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Encyclopedia > George Stroumboulopoulos
George Stroumboulopoulos

Stroumboulopoulos at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Birth name George Mark Paul Stroumboulopoulos
Born August 16, 1972 (1972-08-16) (age 35)
Malton, Ontario, Canada
Other name(s) Strombo

George Stroumboulopoulos (born August 16, 1972 in Malton, Ontario), commonly nicknamed Strombo, is a Canadian television and radio personality. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Toronto, Canada, is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malton is one of the neighbourhoods within the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, located to the northwest of Toronto. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malton is one of the neighbourhoods within the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, located to the northwest of Toronto. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


He was born in Malton, Ontario to a Greek father from Egypt and a Ukrainian mother.[1] He was raised primarily by his mother, Mary Ivanyshan, and a close-knit extended family.[2] Stroumboulopoulos studied radio broadcasting at Humber College. He was a board operator at Toronto sports radio station The Fan 590 when he first emerged as an on-air personality, doing segments with host Jim Richards and Spider Jones. Stroumboulopoulos became a full program host at the Fan in his own right (overnight weekend show entitled Game, with Bob Mackowycz Jr. and Jeff Marek), then a disc jockey at the 102.1 The Edge modern rock radio in Toronto, starting in 1997. His move to television as a VJ and entertainment journalist at MuchMusic and Citytv Toronto made him a national celebrity. (A memorable 25-minute interview with U2's Bono ended with Bono stating “George, I am a fan.”) Malton is one of the neighbourhoods within the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, located to the northwest of Toronto. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (generally referred to as Humber) is a college in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A board operator is a particular type of worker at a radio or TV station or a theater. ... CJCL is a Canadian sports radio station in Toronto, Ontario. ... Jim Richards (born 1966) is a Canadian radio personality. ... Spider Jones is a Canadian author and journalist in both the music and boxing fields, Jones is a three time former Golden Glove Champion and was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996. ... Jeff Marek is the host for Leaf Lunch, a radio show on AM 640 Toronto Talk Radio, cohosted with Former Toronto Maple Leaf executive Bill Watters. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... CFNY-FM is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 102. ... A video jockey (usually abbreviated to VJ or sometimes veejay) can mean two things: One describes an announcer who introduces and plays videos on commercial music television such as MTV or VH1. ... CITY-TV (Citytv Toronto) (often referred to only as City) is a television station based in Toronto, Ontario. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ...


In 2004, he was featured on CBC television's The Greatest Canadian series as the advocate for Tommy Douglas. His case proved persuasive; Douglas (whose profile was shown first) started the contest in first place and remained there. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Officially launched on April 5, 2004, The Greatest Canadian was a television program series by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to determine who is considered to be the greatest Canadian of all time, at least among those who watched and participated in the program. ... Thomas Clement Douglas, PC, CC, SOM, MA, LL.D (hc) (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. ...


In December 2004, Stroumboulopoulos left MuchMusic to host a new live prime time news program on CBC Newsworld: The Hour. He also co-hosts a Sunday night talk radio show, The Strombo Show, on CFRB in Toronto, CJAD in Montreal, CFOX in Vancouver, and most recently CJKR-FM in Winnipeg. MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTVglobemedia dedicated to music and music-related programs. ... Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... CBC Newsworld is a Canadian 24-hour cable news television channel operated by the CBC. It broadcasts into over 10 million homes nation-wide, as well as into some northern states in the U.S. It is the worlds third-oldest television service of this nature, after CNN in... CBC News: The Hour is the title of a newsmagazine series in Canada, which started airing weekday evenings on CBC Newsworld, on January 17, 2005. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... CFRB, or CFRB 1010 as it is often referred to, is an AM radio station in Toronto, Canada, broadcasting on 1010 kHz, with a shortwave radio simulcast by CFRX on 6070 kHz. ... CJAD, is a popular, English language radio station, owned by Standard Broadcasting, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, broadcasting online and at 800 kHz on the AM dial. ... CFOX, FM 99. ... CJKR is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 97. ...


In July 2006, Stroumboulopoulos signed on to host the American version of The One: Making a Music Star, aired on ABC and CBC [3]. However, due to abysmal ratings, the show was cancelled after just two weeks[4]. Stromboulopoulos stated that he was only taking on the show as a “summer job,” and did not plan to stop hosting The Hour. As well, he has stated that he will not host a proposed Canadian version of that show if it comes to fruition.[citation needed] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Stroumboulopoulos was nominated for the 2007 Gemini Viewers Choice Award. He ended up losing the award to Marilyn Denis, the host of Cityline.[5] Stroumboulopoulos did however win the Gemini for Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series.[6]. He earned an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Calgary on November 13, 2007. The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ... Marilyn Denis (born July 1, 1958) is a Canadian television and radio personality. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ...


Stroumboulopoulos has also been involved with numerous charitable initiatives, such as hosting the 'HipHop4Africa' Mandela Children's Fund Canada and CapAids February 2006 Toronto benefit which featured Canadian musicians Melanie Durrant, Imaan Faith, and Gurpreet Chana among others. Deejay Ra, who interviewed Stroumboulopoulos for the event's DVD, also did a live reading at the sold-out event as part of his 'Hip-Hop Literacy' program, promoting Mandela and Tupac books to the students in attendance. Melanie Durrant (born in Toronto) is a Canadian Urban contemporary style singer. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.ourpublicairwaves.ca/index.php?page=961
  2. ^ "The Case for George", Ryerson Review of Journalism, Summer 2007. 
  3. ^ "Stroumboulopoulos to host music search show The One", CBC Arts, 2006-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Music reality show 'The One' cancelled by ABC a week after its debut", Wikinews, 2006-07-28. 
  5. ^ http://www.geminiawards.ca/gemini21/vca/index.cfm
  6. ^ http://www.geminiawards.ca/gemini21/noms.cfm?catid=9520&gemnig=2

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  • Recap of The Hour: Season Two, features highlights from the second season of the show.

 
 

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