Mario Cecchini Returning To Corus
July 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM (PT)
ASTRAL RADIO SVP/Sales and Marketing MARIO CECCHINI is returning to CORUS ENTERTAINMENT, effective SEPTEMBER 2nd. CECCHINI will oversee CORUS' radio and broadcast TV stations in Eastern ONTARIO, including the OTTAWA, KINGSTON, CORNWALL, and PETERBOROUGH clusters, and QUÉBEC specialty TV stations. The OTTAWA and QUÉBEC properties are pending CRTC approval. CECCHINI joined ASTRAL in 2011 and formerly served as VP of CORUS' QUÉBEC properties.
"We are very pleased that MARIO is joining CORUS ENTERTAINMENT," said President/CEO JOHN CASSADAY. "MARIO is a seasoned media executive with extensive experience in the QUÉBEC market as well as in the Canadian broadcast sector in general. We look forward to his expertise and leadership in this role as we prepare to enter the QUÉBEC specialty television market, pending regulatory approval."
CECCHINI will oversee CBC affiliate CHEX-TV, Classic Hits CKRU (100.5 KRUZ-FM), and Active Rock CKWF (THE WOLF 101.5)/PETERBOROUGH; CBC affiliate CHEX-TV-2 (CHANNEL 12 DURHAM)/OSHAWA-DURHAM, ON; CBC affiliate CKWS-TV, Classic Hits CKWS-F, and Classic Rock CFMK (FM 96)/KINGSTON, ON; Classic Hits CJSS and Hot AC CFLG (VARIETY 104.5)/CORNWALL, ON; and, subject to CRTC approval, Active Rock CKQB (106.9 THE BEAR) and Classic Hits CJOT (BOOM 99.7)/OTTAWA and cable TV networks TELETOON, TELETOON RETRO, and SERIES+.