Bell Media Radio has severed ties with Chris Stevens, its VP and GM for three Winnipeg radio properties.
Stevens oversaw the operations of FAB 94.3, 99.9 BOB FM and Sports Radio 1290.
The dismissal on Thursday comes as a surprise to industry insiders, especially considering Sports Radio 1290 will likely be awarded the broadcast contract to cover Winnipeg Jets games. True North Sports and Entertainment hasn’t yet officially made the announcement regarding a TV/radio deal.
A Bell Media spokesperson confirmed Stevens’ termination, but couldn’t say who will be named as his replacement.
The fall ratings period begins September 5. During the last book, FAB and Sports Radio 1290 increased in share, while BOB dropped nearly two shares.