The Jewel 106.7 drops Tasso show

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Almost three years after hiring him as an on-air host (first at midday, then at afternoon drive), The Jewel 106.7 in Hudson/St-Lazare has dropped Paul Zakaib, aka Tasso Patsikakis. Tasso confirmed the news on his Facebook page Tuesday, saying “Thanks to everyone for the support over the years, you made it a fun ride. On […]


CIBL has saviours, but it needs a business plan

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Montreal community radio station CIBL-FM 101.5 is in a financial crisis. On Jan. 5, it laid off all 13 of its employees and cancelled all programming, replacing all its shows with an automated music playlist. Its board of directors has launched a committee to try to figure out how to get the station back on […]


Media News Digest: BNN partners with Bloomberg, TSB releases Lapierre crash report, Métro buyer drop

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News about news Global News journalist Jeremy Cohn, who found himself arrested by Hamilton police when he showed up at the scene of a fatal accident before the police tape went up has filed a lawsuit against the force. His employer is standing behind him. Le Devoir looks at the hyperlocal journalism sites in the […]


Review: CTV’s The Launch is an interesting concept with some implementation issues

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If you haven’t heard about this new music competition series on CTV called The Launch, then there are some heartbroken people at Bell Media, because they’ve been pulling out all the stops promoting it. The six-episode series (with a special seventh episode added to revisit the artists) tries something new with the singing competition format […]


Videotron decides AMC isn’t worth the cost

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It didn’t take long after Videotron started informing clients that it was dropping AMC as of Feb. 12 for those clients to start complaining. I contacted Videotron and asked them why they’re dropping the channel, and their response was about what I expected: They just can’t meet AMC’s carriage demands. I wrote a short story […]