AM640’s John Oakley and Global’s Liza Fromer co-host daily simulcast segments
AM640 host John Oakley and The Morning Show's Liza Fromer will co-host live, daily simulcasts at, you guessed it, 6:40 a.m. daily. The collaboration between the Corus radio station and Shaw Media’s Global Toronto show comes as Canada’s broadcast regulator looks at the companies’ relationship ahead of its review of Corus’s $494-million acquisition of several television channels from BCE Inc.
AM640 host John Oakley and The Morning Show‘s Liza Fromer will co-host live, daily simulcasts at, you guessed it, 6:40 a.m. EST daily.
The daily simulcasts, launched on Oct. 7, will be aired on AM640 and The Morning Show weekday mornings.
“John’s unique perspective, observations and his connection to the people of the GTA, mixed with a healthy touch of humour, has engaged and entertained Toronto commuters every morning,” said Gord Harris, brand director of Talk Radio AM640, in a statement. “We’re thrilled this partnership with Global Toronto will give our listeners a taste of Liza’s personality, and that John will be able to share with Global’s viewers his insights on what Toronto is talking about through a live simulcast on air.”
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The collaboration between the Corus radio station and Shaw’s Global Toronto comes as Canada’s broadcast regulator is reviewing the companies’ relationship ahead of its decision on whether to approve Corus’s $494-million acquisition of several television channels from BCE Inc.
As The Globe and Mail reported earlier this summer, the CRTC is looking for proof that Corus is independent from Shaw Communications before it approves the acquisition deal. Both companies are controlled by the Alberta-based Shaw family through special voting shares.
Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.