Ross Porter has stepped down as President and CEO of JAZZ.FM91 Toronto and is replaced by Charles Cutts who will serve as interim CEO of the popular not-for-profit FM.
The Board of Directors of JAZZ.FM91 made the announcement today (May 31). The statement said that Porter C.M. has stepped down to become President Emeritus after serving as President and CEO for the past 14 years. He recently celebrated his 40th anniversary in broadcasting and will now spend more time with his family and his ailing wife.
Cutts joined the JAZZ.FM91 Board in April 2018 and presently serves as a consultant to the arts and entertainment industry.
In 2015 he retired after serving for 33 years as President and CEO of Roy Thomson and Massey Hall and previously the O’Keefe Centre (currently the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts).
As Interim CEO, Cutts will be the executive representative on the Board and assumes overall responsibility for management of the station including oversight of the member executive leadership team. Concurrent with these leadership changes, the Board has established a committee to undertake a review of the station’s organizational structure and scope.