Thanks to Broadcast Dialogue and today’s ‘Revolving Doors’ column for confirming the rumour that the PD/morning man at Eagle 97.3 Courtenay Bob Johnstone (pictured below) is leaving to take on his new duties as morning man at Q103, Kelowna BC’s @Work Station. In his new job he’ll be known as John Stone.
In Kelowna he’ll join former Victoria, Calgary and Ontario broadcaster Susan Knight for the newly titled “Big Breakfast with John and Susan.” She has been holding down the morning fort solo for the past few weeks since a major bloodletting at the Pattison Kelowna cluster in June.
Puget Sound Radio first indicated this possible move in a June 2nd post which included Bob/John’s reluctant goodbye to The Eagle. (see it HERE.)
Susan Knight’s radio resume includes:
- Afternoon Host 97.7 Up! at Rawlco Radio
- Morning Show Personality at Astral Media
- Radio Personality / AMD at KOOL Victoria
- Radio Personality / Music Director / Promotions Director at Rogers Communications Inc.
- Morning Show Host – CKSY FM95 at Beaver Communications
- Swing Announcer / Copy at Q92 ~ Telemedia
It will be interesting to see how long Bob lasts. There’s egos at play here…
“The Big Breakfast with John Stone & Susan Knight” I’m glad that FM radio can still come up with original names, that one just jumps out at you!
Bob is absolutely amazing! A true talent and an all around good guy! So very happy to read of his new endeavour! I hope that he will introduce some of his singing talents as well! 🙂 They are lucky to have you Bob!!
Kelowna’s Hottest Hits!
Start your day with The Big Breakfast with Susan Knight and John Stone..
Q is just trying to replicate the childish antics of the Breakfast Club with Tarzan Dan and Susan Knight.
Clearly John got the short straw and Susan was able to push her way into “coming home” to a gig in the drivers seat. Kelowna got a break from her for a little while…. Too bad it could not have been indefinately.
Kelowna is oversatuarted and continues to just recycle talent from one station to the next.