Various Broadcaster Updates (Broadcast Dialogue)

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Various Broadcaster Updates (Broadcast Dialogue)

Postby jon » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:28 am

From this morning's Broadcast Dialogue:

Jay Hatton has joined Dani Rohs at 92.5 Fresh FM Edmonton as part of the Dani & Jay morning team. Hatton moved from sister station JUMP! 106.9 Ottawa where he was Jay Hat in the morning...

Andy Boyd has moved to Vista Radio in Vancouver as CFO. Most recently he was VP finance for Bell Media Radio Toronto after spending over 10 years with Astral/Standard Radio in similar roles...

Natalie Quinlan is the new CJDC-TV Dawson Creek anchor/newsroom supervisor. Previously, Quinlan was a morning news anchor at KIX/YL Country Peace River...

Johnny Mah, ex of Bell Media Vancouver’s communications department, is now at City Vancouver/OMNI as promotions coordinator. He’s full-time/temporary while filling in for Margaret Wong, now on maternity leave...

Cam Webb is back with Harvard Broadcasting, this time as MD/evening announcer at 100.7 CRUZ fm Red Deer where he’d been doing middays. He left CRUZ for The One 93.1 Leduc, then was off radio for a while...

Sanja Knezevic moves up to intermediate account manager at CKPG-TV Prince George from her former junior position...

SIGN-OFFS: Graham Michael McMullin, on his 87th birthday, in West Vancouver. McMullin began with Canadian Press in 1954, then worked at CBC TV News until his retirement. He was an assignment editor and one of Vancouver's first TV news cameramen, shooting locally and in Vietnam, Pakistan, India and Hong Kong.

Six former News88.9 Saint John employees - hosts, anchors and producers - have filed a lawsuit against two major broadcasters. They allege, despite assurances of jobs from Newcap, that they were let go back in July when the station changed hands (from Rogers to Newcap). They are seeking damages for lost wages, benefits, and for stress, anxiety and humiliation. Newcap paid $750,000 for News88.9 and got the CRTC’s approval to flip it from News/Talk to Classic Rock...
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Re: Various Broadcaster Updates (Broadcast Dialogue)

Postby jon » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Another round-up of (mostly Western Canada) items from Broadcast Dialogue:

Neil Cunningham is the new GM of Newcap’s Edmonton Radio Group, stepping in to succeed the departed Sharon Taylor, who had moved last year from Bell Media Winnipeg. Most recently, Neil was a sales manager at Global Television. Before that he held a number of senior sales positions with Corus, including as director of sales for Western Canada...

Jamie Weiss aka Crash Davis is now PD at 103.1 JACK FM (CHTT-FM) Victoria. The 20-year Rogers Victoria veteran began as an operator/producer at CJVI AM 900 and later held a variety of on-air roles with HOT 103 and 103.1 JACK FM. Weiss continues as afternoon host at JACK...

Colleen Ward, ex national accounts manager at Corus Radio Vancouver, has joined Canadian Broadcast Sales (CBS) in Vancouver as an account executive. While at Corus, she worked with CBS, managing the national and local agency relationships as well as the Shaw/Corus integrated partnership and media marketing for all four stations...

Chris Terpsma has become manager of broadcast engineering at the Harvard Broadcasting stations. The position is an add-on to his engineering responsibilities at Harvard Edmonton. Terpsma has been with the company since 2010...

Al Wright has been promoted to operations manager at Global BC in Burnaby. Wright joined the station in 1982 after graduating from the BCIT television program. Since starting in Master Control and VTR he’s held a number of positions including production editing, mobile video production and manager of news operations...

Greg Johnson, the brand director at 925 Fresh FM Edmonton, has added those duties for CISN Country 103.9 Edmonton as well. Phil Kallsen, who’d been splitting his time between Edmonton and Country 105 Calgary, now oversees Country 105 and Q107 for Corus Radio Calgary...

Dallas Flexhaug has returned to Global Calgary in mornings and Noon news broadcasts, reporting in the former and co-anchoring at Noon. She’d been off on maternity leave for a year. Flexhaug succeeds Cara Fullerton who left the morning show in August to pursue a career in health and fitness...

At The Zone @ 91-3 Victoria, Jeremy Baker leaves pm drive for CFOX 99.3 Vancouver to do afternoon drive. He starts there Jan. 5. Pol Plastino, now in middays, will do afternoon drive and Jon Williams, now
evenings/weekends, will take over the midday show...

Brittany Anastacio has moved from middays at The Wolf Regina to assistant MD/evenings-weekends at 97.7 HTZ-FM St. Catharines, her home town. She begins Dec. 16...

A repeater of Newcap’s 96-7 The RIG Whitecourt went to air December 10th in Fox Creek...

The Canadian Media Guild has warned CBC employee members about co-operating with an internal investigation of Jian Ghomeshi. CMG says the information could be used against them. The Guild says, too, that while interviews will be recorded by the lawyer leading the probe, Janice Rubin, those being interviewed will not be allowed to make their own recordings. Nor will they be able to acquire a copy of Rubin's recordings or a transcript of the interview until the investigation is completed and findings made. Further, the transcripts and recordings may be provided to CBC management for possible disciplinary action. A Nov. 4 memo from CBC Executive VP of English Services Heather Conway assured staff of confidentiality being maintained...

Moses Znaimer’s Zoomer Media is said to be close to a deal with Quebecor to acquire the Sun News Network. Znaimer’s roots include turning a quiet UHF station, Citytv Toronto, into a major player in Canada’s largest city. While many would argue the negatives of Sun News Network, others see its Category C licence as appealing (Cat. C means that all licensed cable and satellite distributors must offer the channel to customers). Sun News launched in 2011 and has posted losses of $46.7-million over three years...

SIGN-OFF: Terry Glecoff, 66, at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital of pancreatic cancer. Glecoff was a former CBC Calgary journalist who began his broadcast career in 1977 at ATV (now CTV Atlantic) Halifax. In between, he worked as a reporter, writer, producer and anchor in both radio and TV at various CBC locations across Canada. Since leaving the broadcasting world, Glecoff was heavily involved in the health care field. He had also been a sessional professor at Humber College in Toronto where he taught broadcast writing and chase producing.
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Re: Various Broadcaster Updates (Broadcast Dialogue)

Postby bigbry » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Well done Jon! Nice post buddy!
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