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The Edge Says Goodbye to the Dean Blundell Show

The shock jock's show has been cancelled, following a year of controversies and increased media scrutiny.

Photo by Flickr user Sancho McCann.

As of today, Dean Blundell is officially off the air waves. Corus Radio recently posted the following statement on the Edge website:

“With the start of the new year, Corus Radio will be taking 102.1 the Edge in a new direction in 2014. The station will return to a more music-based format showcasing the best in modern rock. As a result, The Dean Blundell Show has been cancelled, effective January 6, 2014.”

What this “more music-based format” will be replacing is a program that consistently celebrated its own bad taste and offensive views. While it had been doing that for years, it lowered the bar ever further in 2013, when it featured Dean Blundell and producer Derek Welsman making homophobic jokes and comments about a court case that centred on sex assaults and a Carlton Street bathhouse—and involved Welsman himself as the jury foreman. It was because of these comments and their context that both men turned up in our 2013 Hall of Villains.

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