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Ingrid Schumacher Out At CHUM FM After 40 Years
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Ingrid Schumacher, one of Toronto’s longest serving radio personalities, has been terminated from CHUM FM Radio after 40 years there.

Schumacher has confirmed she had been let go last week by the station but said she has been given a severance package and will offer further comment after consulting with her lawyer.

“I wasn’t wrongfully dismissed or anything like that, I didn’t breach my contract, that much I can tell you. I was basically made redundant,” Schumacher told the Star Monday during a telephone interview.

“All I can say is that I’m hopeful for my future. I’m a glass half-full kind of person and I have a very positive outlook in general in my life . . . I have a clear heart and clear head. Beyond that, I’m excited about what the future may hold for me. There is life after something like this for sure,” she said.

“In the grand scheme of things, I’m taking this in stride. I’m going to deal with my legal issues as best I can and continue to have respect for the institution of broadcasting and myself and move forward,” Schumacher added.

Matthew Garrow, director, news, local stations, sports at Bell Media, which owns the station, confirmed the news in a terse statement.

“I can confirm the departure of Ingrid Schumacher as a result of changes in 104.5 CHUM FM’s programming lineup. We wish Ingrid the very best in future endeavors,” Garrow said.

Schumacher, a graduate of Fanshawe College’s radio broadcast program, first joined CHUM FM in 1977, has served as the midday announcer in recent years.






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