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Thu Aug 24 12:26 pm  #1


Jim Richards cut in half

Evan Solomon will be hosting weekdays 2-4, replacing Jim Richards.  AM 640 must be rejoicing about this: their timeslot features their bored op hosting with minor interjections from Kelly Cultrara.

 

Thu Aug 24 2:22 pm  #2


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

I am not familiar with the work of Evan Solomon.

 

Thu Aug 24 4:47 pm  #3


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

grilled.cheese wrote:

I am not familiar with the work of Evan Solomon.

 
He's a regular on 1010's morning roundtables. I listened to Evan's Ottawa show on the re-roll overnight when it aired on 1010 from time to time. He's my Coles Notes for current events/politics, along with John Moore, Christie Blatchford and a few others who say what they mean, and mean what they say, to borrow a phrase from Lewis Carroll.

Jim Richards (and his team) have great ways to reframe topics. The scavenger hunt and "ask a " are two of his strongest. Glad Jim is still on Newstalk.

Last edited by betaylored (Thu Aug 24 7:32 pm)

 

Thu Aug 24 6:13 pm  #4


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Evan started running his own magazine in the late 90's then was co-host of CBC TV's Sunday Edition, was then host of Power and Politics on CBC...due to a shitty conflict of interest issue was let go by the "Mother Corp"....ended up in Ottawa on CFRA hosting drive home duties...and also becoming the new host of CTV'S Question Period...

I think Evan will be a breath of fresh air back in the "6" on CFRB...and I for one won't miss the Showgram...not one bit...

 


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

Thu Aug 24 8:11 pm  #5


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

I haven't heard his show in years (for obvious reasons), but I would imagine that there will be little impact to the substance of Mr.Richard's show as long as he cuts out the pauses for reaction after he delivers the 'punchline' to his 'jokes'.

 

Thu Aug 24 8:16 pm  #6


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Richard's makes jokes? I can't get past his fake laugh.

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Fri Aug 25 7:44 am  #7


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grilled.cheese wrote:

I am not familiar with the work of Evan Solomon.

betaylored and Muffaraw Joe both took the bait
 

 

Fri Aug 25 3:22 pm  #8


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I like Jim!

 

Fri Aug 25 4:03 pm  #9


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dwelsman wrote:

I like Jim!

I don't.

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Fri Aug 25 5:33 pm  #10


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No Do Overs
 

Fri Aug 25 5:39 pm  #11


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tc143 wrote:

I guess it's been long enough.
 

Maybe. Wasn't CFRB begging for Herr Coren to return after less than that?

 

Fri Aug 25 6:07 pm  #12


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"Jim Richards cut in half."

Hmm, didn't I see that trick at one of those magic shows a few months ago?

 

Sat Aug 26 7:46 pm  #13


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Here is my take on what Bell is doing. Evan Solomon right now is a 4 hour local show in Ottawa. I think they are slowly trying to make the first 2 hours a National show with the first city to expand  the show being Toronto. If it works in Toronto you could see the show move to other citys soon. So lets see what happens.

 

Sun Aug 27 4:40 pm  #14


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I heart Jimberly!  

 

Sun Aug 27 7:06 pm  #15


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cGrant wrote:

I can't get past his fake laugh.

His laugh isn't fake.

And like him or not, he is a genuinely funny individual!
 


Here be dragons.
 

Wed Aug 30 4:44 pm  #16


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Bell Media makes it official, noting the show will air nationally on all BM stations across the country. 

Evan Solomon gets national talk radio show on Bell Media stations

 

Wed Aug 30 6:40 pm  #17


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RadioActive wrote:

Bell Media makes it official, noting the show will air nationally on all BM stations across the country. 

Evan Solomon gets national talk radio show on Bell Media stations

Well, the NewsTalk ones anyway

 

Wed Aug 30 7:18 pm  #18


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Saying this is a National Show is a little bit miss leading. There are 2 stations in BC, 1 in Quebec and 5 in Ontario.

 

Wed Aug 30 7:42 pm  #19


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Toronto + 1 station anywhere else = national.

(Miss Leading was my 7th grade geography teacher, btw, Don't trust her still)

 

Thu Aug 31 8:20 am  #20


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

As expected, station confirms Richards will move to a 12-2 PM shift, starting Tuesday.