Charles Adler (broadcaster)
August 25, 1954 |
|Network||Corus Entertainment and Sun News Network|
|Style||Talk radio and Talk TV|
Charles Adler (born August 25, 1954) is a Hungarian-born Canadian broadcaster.
As a child, Adler was smuggled in a backpack out of Hungary by his father during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. Charles grew up in Montreal, where he started his broadcast career while attending McGill University. After a stint at Radio McGill, Charles became a producer at CKGM (AM) in Montreal in the summer of 1973. From there his love affair with radio grew. He first turned on a professional microphone in the winter of 1974, when he hosted a weeknight rock show at CKXL in Calgary. Within the year he was back in Montreal working at CJAD (AM), followed by work at stations in Hamilton, London, Winnipeg and Toronto. He returned to Calgary in 1989 to launch a talk radio show called Hot Talk. He followed that with a move to the USA that saw him host a nationally syndicated radio show out of Tampa that hit more than 120 markets. These were small markets that were meaningless to the pursuit of advertising dollars. When Adler was offered a host position at a television station in Boston, he began to act inappropriately on his talk show in Tampa, in order to be relieved of his contract with the network. In 1996 he launched a television show called Adler on Line in Boston which a year later earned Adler an Emmy Award for Best Host in New England. 1996 saw him returning to Canada to host the Charles Adler Show in Toronto on CFRB (AM). Two years later he was back in Western Canada, hosting Adler on Line on CJOB-Winnipeg. In 2001 Adler was the debut host on Global Sunday, a national Sunday night TV show. Along with numerous appearances on Canadian news and current affairs shows, Adler has also guest hosted in the USA for Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel's television show Hannity and Colmes. In 2004 Corus Radio launched Adler as a national host of Charles Adler which aired on 14 radio stations for more than eight years. In 2011, he began to host a self-titled daily talk series on the Sun News Network that aired weeknights at 8pm and 11pm (et) and ran until September 2013. Adler currently hosts a daily talk show on 680 CJOB in Winnipeg and is a contributor on Sun News Network.
- Charles Adler (2008-04-28). "Judging People of Low Income".