Un autre journaliste gênant flushé! Translation of Talk Show Host Ian Jessop Out at C-FAX 1070 (Original in English included below) by Amie du Richelieu, June 23, 2016
I listened to Ian Jessop for his interviews with Jessica Ernst: it was one of the only ways left for her to talk publicly about her case against Encana, Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator because of her water well being contaminated after repeated shallow hydraulic fracturing in her area.
So much for freedom of expression and the right to a clean environment in this country.
Ian Jessop, un animateur radio qui ose laisser parler les gens qui brassent les cages des élus, de l’establishment, qui osent dénoncer les injustices, la corruption. Ian Jessup laissait Jessica Ernst parler de sa poursuite contre Encana, Alberta Environment et Alberta Energy Regulator suite à la contamination de son puits d’eau potable entouré de puits gaziers fracturés encore et encore.
Pas surprenant qu’il ait été congédié!
Mais où donc est la liberté d’expression et le droit à un environnement sain dans ce pays appelé le Canada?
Tweet on Mid Island News, June 22, 2106, 5:20 pm:
RushinGas @RushNGas 1h1 hour ago
@midislandnews What a wretched province #bcpoli has become. CFAX another bought-off POS.
This Day In Clarkland…The Sound Of (Media) Silence by RossK, June 22, 2016, Pacific Gazette
If you listen to CFAX 1070, which is a BellGlobeCTVEverythingElseMedia property, in the early afternoon you may have noticed that Ian Jessop is no longer there.
Thus, in addition to other things, you no longer get to hear intelligent, fact-based discussions of the goings on in Clarkland.
Especially when Norm Farrell was on.
[Ian’s interview with Norman Farrell was his last before being terminated:
A few of the comments to Norman Farrell’s post
June 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm
Ian Jessop was fired? According to Mid Island News. Tell me this isn’t so!
June 22, 2016 at 9:10 pm
It is so, hours after I appeared and hours before Martyn Brown was to appear. He was not terminated because of ratings because the last measurement showed CFAX improving while CBC lost listeners. Jessop’s program had more listener interactions than other broadcasters at the station and a larger following in podcast audiences.
Since Ian is a first class individual, the only other possible explanation is that Bell Media do not want the interests and opinions of ordinary citizens featured on their programs. This is what happens when media ownership is in the hands of a few wealthy citizens and their corporations.
June 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm
Boycott CFAX, this is a travesty! ]
Puget Sound Radio reckons Mr. Jessop has been ‘terminated’:
A usually well-informed source passes along word that Ian Jessop has just been terminated at C-FAX Victoria.
The talk show host in the 1-3 pm slot M-F has in recent months had his show repeated daily from 6- 8 pm. So one would assume he had been held in somewhat high esteem…
The real tragedy of this is that Mr. Jessop is/was the ONLY local ‘lectronic media voice that consistently looked hard at, and spoke the truth to, the Clark government…
[Refer also to:
NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS Recent News June 21, 2016
Talk Show Host Ian Jessop Out at C-FAX 1070 by boredop, June 21, 2016, Puget Sound Radio
A usually well-informed source passes along word that Ian Jessop has just been terminated at C-FAX Victoria.
The talk show host in the 1-3 pm slot M-F has in recent months had his show repeated daily from 6- 8 pm. So one would assume he had been held in somewhat high esteem.
Courtesy of Gord Lansdell and his Vancouver Broadcasters data bank, here is a summary of Jessop’s recent employment history:
Ian Jessop – Legislative reporter CKNW Vancouver 1980-88; Press Secretary for Premier Bill Vander Zalm and Rita Johnston 1988-91; director of communications BC Liberal caucus 1992-96; co-founder Seismic Events Victoria 2004; director of communications for Gordon Campbell and BC Liberal Party; talk show host CFAX Victoria until today.
We’ll pass along any further word received on this breaking news.
Comments [with emphasis added]
June 28, 2016 – 10:31 am
I’m disappointed and more than a little disturbed to hear that CFAX has terminated Ian Jessop. Ian’s guests were intelligent, informed and interesting. I have no interest in the current line-up of show hosts and I will not be tuning in to them. CFAX is no longer providing ‘talk that matters’ for this listener. I will be contacting CFAX to let them know that I choose not to listen to the information that they are choosing to feed me.
I hope we will be able to hear Ian Jessop and his guests again somewhere in the near future, and I wish him all the best.
