John Roberts New Capital-FM PD

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John Roberts New Capital-FM PD

Postby jon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:20 am

Insiders within the confines of Newcap's WEM studios are now confirming that John Roberts will be the new Program Director for CKRA-FM Edmonton, Capital-FM.

John will be returning to Edmonton after a 10 year absence that began just 3 months after the launch of Cool 8-80 where he was Program Director at CHQT and CISN-FM.

No word on when or even whether Newcap will fill the Operations Manager position left vacant when Patrick Cardinal moved to Astral.
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Re: John Roberts New Capital-FM PD

Postby jon » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:30 am

Just looking through some old Broadcast Dialogues for background on John Roberts.

Here is what I found:
  • June 29, 2000 - John Roberts is new PD at CISN-FM/CHQT Edmonton. He’s back in town after a stint in Houston...
  • Sept. 20, 2001 - PD John Roberts, CISN/Cool 880 Edmonton, is no longer with the operation. Power 92 Edmonton/Power 107 Calgary PD James Stuart will now also handle the chores Roberts once did...
  • March 7, 2002 - he won a Canadian Music Week award for a CHUM Promotional Campaign

Tough to track down his U.S. experience as there are several radio people with the same name. But here is one I verified because of the accompanying picture:

John Roberts Exits WTQR
April 19, 2011 at 6:35 AM (PT)

CLEAR CHANNEL Country WTQR/GREENSBORO PD JOHN ROBERTS has exited after five-and-a-half years with the station. ROBERTS, a programming veteran of many years, has also done stints at CLEAR CHANNEL Country WKKT/CHARLOTTE and the former Country KIKK/HOUSTON.
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