(courtesy Broadcast Dialogue Feb. 5 2015)
Jim Blundell will retire from Rogers Radio March 1. Al Ford (above) will become GM for Rogers Radio in British Columbia effective upon Blundell’s departure.
Ford recently moved from Edmonton to become JACK fm Vancouver PD, starting in that position this past Monday. After working for years at The Q 100.3 in Victoria, and helping to launch sister station The Zone 91.3 in 2001, Ford moved to Edmonton in 2005 to get Sonic CHDI-FM 102.9 off the ground, and was named Program Director of the year for Canada along with receiving Station of the Year awards for three of the past four years.
Blundell’s background includes: CHUM Radio at Peterborough, Kingston/Brockville, London and, following Bell Media’s purchase of CHUM, moved to become VP/GM of the Victoria properties. In 2012, Blundell joined Rogers as GM of the company’s stations in Alberta. Later, he became GM for television and radio in B.C., including administration and management for City and OMNI Television in Vancouver…