NEWSTALK 1010 Launches THE RUSH WITH RYAN AND JAY, today – September 6

— September 6, 2016

– NEWSTALK 1010 welcomes veteran radio personality Jay “Mad Dog” Michaels as Co-Host alongside Ryan Doyle in the all-new afternoon program –

TORONTO (September 6, 2016) – Beginning today – Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m., NEWSTALK 1010 switches up the afternoon commute with the launch of THE RUSH WITH RYAN AND JAY. The new program unites celebrated NEWSTALK 1010 Host Ryan Doyle with Jay “Mad Dog” Michaels, informing and entertaining listeners each weekday during the afternoon drive. A veteran Toronto radio personality, Michaels is set to join Doyle in a daily, three-hour, lively, and irreverent conversation on the latest breaking news of the day, tackling the issues affecting Torontonians across the city. “NEWSTALK 1010 is committed to delivering the news of the day in new ways, with fresh ideas and perspectives,” said Mike Bendixen, Program Director, NEWSTALK 1010. “We’re delighted to welcome Jay to the station, and look forward to giving our listeners more of what they’ve told us they want.” “I’m a longtime listener and fan of NEWSTALK 1010 - home to some of the most vibrant conversations anywhere on the radio dial,” said Michaels. “I’m honoured to join NEWSTALK 1010 alongside Ryan on weekday afternoons, and connecting with listeners about all the hottest topics and the latest headlines.” THE RUSH WITH RYAN AND JAY airs weekday afternoons from 4-7 p.m. on NEWSTALK 1010.

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