By the way, we should expect some major departures at BPM Sports → https://t.co/85hP1Q8xV4
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 31, 2023
The last few days have been busy at BPM Sports. First, we learned that Paul Houde would be taking on a more prominent role role at the station. Then came the news that, afterfter hosting the weekend morning show last season, he would be taking on a higher-profile role this fall: that of the station’s morning man.
And just yesterday, Jean-Charles Lajoie announced via a press release that he would not be back behind his microphone at BPM Sports in 2023-24. JiC and RNC Média report that this was a mutual decision taken because of the difficulty of hosting on both TV and radio… but Michel Villeneuve is categorical: Jean-Charles has simply been fired, according to him.
We can expect further changes in next season’s programming. The big bosses – Alexandre Panneton, in particular, who was appointed GM just under two months ago – are planning a major clean-up. All will be officially unveiled in the next few days.
This new partner will be Stéphane Gonzalez, well known to radio fans. La Presse raised the possibility of seeing him again at BPM Sports yesterday, and we can confirm this.
Back in the (glorious) days when BPM Sports was still known as 91.9 Sports, Gonzo was quite popular with listeners. His return will most likely be well received by the sports station’s listeners.
So this year, they’ll be working together after Stéphane Gonzalez spent the last year running La Poche Bleue le midi, a daily sports news show that aired on TVA Sports, as well as on La Poche Bleue’s social networks.
Yves Bombardier, Director of Programming at BPM Sports, said he’d get back to us as soon as possible, but we’re still waiting to hear back at the time of writing. Guillaume Latendresse (La Poche Bleue) declined to comment. Georges Laraque and Stéphane Gonzalez didn’t return our calls, and
“All I can tell you, Charles, is that we’ll be working together again in 2023-24. Let’s talk next week if you don’t mind.”
After replacing Stéphane Gonzalez at the station, BPM Sports replaced Truman with the same Gonzo a year after his departure. So it’s not just in the field hockey world that things can change quickly and take unexpected turns.
The Penguins have re-signed forward Drew O’Connor to a two-year contract.
The deal runs through the 2024.25 campaign and carries an average annual value of $925,000.
– Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 2, 2023
The Astros acquired Justin Verlander… and Framber Valdez celebrated. https://t.co/jcGdjk9I3n
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 2, 2023
– Kaiden Guhle impresses Michel Lacroix. [98.5 FM]
– For soccer fans.
🔍 What is Jo Sirois’ market value?
– KAN FC ⚽ (@kanfootballclub) August 2, 2023