WINNIPEG — Corus Entertainment has laid off another round of staff from all three of their Winnipeg radio stations.
On-air talent received the grim news Tuesday morning, including Power 97 morning co-host TJ Connors and fellow rock personality Holly Bausman. Also released is Mandy Shew from 99.1 Fresh FM, and anchors Lorne Edwards and April Anderson from 680 CJOB.
Sources say the layoffs weren’t based on performance, but came from a business standpoint as the company restructures itself to find efficiencies.
Fresh FM morning host Matt Sutton was let go on January 8 and co-host Sarah Christie quit on January 23 to pursue a radio opportunity with Bell Media in Toronto.
JD Francis will assume Fresh FM morning show duties in February.
Thanks to everyone who flipped on @Power97 over the last 2 years.. It really was cool waking you up on the station I grew up on.
— TJ Connors (@tjconnorstweets) January 27, 2015
Woooo! Happy Tuesday! Just got fired! Ya baby!
— Holly Bausman (@HollyMonster97) January 27, 2015