Ian Power Exits CKNW
We heard news from the Black Tower, that Neil O’Brien, traffic anchor with AM730, has been let go, because of restructuring?
In addition , we’re told talk show host Ian Power and his producer have been turfed from NW, after a somewhat contentious interview with Denise Balkissoon, a female blogger in Toronto on the subject of multiculturalism. Power persisted with the oft-heard caucasian Canadian view that some minorities should make a bigger effort to assimilate into the general population or culture. Apparently the woman who had been interviewed kicked up a fuss on Twitter, and the uproar was at least partially influential in the station’s decision to terminate. At least that is the feeling of some NW staffers.
It was this interview last Monday night that landed Ian & his producer in hot water… Listen to it for about 30 minutes — http://bit.ly/2dtIUZK
The guest of the show. Denise Balkissoon, tweeted — https://twitter.com/balkissoon/status/783287562664148993…
That lead to this tweet being sent out from CKNW, the next day — https://twitter.com/CKNW/status/783768533683412992