CKNW and CFOX-FM say goodbye to Todd Hancock, Neil Morrison, Stu Walters, Tom Mark, and Terry Bell

Some well-known broadcasters have received pink slips from Corus Radio.

It comes after Corus Entertainment's radio division recorded a sharp drop in profitability in the first two quarters of this fiscal year.

CKNW newscasters Tom Mark and Terry Bell, CKNW sportscaster Stu Walters, and CFOX-FM disc jockeys Todd Hancock and Neil Morrison are reportedly out the door.

The Straight has emailed Corus Radio Vancouver's general manager Brad Phillips seeking comment, but hadn't heard back as of this writing.

The share price of the parent company, Corus Entertainment, closed at $24.58 today, roughly halfway between its 52-week high and low.

Second-quarter revenues and net income were up this year over the same quarter of last year, according to the company's most recent financial statement.

However, much of that came from the television side of the business.

In its radio operations, Corus Entertainment revenues fell six percent over the first two quarters.

And what's worse for the bean counters at head office, profitability was down 15 percent on the radio side of the business over the same period.

Todd Hancock fans can still enjoy his work, thanks to YouTube.
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Evil Eye
Get rid of Bill Boring and Campbell the Younger, as they are tired, very tired.

Try doing real news instead of infomercials and canned programs and ask Rafe Mair to run a show, one day a week.

The Dead Dog '98 is going down for the third time and for one, I wouldn't shed a tear.
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Old dog
News 1130 has been the only dependable station in town for years now anyways.
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RUK
Team 1040 ate their lunch. Then they decided to save money and have network blowhards solidify their reputation as the station for people who want the kids to get off their lawns. Then those people all died. Corus couldn't manage my sock drawer.
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Hard Core-us
Shitty news.

Keep fighting amigos.
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junk
Virus, destroyers of culture, fresh from toronto
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Dave
Who listens to the radio anymore unless you are in your car? I'll maybe listen to a little news or a Canucks or BC Lions game once in a blue moon. The Fox has sucked for years with their crappy song selection, they haven't been good since 1989 when they had Larry & Willy in the morning.
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jenny
Big loss for C-fox
Neil's sarcasm and Todd's music knowledge cannot be replaced

Carmen C is not a rock dj

This was my station
Not much to tune into after 10
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harley
I drive for a living so I listen to 99.3 for about 10 hours a day.

I can't believe you got rid of Morrison, but keep drex or any of the other no namers.

Now what? Some other douch will be in his spot. Taking his pay.
Nice job morons.
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Matt
Except Neil and Todd were there for a while so they were probably making more $$$ while these "new" guys are making less. That's unfortunately kind of how business works Harley
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Kim
I listen to The Fox all day in my office. I'm not a big Todd fan but, I will miss Nemo. What a drag. The "new" guys are alright but Carmen is kinda flat. Way to go, Corus.
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Anna
I listened to Neil Todd everyday for the past year and they made my day so much more enjoyable. Cfox honestly sucks now and its a shame they let go of the two people i tuned into their station for. The problem with getting listeners is not that you had shitty radio hosts, its your commercials are 10 minutes long and honestly "Ain"t nobody got time for that".
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harley
Matt. I know. But a few fat cat pay cuts and nobody would lose their job.

Maybe 1 or 2 less contests a month would have done it.
I doubt they even offered Todd and neil pay cuts to keep their jobs.

Lose 2 good DJ's but the fat cats still get huge pay cheques.
Still giving away thousands of dollars. And I doubt the no names get paid much less than Hancock or Morrison.
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James
Oh man, I'm mad! Like the guy above, I drive for a livings and my radio is always on the fox. Morrison will be missed but getting rid of Hancock?! That changes the face of this station. What a travisty. I'll still look forward to Jeff, Karen and Scotty in the Morning, but I think the ipod will start making some afternoon appearances. What a dark day for such a good station.
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kootenaygirl
Save money. Dumb that Good fellow whose ego knows ho bounds. So he drives a BMW and eats at fancy places that no one can afford. Who cares?

He is old, tired, unimaginative and responds to selected favourites who phone in to his shameful show.

Then there's that after midnight drivel which must be cheap, it's so out of touch.
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Morbo
Another nail in the coffin of CFOX. Newsflash. , the younger generation doesn't listen to the radio. Stop trying to cater to these damned hipster twerps.
Neil and Todd would be missed but most of the people who like them will probably stop listening anymore.
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Vanswift
Just another corporate move with the only concern being the bottom line.Sure Neil and Todd drove me crazy some days,,still listened though,,and yeah would tune in for them to spout their opinions,not like most of of the drivel on on other stations,,no longer cfox,,watch out Jeff and Scotty,,your next
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John
BRING BACK MORRISON......MAN AM I PISSED
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Kraig Wenman
Change the music NOT the DJs. Todd Hancock is a great DJ!
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Mealzer
I have no idea what Evil Eye is even talking about...

I'm just sad to see Neil Morrison go, the only time I listen to the Fox is for Jeff O'neil and gang in the mornings and Neil Morrison. It's a sad day!
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Simi Sucks
How about Simi Sara? Jesus! get rid of her. She's the worst host on the air - EVER!
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