June 28, 2016 – 11:05 am
I have listened to CFAX since 1990 and Ian Jessop has been my favourite host by far. He brings up so may interesting and stimulating topics. I have learned so much listening to Ian. After all these years I am now going to switch to CBC radio which I hear is also very good. What a loss for Cfax. Boo.
June 28, 2016 – 2:04 pm
Ian has always been a journalist with integrity who is not afraid to dig into topics that no one else will touch.
He will be sorely missed by all of his many listeners, and, I hope, by CFAX and Bell Media when they are confronted by the loss of much of their audience. I like many others will no longer listen to CFAX.
A real loss… I hope that Ian finds a new opportunity to inform us about what is really happening.
June 28, 2016 – 3:24 pm
Has anyone heard a word about Frank Stanford this week? His 9-10am slot has been usurped by Adam S. (eyes rolling here) And now Terry Moore is ramping things up so he can sign off on his show on Friday. A new era, indeed! It’s so nice to know I’m not alone in the frustration and anger around Ian’s removal. If anyone has any ideas re: online news-related podcasts out there please pass them along. I had a quick chat with Ian earlier this week and have been brainstorming some new ideas but would love to hear of any podcasts of news-related shows that you know about. Thanks!
June 28, 2016 – 3:52 pm
Goodbye C-FAX ! !
June 28, 2016 – 6:35 pm
Time to switch stations, Ian was the best show on the air.
Terry Moore is gone too. Can’t handel Adam Stirling. Haven’t heard Frank Stanford or any mention of him either. All very disappointing but will find another station.
June 29, 2016 – 8:56 am
There are so many angry people over the CFAX decision and you can include me in that group. I lived elsewhere and listened to talk radio and if you did not say what the host wanted to hear he/she cut you off right away. I phoned in occasionally to the Jessop show and like all other callers was treated with respect by Ian.
I am not a big radio listener but as Ian Jessop was my favourite I kept my dial at 1070 and even put up with the endless advertising. As of yesterday the radio dial will not go near 1070 and I will also boycott the advertisers I heard during the program.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! This is shooting yourself in the head.
June 29, 2016 – 10:30 am
What has happened here! A talk show host who is the most popular radio personality in the city is gone. Where and why? We don’t know where but most of us know why. I do know that I and many other persons will no longer have 1070 on their radio dials.
June 29, 2016 – 11:19 am
Mike and Nancy Romaine
Goodbye CFAX. Listened with horror over the last few days, no word of Ian. The depth of betrayal of Ian and his audience is abysmal.
June 29, 2016 – 2:10 pm
It’s with deep regret that I hear that Ian Jessop has been let go. In trying times, when good sense, integrity, and the questioning of authority is most desperately needed, it is hardest to come by. I’ve watched for several years as a diverse group of citizens have tried to bring common sense and public dialog to the shadow ‘smart meter’ program… one run completely outside the bounds of democracy and with flagrant disregard to human health. Ian Jessop was the only media person willing to talk about this topic… not a single other media person that I’m aware of has had the courage to do anything but mock and ridicule. Ian’s show was a rare one, that you could tune into expecting that your time was well invested. In a perverse way, it’s to Ian’s credit that he’s been seen as unfit to be part of this corrupted and docile puppet media promoting propaganda rather than information of value to thinking citizens. As George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Good work Ian, you’ll be a hero of the revolution.
June 29, 2016 – 2:14 pm
Ian Jessop is one that should get a trophy for bringing the facts to the public, which I’ve always thought that the media ,like Radio, TV and News Papers are supposed to do. There is a lot going on in our poisoned environment that is effecting public health and well being and we depend on the media ,(or at least we should be able to)for answerers .It won’t be long from now when CFAX will owners will wish they had more people that had inform them and the public about some of the deadly acts that are taking place by industry and governments.
Keep in mind We are all ,including you, being affected by pollution, both visible and invisible which may shorten our lives ,and THE PUBLIC HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW!!!
June 29, 2016 – 2:29 pm
BC and Canada no longer have independent media, they are all “owned” and told what to say.
Ian Jessop, a “real” investigative reporter”, was one of the last to exist in British Columbia.
If CFAX / Bell Media do not re-instate Mr. Jessop, they have permanently lost this household as listeners. I’m sure we’re not the only ones to leave.
Word of mouth is the best way to advertise…. With the firing of Ian Jessop, CFAX has just committed themselves to negative advertising. Good luck staying in business.!
A disgusted former listener.
