June 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Updated: June 29, 2018 9:08 pm

Metro Vancouver mayors co-host CKNW

West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith, Pitt Meadows Mayor John Becker and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.


Friday is Mayors Day at CKNW.

It’s the third installment of a monthly series, in which Metro Vancouver mayors take the mic and share co-hosting duty with your favourite talk radio hosts at AM 980.

  • 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – His Worship Michael Smith, Mayor of West Vancouver District, co-hosts The Jon McComb Show.
  • 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – His Worship John Becker, Mayor of Pitt Meadows, co-hosts The Simi Sara Show.
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – His Worship Gregor Robertson, Mayor of City of Vancouver, co-hosts The Lynda Steele Show.

You can listen live here.

LISTEN: It’s Mayors Day! Meet West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith

The series comes at an exciting time in local politics, with a municipal election coming Oct. 20.

It’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive elections in a generation, with nearly half of the region’s 21 mayors announcing they won’t seek re-election.

Mayors Day is a chance to offer Metro Vancouver listeners unprecedented access to their local officials.

LISTEN: Pitt Meadows Mayor John Becker co-hosts the Simi Sara Show

Each mayor will join an on-air host for a two-hour co-hosting stint.

They will help interview guests, and engage with open-line listeners on the flashpoint issues in their own communities.

“Mayors Day is about providing listeners across all of the Lower Mainland with compelling, community-based talk,” said Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director.

LISTEN: Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson records a Bruce Allen-style ‘Reality Check’

Previous Mayors Day co-hosts have included Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton and Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read.

Mayors Day will continue one weekday per month. Future mayoral co-hosts will be announced on-air as the months progress.

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