Rick Gibbons Returns to 580 CFRA News Talk Radio

- Veteran journalist, newspaper publisher, and community leader returns to his roots as highly respected broadcaster, starting Monday -

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OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - A decade after a successful move from radio to print journalism, Rick Gibbons returns to his roots of broadcast journalism as host of a new, afternoon radio program on Ottawa's News Talk Radio 580 CFRA, it was announced today. Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Rick Gibbons can be heard weekdays from 12 noon - 3 p.m., starting with the popular CFRA LUNCH BUNCH at 12:20 p.m., and then opening phone lines to callers and guests to talk about the biggest issues of the day in Ottawa. 

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"I'm very excited to be getting back in touch directly with the people of Ottawa, and allowing them to have their say," said Gibbons. "On top of the call-in portion of the show, we'll be interacting through social media so that all the people of Ottawa are part of the show and talking to each other."

"Rick is a highly respected journalist and community leader with deep roots in Ottawa," said Steve Winogron, News Director and CFRA Program Director, Bell Media Radio. "We're looking forward to his return to 580 News Talk Radio, bringing with him an unparalleled experience, allowing him to hold 'the establishment' to account on all levels of government."

Gibbons draws upon 37 years of media experience as host of his new radio show, having worked on assignments ranging from Parliament Hill to foreign posts in London, England, and Germany. His wide-ranging journalistic career has included beats in politics, business, and military affairs, where his ground breaking reporting on the "Somalia Affair" helped trigger a public inquiry.

Bell Media Radio is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.  Bell Media Radio is one of Canada's most successful radio networks, operating 33 radio stations in 14 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada's # 1 FM station.

SOURCE: Bell Media

For further information:

Renee Dupuis, Bell Media, 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca