102.1 the Edge Welcomes Rick Campanelli to the Morning Lineup

Rick Campanelli returns to Entertainment Tonight Canada today and will join Fred and Mel in the mornings starting June 27th


(Toronto, Canada) – Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM)  and Entertainment Tonight Canada are delighted to welcome Canadian media personality Rick Campanelli back on air after a four month parental leave and the birth of his third son, Harrison.

For his first week back, Rick will be co-hosting ET Canada from Las Vegas with Cheryl Hickey. Then, as of June 27th, Rick will be in Toronto to kick off his new double-duty weekday routine with mornings on 102.1 the Edge. The new triple threat morning show team, Fred and Mel with Rick Campanelli, will be on-air weekdays from 5:30 a.m. 9 a.m. Every evening at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, Rick will resume his role on ET Canada, bringing top entertainment stories to over half a million viewers across the country on Global.

“With his extensive knowledge of music and pop culture, Rick Campanelli is a stellar addition to the Edge’s morning lineup,” says Ross MacLeod, Senior Program Director, 102.1 the Edge. “Rick brings a new perspective to the show that I know listeners will love.”

To celebrate the new addition to the morning team, 102.1 the Edge will be hosting a concert at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Tuesday, July 5th. Wintersleep will headline the show and be joined by Brothers of North, among others. For more information on the concert and to win tickets, listen to 102.1 the Edge or check out their website.

“I loved every minute of the time I got to spend with my wife and boys. I feel so lucky to have had that time with them as babies. But, now it’s time to jump back into my role at ET Canada and I’m beyond excited to join the amazing team at the Edge,” says Rick Campanelli. “While I wouldn’t consider myself a natural morning person, being at home with our newborn has certainly been good training for those early morning starts!”

Rick began his career in 1994 as a MuchMusic VJ before joining Entertainment Tonight Canada’s original on-air team in 2005. Since then, he has profiled some of the world’s most renowned celebrities and continues to deliver the latest entertainment news to viewers across Canada.

Fred and Mel with Rick Campanelli will air weekdays starting Monday, June 27th from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Toronto’s 102.1 the Edge. ET Canada airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global. For up-to-the-moment entertainment news, celebrity interviews and more, visit etcanada.com.

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Fred and Mel with Rick Campanelli is a unique combination of smart, nerdy, funny and connected. Fred is addicted to watching TELETOON and anything Star Wars with his two sons. Mel on the other hand is out and about enjoying all Toronto has to offer.

102.1 the Edge is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B), a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

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