Last time I mentioned the new Classic Rock station in New Glasgow, to which I wished my best. But I can’t be nearly as charitable toward its sister station, East Coast FM, the former CKEC.
While I am happy they still have a spoken word locally produced news show, and some in-house music programs, I have but one word for its day-to-day playlist: Blech.
If I don’t get fired by the end of the column, then I will have outdone Patrick Brazeau. Wish me luck.
Scotsman Domink Diamond, late of Radio 96.5 Halifax, is no longer the morning guy at 102.1 The Edge in Toronto. His departure was as abrupt as his arrival there in the spring.
If you saw my interview with Ron Roberts you will know that I spend a lot of time thinking and talking and writing about the local radio market.
I first met Ron Roberts at Clive Schaefer’s funeral in August of 2012. Saw him again at his 80th birthday party in April of 2013. He later sent me a thank you note, and what followed was many months of my wanting to book an interview with him, only to be thwarted by my own schedule, time after time.
There’s been another round of beheadings at the Evanov Radio bunker on Cogswell Street, home of the low-rated juggernaut of Energy 103.5/Live 105.
Both Energy 103.5 music director/on air host Ryan Sommers, known to listeners as R$ $mooth, and Live 105 afternoon drive man Scotty Mars were shown the door after their shifts on July 30.
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