Bell Changes in Vernon

By Pete McIntyre

Courtesy of…

Vernon Matters

November 18, 2020

A big shakeup at Vernon’s other radio station today.

Sun FM has let go of its morning show hosts, Betty Selin and Jehrett Schafer, and its afternoon host, April Kimble.

Selin had been with the station for several decades.

UPDATE: The station, which is owned by Bell Media, will be changing to a country format.

The current format is contemporary hit radio.

Published on November 18, 2020 at 5:47 pm by Voice Over

Comments

November 18, 2020 - 8:06 pm

Ryan McClelland

It looks like Sun FM in Vernon is officially done for good after nearly 19 years.


November 18, 2020 - 8:42 pm

Matthew Lausmann

So It’s Curtain Call For Sun Fm is Officially Done In Vernon For Good After Nearly Twenty Years it’s Gonna Be Down Two Sun Fm Left In British Columbia


November 19, 2020 - 10:45 am

Thomas Domino

Wow Betty Selin gone….she been there forever. She was in management so has been privy to many layoffs over the years. I’m guessing not this one…. A very good broadcaster anchor/reporter.


November 19, 2020 - 1:59 pm

George in Richmond

Well, I am of the 940 CJIB era and long for those “simpler days”. I cannot see how a country format would go over big with today’s mix of Vernon-ites.

Just a small anecdote. I remembe way back when, it was a Friday or Saturday night and we were “pulling Mainers” and the dj for the night on CJIB was complaining that there was a fly buzzing around his booth and decided he would have a call-in with a Name the Fly contest. The winning name was “Zipper”.


November 19, 2020 - 2:57 pm

larry fine

Pulling mainers !!!! When gas sold by the gallon , records were 2:45 long and people on the radio
made GREAT radio out of things as simple as insects. R.I,P Zippy. :- }


November 19, 2020 - 6:05 pm

Mark

Radio is dying a slow death, thanks to corporations, PDs and programmers who have zero idea on what listeners want


November 20, 2020 - 6:08 am

Remco

Oh yes Mark they know zero. They just sit in their office and twiddle. Glad you’re the expert


November 20, 2020 - 8:52 am

George in Richmond

@larry fine Got me to thinking about paraphrasing a wonderful song talking about the end of an era:

“Bye, bye, Ca-na-dian fly”

Larry, if you were there, then you would remember “The Hoop” with his 69 Camaro, The Struthers Brothers who had a ’67 Dodge Charger fastback that they painted metalflake gree with chrome reverse rims, and the brothers that had a Javelin SST and a ’68 AMX. That AMX had a wicked 3/4 race cam that made the headers “duh duh duh” when stopped at intersections.


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