June 29, 2016 – 2:41 pm
If CFAX wants to keep their reputation of informing the public, they should keep Ian Jessop!
June 29, 2016 – 3:23 pm
Unbelievable . Great show; excellent topics. Too bad for Cfax there’s no reason to turn the radio on anymore.
June 29, 2016 – 3:25 pm
The more I learn about how little of the important news is provided to the public, the less I am inclined to watch or listen to any of it. I prefer to spend the time I would have spent watching/listening to the news seeking sources of true independent news , with an honest array of content and opinion. In depth investigation into the important issues of the day. Too much of todays media is nothing more than opium for the masses.
Hopefully soon the advertisers in the main stream media realise the lack of content and honesty in the news is chasing people away and their advertising dollars are being spent on fewer and fewer ears/eyes etc.
If the main stream media wants to become irrelevant in todays world continue firring people like Ian, keep control of your news agenda as you are now, you will be broadcasting to dead air space.
June 29, 2016 – 4:15 pm
Don’t be so hard on CFAX there is a provincial election coming up and it would have been too difficult to manipulate the news if Ian was allowed to continue. We must all fall into the corporate agenda line or we will be marched off to the reeducation camps
June 29, 2016 – 4:31 pm
I am outraged that Ian Jessop has been fired. I guess no one at CFAX had the courage to let him speak the truth. Just follow the money, probably. Even if it’s corporate greed money.
Human beings don’t matter any more. Nor do integrity or the truth.
I am disappointed in this decision. I will no longer be listening to CFAX and I hope many advertisers at your station decide to pull their ads.
June 29, 2016 – 7:08 pm
I heard Ian Jessop’s show on AM 1150 in Kelowna. What a breath of fresh air! CFAX has made a terrible decision in firing him.
June 29, 2016 – 10:06 pm
It was me on the air asking about Ian’s sudden departure. I had to pretend an interest in the topic at hand to get on the air, and then I fired in a “quick question” at the end when they were about to cut me off. But I got it in there.
I hope you get picked up by an astute broadcaster Ian, you were the only CFAX show I tuned into. Clearly, many others feel the same way.
June 30, 2016 – 1:44 am
Not happy c-fax listener.
As I usually listen most of my work day I enjoyed his show from 1-3 then Terry afterwards. I like Frank 9-10 who I haven’t heard since this change up. Hope he fits in somewhere in the line up too.
Not really a big fan of Adam from 9-noon now, and don’t like Pamela and her show . Never did. Unfortunately for me I think I’m going to listen to more CBC now.
Too bad too because I liked Ian’s show, and most of the line up they had.
Long time listener / not so much now
Wish they could have addressed it on air just to explain to the audience that’s been listening and loyal
Good luck to Ian going forward ~
June 30, 2016 – 10:50 am
If CFAX feels that REAL journalism is irrelevant, in preference of soft ‘news-entertainment, why listen to this station at all? There are dime a dozen radio station, broadcasting nauseatingly irrelevant fluff!
Ian Jessup is old school, who took journalism seriously. He dared to question governments irresponsible actions. Site C, the BC HYDRO smart meter fiasco and the side-lining of the publicly funded utility watchdog, BCUC.
How can any self respecting broadcaster abandon free journalism?
Is free journalism dead in Canada?
June 30, 2016 – 10:51 am
I worked in radio years ago in Ontario, then quit and moved out here to smell the ocean air. When CHUM Radio in Toronto made noises about starting a TV station here to compete with CHEK, I couldn’t believe it, I knew the market was too small to support both stations. But Moses Znaimer, head of City-TV at the time (and owned by CHUM), went ahead anyway; it was the last thing he did before being ‘retired’ by CHUM. When CHUM made noises about buying CFAX Radio and moving it into the same renovated furniture store location, I begged owner Mel Cooper not to sell. But he wanted to move on to other things and sold anyway (for about $10 million, a lot of which he apparently sank into that disaster at Crystal Gardens called the BC Experience). Then CTV bought CHUM. And Bell owns CTV. That’s the corporate chain. And now Heather Kim calls the corporate shots for CTV on Vancouver Island: https://twitter.com/heatherkimyyj Has she made all the recent changes at CFAX? Don’t know for sure, progamming changes are usually made by the program director, in this case Al Ferraby.
By the way, Jessop fans, all of Ian’s old shows used to be posted on soundcloud.com, but some have mysteriously disappeared. You can go to that website and search his name and see that some are there, in no particular order.
