From Behind the Microphone to in Front of the Camera, Bell Media Radio Hosts Join THE SOCIAL, May 16-20 on CTV

— May 12, 2016

– THE SOCIAL’s Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Jess Allen welcome guest co-hosts from Bell Media radio stations throughout the week –

TORONTO (May 12, 2016) – It’s Radio Week on THE SOCIAL as CTV announced today its hit daily talk series will welcome Bell Media radio hosts from the company’s vast network of stations across the country during the week of May 16-20. From popular stations in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montréal, Marilyn Denis (CHUM FM Toronto), Nira Arora (Virgin Radio Vancouver), Meredith Shaw (CHUM FM Toronto), Andrea Collins (formerly of Virgin Radio Montréal and currently with Virgin Radio Toronto), and Nat Hunter (QMFM Vancouver)  join THE SOCIAL co-hosts Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo), Cynthia Loyst (@cynthialoyst), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), and Digital Correspondent Jess Allen (@jessieraeallen) throughout the week. “THE SOCIAL is all about opinion and conversation, and we know as radio hosts, these five women have a lot to say,” said Nanci MacLean, Vice-President, Bell Media Production. “We are always looking for organic opportunities to integrate some of the amazing talent from other Bell Media platforms into our In-House productions. These dynamic guest hosts will each bring their own expertise and passions to THE SOCIAL next week.” Highlights for Radio Week on THE SOCIAL include: Monday, May 16 Nira Arora (@NiraArora) from 94.5 FM Virgin Radio Vancouver has 14 years of experience in the entertainment industry, is an active volunteer in her community working with various charities, and has a weekly column for B.C. Living. Nira joins co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, and Lainey Lui as they tackle easy long weekend recipes, and discuss the hottest fashion from the Cannes Film Festival. Tuesday, May 17 Meredith Shaw (@meredithshaw), who has appeared on THE SOCIAL as a style expert, is from 104.5 CHUM FM Toronto and first became known to Canadians as an award-winning singer/songwriter. Inspired to start a career in radio by Marilyn Denis, Meredith began working at her dream station CHUM FM in 2015. Meredith joins co-hosts Melissa, Cynthia, and Lainey as they discuss common mistakes made while handling food, as well as ways people end up wasting their money while travelling. Wednesday, May 18 Andrea Collins (@AndreaCollinsTO) is formerly from 96 Virgin Radio Montréal, and recently joined Virgin Radio Toronto. After spending five years as the daytime host for Virgin Radio Montreal while also occasionally doing the weather for CTV Montréal, Andrea recently moved to Toronto where she is now part of the Virgin Radio Toronto morning show team. Prior to her work in Montréal, Andrea worked in Winnipeg and Victoria. Andrea joins co-hosts Melissa, Cynthia, and Lainey as they take a look at the current off-the-shoulder fashion trend, and sit down with Jennifer Welter, the first female coach in NFL history. Thursday, May 19 Marilyn Denis (@MarilynDenisCTV) from 104.5 CHUM FM Toronto and THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW has been a dominate presence in Toronto radio for over 30 years, and has conducted interviews with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. This appearance marks Marilyn’s third time as guest co-host on THE SOCIAL. Marilyn joins co-hosts Cynthia, Lainey and Jess Allen as they talk to SHARK TANK’s Robert Herjavec about his new book, You Don’t Have to be a Shark. Friday, May 20 Nat Hunter (@nathunter1035) from 103.5 QMFM Vancouver has been working in the city for over 10 years, almost exclusively with her morning show co-host Drew Savage. Before working in Vancouver, Nat worked in both radio and TV in Ontario. Nat joins co-hosts Cynthia, Lainey, and Jess as they discuss (and no doubt try!), delicious but healthy treats for wedding shower season, and also give viewers tips on how to improve their brows. THE SOCIAL airs live weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV. Episodes also air at 2 p.m. ET on CTV Two, 6 p.m. ET on M3, and at 9 a.m. ET on E! the day following their broadcast premieres. THE SOCIAL is also available live on CTV GO (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), as well as on demand across CTV’s digital platforms including CTV.ca and TheSocial.ca.

About THE SOCIAL

Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, with Digital Correspondent Jess Allen, THE SOCIAL brings a fresh, daily perspective on the up-to-the-minute news, pop culture, and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians in a socially interactive format. Broadcast live in front of a studio audience in Toronto, guests who have appeared on THE SOCIAL include Jann Arden, Drew Barrymore, Michael Bublé, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Clarkson, Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Jason Priestley, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Tucker, and Shania Twain. THE SOCIAL is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.
About CTV

CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.

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