast on 590
Caroline Szwed has announced that she's left Sportsnet. Although she didn't share specifics, she did reference her car accident of September 2019 as a contributing factor. Hey guys, I just wanted to jump on here and give you a heads up that earlier this week was my last day with
On January 19, 2010, I wrote about mass firings at Citytv. The two biggest names to be let go that day were Anne Mroczkowski and Laura DiBattista, but there were others, including Pam Seatle. Only Pam Seatle was quickly rehired and continued as a CityNews reporter and anchor on Citytv
Sportsnet has parted ways with Mike Wilner. This news makes me very sad, not just because I like the way Mike calls a Jays game on the radio, but because I'm a big fan of Mike as a human being. Thanks for the memories, @wilnerness590! Statement from @Sportsnet: pic.twitter.
I just finished recording episode 200 of Hebsy on Sports with Mark Hebscher, and he finished a rather eventful discussion with a couple of Canadian sports media updates. You can see us recording episode 200 here. In Hebsy's words... Dave Randorf did not have his contract renewed at Sportsnet. This
Following tonight's NHL Draft Lottery, Bob McKenzie enters the next phase of his professional life, leaving the day-to-day grind for semi-retirement. It's not a full retirements because he'll still be doing TSN's draft rankings three times a year, he'll still be covering the World Junior Hockey Championships, and he'll still
Corus made cuts across the country today. Among those getting the bad news were Jennifer Valentyne, Anthony Bruno and Rob Leth. There were also cuts in the Corus podcasting world. I found out this morning that @rp_browne and I have been laid off, effective immediately, and that after 276
Breakfast Television in Toronto has made a significant change to its on-air crew. Roger Petersen, who had been co-hosting with Dina Pugliese, has been relieved of his duties. Roger joined the Toronto Citytv team in 1999, undertaking a variety of roles including reporter, anchor and host of the car show
Last February, I wrote about Ashley Docking joining The Fan 590 morning show. At the time, she was co-hosting the 590 morning show with Greg Brady and Hugh Burrill. Ashley was the first non-white-guy to have a permanent hosting gig at The Fan during weekday hours in quite some time.
If you've been paying attention to the 12:36 episodes of Toronto Mike'd, we've talked quite a bit lately about the demise of the entertainment section in the Toronto Star. Marc thought an end-of-2019 piece about podcasting featuring yours truly might be the last of its kind. I brought this