JAZZ.FM Chair David McGown. Photo: Rick Madonik, The Toronto Star
JAZZ.FM Chair David McGown. Photo: Rick Madonik, The Toronto Star

Allan Slaight's Daughter Makes Bid To Gain Control Of JAZZ.FM

The daughter of Canadian billionaire Allan Slaight is behind a major push to gain control of JAZZ.FM, a Toronto radio station mired in scandal.

In a three-page letter sent to the station’s board of directors Aug. 17, Marie Slaight, a poet, author and director of an arts production company in Australia, says the only solution to the station’s problems is to “dissolve the board in its entirety” to pave the way for a new institutional culture.

In her letter she says changes are needed to address the “corruption of the board itself” and the “toxic situation” the board has created at JAZZ.FM.

Slaight donated $250,000 last year to name a studio at JAZZ.FM in her father’s honour for two years. Marie Slaight, 63, is the sister of Gary Slaight, a wealthy Toronto entrepreneur and CEO of radio broadcasting company Slaight Communications.

– Continue reading Donovan Vincent’s exclusive in The Star today.

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