Charles Adler (broadcaster)

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Charles Adler
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Charles Adler in 2008
Born (1954-08-25) August 25, 1954 (age 64)
ShowCharles Adler Tonight
NetworkCorus Radio Network
StyleNews Talk Radio

Charles Adler (born August 25, 1954) is a Canadian writer/broadcaster and political commentator.

Adler 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.

In 1994, 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 on the Fox News Channel.

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 8:00 and 11:00 (et) and ran until September 2013. Adler returned to hosting a daily talk show on 680 CJOB in Winnipeg and was heard on weekends on 630 CHED in Edmonton and Newstalk 770 in Calgary. Adler announced on July 30, 2015, that after 17 years he was leaving CJOB effective August 7, 2015 in order to move to Vancouver, British Columbia in order to be closer to his family.[1] On October 13, 2015, The Charles Adler Show launched on SiriusXM and aired until November 21, 2016.

In November 2016 Corus re-launched Adler as a network show. "Charles Adler Tonight" is based at Global News Radio 980 CKNW in Vancouver where the show airs weeknights at 7-10pm Pacific. The show is also heard in Alberta on Global News Radio 770 CHQR in Calgary and 630 CHED in Edmonton at 8-11pm Mountain and in Winnipeg at 680 CJOB at 9pm-midnight Central, AM640 in Toronto, and AM980 in London.

Adler was presented a Key to the City of Toronto in 1998 and is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient. Adler received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association on May 27, 2017.


  1. ^ "Adler quitting, CJOB layoffs sign that change needed in radio". Winnipeg Sun. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.