June 30, 2016 – 11:16 am
Subject: BC Hydro (The BC Liberal Government) ‘s Cite C dam.
There’s widespread opposition to the Site C dam for good reason:
1. It will flood vast areas of farmland and drown wildlife habitat. According to a federal-provincial environmental impact assessment, the dam will cause irreversible effects on land, habitat and wildlife, making fishing unsafe for at least a generation. Since there’s no demand for more more power in BC, Clark’s now proposing that Site C power be used for tar sands extraction and fracking projects.
2. It violates First Nations treaty rights. The right to fish, trap, and hunt cannot be exercised if the land is drowned, the fish diseased, and the wildlife killed off. If Site C is built the Treaty First Nations signed won’t be worth the paper it’s written on.
3. It’s a colossal economic waste. BC doesn’t even need the energy that Site C would produce, meaning that the multibillion dollar price tag for the project would be huge pile of public waste – one that you’ll be footing the bill for via your bloated monthly hydro bill. $8.8 billion could be better spent on sustainable energy for communities across the province, shaping an energy future for BC that creates local jobs and makes BC a green energy leade
June 30, 2016 – 12:01 pm
Ian Jessop’s in air interviews were the only reason I tuned into CFAX radio. Shame on them for firing him! This radio station is now dead to me and I no longer have any use for it!
June 30, 2016 – 12:35 pm
Victoria’s news authority! Not any more.
Do the names Christy Clark, Bill Bennett, Rich Coleman or Nils Jensen mean anything!!
June 30, 2016 – 12:35 pm
Craig at the Valley Voice in Chilliwack was fired a few months ago because he was one of the brave BC journalists that aired and told the truths about all the problems associated with the smart meters BC Hydro is violating our rights by forcing them on people’s homes and businesses… Ian Jessop wasn’t another one who would discuss these dangerous and deadly devices. I called CFAX radio station last week and left a voicemail message for the lady who fired Ian Jessop… she’s never gotten back to me… CFAX RADIO, YOU ARE NOW DEAD TO ME!!
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your arm pits!
Shame on you.
June 30, 2016 – 2:19 pm
Despite rumours to the contrary, I’m told Frank Stanford is taking a break. Frank is a private person so the staff has not been told if it is a health issue or whatever.
June 30, 2016 – 3:29 pm
Me again… I notice that there are now “CFAX Afternoon” podcasts available on CFAX’s podcast page (scroll down to the very bottom) that appear to be Ian’s shows going back as far as the SoundCloud system goes… I have never tracked it all the way to the beginning. So, they’re there for the moment. But I have my doubts they’ll be there very long, somehow. And thanks for the twitter address for Heather Kim!
June 30, 2016 – 10:33 pm
Hard to believe in just over a week CFAX has changed up their whole talk show format, including the “replacement” of Ian Jessop. Ian was one of a kind, and I think one of the most thoughful and rational voices on the radio. Very bad move CFAX. And now Adam Sterling is back full time, taking over Frank Stanford’s slot. No word about Frank, but hopefully he is not gone. I always enjoyed listening to both Ian and Frank. And Frank’s commentary every morning was most often, thought provoking. Hopefully he will be back. And now Terry Moore finishing today…..I can’t believe all this is coincidence. His replacement Mark Brennae is a real lightweight as far as I am concerned, and I can’t see myself listening to that program. So the bean counters at CFAX have angered a lot of people (listeners!!!!) and I believe some of the comments, that they will change the dial for good. I hope Ian can find some other outlet for his talents. Wishing him well. We will be following this story.
June 30, 2016 – 11:03 pm
I’m another listener of CFAX1070 radio solely because of the presence o Ian Jessop. He represents democracy to me. Please bring democracy back to CFAX 1070.
July 1, 2016 – 3:30 am
Ian’s show is what I tuned in for………..no more C-FAX FOR ME.
Shame on you 1070. Shame.
Thank You for everything Ian. Perhaps you should think about a Pod Cast?
July 1, 2016 – 6:35 am
Ian Jessop is gone from CFAX . Another corporate business decision. Bell Media is counting on people making a little noise and then going back to their I Phones. Bell is counting on people having no memory, having no long lasting moral outrage,no context to understand what is going on. But some of us still remember for a long time. We have watched our society slip into the information void .
“Let me take you down, Cause I’m going to, Strawberry Fields, Nothing is real, And nothing to get hung about, Strawberry Fields forever”
Bell Media is counting on the idiot savants who pull the leavers for them, to pull the trap door, after the professional beheading. maybe it will be their head next ,maybe we are all in the Queue.
