Rose Costa, former GSM of Evanov’s Brantford stations, CKPC-FM & CKPC-AM, has taken on a new role as national director of marketing and promotions for the Evanov Radio Group. Costa will be working out of the company’s head office in Greater Toronto.
Tyler & Lynch are taking over the 102.7 The Peak (CKPK-FM) Vancouver morning show, moving from Calgary alt rock station X92.9 (CFEX-FM), where the duo had a successful three-year run. Tyler and Lynch will be followed by a new line-up featuring Jason Manning in middays, James Sutton and Casey-Jo in the afternoon drive slot and Clinton Herman hosting the evening show.
Rob Mise has taken on the role of GM/GSM at 101.5 myFM (CKMO-FM) Orangeville, ON. Mise will also continue to oversee the development and growth of the My Broadcasting Corporation’s Peterborough and Cobourg stations. Jef Dueck, GM/GSM in Peterborough, and Jennifer Daignault, GM/GSM in Cobourg, will take on more day-to-day responsibilities in their respective markets.
Bruce Kenyon will retire from News Talk 770 (CHQR-AM) Calgary this summer. Kenyon started his 40-year career in 1975 at CHEX-FM Peterborough as an operator and worked his way up to become a regular host. He later moved to CJCA-AM Edmonton and was part of the launch of K-97 (CIRK-FM) and voice of the “Flying Tiger” during traffic reports. In the late 1980s, he had a brief stint doing mornings at CJFM-FM Montreal before returning to K-97. In 2000, he made the move to QR77 Calgary (now News Talk 770), then took on mornings on Q107 (CFGQ-FM). Kenyon rejoined the News Talk 770 team in 2007 and has been filling the morning airwaves ever since.
Replacing Bruce Kenyon on the News Talk 770 (CHQR-AM) morning show is longtime Global News Hour at 6 host Gord Gillies, who recently joined News Talk 770 as co-host of Friday Free for All. The Morning News with Gord Gillies will officially launch Aug. 14.
This is Shirlee Engel’s last week with Global National’s Ottawa bureau. In a Twitter post, Engel, the bureau’s senior digital journalist, says it’s also her last week as a reporter, but hasn’t divulged where she’s landing. Engel has been with Global since 2007, with previous reporting stints at CHCH-TV Hamilton and A-Channel (CHWI-TV) Windsor.
Char Normandeau will be joining the morning show at 101.3 The River (CKKN-FM) Prince George, starting June 19. Normandeau leaves mornings on CJOC-FM Lethbridge, where she’s been the last four years.
Tom Roulston has returned to Global News Lethbridge to take on the role of digital journalist. For the past three years, Roulston has been a news anchor and reporter for Clear Sky Radio, Lethbridge. He was previously with Global News Lethbridge from 2010 to 2014 as a producer/anchor/reporter.
Christopher Brown has joined White Oaks Communications Oakville as creative director. Brown’s previous career stops include creative writer at Bell Media Hamilton and producer/writer at Larche Communications in Owen Sound.
Corey Callaghan is the new North Coast reporter for CFTK-TV Terrace, based in Prince Rupert. He’ll also file for Bell Media radio stations EZ Rock (CFTK-AM) and CJFW-FM Terrace. The Fanshawe College grad was most recently at CFNR-FM Terrace where he started his broadcasting career last August.
Former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister Bernard Drainville will replace Benoit Dutrizac on the noon show on 98.5 FM (CHMP-FM) Montreal. The new show will start airing Aug. 14. Drainville leaves FM 93 (CJMF-FM) Quebec City where he’d been co-hosting the noon show with Éric Duhaime. Myriam Segal will join Duhaime going forward. Cogeco unexpectedly pulled the plug on Dutrizac last Friday after a nine-year run.
Craig MacEwen has been named PD at Sportsnet 650 (CISL-AM) Vancouver, set to launch this fall. MacEwen, the former Pacific bureau chief for Rogers Sportsnet television and TV play-by-play man for the Vancouver Whitecaps, was let go in Aug. 2014. Since Nov. 2016, he’s been director of marketing and communications for Volleyball BC.
Bob Steele, the host of afternoon drive at CBC Radio Windsor is stepping away from the microphone after 29 years with the public broadcaster. Steele’s decision to retire coincides with the program’s move to London. Starting June 12, Chris dela Torre will take over the two-hour regional program. The former musician has been a host with CBC Calgary’s regional programs and several national shows, including q, DNTO and The Story From Here.