February 19, 2016

“I’m still a Rebel, and proud of it”: Brian Lilley shares details of his new CFRA580 show

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In addition to continuing my work at The Rebel, I’ll be hosting a radio show on Ottawa’s premiere political talk radio station CFRA580.

I say CFRA580 is a premiere political news and talk radio station because it’s serious about politics and while others have moved away from conservative talk radio, 580 brought me in.

You can catch my show from 7 to 10 pm, Monday to Friday starting on March 7th.

This is a win/win for me, The Rebel and CFRA.

The Rebel is growing by leaps and bounds and my work with CFRA will allow me to bring in an audience that may not be engaged yet with the unique perspective The Rebel has been bringing Canadians for a year now.

Whether you’re in the Ottawa area or not, you’ll be able to join in the conversation in a few different ways which I invite you to check out at www.cfra.com.

But don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere. I’m still a Rebel.

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commented 2016-02-22 09:44:22 -0500
The Rebel is growing by leaps and bounds and my work with CFRA will allow me to bring in an audience that may not be engaged yet with the unique perspective The Rebel has been bringing Canadians for a year now.

Unique perspective? How lies and filth.
commented 2016-02-20 21:42:43 -0500
Congrats, Brian, best of luck at CFRA! I spent 9 years in Ottawa and know CFRA well. Keep those Liberal dolts’ feet to the fire!
commented 2016-02-20 18:46:42 -0500
Brian, really looking forward to your new show. Watched you on Sun Tv. I will listen, guaranteed. I was questioning some of CFRA’s (Bell Media’s) desisions of late but am quite liking what I hear now. Rob Snow for 4 hours, Evan Soloman for 4 hours then you for 4 hours. My perfect day!
commented 2016-02-20 12:00:51 -0500
Good luck Brian. We will be looking to you to keep them honest because CFRA has been drifting a little lately and sounding a little like MSM. It is reassuring that they have brought aboard an independent and free-thinking host.
commented 2016-02-20 11:22:26 -0500
Hopefully you can provide Canada with something like the hard core truth, and cutting edge real news of what is really happening in the world similar with what we get from Infowars.com Canada needs a voice like that. Canada is way more at risk of falling to the New World Order than United Staes due to our already very socialistic electorate. I will fully support you if you are not afraid of saying what needs to be said since most are too afraid to do so. I have always appreciate your contributions to Sun News and The Rebel. ( Except you need to wake up to the fact that Monsanto is a pawn to pharmaceuticals and big banks , and their crap is designed to further dumb us all down and shorten our lives)
commented 2016-02-20 10:09:19 -0500
Congrats Brian!
You deserve that position.
commented 2016-02-20 06:23:52 -0500
Congratulations on your new position. I will do my best to listen to you even though I’m no where near Ottawa. I don’t know about those other broadcasters you listed in the video but please don’t get redirected by the likes of Evan “Pssst Do You Like Art” Solomon. I saw him for years on CBC and he came off to me to be another CBC Peter Mansbridge style journalist. And by that I mean they aren’t really journalists because they don’t report the news. They Manipulate the News, They Censor the News and They outright Lie about the News. Iv’e witnessed Mr. Solomon do all the same in his political commentary as well as being very negative to the Conservatives and very Pro-Liberal. So please Brian don’t convert, remain a Rebel and as I always say “I Only See The Truth”.
commented 2016-02-20 05:51:40 -0500
Good for you Brian… Because I know you will always stay true to your Hamilton roots, and the fact that Denninger’s still makes the best garlic head cheese on kaiser sandwiches… That’s an “inside joke”…
commented 2016-02-20 02:45:36 -0500
Congratulations to you Brian! I do hope you’ll have John Counsell on your show sometime.
Please stay true to yourself… As you know Trudeau is looking to oppress law abiding people again. Sharia Law is infiltrating itself into our culture. Canada is NOT a post national State! We are in big trouble on many fronts and we need you to denounce this. So far R. Ambrose has not!
commented 2016-02-20 01:49:15 -0500
Congratulations …. Brian Lilley.
commented 2016-02-20 00:07:27 -0500
that is lowel green spot I think he is taking over for lowell green
commented 2016-02-19 23:08:12 -0500
Congratulations Brian I live in the Ottawa valley and have been listening to 580 for years.I miss Lowell Green but am very thankful you will now be a part of their team! I will be listening.
commented 2016-02-19 21:16:06 -0500
Expansion is good!! Good luck Brian!!
commented 2016-02-19 20:56:09 -0500
A seemingly erudite fella from Hamilton,ONT.inflaming old grudges between Eastern and western Canada.hmm,my spider sense is tingling.
commented 2016-02-19 20:29:29 -0500
Congratulations, Brian. Looking forward to your show. I hope you don’t scale back too much at the rebel.
commented 2016-02-19 20:25:18 -0500
Congrats Brian,

