Cousin Vinny leaving The Beat, to be replaced by Andy Wilson

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A surprise announcement this morning at The Beat 92.5: Morning man “Cousin” Vinny Barrucco will be leaving his job to pursue another opportunity. His last day is Friday. At the same time, the station announced that his replacement will be Andy Wilson, former producer of the morning show on Toronto’s Virgin Radio 99.9. Wilson starts […]


My contribution to solving the two solitudes: Get bilingual anglos to watch more French TV

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I never used to watch French TV. Even in the days of analog cable, we’d skip past Radio-Canada, TVA and TQS to get to CTV, CBC and Global. Wouldn’t even bother seeing what’s on. It was in French, and we didn’t want to watch it. There were a few reasons for this. One, my French […]


Media News Digest: La Presse union deal, Cogeco drops TSN/RDS streaming, new CEOs at Postmedia and V

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News about news Why I hate #ATIP. I'm after having trimmed this request a couple of times, and yet I still get this response from a federal department. 2022? Seriousreally? pic.twitter.com/xMZ3mCP3cO — Tonda MacCharles (@TondaMacC) January 7, 2019 The Canadian Press is eliminating its French-language radio headlines service, as well as its newsroom video editing […]


Cogeco completes radio stations’ transition to new antenna on Mount Royal

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A five-stage reorganizing of radio station antennas on the Mount Royal Antenna has been completed, with the most notable change being that the city’s most powerful FM transmitter CKOI is now broadcasting from Mount Royal instead of the CIBC building downtown. Cogeco Media president Michel Lorrain told me the process (approved by the CRTC in […]