In mid-December, 102.1 The Edge’s Dean Blundell show was suspended indefinitely following a controversy that saw host Dean Blundell and show producer Derek Welsman come under fire for openly mocking the results of a sexual assault trial that the latter had served as head juror on. A statement on the website at the time read:
“Effective immediately, we are suspending The Dean Blundell Show. This will allow us to review our internal practices to ensure that our programming is compliant with our station’s policies, as well as community and broadcast standards.”
While many anticipated a possible return this morning following the holidays, The Edge remained silent on its future plans until today, when the station’s General Manager Dave Farough announced the cancellation of the show. He posted the following statement to 102.1 The Edge’s homepage:
“With the start of the new year, Corus Radio will be taking 102.1 the Edge in a new direction in 2014. The station will return to a more music-based format showcasing the best in modern rock. As a result, The Dean Blundell Show has been cancelled, effective January 6, 2014. Stay tuned as details of the new morning show are announced in the coming weeks.”
The Dean Blundell Show page has already been removed from The Edge’s site.
On Monday afternoon, Blundell tweeted his gratitude for the 13 years he was on air.
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) January 6, 2014
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