After 29 years with the CBC, Bob Steele, the host of CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive, is stepping away from the microphone. On Monday, June 12th, Chris dela Torre will take over the reins of the regional show, broadcasting from CBC's new station in London, Ont.
CBC Radio host Bob Steele stepping away from the microphone after 29 years with the CBC
Bob Steele, the host of CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive, is stepping away from the microphone after nearly three decades with the national public broadcaster.
"I've been with CBC for some 29 years now; the end has to come at some point. The change came along — the decision to move the program to London — and I thought, what better time?" Steele said of his retirement.
On Monday, June 12th, Chris dela Torre will take over the reins of the show, which will be broadcast from CBC's new station in London, Ont.
The show will remain a two-hour regional program focused on the voices and stories from across Southwestern Ontario.
On Monday, dela Torre, who comes to southwestern Ontario from CBC Calgary, visited Windsor to meet with Steele and other members of the Windsor community.
"Everyone is so, so friendly; it's just such a welcoming place — Windsor and London," dela Torre said.
"They both have such different characters...I love just all the little neighbourhoods here, how culturally minded many of the communities are."