The McLeod Report is the type of programming I like, he is connected, as the former editor of the Free Press, and knows a lot of what is going on. I just don't think he is a very radio friendly voice to listen to. I agree with the comment about the youth movement, but what I don't get is why Bell thinks they need a youth movement. It's a talk radio station, you aren't going to get many younger people listening to it, no matter what you do. If they wanted to mix up the mornings a bit, then sure, move Steve back to mid mornings, but give him some time, not an hour. But it was clear he was going to be gone after that move was made in August to give him the one hour show. As I posted earlier, I doubt they cut his salary (which I'm guessing was a nice 6 figure one) when they moved him off the morning show.
Anyway, it was a class act of Am980 to bring Steve on last Friday to have his swan song and get to say goodbye. I wouldn't be shocked though if they decided to add him into their day somewhere.