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Gord Gilles: Making the move to Mornings on News Talk 770

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WATCH ABOVE: Global's Gord Gillies was honoured for his contributions to both broadcasting and community with the RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award – May 2, 2017

They say a change is as good as a rest. I’m about to find out! After celebrating 25 amazing years at Global Television I’m going to be making a switch later this summer. I’ve re-commissioned my long dead alarm clock and will soon be waking up the roosters on morning radio.

READ MORE: Global Calgary’s Gord Gillies moves to radio with new show on News Talk 770

How is that possible? Well, after an incredible career at News Talk 770, morning man Bruce Kenyon has decided he wants to sleep in. Bruce has entertained and informed Calgarians for close to two decades. While I’m sure his many, many fans will be disappointed, I’m also sure they appreciate he’s earned his retirement. As one of those longtime listeners I wish him many hours on his favourite beach and many birdies on his favourite golf course.

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It is an honour to be given the opportunity to step in after someone so entrenched in Calgary morning radio. The legacy and tradition that Bruce has established certainly sets me up well for success. I’ll do my best not to screw it up.

READ MORE: Bruce Kenyon announces retirement from News Talk 770

I’m 80 percent eager to get started and 20 percent flat out terrified! I have treasured my time at Global. 25 years is just about half of my life. But the best part of this is that I’m not leaving the family. I’ll be doing something a bit different, much earlier in the day, wearing a lot less makeup.

WATCH: Bruce Kenyon announce his retirement from News Talk 770 

As part of the Global News team we’ll continue covering the news, weather, traffic and issues that are important to Calgarians. And I’ll try and toss in a few chuckles along the way.

– Gord Gillies

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