Ex-Montrealer Josey Vogels, who was replaced as Hour's sex columnist in October but is still doing weekly columns on sex and dating, will be joining CBC Radio One, where she gets her own "sexuality" show called Between You and Me.
That was part of a lineup announcement that included an interesting-obit show hosted by Gordon Pinsent, as well as a multiculturalism identity show hosted by CBC Montreal's Geeta Nadkarni (CBC's article calls her "Geeta Nadkami").
The news about Vogels's new show comes coincidentally at the same time we hear that Torontonian sex superstar Sue Johanson will be hanging up the dildo and retiring from full-time sex advising and ending her show's run on the Oxygen network.
Speaking of Vogels, her replacement at Hour, Laura Roberts, asked me to critique her column. I admit that I've stopped reading Hour and Mirror regularly because they don't have RSS feeds and have a very small news-to-advertising ratio.
So I perused through the archives, and I'm not entirely sure what to make of it. It's a bit wordy, a bit opinionative (in the sense of spouting opinions without much analysis or research to back them up), and a bit too focused on the author's personal life. These are all fairly common for new columnists still trying to figure out what works, and even then it may appeal to others more than it does to me.
In the end, even though it's been six months already, it's still a bit too early to tell if the column works or not. It's definitely not Josey, nor should it be.