Donlon exits top CBC Radio post

Management restructuring sees Chris Boyce replace Denise Donlon as head of CBC Radio.

Denise Donlon, the former Sony Music Canada president who made CBC Radio 2 a more mainstream service by expanding its format beyond classical music, has left the top radio job at Canada’s public broadcaster as part of a management overhaul.

Donlon is to be replaced as executive director of CBC Radio by her second in command, Chris Boyce, who rises from his most recent job as CBC Radio programming director.

“On behalf of everyone at CBC Radio, I’d like to offer thanks to Denise for all of her many contributions,” said Kirstine Stewart, EVP of CBC English Services, in a statement.

The public broadcaster insisted Boyce was likely to maintain Donlon’s push to make CBC Radio 2 more mainstream.

CBC Radio veteran Boyce was behind the development of recent populist CBC Radio 2 programs like Q, Age Of Persuasion, Randy Bachman’s Vinyl Tap, White Coat, Black Art and Spark.

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