Broadcaster Magazine

Toronto Mayor Returns to Newstalk 1010 as Guest Host

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  • Toronto Mayor John Tory is set to return to his post at NEWSTALK 1010 – albeit in a much smaller, guest role – when he joins The Live Drive Host Ryan Doyle on a monthly basis to discuss the state of Canada’s biggest city. Tory makes his return to the broadcast booth this Thursday, March 5 to spend the hour taking listener calls and engaging on the topics that mean the most to Torontonians, including transit, gridlock, taxes, and housing.

    “It’s a great pleasure to welcome John back as a contributor  only this time as the Mayor of Toronto,” said Mike Bendixen, Program Director, NEWSTALK 1010. “Our frank, honest, and open format will provide an important platform for our listeners to not only hear what the Mayor has to say on important municipal matters, but also to engage in dialogue and discuss their ideas and questions directly.”

    Tory is a former host of The Live Drive, having stepped out of his role as broadcaster in February 2023 to enter the 2023 Toronto Mayoral race. Tory had partnered with NEWSTALK 1010 in 2023 to launch his own afternoon radio show, featuring interviews with top political figures, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and topical daily news stories.