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G&B: Apologies to Sting

It's been a blast, folks. The Worlds Most Popular Podcast is signing off. Truth to be told, there's not enough hours in the day for ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

cuts at cfrb

Cuts at CFRB. They say it's to boost ratings? Why would you fire your producers who you would still need when you hire the new talkers? I'm thinking it's a money thing. Gone are that bald dude and the married couple. I smell them doing American talk shows come fall. And yeah. That'll help ratings. As if.

Here's the official note..

Those of you who are close and careful listeners to Newstalk 1010 CFRB will know that we have made some significant changes to our programming schedule and we want to bring you up to speed on what's gone on.

Today, we begin a new chapter in CFRB's storied tradition.

But change rarely happens without challenges or some difficulties. This change is particularly difficult for many of you and for all of us here at CFRB, because we part company with and say good bye to some long-time and trusted friends and colleagues.

Carol Mott, Paul Mott, Michael Coren, and Jacqui Delaney are among them. We are grateful for the contributions they've made to CFRB. We know this is a tough time for them and are doing our best to help them deal with this transition.

Newstalk 1010 has always been and remains committed to excellence in broadcasting. CFRB has been a media mainstay in Toronto for more than 80 years, a respected News leader and has been long been home to colourful characters and commentators - from Gordon Sinclair and Pierre Burton to Bill Carroll and John Moore.

Stay tuned. We will be announcing our new programming line-up in the weeks to come.