Spence Exits CFAX
April 7, 2009 at 10:39 AM (PT)
CTV GLOBEMEDIA Talk CFAX-A/VICTORIA midday host TERRY SPENCE is exiting the station TODAY after 35 years. The VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST reports that SPENCE, who retired as Station Manager on DECEMBER 31st due to the company's mandatory retirement guidelines but remained on board as a host, was fired and will be replaced by DAVE DICKSON on an interim basis.
Station Manager JIM BLUNDELL tells the paper that SPENCE's firing "was not ratings-driven whatsoever ... We decided to go in a different direction with the show. And sadly, TERRY doesn’t quite fit in that direction. He’s such a great person. It’s very difficult for us and for him and his family ... There’s changing of the guard, dare I say a younger spirit. We’re making a concerted effort to make sure we continue the premier brand that it (CFAX) is."