Corus Winnipeg Drops the Axe in Another Round of Layoffs
January 27, 2015
WINNIPEG — Corus Entertainment has laid off another round of staff from all three of their Winnipeg radio stations.
On-air talent received the grim news Tuesday morning, including Power 97 morning co-host TJ Connors and fellow rock personality Holly Bausman. Also released is Mandy Shew from 99.1 Fresh FM, and anchors Lorne Edwards and April Anderson from 680 CJOB.
Sources say the layoffs weren’t based on performance, but came from a business standpoint as the company restructures itself to find efficiencies.
Fresh FM morning host Matt Sutton was let go on January 8 and co-host Sarah Christie quit on January 23 to pursue a radio opportunity with Bell Media in Toronto.
JD Francis will assume Fresh FM morning show duties in February.
Corus Vancouver sees long time employees Leslie Glaeser and Kim Katayama have both been let go as Corus consolidates its traffic dept across the network in Calgary