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Hotline hangs up after 10 years

One of Halifax’s longest running radio shows, Hotline, signed off theair yesterday —- and with it went a familiar voice on the AM dial.


One of Halifax’s longest running radio shows, Hotline, signed off the air yesterday —- and with it went a familiar voice on the AM dial.

“It’s been a tough day. I didn’t think it would be so emotional, but it was,” said Rick Howe after his final broadcast on CJCH.

Station owner CHUM Radio announced yesterday it would hang up on the popular 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. call-in show when it moves to 101.3 FM today.

Howe, who has been with the station 30 years and spent the last 10 hosting the Hotline, signed off yesterday by saying, “Nova Scotia, thank you.” The final installment heard a number of special callers phone in greetings, including CTV anchor Steve Murphy.

“I loved the day to day. Each was different and you never knew what to expect,” said Howe.
“I think there is going to be a hole in the market,” added Howe, who wouldn’t say what was next for him.

dean.lisk@metronews.ca

 
 
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