Bell to Cut Nearly 9 Percent of Workforce and Sell Dozens of Radio Stations

The parent company of Bell Media has announced it is cutting nine percent of its workforce and selling off dozens of radio stations.

In a release, the company said it is in the midst of a digital transformation of news and entertainment.

It is selling 45 of its 103 radio stations and also selling off more than 100 The Source stores.

As part of the, JOY Radio’s parent company, Whiteoaks Communications Group, was announced as purchasing four legacy stations covering Hamilton, St. Catharines and Niagara region: CKTB, CHTZ-FM, CHRE-FM, and CKLH-FM, subject to CRTC review.

Whiteoaks traces its roots back to 1956 when founders Howard and Jean Caine started CHWO Radio Limited in Oakville after meeting while working for CKOC in Hamilton. The company remains family-owned today with their son Michael Caine as CEO, who obtained CRTC approval to create CJYE, JOY Radio, in 2001 as Southern Ontario’s first full-time Christian radio station.

With a legacy deeply rooted in broadcasting, Whiteoaks says it is committed to community-focused business and expanding its reach for JOY Radio to even more people.

JOY Radio is owned and operated by Trafalgar Broadcasting Limited under parent company Whiteoaks Communications Group Limited.

 

Feb
22

Air Canada Offering Bus Service to Pearson from Hamilton and Waterloo

The motorcoaches include 36 leather seats, and are equipped with free WiFi and power, overhead storage for carry-on baggage, and an onboard lavatory. The coaches are fully accessible, including a power lift for customers requiring mobility aids.

Feb
21

Ford Government Introduces “Get It Done Act”

The government extended the gas and fuel tax rate cuts through to June 30, 2024. Along with the rate cuts previously in place, this extension is expected to save households $260 on average since the cuts were first implemented in July 2022.

Feb
15

No Tolls on Ontario’s Highways

The province says the measures are part of upcoming legislation that will kick off the spring sitting of the legislature on February 20, 2024.

Feb
13

Ontario Voters to Decide on Carbon Pricing Program

Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy: “Any new provincial carbon tax is unacceptable for Ontario residents who are seeing their hard-earned dollars stretched further than ever.”

 

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