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Farina Makes Stellar Jump To Astral

New VP/GM of Toronto group

By Keith Berman
Updated 3 Hour(s) 57 Minute(s) ago

In a stunning move, Rob Farina has left CHUM Radio after more than a decade with the company. Farina, who was VP of programming for the Canadian radio group, will cross the street and join Astral Media in late August, replacing Pat Holiday as executive VP of content -- which includes the company's radio stations; Orbyt, Astral's national content and marketing division; and new platforms. Holiday is retiring from Astral at the end of August.

In other Astral/Toronto news, Martin Tremblay will be taking his hands off the programming wheel at AC CJEZ (97.3 EZ Rock), since he's overseeing all three stations in the cluster and directly programming hot AC CKFM (Virgin Radio 999). EZ Rock is now on the hunt for a new PD.

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Brandt Flies With The Hawk

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Corey Goes National With CHUM Radio

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CANADA CHR/TOP 40 NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/18/2014
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1 12
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
3 week(s) at number 1
1950 -32 11.180 1
2 15
JASON DERULO FEAT. 2 CHAINZ Talk Dirty
BELUGA HEIGHTS/WARNER BROS.
1911 +77 9.696 2
3 19
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
1757 -3 9.400 3
4 19
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
1599 -113 8.947 4
5 8
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
1554 +250 8.074 5
6 12
HEDLEY Crazy For You
UNIVERSAL
1353 +59 6.899 6
11 11
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
1211 +164 6.486 7
8 20
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
1159 -36 6.159 9
7 20
BASTILLE Pompeii
VIRGIN/CAPITOL
1156 -108 6.290 8
12 7
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Not A Bad Thing
RCA
1136 +158 5.650 11



CANADA AC NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/18/2014
1 10
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
2 week(s) at number 1
406 +7 4.128 1
2 20
ONEREPUBLIC Counting Stars
MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE
379 -18 3.381 2
4 15
ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life
COLUMBIA
346 -4 1.954 10
3 19
A GREAT BIG WORLD & CHRISTINA AGUILERA Say Something
EPIC
337 -20 2.985 4
6 16
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
334 +10 3.231 3
5 16
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
334 -1 2.165 7
8 9
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
327 +30 1.886 13
7 12
BRUNO MARS Young Girls
ATLANTIC
321 -3 2.622 6
9 6
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
319 +23 2.977 5
13 7
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
285 +15 1.877 14



CANADA COUNTRY NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/18/2014
1 13
ERIC CHURCH Give Me Back My Hometown
EMI NASHVILLE
2 week(s) at number 1
960 -14 4.736 1
5 13
JERROD NIEMANN Drink To That All Night
SEA GAYLE/ARISTA NASHVILLE
907 +84 4.579 2
2 16
BLAKE SHELTON Doin' What She Likes
WARNER BROS./WMN
890 -20 4.522 3
4 21
RANDY HOUSER Goodnight Kiss
STONEY CREEK
885 +29 4.204 4
3 25
DIERKS BENTLEY I Hold On
CAPITOL NASHVILLE
829 -45 4.174 5
6 12
RASCAL FLATTS Rewind
BIG MACHINE
820 +40 3.866 8
7 13
KEITH URBAN Cop Car
HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
789 +11 3.956 6
8 9
MIRANDA LAMBERT Automatic
RCA NASHVILLE
788 +48 3.926 7
13 9
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FEAT. LUKE BRYAN This Is How We Roll
REPUBLIC NASHVILLE
763 +97 3.753 9
15 11
BRANTLEY GILBERT Bottoms Up
VALORY
748 +101 3.597 10



Complete Chart
CANADA ROCK NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/18/2014
3 3
BLACK KEYS Fever
NONESUCH/WARNER BROS.
1 week(s) at number 1
679 +141 2.978 1
1 11
KONGOS Come With Me Now
TOKOLOSHE/EPIC
661 +38 2.710 2
2 18
PRETTY RECKLESS Heaven Knows
GOIN' DOWN/RAZOR & TIE
577 +8 2.502 3
5 30
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE I Sat By The Ocean
MATADOR/BEGGARS GROUP
530 +34 2.157 4
4 13
GLORIOUS SONS White Noise
FRONTSIDE/BLACK BOX
520 +16 1.977 5
6 8
TREWS What's Fair Is Fair
HOME
476 +32 1.633 7
10 9
SAM ROBERTS BAND Human Heat
PAPER BAG
409 +47 1.799 6
7 10
MONSTER TRUCK Old Train
DINE ALONE
384 -12 1.189 15
12 5
PEARL JAM Lightning Bolt
MONKEYWRENCH/REPUBLIC
380 +37 1.439 10
8 35
CAGE THE ELEPHANT Come A Little Closer
DSP/RCA
378 +4 1.414 11



Complete Chart
CANADA HOT AC NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/18/2014
1 11
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
3 week(s) at number 1
1417 +99 8.019 1
3 13
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
1210 +7 6.624 2
2 18
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
1207 -21 5.684 7
4 19
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
1160 -12 6.377 3
5 18
BASTILLE Pompeii
VIRGIN/CAPITOL
1149 +49 5.962 4
6 19
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
1066 +33 5.343 9
9 7
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
1063 +159 5.958 5
8 12
HEDLEY Crazy For You
UNIVERSAL
1004 +22 5.765 6
7 38
ONEREPUBLIC Counting Stars
MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE
958 -75 5.449 8
13 10
KRISTINA MARIA Move Like A Soldier
LUPOONE
805 +36 3.884 15