The Wedge (Canadian TV series)
The program, which debuted in 1992 as a Monday to Friday half-hour series, was originally hosted by Simon Evans. In 1995, Sook-Yin Lee became the host, and remained with the program until her departure from MuchMusic in 2001. At this time, with alternative rock having undergone a commercial decline, the program was reduced to a weekly airing on Friday evenings. The program had no permanent host for the next decade, serving primarily as a continuous "videoflow", although musicians occasionally appeared as guest hosts of a special episode. By 2010, it had been relegated to airing only at 3 a.m.
On January 26, 2011, The Wedge was re-launched at a new 10 p.m. timeslot. The format was expanded from just music videos to include live performances, interviews, and panel discussions. The show's new host was Damian Abraham, lead singer of the Toronto-based, Polaris Music Prize-winning hardcore punk band Fucked Up.
- "Lee: An arteest with a capital A". The Province, January 6, 1995.
- "Too cool for Toronto: Vancouver's Sook-Yin Lee took a look at her life after Sept. 11 -- and came home". Vancouver Sun, December 8, 2001.
- "Much less to hear on MuchMusic: Thin and not edgy, aside from The Wedge, playlists point out the station's shortcomings". Montreal Gazette, December 20, 2001.
- "Fans rejoice as serious music returns to Much: RapCity and The Wedge return with respected hosts at the helm". Toronto Star, January 20, 2011.
- "Toast to the hosts; MuchMusic's new VJs couldn't be any more different". National Post, January 24, 2011.
- "Big changes at MTV, Much as Bell Media makes deep cuts to production staff". Edmonton Journal, July 10, 2014.