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Radio | Host Michelle Lacombe will retire soon

Radio |  Host Michelle Lacombe will retire soon

ICI Radio-Canada premiere host Michelle Lacombe hosts the final episode of her show 21st On May 25, before retiring, at the end of his career in journalism for more than 50 years, he confirmed Thursday.

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Simon Chabot

Simon Chabot
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Michel Lacombe’s contract to work only three days a week on Radio-Canada expires this spring and it has been decided not to renew it. “It’s a management-inspired decision,” the host said in an interview, however, at the age of 77, he found that he did not see his microphone sticking indefinitely to his microphone. “I’m leaving with a smile,” he said.

“I do a lot of work to promote people who deserve them, like dancer Rodney Desire or the new co-director of FTA Martin Dennewald. I will miss you a lot, ”said Michel Lacombe, speaking about some of the last guests on his show. He will take over in 2017 from Judge Jacques Chamberland, who chaired the Commission of Inquiry into the Privacy of Journalistic Sources. 21stOn May 25th.

Towards the end of his retirement, Mitchell Lacombe was serene and grateful to have been able to lead a long and fruitful career, mainly in public broadcaster. “Radio-Canada is the only place you can do, two public affairs programs that I can do, where you have time to dig deeper and reach out to someone you can contact and never say goodbye. Number

Great trip

Michel LaCombe began his career in journalism in the summer of 1966 in Chikoutimi. Party At that time, “the following summer, at the Expo, he joined Radio-Canada in Montreal, repeatedly urging his employer to” see him less often. ” Said, during this period he himself learned a great deal with the remarkable news of the great strikes and the October crisis.

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Joining the Young Professional Federation of Journalists in Quebec, he returned to Radio-Canada, where he served as Parliamentary Correspondent in Quebec for the Public Affairs Program. Here When the first government of Rene Lewesk was elected in 1976. He did international journalism on Radio-Canadian television. PointBefore returning to the radio in the early 1980s to conduct morning interviews with newsmakers.

In the early 90s, he made his mark as the host of the afternoon public affairs program, which is uniquely known. Noon -15. “We did a big version of the public affairs programs there, with the call-in part, I had a lot of fun hosting,” he recalled.

He briefly took over the animation of the Morning Show on the Broadcaster’s Montreal antenna, before being shown the door by management who feared the audience would drop. Today Michelle Lacomb laughs “This is an adventure that doesn’t go very well.

Back towards public affairs, he then took the helmOpen Saturday And Of Do not believe everything they sayIts distribution ended in 2019. Since then, Michelle Lacomb has kept herself in animation. 21st Along with a special series dedicated specifically to the invention of the Quiet Revolution, Hubert Aquin or radio. In 2020, he co-hosted a summer event with his wife, Nathalie Petrovsky, on generational conflicts. OK Boomer.