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Friday, July 8, 2011

Chris Boyce appointed Executive Director, CBC Radio and Audio

TORONTO, July 8, 2011 /CNW/ - CBC today announced that Chris Boyce has been appointed executive director, Radio and Audio. Reporting to Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, CBC English Services, Boyce assumes responsibility for the operations of CBC Radio and the execution of its strategic plan, in addition to his existing duties leading radio programming. This appointment is effective today and reflects the changes that have been made as a result of some of the restructuring which has taken place in English Services and Radio.

"Chris brings to his new role a wide range of experience, a deep passion for what we do as a public broadcaster and an approach to programming that continues to resonate with our audiences", says Stewart. "I know Chris will continue to build on CBC Radio's recent successes by fostering the ongoing development of world-class content that will enrich all of our platforms and our audience's listening experience."

Boyce is a CBC Radio veteran and has been instrumental in the development of some of the service's most successful programming including Q, Age Of Persuasion, Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap, White Coat, Black Art and Spark and most recently, under his direction as programming director, CBC Radio has achieved some of its strongest audiences in recent years.

Boyce replaces Denise Donlon who has left CBC. "Denise's passion, energy and support of CBC and the values of public broadcasting have been the hallmark of her time here. On behalf of everyone at CBC Radio, I'd like to offer thanks to Denise for all of her many contributions; she leaves CBC Radio more than ready to meet the future", Stewart says.

As Boyce assumes his new role, the strategies, objectives and organizational structure of CBC Radio remain unchanged. "As CBC moves ahead with the implementation of our 2015 Strategy, we are well positioned to build on our strengths by delivering high-quality, Canadian, audio content across all of our platforms; strengthening our relationship with communities across Canada in new and innovative ways." says Boyce.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

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