July 1, 2016 – 8:06 am
So sad that true freedom of the press is gone. I don’t listen to that station any longer. I have also written letters to some of the sponsors of that station. So far i’ve written to Heirloom Linens, Thrifty’s, and Fairways stores. I can’t remember all the sponsors, so if any one can help me out here, that would be helpful. I’ve been spreading the word out to my family and friends and they are on board with my boycott. I’ve written to CHEK TV to promote Ian Jessop to have a program similar to the Jack Webster show. They should move on that instead of the afternoon crap that they run now. No reply yet.
July 1, 2016 – 8:14 am
What a shame to hear of Ian J. being used for political browner points with/because he was critical of a corrupt political party (Lieberals).
What has happened to media when the local government can dictate what is truth and what is printed/spoken.
Cfax has lost the small measure of credibility that Ian was more then able to carry and now has nothing left of interest for the BOSSES so will end up on the waste heap with the rest of Christy Clarks door mat’s.
Ian – Good luck in your next endeavor,may I suggest the Rebel ? could always use another honest reporter over there.
July 1, 2016 – 9:22 am
Old Boss Jock
At least Victoria and Vancouver have some resemblance of a commercial talk station. Sadly, Edmonton does not.
July 1, 2016 – 5:28 pm
Thanks to Judy Marston for the podcast info. I just listened to what was apparently Ian Jessop’s last show, Friday,June 17, for any clue about his leaving, but he sounds upbeat as usual. “I notice that there are now “CFAX Afternoon” podcasts available on CFAX’s podcast page (scroll down to the very bottom) that appear to be Ian’s shows going back as far as the SoundCloud system goes”
Thanks to Peter for writing to advertisers. Some others are: http://www.endoftheroll.com, http://www.citrusocarpetcleaning.com/, alpinecredits.ca, CapitalDirect.ca, Fortis.bc.ca, CraveTV.ca, and there are many more.
Big thanks to Purget Sound Radio for continuing to let us post here.
July 2, 2016 – 8:04 am
I have been listening to talk radio for over 25 years,Ian was my favourite, a breath of fresh air.He was a reason I tuned it,he told the truth and made you think,Shame on Bell,I will just have to listen elsewhere. I will miss you Can Jessop.
July 2, 2016 – 10:37 am
“Talk that matters”. Not any more. I will no longer be bothering with CFAX, knowing that only talk that doesn’t matter will be found there. Such as dragging out the Kennedy Assassination theories to make it look like questioning official reports is alive and well on CFAX. Good try but not what is required. Questioning CURRENT official reports is what we are all missing here. The Orwellian world is truly closing in.
July 2, 2016 – 3:55 pm
Goodbye CFAX you just let go your only real journalist who had thoughtful questions for his interesting guests. I listened to the new line up and the mornings are loud and the afternoons are boring! Its back to music for me!!
July 3, 2016 – 10:08 am
I am very shocked to hear Ian Jessop, the only credible Talk Show host was fired. Ian was the ONLY reason I started listening to CFAX again. No doubt the owners of CFAX are major BC Liberal supporters, most likely the reason Ian was fired. I will never listen to CFAX again!
July 3, 2016 – 11:32 am
This reminds me of when they got rid of Barry Bowman and Terry Spence! I quit listening to their station after that ~ but drifted back over the years….BUT that just ended with this!! I feel sorry for anyone who has to work there in order to survive!
July 4, 2016 – 8:55 pm
Wow, I’ve been trying CBC for the last week or so. What happened to that station. The weekends are great but weekdays are so darn left I can’t listen any more. I love the night programming and weekend shows. Why isn’t there a radio station that cators to regular hard working folks that are tired of all the political correctness. I think the truth seekers are a minority these days. I like infowars.com and The Rebel, of course they’re all the way to the right. There’s no balanced radio anymore.
July 5, 2016 – 8:02 am
Something malodorous is wafting in the airlocked ivory towers of Bell Media on Robson St. in Vancouver and o’er the Salish Sea on Broad St. in Victoria. Ian Jessop was the only reason many listened to CFAX.
July 5, 2016 – 12:49 pm
This is really unjust, in Canada I thought we had the right of free speech and that is what Ian was/is doing. But we don’t have a democracy any longer I guess this is really no surprise. We have a really bad government in BC, they do not protect or care for the people. They just shut up those that are against what they are doing. I am sure they have caused his firing, they do what they want.
