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There was a time when the firing of the Edge morning show would be a "stop the presses" moment around these parts. Since the cancellation of The Dean Blundell Show, the only constant at 102.1 the Edge in the mornings has been change. Fearless Fred was there for a
Earlier this week, I had Cam Gordon from Twitter Canada in my basement and we were talking about a recent PItch Talks event that ended early when Kelly Gruber soured the room. Cam was there, and we got to talking about these events from Homestand Sports. In addition to Pitch
Kevin Frankish, longtime co-host of City TV's Breakfast Television, announced this morning that Friday will be his last day on the program. Here's his announcement... A very difficult thing to tell you right now. https://t.co/fmzNXPNUZh— Kevin Frankish (@KevinFrankish) May 29, 2018Kevin hasn't yet disclosed why he's leaving
Al Joynes is gone, Andy Frost is leaving, and now John Scholes has left Q107. His last shift was Friday afternoon. He was there for 19 years. As you'll hear below, John bows out to Queen's The Show Must Go On. Although John will no longer be on Q107, it
Last week, when I learned Al Joynes had been let go by Corus, I also heard Andy Frost was presented with a similar folder. Andy, however, was given something rather rare in radio. He would be allowed to say goodbye to the Q107 listenership on-air. I decided not to write
Steve Anthony has announced he is leaving CP24 Breakfast to "do other things" and that his last day will be March 29. Steve Anthony was just at my home two weeks ago for another great convo and left no hint he was about to leave. He did take great pride
Gregg Zaun will no longer be a part of Blue Jays telecasts. He was fired today. Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, sent the following email to employees this afternoon. This week, we received complaints from multiple employees at Sportsnet regarding inappropriate behaviour and comments by Gregg Zaun in the
I can't remember anything like this happening in the past... there was a massive local newspaper trade today between Postmedia and Torstar. 41 papers were involved and 36 of them will be shut down. That means hundreds of people (300+) were dismissed today, as a result. Here's a list of
As Bell Media continues to make cuts across this country, I thought I would put together a list of GTA on-air talent who have been advised their services are no longer required. I've already written about Joe Tilley and Lance Brown at CTV Toronto, and Paulie Morris at 97.7
Lance Brown and Joe Tilley have delivered sports updates for CFTO News, now CTV Toronto News, since the mid-80s. Lance started in 1985 and Joe in 1984. If my math is right, that's over thirty years for each of them. Bell Media has cut over 50 jobs across Canada, including
You may have heard that Bell Media is making cuts across the country. Today, they let some people go in St. Catharines, including long time 97.7 HTZ FM host and music director Paulie Morris. If you've ever listened to 97.7 HTZ FM, you've heard Paulie Morris. He helped
In my very basement you learned about Mike Richards' new independent venture and Greg Brady's return to mornings on The Fan 590, but there was other news today. At 102.1 the Edge, my station throughout the 90s, they shuffled the deck. The new morning show is going to be
In this 205th episode, Mike chats with sports media critic Chris Zelkovich about his years at The Toronto Star and Yahoo! and the current state of Toronto sports media. This episode is exactly 1:14:31. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen
Corus recently bought Global TV owner Shaw Media for $2.65 billion in cash and shares. Yesterday, they made a few significant cuts. Let's start with the cancellation of 16X9. 16X9 was an award-winning Canadian newsmagazine program. We're talking investigative news at a time when fewer and fewer news outlets
Rogers has made it official. George Stroumboulopoulos is no longer part of the Rogers Hockey broadcast team. According to the press release, he will "depart the company to explore new creative opportunities." That same release tells us Ron MacLean "is returning to host hockey’s biggest night alongside David Amber"
If you include her hosting duties at TVOKids, Patty Sullivan has been a television friend to our kids since 1994. My three oldest kids have all enjoyed her work as host of Kids' CBC where she's been since 2003. Sadly, my youngest won't have that pleasure. Kids' CBC is rebranding
The big news in this country is that George Stroumboulopoulos is being replaced as host of Hockey Night in Canada by Ron MacLean. Ron MacLean had the gig before Strombo, and Strombo visited my basement a few months into his first season as host to talk about the big change.
According to The Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk, George Stroumboulopoulos won’t return as host of Hockey Night in Canada next season. His replacement will be the man he replaced, Ron MacLean. Strombo is a tremendous broadcaster, and I was lucky enough to converse with him for almost two hours during
Ann Rohmer has been a fixture on Toronto television for decades. Before joining Citytv in 1986, she was a features reporter for Canada AM. At Citytv, she was the CityPulse Weekend sports anchor before joining David Onley as the first hosts of Breakfast Television on September 6, 1989. Ann hosted
Over six years ago, Ann Rohmer left her job at CP24 for a position in the aviation industry. (Note: It took me 6 years, but I finally have the untold true story about this retirement and will share it here another day.) Then, mere months later, Ann returned as if
CTV has announced that Canada AM will broadcast its final episode tomorrow. Canada AM first hit the airwaves on Sept. 11, 1972 as Canada’s first morning television news program and ran for 43 seasons. Your final Canada AM hosts are Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson. Bell Media
I read every news item this morning with great skepticism. The morning of April 1 is when news organizations like to have fun with fake stories. When Breakfast Television posted this to their Facebook feed, I thought it was in very poor taste. What's funny about someone losing their job,
As learned from TSM, Rogers axed a number of people at Sportsnet yesterday. The vast majority of those fired worked behind the scenes, and have names you won't recognize, but at least three on-air people you're familiar with are part of these cuts. They are: Hugh BurrillJames CybulskiJamie ThomasHi everybody.
Surprise! Gord Martineau signed off as anchor of the six o’clock news for the last time today. There was no goodbye, no farewell tour, he signed off as normal and a press release was issued by Rogers. From the press release: Martineau began his career with City back in
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.