About The Show

Wake up early?  Spend a half hour getting caught up with everything that’s coming up today and everything that went on yesterday and while you slept. Trudie Mason and Andrew Peplowski bring you the news from around the corner, across the country and around the world in a concise 30 minute package. Live @ 5 is also jam-packed with business, entertainment and tech news, and a run through the local and national morning newspapers.


Andrew Peplowski


Andrew came to CJAD in September of 2010, the latest stop in a career that began at CKGM in 1976. Between then and now Andrew has worked as a reporter, radio newscaster, producer, show host and News Director. He also worked as a television weather specialist at The Weather Network, eventually becoming Bureau Manager where his responsibilities included production of live network coverage of breaking weather events such as the Saguenay Flood of 1996, and the 1997 “Flood of the Century” in Manitoba. In the fall of 1997, Andrew moved to Global Television as a news anchor and eventually became the anchor and co-host of the breakfast show “This Morning Live”.

A part time day actor, Andrew has appeared in several feature films never straying far from his first love playing, a newscaster, a news anchor, or a news reporter.

Yes, he has been typecast but his claim to fame includes scenes with actors such as Donald Sutherland and Bridget Fonda. His interests include skiing, hockey, hiking and traveling and he is an avid runner who hopes one day to qualify for The Boston Marathon


Trudie Mason

Trudie Mason is a born-and-bred Montrealer who graduated from Concordia University's Journalism Department in 1984. Having done some part time work for the CHOM newsroom during her final years of university, she landed a full-time gig in the CFCF Radio Newsroom after graduation. A year later, she was hired by the legendary Gord Sinclair as CJAD's newest overnight newscaster. She moved into the assignment editor/reporter position 18 months later and shifted into the Public Affairs department after the birth of her first child. For 12 years, she and her husband co-hosted The Kevin and Trudie Show afternoons on CJAD. Now Trudie is back in the newsroom doing the half-hourly newscasts during the morning run and some reporting work as well. She occasionally teaches Radio News at her alma mater, Concordia. Trudie and Kevin have two children and live in Pierrefonds.