102.1 the Edge Announces Rick Campanelli as Morning Show Co-Host

Toronto, Canada – Listeners will hear a familiar voice during the morning drive, as Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Rick Campanelli joins 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM), beginning June 27. The seasoned media personality will co-host the Edge morning show alongside Fred Kennedy and Mel Mariani, weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m.

“Rick has his finger on the pulse of music and pop culture, making him a perfect fit for our station,” said Ross MacLeod, Program Director, 102.1 the Edge. “This dynamic group of personalities will have listeners looking forward to weekday mornings.”

Rick first came onto the Canadian media scene in 1994 as a MuchMusic VJ. At MuchMusic, he did everything from interview big name artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam to sky dive live on-air with the Foo Fighters. In 2005, Rick left MuchMusic to co-host ET Canada on Global, where he will continue when he joins the Edge. When Rick isn’t on-air, you’ll find him adventure-seeking or doing charity work in remote locations.

“I’ve been a huge fan of the Edge my whole life,” said Rick Campanelli. “This is definitely a dream come true – even if I have to sit beside Fred every morning. It’s a good thing Mel is in the room too!”

Fred and Mel in the mornings is a unique combination of smart, nerdy, funny and connected. Fred is addicted to watching TV 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., a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers 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, live events, children’s book publishing, children’s animation, animation software, and technology and media services. Corus’ television brands include ABC Spark, Cartoon Network (Canada), CMT (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Disney Channel (Canada), Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon (Canada), OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Telelatino, TELETOON, Treehouse, W Network, YTV, Historia, La chaîne Disney, Séries+ and TÉLÉTOON. Its 39 radio brands include CKNW AM 980, Rock 101, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh Radio, JUMP! 106.9, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. The company also owns Nelvana, an internationally renowned animation production company, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and Quay Media Services. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.


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Devon Cavanagh
Corus Entertainment

Magda Krpan
Director, Communications
Corus Entertainment