CBC Radio Announces New Host of ‘Cross Country Checkup’


courtesy BroadcasterMagazine.com

Duncan McCue is stepping behind the microphone as the new host of CBC Radio One’s “Cross Country Checkup.”

The CBC News correspondent replaces Rex Murphy, who stepped down last September after 21 years.

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McCue has guest-hosted for a number of episodes of the national open-line radio program, including a live show from Iqaluit.

McCue is an award-winning reporter who has worked for CBC News in Vancouver for more than 15 years, and was part of the CBC Aboriginal team’s acclaimed investigation into missing and murdered indigenous women.

He is also author of “The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir” about a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

McCue begins his new role on Aug. 7, and Murphy remains with CBC as a commentator.


  1. Congrats to Duncan.

    Hopefully he’ll bring a bit more punch to the show which has seemed listless and wanting for hard-hitting topics since Rex departed.


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