After 14 years of hamming it up on the air in Toronto, Q107's successful duo of John Derringer and Maureen Holloway are getting separated with John continuing to drive the morning show and 'Mo' sitting behind the mic steering audiences home on the afternoon drive show.
Mo is currently on a two week break before returning to launch The Mo Show with veteran Q personality, John Scholes, weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m., starting Monday, August 17th.
Here's what Derringer had to say on air yesterday (and below the full press release).
Toronto’s Rock Q107 brings listeners more Maureen Holloway with the launch of The Mo Show. Maureen will be joined by veteran Q107 personality, John Scholes, every Monday to Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. starting on Monday, August 17th.
“I am thrilled to get back behind the mic and spend afternoons with the fine Q listeners,” said Maureen Holloway. “This is a great opportunity for all of us, although probably mostly for me.”
“Building on Q107’s ratings success, we are excited to bring listeners more Mo with a dedicated show,” said Chris Sisam, General Manager, Corus Radio Toronto and Hamilton. “Maureen connects with Q listeners both on air and in the community, and we look forward to her and Scholes tag teaming in afternoon drive.”
"Known for her smart, witty and irreverent humour, listeners can now hear more of Maureen as she begins a new chapter in her radio career on Q107,” said Blair Bartrem, Brand Director, Corus Radio Toronto. “It’s great to spread some of the morning show magic to afternoons on Q”.
Maureen has co-hosted Q107’s Derringer in the Morning with Maureen Holloway since 2001 and is known for her nationally-broadcast celebrity gossip segment, The Last Word. Launching her career as a traffic reporter over 20 years ago, Maureen has flourished as a Canadian radio personality, entertainer and comedian.
In 2006, Maureen was presented with the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Award for Humour. She also continuously dedicates her time to giving back and has been recognized for her charity work throughout the GTA and, most notably, for her involvement with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.