Dynamic new ensemble of radio personalities include Dominik Diamond, Josie Dye, Greg Beharrell, Carlos Benevides, Fred Kennedy, Melani Mariani and Adam Ricard
(Tuesday, March 18, 2014 – Toronto, Canada) Corus Radio Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge, has announced a diverse new weekday lineup of on-air personalities to bring the best of music, pop culture, irreverent humour and topical engaging entertainment to audiences. The new station roster makes its debut Monday, March 31.
Morning drive will be hosted by Dominik Diamond, Josie Dye and Greg Beharrell from5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
• Dominik has extensive international experience as host at BBC London and BBC Scotland. Most recently,Dominik hosted The Dominik Diamond Morning Show on Halifax’s Radio 96.5 and prior to that was the very popular evening host on the Edge’s brother station Q107.
• Josie is no stranger to the Edge. She has been the station’s midday announcer and host of the nationally syndicated Josie’s Top 20. She has also been the host of Oh So Cosmo on Cosmopolitan TV.
• Greg is a writer, comedian, performer and multiplatform content creator, who currently hosts the evening show on the Edge and is a video contributor to the world famous funnyordie.com.
Middays will be hosted by Carlos Benevides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carlos, a former Edge announcer, comes from Corus Radio Kitchener’s 91.5 the Beat, where he is currently the morning show co-host on The Beat.
Afternoon drive will be co-hosted by “Fearless” Fred Kennedy and Melani “Mel” Mariani from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fred joined the Edge in 2009 and has since been the station’s afternoon drive host, as well as host of TELETOON’s Fred at Night. He will be joined by new co-host, Mel, who has been featured during the weekends on the Edge.
Evenings will be hosted by Adam Ricard from 7 p.m. to midnight. Adam is a weekend veteran of the Edge and has frequently hosted live concert performances and artist interviews for the Edge’s Sugar Beach Sessions at Corus Quay.
“We’re excited to introduce this sharp-witted lineup to both new and long-time listeners of the Edge,” said Blair Bartrem, Senior Brand Director, 102.1 the Edge. “These on-air personalities each bring their own unique voice and distinct sense of humour that will make the station Toronto’s alternative destination for great comedic banter, relevant interviews and amazing music.”
Tune in to 102.1 the Edge on the FM dial or listen live at www.edge.ca.
102.1 the Edge is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+, as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 39 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.