Toronto radio host John Derringer departs Q107 after workplace allegations

Toronto radio station Q107 says long-time host John Derringer will be stepping down following complaints from several former colleagues alleging he fostered a toxic work environment.

The station, which is owned by Corus Entertainment, tweeted a statement Tuesday saying it has agreed to “part ways” with Derringer.

The departure marks the end of the broadcaster’s 22-year tenure as host of “Derringer in the Morning.” Q107 says its plans for the show are forthcoming.

Former Q107 co-host Jennifer Valentyne posted a 12-minute video to social media in May alleging repeated verbal abuse and gender discrimination by a co-worker whom she does not name.

In subsequent days, other former colleagues made similar allegations against Derringer.

Corus responded by putting “Derringer in the Morning” on hiatus pending an investigation, which is still under way, the media company said Tuesday.

“Corus remains committed to having a full, fair investigation that enables all relevant concerns under Corus’ Code of Conduct to be raised and treats all participants equally regardless of their current employment status,” the company said in the Twitter statement.

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