- 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
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
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