Charles Adler (broadcaster)
August 25, 1954 |
|Style||Talk radio and Talk TV|
Charles Adler is a Canadian writer/broadcaster and political commentator.
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. However, the markets were so small that his program generated almost no income from advertisers.
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 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 heard on weekends on 630 CHED in Edmonton and 770 CHQR in Calgary.
Charles was presented a Key to the City of Toronto in 1998, and is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient.