We understand Longtime JR Country midday host Barbara Beam has been let go.
She joined the on-air staff at JR Country in 2012.
Beam made the announcement on her Twitter page
There were layoffs all over western Canada for JP.
Good luck to barbara on her next journey indeed. I dont think shes leaving much of anything though (thats just my thing), but a spineless run radio format scene commercial or otherwise that seems more appropriate in the cheapo fluffy softball ironic conformist hipster zone. A faded shadow of what it was here in vancouver not that long ago. Newer broadcasters and format of the modern era where music wise correctness and aural pablum and the in order for things to get better you have to get better mantra uttered by jim rome, oprah among others and sticking to the script and pushing the envelope and going with the dominant ethnicities is in and suggesting the more complicated stuff of true nostalgia, underrated music content and less relevant ethnicities here in these parts is put deservedly in the penalty box.
Looks like lg 104.3 is officially done for good; it might change to a rhythmic contemporary format sooner than later, maybe around the labour day weekend (barbara worked on the beat when it was of that genre). What else can I say?
Barbara Beam was tough and a professional as a host. This market keeps shrinking for on-air host jobs. She may resurface in another market. Regarding 104.3, it probably needs a change, think they are down to two or three hosts on a weekly basis. Miss two stations doing real news, some would say we dont even have one, but I still like NW.
If 104.3 does change to the hip hop genre, she may resurface there.
Haven’t listened to Pattison radio since Bob Saye was fired.
Maybe it’s time to fire some executives ?
Radio Duck, I think Bob left on his own years ago. He wanted to go back to Ontario, where he and wife are from. Bob had a good sense of humour but also had a dark side.