Hadn't heard about the CJBK mid-morning change. I guess they finally got wise and turfed Shauna Rae. It's been 6 years since they let Jim Chapman go, and they still can't find a solid replacement. I did like Tom McConnell from his CJBK days, especially when he filled in for Chapman, so I'll have to try to give him a listen, even though I'm usually in bed then. I guess this means CJBK is down to 6 hours of local programming now. Too bad they can't find something good to syndicate in the afternoons and turf the old hag, Dr Joy.
The only part of all this that made the news was Greven being let go. He's been around for decades and I thought he was the highest rated morning host in town. Kind of surprised to see him go, but then again, I was surprised when they let Jacquie go from the BX93 morning show last year. I'm sure LaPointe comes a lot cheaper than Greven. I thought for sure that the next name to go from those stations would be Chris Harding.
As for Rich and Elaine going to 103.9, I'm thinking Corus pays Jeff Mcarthur a lot less to do 2 shows (5-9am on FM and 9-11 on AM980) than what Rich and Elaine would get paid for a single morning show. I remember Jeff making a remark on the air earlier this year that Andy Oudman makes triple what he does although who knows how he would know, and he also kids around.