Radio & Television

The TUESDAY INTERVIEW: Former CHOI-FM radio pirate Jeff Fillion

ON FRIDAY, ONE YEAR TO THE DAY after his last morning show on Quebec City’s top-rated CHOI-FM, controversial host Jean-Francois "Jeff" Fillion opened his microphone again, letting a few thousand listeners back into “le monde parallèle de Jeff”. But this time, they weren’t listening to him on CHOI, the rebel station without a cause anymore and reduced to fighting legal battles to keep its licence, they were listening on RadioPirate.com, his own pay-radio web site. His inaugural show wasn’t vintage Jeff Fillion. With his loft-like studio, located in a new commercial strip mall in suburban Ste-Foy, packed with TV cameras,...