Claude Saucier will leave the popular radio program C'est good At the end of the current season. The host announced this long-awaited decision on Saturday to ICI MUSIQUE listeners. “I feel satisfied that I have achieved and even surpassed my dreams,” he said in a Radio-Canada press release.
On June 22, Claude Saucier will sign his final show after thirteen seasons at the helm of this slot dedicated specifically to the greats of jazz and swing from the 30s, 40s and 50s. This three-hour event, which nicely accompanies the aperitif and meal preparation on Saturday evening, has in recent years become the most listened to program on ICI MUSIQUE.
Thanks to Claude Saussure, Gilles reconnected with Duke Ellington, Patsy Cline, Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, and Nat King Cole. As for the younger ones, they discovered the importance of these pioneers who provided roots for various forms of popular music.
The success of this show extended to the production of three CDs, which sold 100,000 copies, and the creation of the show It feels so good…dancing It was performed on tour with a large orchestra.
Program Director Caroline Jammet said: “The passing of Claude Saucier will mark the end of a tremendous career during which this exceptional broadcaster was distinguished by his versatility and talent for communication, but above all by his warm personality that inevitably touched people’s hearts.” General, Sound and Broadcasting, Radio-Canada.
Claude Saucier made his radio debut in 1970, when he was just 21 years old, in September on CKCN. Then we find him in Saint-Jerome (CKJL), from 1971 to 1975, and then in Montreal (CKAC) as a sports journalist. A few months later, CKAC entrusted him with the show Grand Expresson the new Télémédia network, where he will host the nightly show in a very personal way.
In 1980, he moved to television, becoming the presenter of the program Remote service Presented on Radio Quebec. Then, in 1989, he embarked on an adventure Hello good Morning In Télé́-Métropole where audience ratings tripled.
In 1994, he joined Radio-Canada at CJBC (Toronto) where he hosted the morning show for three years. In 1997 he returned to Montreal on Radio-Canada Television to host the morning show Welcome home. In September of the same year, he took charge of the daily newspaper The real lifewhich followed in 2000 It's as simple as hello.
In 2002, he returned to his first love, radio. He moved to Chaîne Culturelle on Radio-Canada where he hosted the late afternoon show. Go air. Finally, since 2011, he has become the host It's very goodthe main show of ICI MUSIQUE.
Claude Saucier's retirement from public radio joins the retirements of other veterans such as Joel LeBeau, Michel Desautel, and Michel Lacombe.
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