BD: Eric Stafford, Ben Lucas, Jim Toth, Fearless Fred

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BD: Eric Stafford, Ben Lucas, Jim Toth, Fearless Fred

Postby jon » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:31 am

From this morning's Broadcast Dialogue:
Eric Stafford, GM at the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group stations in Calgary, is no longer with JPBG. He joined CHUM’s Energy 105.5 (CKCE-FM) Calgary in 2009 after a 12-year run as GM at The Bear Ottawa. The CHUM station was bought by Bell Media, and was later purchased by JPBG as one of the stations Bell Media had to divest in the 2013 Astral/Bell Media deal. Stafford remained with the new owners and, in 2014, saw his duties increase to also include being GM at JPBG’s new Calgary sister station, The Peak (CHPK-FM), now WILD 95.3 (CKWD-FM).

Ben Lucas is now an account manager with Bell Media Calgary as of Aug. 2. Lucas arrived from Rogers Winnipeg where he spent more than 16 years selling A-Channel Manitoba which later became Citytv, under three different owners: Craig, CHUM, and then Rogers.

Jim Toth has joined TSN 1290 (CFRW) Winnipeg on the Big Show weekday mornings as of Tuesday, Sept. 6 with Troy Westwood & Brandon Rewucki. Previous gigs include sports reporter at 680 CJOB Winnipeg and sports reporter/producer at Shaw TV.

Winnipeg’s Power 97 (CJKR-FM) has revealed its on-air lineup after flipping formats from 97.5 BIG FM last month. Starting on Sept. 6 was morning show host Joe Aiello (who had been hosting mornings at 97.5 BIG FM) and newcomer Randy Parker. Mid-days will be handled by Meredith Geddes who comes most recently from CFOX 99.3 FM Vancouver where she’s been mid-day host since 2015. Also from CFOX where he was evening host, Craig Stone takes over the afternoon drive show. Power evenings will be hosted by Fearless Fred Kennedy from 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) in Toronto.

Fearless Fred left The Bear in Edmonton in August 2009 for Toronto.
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