Ted Bird, one of Montreal's favourite radio personalities, is jumping from the morning drive to the CTV supper-hour screen.

Ted Bird is joining CTV Montreal as a sports columnist.

Every Monday starting on March 1st, Bird will present his "Bird's Eye View" on CTV News at 6 and 11:30 pm.

Bird is a longtime favourite of Montrealers, and was voted most popular radio show host last year in a survey by the Montreal Mirror.

"I'm flattered by CTV's confidence in me and excited about broadening my broadcast horizons into the television milieu," said Bird.

"I'm especially grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with everyone who's taken the time to say they miss hearing my voice. Sadly, you now get the face as well."


Bird spent 17 years as a news announcer in Montreal radio, and for most of those years was on CHOM-FM.

He left the station in January, saying he fell on his sword for reasons of principle.

"Ted's quick wit and solid sports analysis have earned him a loyal following with Montrealers", said Jed Kahane, CTV's Director of News and Public Affairs. "We're delighted to have him back on the air with this weekly commentary."