Michael Eckford leaves The Rush TV today


This just in from our friend (and member of our advisory board) Michael Eckford!:

“Today is a big day for me in my personal life and career. Earlier this week, I resigned as host of The Rush… or Urban Rush if you’re old timey! Today will be my last show.

Fiona will be continuing with the show and the two of us remain, and will always remain close friends. It has been one of the great pleasures of my life to work with someone so brilliant, funny and thoughtful.

So why leave? Basically, for the last year I have been working on The Rush and co hosting on the The Bro Jake Show on Rock 101. I feel like I have found a home on radio and after hosting the same TV show for so many years, I’m yearning for a new challenge in my television career. I don’t know what that looks like but I’m excited to figure it out.

I also want to publicly thank everyone at Shaw. They have been, and remain an incredible company and group of people to work with. Shaw TV allowed me to build a career and everyone there has been unwaveringly supportive of me personally and professionally. I look forward to watching someone else seize the opportunity to work with a great company and one of the best broadcasters in the business.

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Thank you all for your support and friendship and if you miss me, tune in to the Bro Jake Show 6-10 in the morning on Classic Rock 101!”


Mike, congratulations on the decision and best of luck in the next chapter!