Stirling Faux Fired from C-ISL 650

Dec. 22 2015      posted at 3 pm

Stirling Faux

Morning man Stirling Faux, who has been with        C-ISL AM 650 Vancouver since 2009, was suddenly terminated after his show this morning.   This after he delivered the station what he terms “the best morning numbers in several years … and nicely profitable too.”

Another unhappy breakup, just days before Christmas.  In my opinion, Stirling has been a seriously underrated multi-faceted talent for sometime now.  He continues to be available for voiceover work through his website.

Published on December 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm by boredop


December 22, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Tom Jeffries

I am stunned. ‘Mighty Mike’ and a lot of us, have listened to this guy for years. He is a great guy and a real Pro. I think the timing of this “divorce”, is disturbing. (*I am being polite, but I would love to get my hands on the guy that did this to Stirling).
He’d be singing in a higher key, after our meeting.
Man, this is just the worst.

December 22, 2015 - 4:07 pm


This absolutely makes NO SENSE!! Cutbacks in the final week of November (albeit bitter pills to swallow), have sadly become the industry norm. But three days before Christmas?!

December 22, 2015 - 4:12 pm


More evidence that the expression ” a career in radio” may be an oxymoron nowadays.

December 22, 2015 - 4:14 pm


Perhaps the new Surrey outlet, CISF-FM 107.7 will be looking for a talented broadcaster.

December 22, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Bob Saint

Gee they could have gotten an extra two A**hole points by waiting until the 23rd. What the ##$& is with all these dismissals just before Christmas? Cold, calculated, ignorant and mean.
Hope they get their just reward sooner than later. Sorry to hear this Stirling.

December 22, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Headphone Hair

You think they could have waited until January 4th…to use Chris Berman’s mantra….
“C’Mon Man!”
Chin up Stirling…you’ll land on your feet.

December 22, 2015 - 7:41 pm

Rocker Rich

Hey kids! Get a job in radio, toil for a few decades and then meet the Grinch just before Yuletide.

Stirling is one of the few music jocks that could just as skilfully man the mic for a talk show. Maybe that will, again, be his future. Victoria-based Kim Emerson just resumed his radio career at CFAX. Maybe Stirling should think of crossing the pond as that station now has a gaping programming hole at night with the demise of the Rintoul sports show.

Good luck. M. Faux. Many are rooting for you.

December 22, 2015 - 8:24 pm


Why didn’t these s.o.b.s. just email him Christmas morning with the news. I suppose they figured it might take someone away from their Christmas with family. Here’s a big middle finger to you, wrapped in holly of course for the season. Geesh.

December 22, 2015 - 8:41 pm

Otis Jiry

I am stunned to say the least, but not surprised at all. What with all the cuts across the board no matter what ownership group, it seems to me, no one in management seems to know their ass from a hole in the ground as far as running a station these days. Good radio equates to good ratings which equates to $$$$ My good friend Stirling whom I worked with and beside many years ago IS GOOD RADIO. Nuff said. My best wishes Stirling, and here’s hoping and knowing you’ll land again, and will provide quality airtime as always.

December 22, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Thomas Domino

This is such crap. I worked with Stirling in the talk show format but grew up listening to him on CFMI & watching him do the lottery numbers. A great broadcaster that was killing with music on AM …. yes amplitude modufreakinlation. This adds to the long list of killer broadcasters let go for zero reason. I bet the person that fired him never got up at 3 in the morning….day after day. It is a massive sacrifice…but I’m not sure it’s worth it these days.

December 22, 2015 - 11:40 pm


Had the chance to meet Stirling back in 2012 when recording some Info Chats with Stu Ferguson at CISL. He inadvertently walked through the door of the production studio mid-take! We had a good chat (and a good laugh) later on that day. Stirling is a class act, who I’m sure will land on his feet in the not-so-distant future. He would make a tremendous addition to Roundhouse Radio, IMHO!

December 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Devil’s Advocate

Methinks this is more than “corporate restructuring”. Why wasn’t Stirling pink-slipped the same day as Larry and Corrie? Still no excuse for terminating someone 3 days before Christmas, but there’s something more to this story that hasn’t gone public…yet anyway. Just sayin’…

December 23, 2015 - 2:15 am


As embarassing as this sounds, when my bedside clock radio fell off my bedside, the only music station I could get was AM650. I enjoyed Stirling’s “old school” DJ voice in the morning. I knew something was up when they switched to all Christmas music.

December 23, 2015 - 5:44 am


Sorry to hear Stirling. Pretty heartless.

December 23, 2015 - 8:26 am

Vern Koop

Stirling can handle almost any format with ease and true professionalism. I was honoured to work with him at QR in Calgary — a great guy and wonderful broadcaster.
This is blatantly stupid on the part of Newcap but it shows again that many of those running radio ‘ corporations ‘ these days don’t understand the industry. How about encouraging your best radio talent and making sure they are happy ? No – lets blow someone out -after a good ratings book with many advertisers on board – and at Christmas — WOW !
Hang in there Stirling – all the best to you and your family !

December 23, 2015 - 9:34 am

frank Gigliotti

I’ve known Sterling since the mid 70’s when I was with Columbia records. a nicer down to earth professional you’ll not find. This is tragic, the timing shows the heartless corporate mentality. Downsizing and cutbacks are a reality, but show some heart. We are talking about peoples lives here. Six years is a long time to be “of service” and the morning show is the toughest seat in the building. Ya done good Sterling, I wish you well.

