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Posted by H.G. Watson on August 15, 2016
Shad will leave CBC Radio 'Q' on Aug. 16. Photo courtesy CBC.

Shad will leave CBC Radio 'Q' on Aug. 16. Photo courtesy CBC.

By The Canadian Press

CBC Radio host Shad will exit his role as host of the popular show "Q" tomorrow.

The broadcaster says the hip-hop performer will "explore new creative opportunities" that may include a new radio show with the organization.

Tom Power, host of "Radio 2 Morning," will take the reins at "Q" in October.

Shad, whose real name is Shadrach Kabango, hosted his first episode of "Q" back in April 2015, replacing former host Jian Ghomeshi, who was fired in October 2014.

Power, a 29-year-old native of St. John's N.L., joined the CBC in 2008 and hosted the show "Deep Roots," focusing on folk and roots music.

A new host for "Radio 2 Morning" has not yet been announced.

"We are refocusing and reinvesting in 'Q' to ensure it continues to evolve and deliver what our audience wants from CBC Radio's flagship music, arts and cultural program," said Susan Marjetti, executive director of CBC Radio English Services, in a statement.

"Tom is a great fit for 'Q.' We look forward to exploring a new show with Shad that plays to his strengths and passion for music. Shad remains part of our CBC family."

This story is republished with the permission of The Canadian Press. 

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