Nationally syndicated Corus radio personality Charles Adler is the latest broadcaster to join Sun TV News. Adler will have his own primetime television show when the channel launches next year.
Quebecor Media Inc. made the announcement Wednesday morning at Canwest Park alongside Mayor Sam Katz, who said he was there because Adler’s new position creates more jobs for the city. (Watch scrum with Katz)
Many had speculated that given the setting of where this news was revealed, Sun TV would be taking over the naming rights to the baseball park. That wasn’t the case.
Adler will join the ranks of such journalists as former CTV National News correspondent David Akin and Tobias Fisher.
Adler’s national afternoon radio show on the Corus Radio Network will continue and he will remain in Winnipeg. The new show will operate out of the Winnipeg Sun offices on Church Avenue, with a permanent studio location to be named at a later date.
Prior to the announcement, Adler played down the rumours that he would be joining Sun TV. On his Twitter page, he wrote, “I’m a radio guy and anything you read indicating otherwise is false. 100% committed to CJOB and Corus Radio Network.”
Former Quebecor vice president Kory Teneycke was slated to attend the presser himself, but abruptly resigned from the company earlier this morning. Luc Lavoie has taken over his duties.
Sun TV News still needs approval from the CRTC, but says it will go ahead with its launch whether the federal broadcast regulator gives it preferred status or not.