Very sad….they will surely be written in the history books, wonder if that brings any pride.
BC…which once I was proud to live in.
July 5, 2016 – 2:22 pm
How utterly lame. after I kept forwarding my original email, asking for a reply:
I’ve read your note and I’m very sorry to learn you are upset about our programming change. I made a number of realignments in our talk show schedule and the cancellation of this show was one of them.
Heather Kim | News Director | Program Director | Assistant General Manager
1420 Broad Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2B1
July 5, 2016 – 2:34 pm
This reminds me of when they got rid of Barry Bowman and Terry Spence! I quit listening to their station after that ~ but drifted back over the years….BUT that just ended with this!! I feel sorry for anyone who has to work there in order to survive!
Hello J-lyn, just to note, Barry Bowman was NOT let go by CFAX, he crossed the street to Rogers CJVI after 27 some odd years with CFAX as ‘The Morning Mayor’ in 1996.
July 5, 2016 – 4:53 pm
Sheila, so great you persevered! I had a look at Heather Kim’s Twitter account and my guess is she’s young and trying to make her mark. So is going “young” as well with her line-up. funny thing is, CFAX, I believe, has always appealed to an older demographic in its listeners. If only there was another station with any gumption where Ian could hang his hat. He’s exploring podcasts right now and I hope he’ll let us know here when that gets up and running. It’s so great that so many people are still posting here and it’s also wonderful to know I’m not the only person hungry for real meaty information! Viva the information hounds of Victoria (and surrounding areas)!
July 5, 2016 – 8:44 pm
CFAX (Bell Media) has just goofed big time………..Ian Jessop is (was) one of the most accomplished hosts on radio! His stand-in’s are just not up to his standards! I will not be tuning in to 1070 radio as often as I have in the past. Sorry to see you leave Ian………you were definitely worth listening to on a daily basis!
July 5, 2016 – 9:37 pm
The firing of Ian was disrespectful to the CFAX listeners. The mgt has shown that the audience taste doesn’t matter to them unless it fits their corporate mould. Ian was controversial and polite and that’s, what made his show so interesting. I even sent a guest his way but unfortunately he didn’t end up interviewing the Dr on June 24 at 2pm 2016. His replacement did. I look forward to hearing Ian on his next radio station. Good-bye CFAX. You’re spineless!!
For those of you looking to add to the list of show sponsors to boycott FAS Fuels was one of the sponsors that also comes to mind along with Penninsula Coop, Heirloom Linen, Thrifty Foods, All Victoria Vacuum, Capital Iron, Island Marble, The JBI pub in James Bay, The Vitamin Shop, Pets West, Aerial Roofing, Vision Travel, Dodds Furniture, Campus Accura, Bolen Books, Toms RV.
July 6, 2016 – 1:46 pm
I am going to get a hold of a few of those sponsors that I have done business with in the – past. Just that – the past – and let them know about Ian’s firing – and why my business will be taken elsewhere, to one of their competitors.
Recently did just that with fresh farm eggs, as I live in the country 🙂 Owner of farm rudely interrupted a CVRD meeting, as if what he had to say was more important … Funny thing, he had ‘no idea’ how his land was actually zoned. So, guess who the fool was.
Anyway, all that to say – we can choose who we do business with, when we are made aware of info like yours. Now that you mention the sponsors, their dumb commercials are coming to me, as I spend hour upon hour with 1070 on …
Checking this site for info and updates. Thanks to all 🙂
July 7, 2016 – 6:21 pm
I kept wondering “Where’s Ian?”. Now I know. I’m guessing too much truth for the corporate boys. True talk about climate change and the corrupt Provincial Liberals may have done him in. I’ll have to find out where he went and tune in there.
The current talk shows are very, very lame. Headlines about a new fence to keep the dogs off the walking path. Wow, important stuff!
July 7, 2016 – 7:02 pm
If Bell makes a wise decision, they will gracefully and to their own benefit, announce shortly that now that they realise the large popularity of Ian Jessup’s show, that they will ask him to please return. Bell will smell like a rose, and listeners will not only be thrilled, but there will be an overall boost in ratings. Having a person actually discuss issues is a good thing.
July 7, 2016 – 7:43 pm
I am so angry Ian was fired from CFAX. Really enjoyed his program every day. This must be a political move as he was stepping on too many toes.
When I called CFAX they told me his ratings were too low thus the reason for the change. I find that very hard to believe as every day he would get many calls.
