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Farina Makes Stellar Jump To Astral

New VP/GM of Toronto group

By Keith Berman
Updated 11 Hour(s) 39 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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Brookshaw Runs Out Of Fuel

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Updated 13 Hour(s) 45 Minute(s) ago

Murray Brookshaw has unfortunately been let go from Newcap/Calgary, where he was OM of alternative CFUL (Fuel 90.3). Mr. Brookshaw, who's also known for his time programming CHUM Radio alternative CIMX (89X)/Detroit, can be reached at maxjack@telus.net.

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BBM, Coleman Team For Canadian PPM Seminars

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Updated 17 Hour(s) 9 Minute(s) ago

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Brandt Flies With The Hawk

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No, it's not some secret code signaling that we're getting ready to conquer Borneo: Lisa Brandt, last seen as morning anchor at Rogers news CFTR-AM (680News)/Toronto, has reappeared in middays at Corus classic hits CKDK-FM (103.9 the Hawk)/London, Ontario. She replaces Jimmy Kalaitzis, who's journeyed down the 401 to Cornwall, Ontario, to do mornings on AC sister CFLG (Variety 104.5).

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Corey Goes National With CHUM Radio

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CANADA CHR/TOP 40 NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/25/2014
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1 13
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
4 week(s) at number 1
1950 -54 10.887 1
2 16
JASON DERULO FEAT. 2 CHAINZ Talk Dirty
BELUGA HEIGHTS/WARNER BROS.
1946 -22 10.081 2
5 9
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
1806 +195 9.616 3
3 20
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
1689 -124 9.125 4
4 20
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
1458 -184 7.986 5
6 13
HEDLEY Crazy For You
UNIVERSAL
1430 +28 7.323 7
7 12
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
1377 +132 7.561 6
10 8
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Not A Bad Thing
RCA
1287 +96 6.437 8
8 21
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
1215 +6 6.405 9
11 21
AVICII Hey Brother
ISLAND
1151 -29 4.808 13



CANADA AC NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/25/2014
1 11
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
3 week(s) at number 1
406 0 3.677 1
2 21
ONEREPUBLIC Counting Stars
MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE
382 +3 3.087 3
9 7
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
344 +25 2.814 4
3 16
ONE DIRECTION Story Of My Life
COLUMBIA
339 -7 2.052 8
5 17
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
335 +1 3.243 2
7 10
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
330 +3 1.836 12
10 8
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
328 +43 1.793 14
6 17
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
327 -7 1.985 9
8 13
BRUNO MARS Young Girls
ATLANTIC
305 -16 2.469 6
11 12
HEDLEY Crazy For You
UNIVERSAL
280 -1 1.968 10



CANADA COUNTRY NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/25/2014
2 14
JERROD NIEMANN Drink To That All Night
SEA GAYLE/ARISTA NASHVILLE
1 week(s) at number 1
908 +33 4.691 1
1 14
ERIC CHURCH Give Me Back My Hometown
EMI NASHVILLE
908 -21 4.654 2
4 22
RANDY HOUSER Goodnight Kiss
STONEY CREEK
849 -7 4.333 5
9 10
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FEAT. LUKE BRYAN This Is How We Roll
REPUBLIC NASHVILLE
847 +109 4.472 3
8 10
MIRANDA LAMBERT Automatic
RCA NASHVILLE
830 +67 4.417 4
10 12
BRANTLEY GILBERT Bottoms Up
VALORY
774 +45 3.812 8
3 17
BLAKE SHELTON Doin' What She Likes
WARNER BROS./WMN
771 -90 4.246 6
6 13
RASCAL FLATTS Rewind
BIG MACHINE
770 -28 3.642 9
7 14
KEITH URBAN Cop Car
HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
721 -42 3.611 10
12 5
LUKE BRYAN Play It Again
CAPITOL NASHVILLE
715 +88 3.907 7



Complete Chart
CANADA ROCK NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/25/2014
1 4
BLACK KEYS Fever
NONESUCH/WARNER BROS.
2 week(s) at number 1
780 +101 3.602 1
2 12
KONGOS Come With Me Now
TOKOLOSHE/EPIC
651 -10 2.724 2
4 31
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE I Sat By The Ocean
MATADOR/BEGGARS GROUP
529 -1 2.219 3
5 14
GLORIOUS SONS White Noise
FRONTSIDE/BLACK BOX
527 +7 1.923 5
3 19
PRETTY RECKLESS Heaven Knows
GOIN' DOWN/RAZOR & TIE
525 -52 2.188 4
6 9
TREWS What's Fair Is Fair
HOME
470 -6 1.567 10
9 6
PEARL JAM Lightning Bolt
MONKEYWRENCH/REPUBLIC
433 +53 1.773 7
7 10
SAM ROBERTS BAND Human Heat
PAPER BAG
420 +11 1.790 6
8 11
MONSTER TRUCK Old Train
DINE ALONE
389 +5 1.189 15
10 36
CAGE THE ELEPHANT Come A Little Closer
DSP/RCA
358 -20 1.297 13



Complete Chart
CANADA HOT AC NATIONAL AIRPLAY ©
Issue Date:
4/25/2014
1 12
PHARRELL WILLIAMS Happy
BACK LOT/COLUMBIA
4 week(s) at number 1
1424 +7 8.381 1
5 19
BASTILLE Pompeii
VIRGIN/CAPITOL
1200 +51 6.140 6
3 19
LORDE Team
LAVA/REPUBLIC
1176 -31 5.705 7
7 8
JOHN LEGEND All Of Me
COLUMBIA
1163 +100 6.389 3
2 14
KATY PERRY FEAT. JUICY J Dark Horse
CAPITOL
1151 -59 6.154 5
4 20
MAGIC! Rude
LATIUM/RCA
1122 -38 6.432 2
6 20
AMERICAN AUTHORS Best Day Of My Life
ISLAND
1085 +19 5.439 8
8 13
HEDLEY Crazy For You
UNIVERSAL
1062 +58 6.324 4
9 39
ONEREPUBLIC Counting Stars
MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE
962 +4 5.336 9
13 7
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Not A Bad Thing
RCA
850 +68 4.766 10