Word out of West Edmonton Mall this morning is radio icon Rob Christie has called it quits.
Christie and his long time radio partner Audie Lynds were hired as the morning crew by the late Patrick Cardinal on Capital FM back in 2008, then were separated back in August of 2016 when Lynds and Newcap parted company.
Christie’s replacement will be Sean Burke, current morning host of CFCW, another Newcap company located in the West Edmonton Mall.
was celebrating your special day with Rob Christie
I worked with “Robert G Lowe” at CKXL in Calgary in the early 70’s – he eventually became Rob Christie in Edmonton – and happy to hear today he’s hanging up the headphones after an illustrious career. Rob STILL does Public Service events ‘constantly’ almost 50 years after he started in the business. Double happy that good guy Sean Burke has the honour of stepping in to Rob’s shoes as the new Morning Man at Capital FM Edmonton. Congrats to both ‘good guys.’
Christie’s bio, courtesy of Vancouver Broadcasters.com
|Rob Christie – CFOX Pointe Claire QC; Calgary; CKGM Montreal 1976; morning drive host CHED Edmonton late 1980s; CKFM-FM Toronto 1994-99; CKKS-FM/CKLG-FM Vancouver morning co-host 1999-2003; BC CTV Vancouver weekend weather 2001-03; a.m. drive CISS-FM Toronto 2003-05; morning host CHMC-FM Edmonton 2005-08; morning host CKRA Edmonton 2008-current|
What a career,CKGM good memories,wishing him all the best.
Leaving with class as always. Enjoy the ride into the sunset.
I loved listening to him and Audie Lynds when I was growing up in the 1980s when they were on 630 CHED and in the early part of the 1990s when they moved to what was then Power 92. I guess all phone lines in Edmonton are safe again from his Christie’s Kidding prank calls LOL
Anyway here’s to a happy healthy retirement! I heard Yuma, AZ is beautiful in the winter 😉
I heard from a few who attended The Art of Conversation this week, Rob Christie did not volunteer to resign, but Newcap served him 6 months notice, they will not be renewing his contract. Rob and Newcap have agreed Rob’s last day on the air at Capital FM will be February 19th of this year.
Hey Rob! Congrats on your great career so far. I’m the Founder of the Seniorpreneur Project and I have a possible new idea for you. First of all, in this cellphone and internet age I searched out Edmonton to purchase an AM/FM Radio and couldn’t find one. The market research says Boomers are not buying anymore radios. However; they are listening to podcasts. My friend Allan Holender is the Founder of Boomer Home Companion- A Few Podcasts, A few Records, A Few Laughs. Allan is the boomerradioguy connected by the Cloud, Mixcloud. I have found in my research that seniors 50+ often get the short end of a stick when they are considered to be down-sized. Allan is 75+ and is a great Seniorpreneur. Where there is hope for older Albertians there is always a creative way to get you excited again and do what you have the most passion doing. Good Luck with your new retirement lifestyle!
It sounds like Newcap is becoming like Corus when it comes to dumping employees. Why let profits get in the way of integrity / ethics. As for his replacement, no one in Edmonton comes close to Rob’s calibre. I have had my disagreements with him, but he is still way better than any other on-air personality here.