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Phil Aubrey Joining Power 97 Morning Show

Phil Aubrey Joining Power 97 Morning Show

Phil Aubrey
Phil Aubrey

WINNIPEG — Three’s a crowd for the Power 97 morning show with the addition of Phil Aubrey to the mix.

Better known as simply Philly, Aubrey was most recently part of the “Wheeler in the Morning” gang on 92.1 CITI.

Aubrey will be joining Joe Aiello and Randy Parker, but will be no stranger to the 97.5 FM frequency. Before joining CITI, Aubrey, Dave Wheeler and Rena Jae resigned from Power 97 in 2012 amid a contract dispute.

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Radio DJ Dave Wheeler Suspended After Controversial Videos

Radio DJ Dave Wheeler Suspended After Controversial Videos

By Sarah Klein

Dave Wheeler
Dave Wheeler of 92 CITI FM has been suspended after two controversial music videos were published on Monday. (TWITTER)
North End Wheeler Video
A screengrab from one of the videos posted by 92 CITI FM on Monday. (YOUTUBE)

A popular Winnipeg radio personality has been suspended after two controversial music videos were posted to social media on Monday.

Dave Wheeler, host of “Wheeler in the Morning” on 92 CITI FM, was not on the air Tuesday after “Transcona Girls” and “North End Boy” were uploaded by the station to YouTube. Social media was quick to pounce, calling the videos “racist,” “sexist,” and offensive to the city’s indigenous community.

The songs accompanying the videos were created and originally aired two years ago, but the animation was recently produced. The content includes such lines as, “North End daughters really like to stab and steal your bike, and the Wolseley girls with their hairy pits, they keep their girlfriends warm at night.”

The other video includes this line: “Well there’s holes in the wall and blood stained red, I try to fall asleep but I got no bed, I go outside try not to end up dead, thank God I’m a North End boy.”

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Fred Penner, Dave Wheeler Guest Actors in ‘Sunnyside’

Fred Penner, Dave Wheeler Guest Actors in ‘Sunnyside’

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Children’s musician Fred Penner plays a barber in the upcoming season of “Sunnyside.” (ALLEN FRASER / HANDOUT)
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92 CITI FM’s Dave Wheeler appears in the upcoming season of “Sunnyside.” (ALLEN FRASER / HANDOUT)

The upcoming season of the Winnipeg-made comedy series “Sunnyside” will have two notable guest appearances.

Children’s musician and entertainer Fred Penner and local broadcaster Dave Wheeler will make cameos in two episodes of the original City series.

Penner, who plays a barber, will be included in the “Sunnyside Tours” episode, airing on Sunday, November 1 at 7 p.m. CT Wheeler (92 CITI FM and Wheeler in the Morning) plays himself and also Poot Dandridge, a can collector who provides radio commentary on the happenings in Sunnyside.

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City Replaces ‘Breakfast Television’ with ‘Wheeler in the Morning’

City Replaces ‘Breakfast Television’ with ‘Wheeler in the Morning’

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“Wheeler in the Morning” will debut January 12 on City. (YOUTUBE)

WINNIPEG — “Breakfast Television” — City’s flagship morning news and entertainment program — is no more.

Rogers Broadcasting announced Tuesday the launch of “Wheeler in the Morning” to debut on City January 12.

The top-ranked 92 CITI FM morning show featuring Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae will make their television debut weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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Radio Station Turns Up Heat on Frozen Pipes

Frozen Pipe Thawing
City crews work to thaw a frozen pipe on Pritchard Avenue. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A Winnipeg radio station is lending a hand to help citizens with frozen pipes to get their water flowing again.

92 CITI FM has partnered with Shields Plumbing and Heating to give hundreds of Winnipeggers the chance to jump the frozen pipe thawing queue.

“We know hundreds are without water…and just over 6,000 more homes are at risk, I mean c’mon… why can’t the city of Winnipeg move faster?,” asked morning show host Dave Wheeler.

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‘Wheeler in the Morning’ Debuting Monday on 92 CITI FM

Classic rock radio station 92 CITI FM will debut its brand new morning show first thing on Monday.

As previously reported, “Wheeler in the Morning with Philly and Rena” have moved over from Power 97 after resigning last week. Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae will be on the air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“We’ve got some big shoes to fill, but we can’t wait to get started,” Wheeler said in a release.

“No one said anything about shoes,” added co-host Phil Aubrey.

Joe Aiello will debut on CITI’s sister station 102.3 Clear FM the following Monday, September 24, as host of “The Joe Show” with Kerri Salki.

‘Wheeler in the Morning’ Moves to 92 CITI FM

Phil Aubrey, Rena Jae and Dave Wheeler (DAN HARPER / POWER 97)

One day after resigning from Power 97, Winnipeg radio personalities Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae have a new home at 92 CITI FM.

Rogers Media made the announcement Thursday, welcome the trio to the competing rock station as the new morning show.

“Wheeler in the Morning with Philly and Rena” will replace the existing Tom and Joe morning show with Tom McGouran and Joe Aiello.

“As Winnipeg’s highest rated rock morning show, securing the on-air team of team of Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae will take one of Canada’s pioneer rock radio stations to the next level in this competitive market,” said Scott Armstrong, general manager and program director.

Aiello will move to sister station 102.3 Clear FM to co-host the morning show alongside existing on-air personality Kerri Salki.

“We thank Tom and Jay (Oliver) for their dedication and significant contributions to CITI and Clear FM, and wish them all the best,” said Armstrong.

CITI’s midday host, Alix Michaels, was also let go.

Details on when the new shows will debut are expected in the coming weeks.

New Radio Hires at Bell Media, CITI and Hot 103

Winnipeg’s FAB 94.3 and 99.9 BOB FM has a new music director and assistant program director in Frank Andrews. Andrews recently held the same dual position at 92 CITI FM.

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Nesta Matthews has joined Tom and Joe weekday mornings on 92 CITI FM. Matthews began last Tuesday and has previously worked in markets throughout Alberta and B.C. Up until July of last year, she worked at 103.9 The Juice in Kelowna. “Incredibly happy to get back to rock radio, especially with such an awesome team,” she wrote on her blog.

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Pamela Roz — formerly of 92.9 KICK FM and the former CURVE 94.3 — is the new swing announcer at Hot 103. Roz’s shift will be Saturdays from 12-6 p.m. Roz also works in the local public relations industry, helping to promote up-and-coming musical artists.

92 CITI FM Moves Michaels to Permanent Midday Shift

Alix Michaels

92 CITI FM has filled the midday void left by Samantha Stevens by moving Alix Michaels to the weekday afternoon shift.

Michaels has been the weekend voice on CITI for about a year, and has also been doing news and co-hosting with Tom and Joe. She’ll begin in her new time slot on Tuesday, and will be on-air 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Michaels will also be voice-tracking on sister Rogers stations in Alberta and Northern Ontario.