Ronnie Stanton

VP Nat’l Brands/Programming,
Corus Entertainment Radio

Toronto, ON, Canada

Finding success on two continents, from the explosive launches of Nova 100 Melbourne and Virgin Radio Vancouver, to his acclaim through Australian and Canadian Industry Awards for Programming, Music Direction and Morning Shows; Ronnie Stanton has an exciting story.

Starting in a small market Western Queensland station in outback Australia in the mid 90s, Ronnie moved through medium markets to a Group Assistant Program Director role within 4 years in the business. Hot FM Townsville won both the A25-39 and A18-34 target demographics for the first time ever under his stewardship.

Moving to Melbourne in 2001 to launch ‘Nova 100’ as Assistant Program Director and Music Director, he helped catapult the station to number 1 in just 15 weeks with a unique approach to traditional CHR. From there, he successfully programmed K-Rock and Bay FM in Geelong before moving home to South East Queensland to launch the incredibly successful ‘Hot 91’ on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. While there he also flipped Hot 91’s sister station, ‘The Heat’ to ‘Zinc 96’ (mainstream rock) and led Prime’s 12 station Queensland network for 3 years.

During this time on the Sunshine Coast, his outstandingly successful morning show ‘Chrissie and Ronnie’ won an National award for Best On-Air Team in 2005, rated number 1 (A25-54) with a share larger than the number 2, 3 and 4 shows combined and dominated the market for half a decade. In 2006 he was named Australian Program Director of the year by industry magazine ‘The Music Network’ and was also an ACRA finalist for Best PD in 2006 and 2007.

In 2008, he moved to North America joining Astral Media Canada as Operations Manager and PD of Vancouver’s ‘95 Crave’ which he relaunched as the country’s second ‘Virgin Radio’ under the heritage call letters CKZZ. It took under a year for the station to reach the number 1 position in it’s target demographic F25-44 and one more to own Adults as well. In 2011, he expanded his role across the Astral group, and became the Group Programmer for all of Canada’s Virgin Radio

In 2013 he left Astral Media to join Corus Entertainment as the Senior Brand Director of their two heritage rock stations in Vancouver and The National Morning Show Coach for the company.

In 2014, Ronnie was promoted to the role of Vice President - National Brands and Programming for Corus’ 39 stations across Canada.

As well as the full time roles, Ronnie joined the Randy Lane Company part-time in 2010, as a mentor and coach morning shows across the USA with the award winning consulting group – he left that role in 2015.