The new programming makes for very BORING radio and I will no longer listen to CFAX.
We have such wimpy media in this province – so sad.
July 7, 2016 – 9:18 pm
Thank you for this information, this is the first we heard of Ian being fired from CFAX. We will look into his dismissal, he has interviewed many a health professional over the years and we truly appreciate what he has done to put the message out regarding natural health alternatives.
Assistant General Manager
The Vitamin Shop
—–Original Message—– From: The Vitamin Shop
Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:59 PM
To: Betty ; Doug
Subject: Re: Customer Request
—–Original Message—– From: Canadian Vitamin Shop
Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:46 PM
Subject: Customer Request
Name : Sheila
Comments : Regarding a company you advertise on:
In light of Cfax’s – sudden – firing of – Ian Jessop, one of the BEST talk
show hosts in history, I am re-considering companies that align with Bell
Media and am NOT sure, that in the future, I can do business with them? In
fact, I am pulling my support of such companies – forever, after hearing
back from Cfax, which was unsatisfactory.
One company is yours – unfortunately.
If you have not heard about Ian’s firing, then please, I am happy to send
you a link to pugetsoundradio.com where you can read about how many
listeners are UPSET with what has been done.
Sincerely, but with regret.
In this day and age of making choices with our pocket books, in my case,
limited income, we all make ethical decisions.
Looking forward to the manager & owner’s feedback on this most IMPORTANT
concern. I had been planning to put another order in, for a long while,
since I live out of town. Not with strike, of course, but … can not
ethically do it – any longer.
Please reply. Thank you.
Canadian Vitamin Shop
July 8, 2016 – 3:40 pm
Ian I hope you get to read this. I listened to you Daily. This your cousin John B. in Kelowna. Hope to see you if your up this way. Take care, John & Margaret.
July 10, 2016 – 1:11 am
I’ve been reading the Canadian Broadcasters Council code of ethics and complaints.
ETHICS: It is recognized that the most valuable asset of a broadcaster is public respect, which must be earned and can be maintained only by adherence to the highest possible standards of public service and integrity.
It seems to me that we are the public and CFAX has not stepped up to explain the firing of Ian Jessop. I hope he sues.
July 11, 2016 – 4:44 pm
I have tried to understand why Cfax is in the Radio Business given the fact Ian is no longer and the replacements are similar to “elevator music” l know they are there, however, l don’t listen to them either. Mr. Jessop was Cfax’s last hope in having myself listen. So long Cfax and l will wait for Mr. Jessop to fill the airwaves at whatever menu he chooses. Let’s hope he is back very soon with the voice of reason.
July 12, 2016 – 2:25 pm
So much for C-Fax…..nothing but drivels from hear on in. Thank-you for the list of C-fax’s sponsors, this will guide my buying decisions.
Bell can go to hell!
July 13, 2016 – 7:44 am
Has there ever been a piece on PSR that has generated as many comments as this one? The future of radio looks bright when you see this much reaction 🙂
July 13, 2016 – 9:52 am
Truly your loss CFAX…BIG MISTAKE
July 13, 2016 – 12:38 pm
Why would a man who is brave enough to look at issues that are important and current today, be terminated?
What was feared? Misunderstood?
Ian, thank you for taking on topics that we’re interesting and relevant. Won’t be listening to CFax in the future
July 13, 2016 – 6:14 pm
Ian was the reason I listened to CFAX! My radio has now gone silent! I very much enjoyed hearing him intelligently talking about a variety of topics. I am very much more informed because of him. I miss him and hope another local station is smart enough to hire this jewel!
July 13, 2016 – 6:31 pm
I am overwhelmed by the many gracious comments posted on my recent and unexpected departure from commercial radio.
When I got back into the radio business three years ago, I was asked what kind of show I wanted to do. I said that I wanted to do something different. Having listened on and off to talk radio over the years, I instinctively believed that there was an audience out there that craved information that was not being talked about especially since the departure from broadcasting of my good friend and former colleague Rafe Mair — my mentor.
Giving voice to the voiceless, questioning authority and commenting on public policy issues were, I naively thought, the tenets of good journalism. I wasn’t interested in dealing with the light, fluffy stuff that dominates talk radio today.
