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Hal Anderson Returning to 680 CJOB

Hal Anderson Returning to 680 CJOB

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Hal Anderson

They let him go in 2014, but now 680 CJOB is having a change of heart about Hal Anderson.

The former morning man (and 34th “greatest Canadian”) is returning to the air for Hal Anderson Weekends, airing 7-10 a.m. CT beginning February 4.

“I’m so excited about returning to my favourite radio station! I’ve missed CJOB and its listeners and I think they’ve missed me too,” Anderson said.

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CJOB Banking on Shadoe Davis as Station’s Pillar

CJOB Banking on Shadoe Davis as Station’s Pillar

Shadoe DavisWINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is placing all bets on veteran broadcaster Shadoe Davis as part of the station’s all-new radio lineup.

Davis, formerly of Corus sister station 97.5 BIG FM (now Power 97), will move down the hallway to begin his new show Monday, September 12. Airing weekdays from 6-10 a.m., Davis will be joined by sports and news veterans Kelly Moore and Jeff Braun.

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CJOB ‘Traffic Guy’ Brian Barkley Retiring

CJOB ‘Traffic Guy’ Brian Barkley Retiring

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Longtime Winnipeg broadcaster Brian Barkley is retiring from the business after 39 years.

Barkley is best known for being 680 CJOB’s roving traffic reporter with eyes on the road during rush hour.

He started his career in 1976 doing evening and weekend newscasts at the same station, but has been in the traffic seat for the last 25 years.

“I loved being in touch with our audience, it gave me a positive spin because the vast majority of people I talked to were friendly, funny, caring and concerned,” Barkley said in a release.

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Another Round of Layoffs at Corus Winnipeg

Another Round of Layoffs at Corus Winnipeg

97.5 BIG FMWINNIPEG — It’s hard to tell if anyone is left on Jack Blick Avenue these days as Corus Entertainment let another round of employees go on Tuesday.

The now shell of a building, which houses radio stations 680 CJOB, 99.1 Fresh Radio and 97.5 BIG FM, laid off at least three more staffers.

Sources say Jolene Dawn, one half of the BIG FM morning show, was let go along with drive-time host Adam K. An employee in the station’s promotions department was also let go. Veteran announcer Jay Richardson will assume other duties at the station.

Power 97 rebranded to BIG FM on January 30 to counter declining ratings, moving to a classic rock format in an effort to increase its share.

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Longtime Broadcaster Charles Adler Signs Off

Longtime Broadcaster Charles Adler Signs Off

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WINNIPEG — Broadcasting legend Charles Adler turned off his microphone for the final time in the city on Friday.

The 680 CJOB veteran, affectionately known as “The Boss of Talk,” ended his program after 17 years at the station with guests Mark Chipman, Theo Fleury, and Warren Kinsella, among others.

“When Peter Warren chose to retire from CJOB and the station asked me to step in, I felt like the luckiest broadcaster in Canada,” Adler said in an earlier statement released by Corus Entertainment.

“Saying goodbye is never easy, but Winnipeggers will always have a special place in my heart.”

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CJOB Parts Ways with Jim Toth in Latest Round of Cuts

CJOB Parts Ways with Jim Toth in Latest Round of Cuts

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WINNIPEG — Corus Entertainment has made a dent in its payroll again with another round of layoffs, affecting mainly 680 CJOB.

Sources say sports host/producer Jim Toth has been let go, along with several others. A producer, some of the station’s creative team and a number of sales staff were cut. National evening show host Jeff Woods is also no longer with the station.

JD Francis — former morning co-host of sister station 99.1 Fresh Radio — resigned last week. The new morning team consists of Clint James and Vicki Shae.

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Corus Winnipeg Drops the Axe in Another Round of Layoffs

Corus Winnipeg Drops the Axe in Another Round of Layoffs

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Corus EntertainmentWINNIPEG — Corus Entertainment has laid off another round of staff from all three of their Winnipeg radio stations.

On-air talent received the grim news Tuesday morning, including Power 97 morning co-host TJ Connors and fellow rock personality Holly Bausman. Also released is Mandy Shew from 99.1 Fresh FM, and anchors Lorne Edwards and April Anderson from 680 CJOB.

Sources say the layoffs weren’t based on performance, but came from a business standpoint as the company restructures itself to find efficiencies.

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680 CJOB Tops Winnipeg’s Fall Radio Ratings

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CJOB 680Jack Blick Avenue continues to produce Winnipeg’s top radio station on the airwaves, as 680 CJOB has dominated yet another ratings book.

Numeris, formerly known as BBM Canada, released Fall 2014 data on Thursday, measuring the period September 1 to October 26.

While the Corus Entertainment-led station took the top AM spot, QX 104 (Jim Pattison Broadcast Group) won the FM dial, coming in just behind CBC Radio One, which shares an AM and FM frequency.

The country music station earned a 9.8 share with an increase from 9.1 in the spring book. Its sister station FAB 94.3 was down slightly compared to last year with a 5.0 share.

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