December 23, 2015 - 11:43 am


One of the smoothest, soothing voices in radio and a class individual. Sad for Sterling, but none of us who spent time in radio should be surprised. The bean-counters and talentless management has been running the show for at least 35 years.

December 23, 2015 - 2:21 pm

Voice Over

As a follow up to this story, PSR has been in communication with Steve Jones, VP Brands & Content | Newcap Radio about the Faux firing, and he had this to say….

While I cannot comment on this specific situation, I can tell you publicly and without hesitation that at Newcap every decision of this nature is carefully considered, including the timing. They are never taken lightly. We believe that our company and our radio stations are nothing without the talented and dedicated people who work on and off the air every day to make them great. We do our very best to treat those people with tremendous respect.”

Steve Jones | VP Brands & Content | Newcap Radio

December 23, 2015 - 3:03 pm


Steve’s comments illustrate, as another poster pointed out above, there is more to this story than what is being speculated on this forum. It was done for a reason, clearly a sound reason in Newcap’s mind, which it is not our business to know. I’ve never met the man, but was impressed by his presentation on branding at the 2015 BCAB Conference. This is someone who knows radio! All we can do is to wish the best to all involved.

December 23, 2015 - 3:21 pm


Every time one of these stupid terminations happen, we inevitably hear about how talented, experienced, lovable and professional the pink-slipper is.
Trouble is, all of that is irrelevant these days.
The bean-counters don’t give a damn.

December 23, 2015 - 7:56 pm


“…tremendous respect…” Hard to believe. “…including the timing …” Could it have been any worse? This is, of course, PR spin.

December 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm

lee powell

Tis a lovely biz. Stirling deserved better, hope things turn out well for him. lp

December 24, 2015 - 6:30 am


Air radio and Ken and others that question the explanation from Steve Jones, I have it on good authority that whatever he told PSR is indeed fact. It would seem that all that have posted any doubt that management has acted in good faith are simply wrong.

As for Mr Faux over the years I have enjoyed your radio presence and hope to hear you somewhere soon

December 24, 2015 - 7:44 am

The Heeb

the only radio I listen to now is to hear a minuscule of talent..Fauxy definitely fit that of the very few left…Consultants and suits don’t want talent…they want new gazebos and pools..Radio has become absolute drivel ..with few exceptions..Stirling I know will exit with head held high and move forward.He gave me my 1st major market radio shot and I am forever grateful.And yes the Fox did rock because we actually cared about and paid attention to our listeners..not a bunch of American suits !..just came back from Florida..totally automated radio everywhere..get ready…Oh and Merry Christmas

December 28, 2015 - 12:25 am


Easy To Point Fingers…Isn’t It???
Perhpas we should get all the facts…and…find out what’s really going on.

January 5, 2016 - 9:10 am


I am sorry to see that Stirling has been let go as I enjoyed his show. Having Tom Lucas on is fantastic and I will be listening in the morning on CISL 650

January 6, 2016 - 11:38 am


So sad to hear of this. Sterling had a natural flair for his music selections ; his personality, resonated in tune with his early morning listeners.
Good luck to the management in finding someone of his caliber to replace him. Not sure if I want to continue listening to fine out.+

January 13, 2016 - 10:51 pm


Just another “smooth and easy” move more reminiscent of a laxative than broadcasting. Isn’t the rumor around town that NewCap moving C-NILE to some form ethnic programming soon?

January 19, 2016 - 7:16 am

Deb Guthrie

I ‘m a listener from Winnipeg Manitoba and always loved hearing Stirling every morning when I got to work. How cruel can u be to fire him before the holidays! He was one of the best! Hope to find you on the airwaves again soon Stirling! I’ve just deleted the station off my phone.

January 25, 2016 - 8:45 am

Denis overholt

As far as I’m concerned with Stirling gone 650 is off the air. He was the only reason I was a listener

January 31, 2016 - 8:25 pm

Barry w.

I was shocked and deeply disappointed when I heard that Stirling had been terminated at C-ISL. I found him to be one of the most articulate and entertaining dj’s i’ve ever listened to. I will miss his insightful and poignant interview style during boomer life. Stirling will be an invaluable asset to any station that has the foresight to hire him.

February 5, 2016 - 8:04 pm

Priscilla Belonio

I was away for a month and just came back this Monday only to discover that my favourite announcer is gone from the radio station that I listen to every morning. This is really sad! Mr Faux, you might not know me but I have been listening to your show every morning on my way to work. I wish they can bring you back. Let us know if you ever lands on another radio show and we’ll listen to you again. Take care,

June 9, 2016 - 9:31 pm

Richard George

Stirling was THE only reason I had my radio set to 650
& now that he is gone, so am I and hundreds of others.
You people should be ashamed.
You are ruthless & totally ignorant.
I will never listen to this station again unless
Stirling is on it.

July 16, 2016 - 8:44 pm

John Van Geemen

I always wondered what happened to Stirling. I just happened on this story. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Now all you’ve done is broke it. All I’ll say is, I listen to CISL in the morning until TL starts then I switch to a FM station. I used to listen to the entire morning show. Keep up the good work guys soon I won’t be listening at all.

September 6, 2017 - 8:12 pm


Just what we needed another damn sports talk station. Who the hell wants to listen to opinions, etc. etc. on this stuff when there a million other channels doing the same thing. I guess this is what happens when large companies like Rogers owns a bunch of media, etc. Sick. I will not be listening to this crap and any other all talk (all BS) format. Sick people.

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