Aaron Rand Joins CJAD/Montreal
August 25, 2011 at 4:41 AM (PT)
Former CORUS/COGECO AC CFQR (THE Q 92.5)/MONTREAL morning host AARON RAND is joining ASTRAL MEDIA Talk CJAD-A for 3-7p weekdays, beginning SEPTEMBER 6th. RAND, who worked as a sports reporter for CJAD in the late 1970s, left THE Q in MAY after 26 years with the cluster, mostly with co-host PAUL (TASSO) ZAKAIB.
RAND's arrival bumps afternoon host RIC PETERSON to middays -- noon-1p solo and 1-3p with RAND's former cast member SUZANNE DESAUTELS. KIM FRASER moves from noon-1p to SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS 1-4p, replacing ANNE LAGACE DOWSON, and DAN LAXER loses his 1-3p weekday slot but continues to host the SUNDAY trivia show. Afternoon sports anchor BARRY MORGAN adds 7-10p weeknight hosting duties, replacing DAN DELMAR.
"We all know AARON is smooth and witty but he's also an opinionated news junkie. The AARON RAND Show will be informative and exciting," said CJAD Brand and News Dir. CHRIS BURY. "His arrival strengthens CJAD 800's position as the home of breaking news and stimulating talk in MONTREAL."
"CJAD is 'real' radio and there's no question in my mind this is where I should be. It's like being traded to the YANKEES," said RAND.