I’ve written more than one email to CFRA recommending that you be given a show. So pleased you’ve gotten one. I only wish it were earlier in the evening. Either way I’ll be tuning in.

commented 2016-02-19 20:19:09 -0500
Brian, I was scared there for a minute because I thought you were leaving The Rebel, something you must never do, we need you to continue reporting the rest of the story untold by the MSM.
Congratulations, wish you all the best. I wish your show would get picked up here in WPG by CJOB, who are now broadcasting a radio show on Sat, Sunday hosted by a Liberal & NDP lover & btw is a former Winnipeger. I miss Charles a lot as well.
commented 2016-02-19 19:57:30 -0500
Congratulation for your new job.
commented 2016-02-19 18:25:07 -0500
I had heard that Lowell Green is retiring and wondered if you would get take over the spot. Even better if we get you both.
commented 2016-02-19 18:10:47 -0500
Good on ya Brian. CFRA bookmarked in my News Sites as well. In the midst of the vast wasteland of leftist Canadian media it’s refreshing to see that there is a growing conservative voice.
commented 2016-02-19 17:20:45 -0500
Claude Wistaff – I wouldn’t too disappointed in Bell if I were you. Given the twisted endorsement of “Conservatives for government but not Harper” in the last election, it’s pretty obvious that a Conservative endorsement came on owners orders. They are definitely on your side.

Peter Toth – "Seems like CFRA just purged a whole lot of conservative talk hosts, after years of service and good ratings. "

If you check your economic ideology, businesses always make perfect decisions (maximize profit) and therefore this was a business decision reflecting the demand of their audience and/or cost cutting measures. Therefore, it cannot be accurately described as a “purge”.
commented 2016-02-19 17:07:26 -0500
Yourself & Rob Snow are the only bright spot on CFRA. Bell Media has pretty well ‘Gutted" the soul of this radio station, 30 years of listening, totally disgusted with Bell Media.
I agree with Eileen Mcrae’s comments, especially John Counsell and Nick Vandergragt.
This is a “Sadappy” day.
commented 2016-02-19 16:00:51 -0500
Congratz Brian! I look forward to listening to your broadcasts … from TheRebel, of course, since I am in Alberta.
commented 2016-02-19 15:23:24 -0500
Good Luck Brian, don’t forget to put in a lot of Plugs for the Rebel.
commented 2016-02-19 14:50:49 -0500
Congratulations on this, Mr. Lilley. However, theRebel just carried a story about 4 lay-offs at CFRA: “Popular conservative talk show hosts, John Counsell, Nick Vandergragt, Mark Sutcliffe, and Ron Corbett all let go from Ottawa’s only broadcast conservative talk radio. No reason was given.” So, CFRA lays off four popular conservative talk show hosts and hires a different one. Somehow, this does not make much sense to me. So, in effect, the area is down three (3) hosts that were considered “conservative/right wingers”? And, CFRA is under the umbrella of CTV (Bell Media). Was there not another news story about whom will be writing and reading the news: Check at: http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/11/20/ctv-anchors-to-read-recorded-newscasts-on-cfra According to this story, viewers are expressing concern over the “rebranding” of CFRA (in Bell Media’s image?)

Even though you are stating that you will be advancing the “unique perspective” of the Rebel, I have my reservations about the “bigger picture” that, as of yet, is not being shown by Bell Media. Who is rebranding whom? No doubt we will all soon find out.
commented 2016-02-19 14:40:45 -0500
This is the only good news to come out of CFRA in a while, The TWO leverage each other and with Kris Sims and others you will be able to level the liberal stack of pancakes that has recently arrived at this former Conservative Radio Station, Great to her about Charles, kudos to you brian, the crème has risen to the top, can’t wait INTEGRATION WITH THE REBEL, what a concept, maybe CFRA manangment will get it one day, probably not….
commented 2016-02-19 14:36:34 -0500
That’s great news. But I just can’t get too excited. Seems like CFRA just purged a whole lot of conservative talk hosts, after years of service and good ratings. What the heck is going on?
commented 2016-02-19 13:48:46 -0500
WHEW!!—and now more effective .
commented 2016-02-19 13:47:07 -0500
MG I am so happy for you Brian Lilley and The Rebel. I just remember a year ago on my stop the cbc page that we helped you lunch The Rebel. I am so proud of you guys
commented 2016-02-19 13:44:09 -0500
Brian, didn’t CFRA just fire 4 online personalities? Glad to see you will be podcasting the show, I like podcast so I can listen later.
Good Luck