Corus Announces new national host for weeknights with Ben O’Hara-Byrne


For Immediate Release

Ben O’Hara-Byrne

VANCOUVER, January 5, 2022 – Corus Talk Radio announced today that former Global National international correspondent Ben O’Hara-Byrne is returning home to host A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne airing nationally weeknights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. to 1 a.m ET. The show will debut on Corus Radio’s seven AM stations beginning January 10, 2022. Driven by the veteran reporter’s curiosity, the show will feature compelling stories, diverse viewpoints, thoughtful questions and frank conversations on topics that matter to all Canadians.

Ben brings more than 20 years of journalism experience, having reported extensively from Canada, Asia and Europe. He began his broadcasting career in radio in Quebec City before moving to TV reporting with Global News in Montreal and Toronto, Global National in Ottawa, and Beijing as the network’s Asia Correspondent. While at Global, he was awarded both the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) award and Edward R. Murrow Award for his news coverage. He was also the CTV Bureau Chief in London and Beijing for five years. Additionally, Ben previously served as a TV network bureau chief in London, UK, a news anchor in Victoria B.C., and contributing columnist for the Star Vancouver. Following
in his mother’s footsteps to become a broadcaster, he studied journalism at Concordia University and political science at McGill University. Born and raised in Montreal with time spent in Edmonton, Ben now resides in British Columbia where he will report from primarily.

A Little More Conversation with Ben O’Hara-Byrne provides a forum to explore issues that unite and divide Canadians, fostering a better understanding of what matters and why. From politics to public health, diplomacy to discrimination, affordability to artificial intelligence, and the environment to entertainment, the show will deliver a fresh approach to current affairs from a genuinely Canadian perspective. Each night, Ben will bring knowledge, warmth and humour to his conversations and share compelling stories about topics and issues that affect our country.

“I’m thrilled to return to the Corus family and excited to embark on this incredible journey of talk radio,” said Ben O’Hara-Byrne. “I look forward to connecting with audiences right across the country each weeknight for an informative, engaging and entertaining evening.”
“We’re pleased to welcome back respected journalist Ben O’Hara-Byrne to this new role on the Corus Radio team,” said Larry Gifford, National Director of Talk Radio, Corus Entertainment. “His wealth of experience in news reporting, sharp perspective, and passion and dedication for sharing stories will be sure to keep listeners engaged.”

Show can be heard at these stations/times:
980 CKNW at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
770 CHQR & 630 CHED at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
680 CJOB at 9 p.m. – midnight
AM900 CHML, 980 CFPL, 640 Toronto at 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
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  1. The local Corus station (630 CHED) sounds like they are broadcasting from somebody’s basement over a poor phone line. Why is their technical quality so poor? It’s not a recent phenomenon, and it’s not my radio that is at fault. I am subjected to the same crappy sound no matter what radio I listen on. CHQR seems to know how to broadcast, and they are owned by the same company. Does CHED’s chief engineer even listen to the station?

  2. More talk radio filler junk. I actually really do prefer those old radio shows on CHML from 10 pm to 1 am, and I really enjoy them. Especially at this time at day’s end. Bring back the old radio shows, or at least have them on a podcast so we radio consumers can choose. Ben’s show sounds just like a generic repeat of what is already out there in talk radio land.


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