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Pete Marier replaces Rob Kemp on CHOM morning show

They’re billing it as “Something BAD is coming to CHOM”, and rumours are spreading about major changes at Montreal’s classic rock station.

The truth, however, is far less interesting. CHOM is simply shuffling their talent around.

The big news is that “Bad” Pete Marier and Rob Kemp will be switching slots on the schedule. Marier will join Kim Rossi and Ted Bird on the morning show, while Kemp will DJ in the afternoons.

The schedule tightens up the shows during weekdays, enough to add a new one: “Jo’s Garage” with Musique Plus VJ and CBC radio host Joanne Vrakas, in the late evenings.

The old schedule

Weekdays:

  • Ted, Kim and Kemp in the Morning: 5:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Sharon Hyland Show: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Pete Marier Show: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Evenings with Bilal: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Overnight Rock w/ Brandon: 12:00 am to 5:30 am

Saturdays:

  • Best of Ted, Kim & Kemp: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tootall Weekend Show: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Randy Renaud Show: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • CHOM’s That 80′s Show: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Randy Renaud Show: 11:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Jimmy Spencer Show: 12:00 am to 6:00 am

Sundays:

  • CHOM Rocks Your Weekend Mornings: 6:00 am to 9:00 am
  • The Deep End with Nick Michaels: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Electric Brunch with Tootall: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tootall Weekend Show: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Randy Renaud Show: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • CHOM’s Black Cat Alley Show: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Little Steven’s Underground Garage: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Off The Record: 11:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Overnight Rock w/ Brandon: 12:00 am to 5:30 am

The new schedule

Weekdays

  • Ted, Kim and Bad Pete in the Morning: 5:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Sharon Hyland Show: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • The Electric Lunch Hour: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Rob Kemp Show: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Butt Show (Bilal): 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Jo’s Garage with Joanne Vrakas: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Overnight Rock w/ Brandon: 12:00 am to 5:30 am

Saturdays and Sundays are unchanged. Tootall and Randy Renaud aren’t going anywhere.

26 thoughts on “Pete Marier replaces Rob Kemp on CHOM morning show

      1. Vahan

        Well all she does is repeat the news without understanding what she is saying. ted has caught her so many times just parroting the lines on her script. When he asks her to elaborate she was flustered. But they get rid of Coulombe on CJAD. Now she new her stuff.
        So what happened to Thumbs again?

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  1. Debbie Decher

    Were the listeners consulted?!
    I’m not impressed with the morning changes.
    Pete is great in the pm. his music choices are too
    “ruff” for the morning.
    Not sure how the “banter” will go. Team dynamics is everything.

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  2. Ian McGregor

    I will now be looking for a new station a I cannot stand Pete Marier. He is far too self centered and does not aloow anyone else to participate in discussions. They should have left him to have his own spot with no other commentators . Big MISTAKE

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  3. Valen

    Bad Pete is fantastic. I used to look forward to DiMonte and then Kemp’s vacation just so I could hear Bad Pete in the morning. His music ROCKs and his sense of humor is bang on. The morning show was getting way too predictable and booooooring and the music very run of the mill. Bad Pete will shake things up. Overall its a great move for the morning. Not sure about keeping the other two on the morning show though…

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    1. Bob the Builder

      The new morning show is crap, Pete his booooooring, when Terry and then Rob was in vacation I change the channel for the week. The only thing Pete is good for is interrupting Kim and Ted when they speak, by telling irrelevant comments. CHOM have to change something before they lose all there listener.

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    2. Sham

      Pete Marier is horrible in the morning. He was better on the drive at 5 exchanging jibes with the traffic girl.

      Rob was a breath of treash air after Terry, and brought out the best in Kim and Merv!

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  4. Jay

    English Montreal radio sucks a**. Thank god I listen to XM satellite radio where I can listen to Opie and Anthony in the morning; sure they’re shock jocks, but are extremely entertaining and intelligent, qualities sadly lacking in our local market.

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  5. David Pinto

    Debbie asks:
    Were the listeners consulted?
    Ah, but since the names of listeners to radio stations are not known, how ya gonna consulrt them?

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  6. Swansongtoo

    Haven’t any heard any of the new rock that’s supposed to be thrown in there too. Nor seen the revolution.

    Boring and tired music.

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    1. steve

      Totally disagree about comments about Kemp. He was most listenable part of morning show. And by the way, Vynn… the djs don’t pick the music… the managers of the station do.

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      1. Sham

        Kemp is best in a team dynamic as the morning show. He lets co-DJs speak and be heard, Merv became hilarious during the Kemp era. IMHO Alone he isn’t as entertaining.

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  7. Marc

    NNNNNOOOOOOOOO
    Not the self centered grown man passing for a pirate in the morning show while im on the road to work.
    well strike 3 Chom, Buzz here i come!

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  8. Marc

    Wow i cant believe that the self centered and own voice aficionado pirate is driving the morning show.

    I think from now on i will talk to my wife in the car instead of Chom.

    Ciao and good luck!

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  9. PENELOPE

    I’M LOVING THE NEW MORNING SHOW.. LOVE THE MUSIC AND LOVE BAD PETE. THE OLD TRIO DID TOO MUCH TALKING. AND WHO CARES ABOUT TED AND DANIELLE’S PERSONAL LIFE, I WANNA HEAR SOME ROCK N ROLL!!

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  10. Fred

    I don’t think Kemp was “pop”. At least he brought a fresh perspective to the show. Now you just have 2 grumpy old men. My chom morning-listening days are OVER and frankly almost everyone I talk to says the same thing. And afternoons are no better. The Butt show? completely juvenile.

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  11. Ben

    I cannot stand Pete MArier in the morning. Way too loud and nonsensical. He does not mesh with Ted (who is becomming more and more of a cumerdgeon.)
    Sharon Hyland could run circles around the two of them. Tha lady rocks!
    Kim is irrelevant-she just rereads articles from the Gazette.

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