February 17, 2016

Ottawa talk radio CFRA fires multiple hosts

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

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

Lowell Green, the icon of the station left CFRA earlier this year and was replaced by Rob Snow, who many felt was farther to the political left. The video above is from a caller to John Counsell on his last night on air, Feb. 16 - 2016. According to the linked story above, all were notified of immediate termination at a meeting today at 10:45 AM Feb. 17th. 


It should be noted that CFRA has hired The Rebel's own Brian Lilley to start in March in the 9:00 to 11:00 spot Monday to Friday each week. 

We are looking forward to hearing more from him on air in Ottawa. 


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commented 2016-02-20 02:00:55 -0500
John Counsell was my oxygen every night. Saving me from the phoney politically correct garbage we have to put up with. I will miss him dearly! CFRA is making a big mistake. There was plenty of air space for John and Brian!
…. Another mistake: hiring ex-CBC Evan Solomon. I turn off the radio at 14:00.
Where has CFRA gone????
commented 2016-02-19 17:33:55 -0500
Just left with Brian Lilley and Rob Snow.
Filled my Ipod every evening with CFRA podcast for my night shift drive down the 401, back to satellite radio!
Go F**K yourself Bell Media….my short vent.
commented 2016-02-19 11:45:03 -0500
The left is purging it’s opposition, knowing that junior is such a screw up that they need to act now in order to save the Liberals from being decimated next election. This is their way, their standard operating procedure. Those on the left have never supported freedom of speech. They only support the freedom to speak that which they approve of.
commented 2016-02-18 16:00:53 -0500
Seems like this is becoming a trend lately. If you don’t like the message, shoot the messenger! When CTV and CFRA were placed under one umbrella as a media unit, I worried that there would no longer be a voice for those on the right of the political spectrum. I do really believe that Mr. Green had his arm twisted in order to have him “retire.”
commented 2016-02-18 14:44:37 -0500
CKNW VANCOUVER is going down the drain fast as are all the Media Party. These firings are just another example 💔
commented 2016-02-18 13:49:14 -0500
I know the reason …

The CINO wave is on.

First, the installation of CINO Rona Ambrose as interim leader of the CPC was meant to assure that JT is low-balled and soft-pitched at every opportunity. I suspect that Ambrose will get an ambassadorship for her efforts.

And next….the silencing of conservative media and its personalities.

An edict was sent out where all media outlets were ordered to vett their conservative commentators for appropriateness on the air. Meaning, they were told to not be critical of the Progressive-Sodomite Agenda, nor Islamism, nor anything else that JT covets.
commented 2016-02-18 13:30:46 -0500
I have been a long time listener of CFRA talk radio. With Lowell Green gone and now the firing of these four excellent hosts all I can say is goodbye CFRA. I hope John, Nick, Mark and Ron are reborn elsewhere. I’ll be watching and good luck to all of you.
commented 2016-02-18 12:24:46 -0500
These huge monopolies have too much power. These guys should start their own talk radio online. Somebody( I wonder who?) is trying to silence the right. Inch by inch, bit by bit.
commented 2016-02-18 12:08:06 -0500
These firings could be a really bad sign. I would assume the Rebel is trying to line up some kind of interview with these guys?
That caller sure was saying it like it is, no holds barred! He was great.
commented 2016-02-18 07:41:42 -0500
Well, every morning on my way to work, all day in the heavy equipment, and at night when on the computer – even when on the road or in a shit hole country like Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon or even Guatemala – when I am off doing my contract stuff – when I have the time – I always listen to CFRA. Even if I have to do it by satellite or computer. Always. It gives me a bit of “back home in Canada”

Seems like I will not be doing that any more.

If the libs did not bitch to Bell Media about this and demand they stop the straight talk from these guys AND Lowel Green I will kiss Ezra’s ass on Parliament Hill.

I bet they go to a lefty group or music.
commented 2016-02-17 23:30:09 -0500
Wow, Ottawa is the home of the Canadian government, and this Liberal government is led by a Prime Minister who said that he admires Dictatorships.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Liberal Henchmen had something to do with this.

This Liberal Government does not like any criticism of any kind at all.

Yup, Canada’s back alright, with Regressive Censorship.