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August 24, 2017 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.

 

August 24, 2017 2:22 pm  #2


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

I am not familiar with the work of Evan Solomon.

 

August 24, 2017 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 (August 24, 2017 7:32 pm)

 

August 24, 2017 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...
 

August 24, 2017 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'.

 

August 24, 2017 8:16 pm  #6


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

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August 25, 2017 7:44 am  #7


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

grilled.cheese wrote:

I am not familiar with the work of Evan Solomon.

betaylored and Muffaraw Joe both took the bait
 

 

August 25, 2017 3:22 pm  #8


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I like Jim!

 

August 25, 2017 4:03 pm  #9


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dwelsman wrote:

I like Jim!

I don't.

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August 25, 2017 5:39 pm  #11


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

tc143 wrote:

I guess it's been long enough.
 

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

 

August 25, 2017 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?

 

August 27, 2017 4:40 pm  #13


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I heart Jimberly!  

 

August 27, 2017 7:06 pm  #14


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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.
 

August 30, 2017 4:44 pm  #15


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

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

 

August 30, 2017 6:40 pm  #16


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

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

 

August 30, 2017 7:42 pm  #17


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Toronto + 1 station anywhere else = national.

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

 

August 31, 2017 8:20 am  #18


Re: Jim Richards cut in half

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