Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Continued Change at CJOB
The final changes had been made is the radio wars line-up. The ending of Hal Anderson's show had left a whole in the lead up to the Charles Adler show. Despite a still number 1 program and a powerful lead over all competitors, it was thought that CJOB could still do better. CBC's nipping at the heels pushed change in that timeslot.
With that, Richard Cloutier and Kathy Kennedy have been announced as the morning hosts of the 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM slot.
Cloutier, late of the Richard Cloutier Reports, had been bumped upstairs to news director to make way for Charles Adler to return to the 9 to noon slot. He remained an on air host on the noon to 1:00 PM show. Kathy Kennedy has been working in radio in Winnipeg for 20 years and has been a reliable performer.
The Cloutier/Kennedy team will be in place and we should see in the fall of 2014 radio ratings if they are stronger than the old Hal Anderson show.
The battle between CBC and CJOB continues. It is going to be a ferocious battle and I expect that a lot of it will be fought during the civic election this fall.