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Claude Bernaches attaches a microphone to Première Heure

Claude Bernaches attaches a microphone to Première Heure

Claude Bernaches, calm, a few moments after informing the listeners of his decision.

Photo: Radio Canada/Sandra Lancet

This decision is mine. It was not easy to take it. But it was thought long ago, and matured long agoHe explained to his listeners and burst into tears several times.

I have been thinking about my future career for several years. New challenges that I would like to take on, and that I am looking for how to return to a motivating job that will allow me to learn more about life, about the world.

This feeling of being useful and making a difference in your community is so rewarding and I will forever be grateful to you for letting me experience it. »

Quote from Claude Bernaches, on the airwaves of the First Hour program

Fantastic career

Highly regarded by his peers, Claude Bernaches has enjoyed an impressive career at Radio Canada since 1988.

He was a radio and television host in Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Trois-Rivieres before returning to his hometown of Quebec.

Waking up every morning at 3:30, forcing a monk’s life on you, controlling fatigue that’s become a lifestyle, and weekends never enough to arrive refreshed and ready on Monday mornings. I’m tiredhe added before doubling his thanks to his many collaborators over the years.

I haven’t found it yet [ce que je vais faire], but I hope this little leap into the void will allow me to get there. I don’t want to be a weary animator waiting for retirement. »

Since 2016, Claude Bernaches and his team have taken first places among the most listened to morning programs in Quebec. In the spring, Al Sabah picked up the number one spot for the sixth year in a row.

Claude Bernaches surrounded by a team

Claude Bernaches (centre) and the entire “Première Heure” team celebrated the survey results in June, which then put the program at the top of the Numéris Poll ninth in a row.

Photo: Radio Canada/Sandra Lancet

many greetings

It was not long before he received so much praise from his colleagues as from his loyal listeners as well as from the political class.

Claude has been a part of the daily lives of people in the Quebec region for nearly two decades, and we’re sad to see him leave the animation of this program so appreciated by listeners.Julie Lemieux, regional director of Radio Canada in Quebec confirms. But it is totally normal that he would like to have a different rhythm in life and face new challenges after all these years.

We would like to thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his dedication, professionalism, rigor and humor that he conducted and interviews with brilliance and depth. »

Quote from Julie Lemieux, Regional Director of Radio Canada in Quebec
Claude Bernaches Accreditation of Quebec City 84.

Claude Bernaches is very fond of Quebec City. See here its adoption by Quebec 1984

Photo: Radio Canada/Alice Chichi

The mayor of Quebec, Bruno Marchand, also paid tribute to him via his Twitter account.

Claude is a morning memorial in Quebec. What a pleasure it was to spend so many mornings in your company. Great respect for the man, the presenter and the strict journalist. I’m sure the rest will be up to you.he wrote.

I will miss your voice in both clarity and sweetness and a lot of wit. Thank you for all these years and a good path to the futurecommented loyal listener Liz Lachance.

What a great void, the passing of Claude Bernaches! His voice was a part of our day that begins several moons ago. We will definitely miss him! Thank you for being there, Claude, and for your professionalism. »

Quote from Susan Bedard, first hour listener

Last time on June 23

Claude Bernaches will host his final morning show on Thursday, June 23, and will take advantage of the summer break to think about his involvement with Radio Canada.

His successor will be revealed over the summer.

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