Toronto's Q107 and John Derringer Have "Agreed to Part Ways" Amid Allegations of Abuse
The longtime host's show 'Derringer in the Morning' was put on hiatus in May
Published Aug 09, 2022Toronto radio station Q107 (CILQ-FM) has announced its split with John Derringer following allegations of abuse and gender-based discrimination made against the longtime host earlier this year.
Today, the station shared in a statement that they have "agreed to part ways effective today," adding that "plans for the show will be forthcoming."
The radio personality's departure ends a 22-year run for his Derringer in the Morning program, which had aired since replacing Howard Stern at CILQ in 2001.
In May, Derringer in the Morning was put on hiatus after former co-host Jennifer Valentyne took to Instagram to detail several incidents involving Derringer when they were colleagues from 2017 to 2019. While she did not mention him by name on Instagram, Valentyne later confirmed to CBC News that the subjects of the video were Derringer, Q107 and Corus Entertainment Inc.
Q107's statement, which you can find below, also notes that an external investigation initiated by Corus "remains ongoing," adding, "Corus remains committed to having a full, fair investigation that enables all relevant concerns under Corus' Code of Conduct to be raised and treats all participants equally regardless of their current employment status with Corus."
A statement from Q107 pic.twitter.com/lNiiw77xDc— Q107 Toronto (@Q107Toronto) August 9, 2022