Dave Rutherford has retired from Calgary’s CHQR and now hosting their morning show from 9 to noons are Roger Kincade and Erin Kelly. The new afternoon host is Dave Taylor, formerly a Calgary MLA. Co-hosting his show for one hour is current drive home host Angela Kokott. Over at Edmonton’s CFCW, James Gruff Gushnowski, replaced Danny Hooper as co-host of their morning show with Sharon Mallon.
On August 19, Dani Robs, formerly with The Bounce, began co-hosting the new morning show with Jonny Sullivan at Fresh FM 92.5 FM (CKNG) in Edmonton. The show runs from 5:30 am to 9:30 am.
Jake Ryan, formerly with Edmonton’s FRESH FM is now hosting the evening show at Hot 107, also in Edmonton.
Corus Radio Edmonton’s 630 CHED announced two new programs in key timeslots beginning Monday, August 19, 2013. Dan Tencer and Andrew Grose will host Tencer and Grose, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Dan, in addition to hosting Edmonton Oilers hockey broadcasts, has been a featured guest host on the 630 CHED Morning News and other talk shows over the past several years. Andrew has been entertaining Canadians for years as one of this country’s most successful stand-up comedians. For the past three years, Andrew has also been co-host of the 630 CHED Afternoon News.
J’lyn Nye and Mark Scholz will host The 630 CHED Afternoon News weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. J’lyn has spent the last several years entertaining and informing listeners on Corus Radio stations CISN COUNTRY 103.9 and The New 92.5 Fresh FM. Mark is known as one of Edmonton’s top emcees and community boosters. An accomplished musician, Mark first caught the attention of Edmontonians with a number of television and radio assignments.
Both shows will bring a fresh, new approach to delivering breaking news coverage,” said Garry McKenzie, General Manager, Corus Radio Alberta and Winnipeg, in a recent news release. “With these programs, we are committed to delivering engaging, entertaining conversation on issues and topics of relevance to Edmontonians.
Randy Lemay, Newcap’s director of Alberta operations based in Edmonton, has resigned for health reasons. He plans to remain with Newcap through the remainder of this fiscal year, perhaps into October, before leaving day-to-day duties in favour of performing special projects for the company.
Kerry Powell, Director of Digital Products is no longer at the Edmonton Journal since early August 2013. Here’s the report from mastermaq’s blog:
Kerry Powell was let go by the Edmonton Journal on Thursday. She was the Director of Digital Products. Appropriately she hasn’t been shy about sharing the experience online, expressing sadness and even tweeting photos of her exit. It certainly sounds like the decision was a surprise. No word on where Kerry will go next, but I have no doubt she’ll have her pick of opportunities. Here’s her TEDxEdmonton talk on The Future of News.
Lesley Primeau has left the station after 21 years with CHED. Filling the afternoon slot will be J’lyn Nye – moving from morning show host on Fresh FM, another Corus property – along with former CBC and Big Breakfast TV host Mark Scholz. See the rest of the report from GigCity.ca.
CBC TV Calgary has two new anchors for their dinner hour news beginning September 23. Rosa Marchitelli is the new co-host of their local television newscasts. A native Calgarian, Rosa will be sharing the anchor desk with her husband, and veteran journalist, Rob Brown. The couple moved from Vancouver to Calgary earlier this month. Brown was a reporter and anchor for CTV News. Marchitelli is originally from Calgary, but had most recently been a reporter and anchor at CBC Vancouver. She was also a journalism instructor. See more on the CBC TV Calgary website.
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