Ottawa radio hosts play musical chairs


By Mike Carroccetto

March the 3rd, 2015

Lowell Green is back on the air. So are Codi and Gonzo.

And you might be next, if you want a radio gig.

After a turbulent week of musical chairs among radio stations and their hosts one local station is hunting for a new on air personality with an open casting call.

Jump! 106.9, launched the ‘Greatest Gig on Earth’ talent search Sunday.

“Were looking for, hopefully, a total radio newbie, to co-host the morning show with Tony Stark,” said Mark Dickie, general manager of Corus Radio Ottawa. “This contest is open to everyone. We want teachers, dishwashers, bartenders, etc. to know they have a chance to be Tony Stark’s co-host on Jump!’s Breakfast Show. No radio experience is required. It’s a nine week process. Winner will be announced in early May.”

Full details are posted at

Meanwhile, over at Boom 99.7, the announcer line-up was shuffled, with Tom Shock and Sandy Sharkey moving from afternoon and evenings, into the morning show.. Wendy Daniels shifts to midday and Pete Marier to afternoons. Heather Ray moves from midday to evenings.

JonGonzoMark has been hired by Boom for the 10am-3pm weekend shift, formerly occupied by Sharkey. “After a little break, I am back on the air in Ottawa,” wrote Mark via Facebook last week.

Codi Jeffreys, among the casualties as BobFM went silent last November, has found a home on The Jewel 98.5. Jeffreys will co-host a new all-female morning show with Nida Drake.

On country radio, Mary Anne Ivison has jumped from Country 101 to Bell Media’s upstart New Country 94 (formerly Bob FM). Ivison will be the new evening drive announcer.

New Country 94 also added newcomer Sophie Moroz to the roster last week to team up with Ryan Lindsay on “New Country Mornings with Ryan and Sophie. “

Joel Lameroux is no longer with Country 101 and Brother Bob Derro has parted company with The Jewel.

In other news, former Bob-FM staffer Melanie Adams was hired last week by 1310News. Adams, who will be a reporter and anchor, starts today.

One radio personality who isn’t changing jobs is Lowell Green, who had double by-pass heart surgery just two weeks before Christmas, but is on his way back to his “island of sanity,” radio show Monday morning after a three-month absence.

“Same as ever. Can’t wait to be back,” Green told his friend Steve Madely during a on-air chat early last week.

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