Beloved Long-Time Radio Personality Erin Davis to Retire as the Voice of Mornings on 98.1 CHFI
– With a radio career spanning more than 30 years, Davis will retire on Dec. 15, 2016 –
– Davis will remain part of the CHFI family, returning to host future specials and features –
TORONTO (November 9, 2016) Following nearly three decades of waking Torontonians up with her warmth, spirit, and humour, Erin Davis will sign off as the voice of mornings on 98.1 CHFI, most recently as co-host of Erin & Darren in the Morning. Davis’s last on-air broadcast will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 with a special live broadcast celebration at Casa Loma in Toronto.
Following her final morning show broadcast, Davis will remain part of the CHFI family, returning to host future specials and features on the station.
Additional details on a new co-host to join Darren B. Lamb will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Leaving the CHFI morning show and our incredible, wonderful listeners has been an excruciating decision, but Rob and I have faced much harder things in the past 18 months,” said Davis. “Losing our only child, Lauren, last year has made us realize as a couple how very few promises life holds. And so, with gratitude and hope, we begin a new chapter. This isn't goodbye, just a change of address – and a thank-you note 28 years in the writing.”
An Edmonton native, Davis got her start hosting an afternoon radio show on CIGL-FM while attending Radio Broadcasting at Loyalist College in Belleville, ON. She joined 98.1 CHFI in 1998, where she co-hosted the morning show for nearly 15 years before her brief departure in 2003, at which time she realized a lifelong dream to host her own TV show, W Live with Erin Davis.
Davis returned to CHFI in 2005, where she co-hosted Erin and Mike in the Morning for more than a decade with friend and coworker Mike Cooper, who retired in January of this year. In February, both CHFI and Davis were thrilled to welcome new co-host Darren B. Lamb to the show.
“Erin has been both a trusted colleague and friend over the years and I cannot thank her enough for the immense contribution she has made to 98.1 CHFI and to the radio industry overall,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio. “She has inspired so many, myself included, and is beloved by everyone fortunate enough to have worked alongside her. On behalf of the Rogers team, we would like to congratulate Erin on her success and we look forward to continuing to work with her as she begins the next chapter of her career."
Davis supports numerous charity initiatives, including the Easter Seals Telethon, the Markham Stouffville Hospital, and PLAN Canada. Additionally, she and her family established the Erin Davis – Women in Media Bursary, which is awarded to one student each year at Davis's alma mater, Loyalist College.
Listeners are encouraged to tune in live for the chance to attend Davis’s final broadcast celebration at Casa Loma. Additionally, friends and fans are invited to leave their well wishes for Davis on the official CHFI website and CHFI Facebook page.
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