It was an honour to talk to so many interesting people and bring so many stories to light that normally are ignored. Particularly important to me were the stories of brave women like Jessica Ernst of Rosebud, Alberta who is fighting against big oil and big government polluting her town’s water supply; Alexandra Morton who is fighting to save the wild salmon in British Columbia. And there’s the remarkable story of Corrie Yelland of Victoria who used cannabis oil to rid her body of cancer five years ago when doctors said she would be dead within six months after refusing radiation. To this day, she helps people all around the world. These are just a few of the people I interviewed whose bravery and courage enriched my life.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you who listened to my program and found it worthwhile to take the time to do so. Without you, none of this would have been possible.
Despite my departure from commercial radio, I’m not done yet.
All the best,
July 14, 2016 – 12:09 am
Hello Ian Jessop! What a relief to hear from you and knowing you are not done yet.
Looking forward to your next venture.
I’m so much more aware of many truly important issues because of you
and can never thank you enough.
July 14, 2016 – 7:10 am
Done with 1070!!!
July 14, 2016 – 8:23 am
I submitted a complaint to the CRTC regarding freedom of the press. Bell Media is censoring Ian based on his bringing up controversial subjects. We would not know about the corruption of the BC Liberals. the huge financial mess that BC Hydro is in, the private power industry, the alternative view of climate change by Dr. Tim Ball, etc., etc. I also sent an e-mail to CFAX stating that as I am no longer listening to their station, has Ian been brought back and when is on? Tongue in cheek. No reply. Just keep needling them to show our displeasure. I hope Ian gets another radio gig on a station that is not afraid of the truth.
July 14, 2016 – 6:55 pm
I miss Ian. Where ever he lands I will listen. (The Internet has a long Reach!).
Please Keep us informed where he is!
I loved that Ian would put opposing views forward, and keep the Gov’t’s Feet to the Fire. That is what the Press is there for, not just the latest frivolities of the entertainment industries!
This is a Heartfelt thanks to Ian, and those like him. Please keep up the good work!!!!!
July 15, 2016 – 2:05 pm
Dear Ian, such a blessing to hear from you, again!!
And to know that your “fans” and devoted listeners are to ‘stay tuned’. We most certainly will.
I attribute so much to your wonderful interviews, you will never know. The 3 ladies you mentioned are especially near to my heart, too. They are all testaments to life’s journey.
As are all the men that also teach so much. Too many to list.
So glad to know you are rising above what has happened. Hearing Rafe warn you, would pierce me. All good, we know he meant well. And then when your voice was no more … Alas, they say, all things happen for a reason. You are MUCH greater than all of this …
What a gift and an honor to know you and continue to follow so many ‘Greats’ you hosted.
The best – always – look forward to more …
Most Sincerely, Sheila Paul
July 15, 2016 – 9:28 pm
Hi Ian, So nice to hear from you. Giving voice to the voiceless, questioning authority and commenting on public issues absolutely are the tenants of good journalism and it is what the public wants to listen to and engage in ( as this site is testimony to ). It also plays a very important role in our democracy. CFAX’s reputation as a reputable talk show has taken a nose dive with the dismissal of you. Shameful and so disrespectful to all of us. I wish you all the best and will be watching to see where you resurface. Thank you so much for giving us all a voice and especially for caring.
July 21, 2016 – 9:52 pm
Yet another ex-CFAX listener, due to this absurd decision. I didn’t always agree with Ian, but I never once questioned his motives or how he approached his responsibilities to the listener. I’m sure it would come as a shock to what’s left that they even have responsibilities to the listener. Corporatism at its best – see ya CFAX.
July 25, 2016 – 7:46 am
Ian…..thank so much your time on CFAX radio, I really miss listening to your program. Others, shied away from many of the topics you dealt with on your show. Unfortunately, the folks in power, who don’t like to hear some of the things your guests talked about, silenced you. I hope you will rise again, like a phoenix and show up on one of the other radio stations. You’re a first class broadcaster and person and I really want to thank you for sticking to your principles and discussing the issues that no one else would tackle.
July 26, 2016 – 1:09 am
Has any topic on PSR ever generated as many comments as this one?
July 28, 2016 – 12:11 pm
I wouldn’t want to be selling ad time during Ian’s old slot….LOL
1070 is screwed, the NW of the Island…
July 28, 2016 – 12:12 pm
I really looked forward to Ian every day and I think he spoke the truth, which is why he got fired I presume. Mainstream news is not reporting what the public needs to hear – the truth – and now I am very disappointed in Cfax. I wish him good luck and hopefully can get “the word about how things really are”.!!
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Thank you Ian for your courage, integrity and interviews.