Shad named new host of CBC's Q
The CBC is announcing Jian Ghomeshi’s replacement for its arts and culture radio show Q.
The broadcaster announced late Tuesday night that Juno Award-winning Shadrach Kabango, better known as MC Shad, will be the show’s new host when it re-launches mid-April.
In an announcement on its website, CBC says the 32-year-old was picked after reviewing more than 200 people. The search started four months in October after Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault.
Shad was born in Kenya, raised in Canada where he earned a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a masters from Simon Fraser University. As a performer, Shad has four albums to his name, his latest, Flying Colours, was nominated for a Polaris Prize.
Ghomeshi is currently facing seven counts of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance chocking dating between 2002-2008. His legal team is pleading not guilty to all charges, and will be back in court March 27th.