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McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

McNabb Set to Join 680 CJOB Morning Show

Lauren McNabb
Lauren McNabb (TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is adding to its morning show later this summer with veteran broadcast journalist Lauren McNabb.

The experienced co-anchor of Global News at 6 will join Greg Mackling and Brett Megarry weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. CT beginning August 22. Both stations are owned by Corus Entertainment.

McNabb originally joined Global Winnipeg in 2000 and was promoted to Global National’s Manitoba correspondent three years later. She went on to work out of the network’s Toronto bureau in 2005 before returning to her home province in 2011 as producer and host of “Focus Manitoba.” In 2016, she joined Heather Steele as co-anchor of Global News at 6.

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True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

True North Square Changing the Face of Real Estate in Downtown Winnipeg

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

True North Square
True North Square’s Tower 2 at 225 Carlton, as pictured earlier this month. (TNSE)

There’s a famous saying that when one door closes, another opens.

In the case of downtown Winnipeg’s current real estate scene, numerous doors are closing in some of the city’s traditionally popular high-rise office towers as brand new ones prepare to open to tenants in True North Square’s 17-storey building on Hargrave Street in June.

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Hal Anderson Returning to 680 CJOB

Hal Anderson Returning to 680 CJOB

Hal Anderson
Hal Anderson

They let him go in 2014, but now 680 CJOB is having a change of heart about Hal Anderson.

The former morning man (and 34th “greatest Canadian”) is returning to the air for Hal Anderson Weekends, airing 7-10 a.m. CT beginning February 4.

“I’m so excited about returning to my favourite radio station! I’ve missed CJOB and its listeners and I think they’ve missed me too,” Anderson said.

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CJOB Banking on Shadoe Davis as Station’s Pillar

CJOB Banking on Shadoe Davis as Station’s Pillar

Shadoe DavisWINNIPEG — 680 CJOB is placing all bets on veteran broadcaster Shadoe Davis as part of the station’s all-new radio lineup.

Davis, formerly of Corus sister station 97.5 BIG FM (now Power 97), will move down the hallway to begin his new show Monday, September 12. Airing weekdays from 6-10 a.m., Davis will be joined by sports and news veterans Kelly Moore and Jeff Braun.

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CJOB ‘Traffic Guy’ Brian Barkley Retiring

CJOB ‘Traffic Guy’ Brian Barkley Retiring

Brian Barkley
Brian Barkley (FACEBOOK)

Longtime Winnipeg broadcaster Brian Barkley is retiring from the business after 39 years.

Barkley is best known for being 680 CJOB’s roving traffic reporter with eyes on the road during rush hour.

He started his career in 1976 doing evening and weekend newscasts at the same station, but has been in the traffic seat for the last 25 years.

“I loved being in touch with our audience, it gave me a positive spin because the vast majority of people I talked to were friendly, funny, caring and concerned,” Barkley said in a release.

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Another Round of Layoffs at Corus Winnipeg

Another Round of Layoffs at Corus Winnipeg

97.5 BIG FMWINNIPEG — It’s hard to tell if anyone is left on Jack Blick Avenue these days as Corus Entertainment let another round of employees go on Tuesday.

The now shell of a building, which houses radio stations 680 CJOB, 99.1 Fresh Radio and 97.5 BIG FM, laid off at least three more staffers.

Sources say Jolene Dawn, one half of the BIG FM morning show, was let go along with drive-time host Adam K. An employee in the station’s promotions department was also let go. Veteran announcer Jay Richardson will assume other duties at the station.

Power 97 rebranded to BIG FM on January 30 to counter declining ratings, moving to a classic rock format in an effort to increase its share.

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