John Derringer is a famous Canadian radio personality. He worked as the morning host at CILQ-FM in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from 2000 to 2022. He used to host his daily morning show, "Derringer In The Morning," which was canceled in May 2022.

The radio personality was recently in the headlines after former Q107 Valentyne Jennifer shared a video on Instagram on May 22, 2022, describing years of verbal abuse and gender discrimination by an unknown coworker.

While she did not name the people in the video, she verified that she had filed a Canadian Human Rights complaint against John Derringer, who is listed in the complaint. Several former Corus employees made similar charges against him and Corus, which they claim turned a blind eye to the video.

Shortly after the allegations were made public, Corus suspended the station's "Derringer in the Morning" show until an ethical investigation was conducted by Rachel of Turnpenney Milne LLP.7

Corus Entertainment issued a statement on August 9, 2022, indicating that Q107 Toronto and Derringer had parted ways, effective immediately.

John Derringer's 2022 Net Worth Is More Than $5 Million

As of 2022, the net worth of John Derringer is estimated to be more than $5 million. Over four decades, he amassed a fortune as a radio personality and TV show host.


The 60-year-old host has been selected "Radio Personality of the Year" by Canadian Music Week ten times. He is also the winner of the Top Choice Awards. He has been named "Favorite Toronto Radio Personality" by the Sun, Eye Weekly, and Now Magazine. His views were also published as a regular column in the Toronto Sun in the early 2000s.

At Canadian Music Week in Toronto in March 2012, he won the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award. The host was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. For his efforts with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

John Derringer Salary And Career Earnings

In his career as a radio host, John Derringer earns an annual salary of approximately $50,000.

According to Pay Scale, the average salary of a radio personality in Canada is about $47,615 per year. He was an experienced veteran RJ. He has earned a big name in the field of the radio industry.


The journalist began working as an operator at CFTR (AM) in Toronto in 1979 while attending St. Michael's College School. He worked on the radio at CKJD in Sarnia, CFGO in Ottawa, and K97 in Edmonton.

The host first joined Q107 in 1984 and remained until 1993. He was the morning host of CHOM-FM in Montreal, Quebec, from 1993 until 1995.

Furthermore, he co-hosted the Fan morning program with Pat Marsden for over five years. He returned to CILQ-FM as the morning host in 2000, succeeding Howard Stern.

For a period, he augmented his duties by hosting an afternoon show on sister station CFMJ. He appeared as one of the interview topics on Paul McCartney's "The Space Within Us" DVD in 2005. He has had a very successful career as a radio host.