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© Provided by cbc.ca Chris dela Torre outside the CBC Windsor studio in 2017.
Chris dela Torre has been announced as the new host of CBC Calgary's Radio One afternoon current affairs show, The Homestretch.
Since 2017 dela Torre has been the voice heard weekday afternoons across much of southwestern Ontario as host of CBC London's Afternoon Drive.
But his roots are in Calgary, where he trained in journalism and began his career with CBC Calgary and he says he's excited to be bringing his family home.
"I can't believe I get to come back to The Homestretch and make radio with many of the same journalists I first learned from at the start of my career, all those years ago," he said.
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"I'm looking forward to telling the stories that reflect the many sides of Calgary and Southern Alberta, including the voices of people who look like me."
The award-winning journalist has also been a guest host on several national programs, including Q, DNTO, The Story from Here and several CBC Music programs.
"We're thrilled to have Chris back home in Calgary. His wealth of local knowledge, warmth, and energy will help The Homestretch build on its position as Calgary's number 1 afternoon radio show," said Helen Henderson, senior director of journalism and programming for CBC Calgary.
"He is also an amazing colleague and we're delighted that he's returning to CBC Calgary."
Dela Torre is taking over from Doug Dirks, who recently stepped away from the microphone after almost 30 years with CBC as a TV and radio broadcaster, sports journalist and Olympics commentator.
The Homestretch is heard weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on 99.1 FM or 1010 AM.
Dela Torre is set to join the show on May 9.
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