Scott Mitchell has joined TSN to cover the Toronto Blue Jays and MLB. Mitchell has previously covered sports for the Toronto Sun, Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.
Sue Prestedge is retiring as coordinator of Journalism at Hamilton’s Mohawk College. Before joining Mohawk, Prestedge worked at CBC in both radio and television and was senior vice-president of WTSN – a digital sports network concentrating on women’s sports. Among other accolades. Prestedge was the first woman to win ACTRA’s Foster Hewitt Award for Outstanding Sports Broadcasting.
Jeff Michaels has stepped down as morning host and APD at 93.7 Praise FM (CJLT-FM) Medicine Hat due to health reasons. He’s been with the station since Oct. 2012.
David Sparrow has been elected by ACTRA’s National Council to a two-year term as national president. Sparrow served as ACTRA Toronto president from 2013 until this year and has served as an ACTRA National councillor since 2007.
Bernard Graham will head the new CBC London, ON bureau as executive producer. Graham was previously executive producer of radio talk programming at CBC Calgary. CBC veteran Rebecca Zandbergen will host weekday mornings, along with morning news editor Gary Ennett, who has been with the CBC Radio One London bureau since its inception in 1998. Chris dela Torre takes on afternoon hosting duties, while Kerry McKee covers off afternoon news. Field reporters include Kate Dubinski, who joins CBC London from the London Free Press; Hala Ghonaim from AM980 News (CFPL-AM) London and Andrew Lupton, a digital journalist with CBC Toronto. Colin Butler returns to his hometown as a VJ after stints with CBC bureaus across Ontario and Eastern Canada. Ryan Soulliere joins the team from CBC Windsor as associate producer/technician. Rounding out the team are CBC London producers Amanda Margison and Nathan Swinn.
Tracey McLeod, former sales manager of Jewel 88.5 FM (CKDX-FM) Toronto, has taken over GSM duties for Evanov’s Brantford stations Jewel 92 (CKPC-FM) and 1380 Hometown Radio (CKPC-AM).
Mike Farwell will take over the 570 News (CKGL-AM) Kitchener midday talk show starting June 5. The Mike Farwell Show will run weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farwell has been with Rogers since 2007 in positions ranging from reporter at 570 News to morning update anchor at Sportsnet the Fan 590 (CJCL-AM) Toronto from 2011 to 2013. Since then, he’s been co-hosting the morning show on 570 News sister station Country 106.7 (CIKZ-FM) where his last day is June 2.