CJAD 800 New Hosting Lineup from Left to Right: Leslie Roberts, Natasha Hall, Tommy Schnurmacher
“CJAD 800 is committed to delivering the most relevant and compelling content possible, day-in, day out, and this announcement is a reflection of our mission,” said Chris Bury, Program Director and News Director, CJAD 800. “When listeners tune in to Leslie, Tommy, and Natasha, they will find a trio of charismatic, compelling, and driven personalities.”
“Returning to Montréal at CJAD 800 marks a homecoming with deep roots for me – back in my beloved hometown at the station where both my father and grandfather were journalists,” said Roberts. “I’m honoured to represent this station and its talented team, and look forward to connecting with listeners.”
“I’m excited about this new challenge and to convincing listeners to spend their lunch-hour with the gang,” said Schnurmacher. “It’s fun and sometimes fiery debate, and it’s worth the time!”
“This is exactly what I want to be doing: talking to Montréalers about what matters to us,” said Hall. “We all want to feel connected, like we’re a part of something. That’s what CJAD 800 is all about.”
Born and raised in Montréal, multiple award-winning journalist Roberts has spent his extensive radio and television broadcast career both north and south of the border, including stints within the Bell Media family at CTV Montréal as host of morning talk show M0ntreal: Today with Leslie RobertsS, and on Toronto’s Newstalk 1010, where he hosted a midday radio talk show. A fourth-generation journalist and the third member of Montréal’s Roberts family to join news/talk radio station CJAD 800, his father Bill Roberts was CJAD 800’s morning man twice, spanning the 1950s-60s, and again in the late 1970s. His namesake and grandfather Leslie Roberts Sr. served as CJAD 800’s daily editorialist for more than a decade until the Quebec referendum in 1980.
Schnurmacher first joined CJAD 800 in the fallout of the 1995 Québec Referendum, and has hosted THE TOMMY SCHNURMACHER SHOW (weekdays from 9 a.m.–12 noon) ever since. Schnurmacher has authored two books and wrote a daily entertainment column for the Montreal Gazette for 15 years.
Hall joined CJAD 800 in October 2016 as one of two hosts of the evening program THE NIGHT SIDE. A graduate of Concordia University, Hall previously was Urban Life columnist at the Montreal Gazette, City Editor at Blackbook Magazine, and co-host of CTV’s Entertainment Spotlight. Hall always dreamed of getting into radio, and landed her first program in 2007 after winning a “Talk Show Idol” contest on 940 Montréal.