EDMONTON, May 5, 2021 – 630 CHED is thrilled to announce today the hire of legendary Edmonton broadcaster Daryl McIntyre as the new co-host of 630 CHED Mornings with Chelsea Bird, airingweekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. MT.
Giving listeners a few days to enjoy the new show with both hosts on-air, Bird departs for maternity leave on Friday, May 7. Tune in to 630 CHED at 630 AM or listen online at 630CHED.com.
McIntyre most recently served as a guest host on 630 CHED in February 2021. Prior to these appearances, McIntyre worked with CTV News Edmonton, formerly CRFN, for 33 years before departing in 2019. He began his broadcasting career in the spring of 1983 with the CKO Radio Network. McIntyre assumes the role of Shaye Ganam who recently moved into the mid-morning slot on 630 CHED and 770 CHQR.
“It’s amazing to realize that over the course of my career I’ve been able to work at the TV station and now the radio station I grew up with. Mornings on 630 CHED have had some brilliant broadcasters over the years,” said Daryl McIntyre. “I’m thrilled to work with Chelsea Bird, at least until she leaves for her maternity leave, and Morley Scott and Randy Kilburn always make for great radio. It’s a pleasure and an honour to join this team; familiar but new.”
“Daryl is a powerhouse in Edmonton and I’m so excited he’s bringing his years of experience as well as his knowledge of this city to 630 CHED Mornings,” said Chelsea Bird. “As I take my maternity leave, I know our listeners are in good hands with Daryl and I can’t wait to return and continue to build this show together.”
“Daryl is a beloved personality in Edmonton with amazing insight into the city’s past and present,” said John Vos, Regional Program Director, Corus Radio Alberta. “We’re thrilled to welcome Daryl to 630 CHED Mornings to join the talented Chelsea Bird and we look forward to listeners starting their day with entertaining and informative programming.”
630 CHED (CHED – AM) is Edmonton’s news, conversation and live sports station. 630 CHED delivers up-to-date news on current events and breaking stories that affect its community and residents, with a broadcast range reaching as far west as the Rockies and to nearly all of Alberta’s borders. The station also holds the official broadcast rights for the Edmonton Oilers and the EE Football Team.
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