If you were listening to Calgary’s 1060 Funny radio on Wednesday morning around 9 am and suddenly got dead air, that was the sound of your local DJ being fired.

It was the same thing at 1290 Funny in Winnipeg, Funny 1040 in Vancouver and TSN 1260 sports in Edmonton.

That’s because BCE — which owns Bell Media — cut 1,300 jobs and closed half a dozen radio stations across the country this morning in a major restructuring that will see it cut around 3% of its workforce, including 6% at Bell Media.

This, after it received more than $122 million in pandemic labour subsidies from the federal government in 2021.

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