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Broadcast Dialogue's Western Canadian News Roundup

Postby jon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:22 pm

From this morning's Broadcast Dialogue:

Kevin Hayes, the evening host at 104.9 Virgin Radio Edmonton, will join Hot 107 Edmonton next month as
new MD/midday host...

Christy Farrell will leave 99.9 Sunfm Kelowna’s morning show at April’s end, bound for mornings at the JPBG
Calgary Country station, Wild 95.3. Farrell has been with Bell Media on and off for close to 10 years and with
99.9 Sunfm for almost two years...

Jim McTighe is the new manager of engineering at Bell Media Radio Calgary. McTighe was with Rogers Radio
Calgary for the last six years and with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Kamloops before that...

Mark Crichton is the broadcast
engineer for Golden West’s recently
approved acquisition; Sunny 94 FM
(CJUV) Lacombe. He’s also
responsible for servicing Drum FM
(CHOO) Drumheller and Mix 107.9
(CKFT) Fort Saskatchewan...

Andrew Murdoch has joined Bell Media's B.C. Interior group in Kelowna as assistant group PD moving from his
position as producer at Vista Ideas. Murdoch's career includes production manager at Q104 Halifax,
CHOM/CKGM Montreal and Silk FM Kelowna before moving to Power 104/Q103 Kelowna for nine years. In that
time, he was production manager/APD and then PD...

Grant Berg, the GM/GSM at Vista Radio-owned 2dayFM Grande Prairie, has left the station and the industry
after 29 years. Prior to Vista, he was at Big Country 93.1 FM Grande Prairie for 23 years. Berg, a sculptor, is
planning to be the owner of the Grant Berg Gallery. In 2013 he was one of 22 Albertans appointed to serve on
the Premier's Council on Culture.

Morning show host Peter Potipcoe at Country 93.3 (CJOK-FM) Fort McMurray put the station on automation
a few days back to rescue a parrot. The saga began after a local business owner called about an exotic bird
which had been fluttering about his back alley for days, and calls to animal control were in vain. Potipcoe drove
over to have a look and, sure enough, there was the bird — perched high in a birch tree. He shimmied up the
tree and aggravated the parrot enough that it flew on clipped wings to the ground. The morning jock wrapped
it in his sweater and took it back to Country 93.3 where the parrot perched on the microphone for the rest of
Potipcoe's shift. Later, it was taken to the SPCA.

Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu, the former morning show team at Bell Media Kelowna’s Sunfm and who moved
to The Peak Vancouver, are back on Kelowna air. They’re doing middays on sister JPBG property Q103
Kelowna while maintaining their morning host positions in Vancouver...
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Re: Broadcast Dialogue's Western Canadian News Roundup

Postby drmusic » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:54 pm

It's not specific to Western Canada, but certainly of national interest, Broadcast Dialogue also noted the pending retirement of Bill Marshall, an anchor on BN/CP's national newscasts since they began in 1979.
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