Corus announces new NW hosts



Jawn Jang and Mo Amir Join as New Contributors

Meera Estrada and Bee Quammie Return to Host kultur’D on Global News Radio 640 Toronto

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, September 11, 2020 – Global News Radio is proud to launch an exciting new program, The Joel Matlin Entrepreneur Showas well as announce the addition of two new personalities, Jawn Jang and Mo Amir, coming to its talk radio stations this weekend. Meera Estrada and Bee Quammie also return to host kultur’D on Global News Radio 640 Toronto this fall.

Airing weekly at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST across seven of its talk radio stations starting Sunday, September 13, The Joel Matlin Entrepreneur Show will introduce listeners to the most successful entrepreneurs in Canadian business. They’ll bring their inspirational, behind-the-scenes stories of how they built their companies from scratch, and leave the audience feeling motivated to take on exciting new ventures of their own. Listeners can tune-in on Global News Radio 980 CKNW Vancouver, Global News Radio 770 CHQR Calgary, 630 CHED Edmonton, Global News Radio 680 CJOB Winnipeg, Global News Radio 980 CFPL London, Global News Radio 900 CHML Hamilton and Global News Radio 640 Toronto.

Jawn Jang has signed on as a late night host across the AM radio network from 1 a.m. – 5 a.m. ET/10 p.m. – 2 a.m. PT on Saturday mornings. Jang is familiar to listeners from his most recent position co-hosting midmornings on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver. He also brings on-air experience from other FM stations in large and small markets. He has a passion for connecting with listeners and telling stories from across the country.

On Global News Radio 980 CKNWMo Amir, well-known host and producer of This is VANCOLOUR, one of Vancouver’s most popular independent podcasts, will now provide weekly commentary for the station. A VANCOLOUR Moment on CKNW is a weekly, heartfelt commentary segment served up spicy. While the segment will range from incisive one week and light-hearted the next, A VANCOLOUR Moment promises to always be an honest and curious conversation-starter on relevant political and cultural issues.

“The best part of my job is launching new shows and spotlighting new, talented, contemporary Canadian voices,” said Larry Gifford, National Director of Talk Radio, Corus Entertainment. “Today is no different. Driven by a keen sense of curiosity, each of these hosts and commentators brings a unique perspective and expertise to our Global News radio stations. They are interested in moving the national discourse towards informative and entertaining conversation, while exploring issues and topics that matter most to Canadians.”

On Global News Radio 640 Torontokultur’D continues for a third season on Saturday nights from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST with Meera Estrada and Bee Quammie. Not your usual pop culture show, kultur’D uses pop culture as a gateway to larger themes that affect us all, with emphasis on diversity of people and thought. The show address topics that may sometimes be seen as taboo, but challenges the status quo in a smart and engaging way – making listeners think and reflect on the conversation and how it makes them feel. Each episode includes dynamic guests that add to the lively conversation. Listeners can also subscribe and tune-in via Apple or Google Podcasts.

For more information about Global News Radio programming or to listen live, visit

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  1. Oh how I miss the good ol’ days when radio stations had THEIR OWN overnight announcers. Yes, I know, networking, networking. And an entrepreneurial show overnight? At least that’ll help me get to sleep fast.

  2. No reception on some week nights in the evenings in our area while upgrades going on. These new weekend shows are already sounding as enjoyable as most people’s snoring thru them. in these times people need humour, some lightening up, and even music. There are lots of people with interesting stories to tell and lots of us like to listen, especially from other towns or cities. I’ve listened to CKNW most of my life and It was far from boring at the best of times, Corus needs to bring in more of an audience with entertaining it’s listeners, what are weekends for?

  3. Oh brother. More infomercials. Just what CHED needs. Their programming NOW is one giant parade of obnoxious commercials interrupted by just enough “program” to make things legal. All with such poor technical quality that make their sound resemble broadcasting over a telephone.

    I’m glad I’ve got unlimited Internet. I can listen to talk radio from around the world, and watch videos from independent producers on YouTube and BitChute. Why bother with local commercial radio at all?

  4. Oh Brother, infomercials don’t have to be boring. It depends almost entirely on the host. I see CKNW tapped Manny Buzunis to host a number of their infomercial shows. When he worked for Bell Media, he was always our go-to guy. Great with clients, and his huge business/broadcast background allowed him to make an infomercial show sound anything but. If you connect with a client on the air, ask the right questions, tell a great story, good chance it will connect with the audience. It’s all about rapport. Maybe CHED needs to revisit their infomercial hosts…those shows are not going away. They’re too lucrative. Give the newbies a chance, then make a decision whether they and their shows are listenable.


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