The Dean Blundell Show has been cancelled
After a month-long suspension from the airwaves, Edge 102.1’s Dean Blundell Show is finished. A notice posted to The Edge’s website earlier today says, without specifying a reason, that “Corus Radio will be taking 102.1 the Edge in a new direction in 2014,” and that, “as a result, The Dean Blundell Show has been cancelled, effective January 6, 2014.”
The show was continually plagued by minor scandals related to its host’s sometimes-poor taste—but that’s nothing so unusual for a morning radio personality of Blundell’s ilk. His undoing was almost certainly his latest scandal, which had to do with his spectacularly bad decision to allow producer Derek Welsman to use the show as a platform for discussing his time as foreman of a jury in the trial of Joshua Dowholis, a man accused of sexually assaulting men he met in a downtown bathhouse. The resulting on-air homophobic banter was eventually discovered by Dowholis’s lawyer, who is now seeking a new trial.
Blundell released an audio apology for the incident after it began making news, but evidently the radio gods wanted blood.