Ford brothers talk show to go ahead as planned

The Globe and Mail

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is pictured at his weekly radio show on Newstalk 1010. The station says the Ford brothers talk show will go on as planned, despite recent revelations made about the mayor. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail)

Radio station Newstalk 1010, home of the Ford brothers’ two-hour Sunday afternoon talk show The City, says this weekend’s edition will go ahead as scheduled. “As far as we’re concerned, it’s status quo,” said Mike Bendixen, the station’s program director. “Nothing’s changed for us.

“The airtime on Sundays is there for them to fill it. So unless I hear otherwise, that is how we will proceed.”

Story continues below ad

Mr. Bendixen added that there has been no discussion at the station about altering its programming since Thursday’s revelations.

Rob and Doug Ford took a one-week hiatus from The City last May after the news reports broke about the existence of a video that appeared to show the mayor smoking crack cocaine. But the brothers were back on air the next week.

Follow on Twitter: @simonhoupt

Topics:

More Stories