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28th Annual Christmas Miracle Launched

Two Winnipeg radio stations are continuing with their annual tradition to gather toys and cash donations for the Christmas Cheer Board.

CURVE 94.3 and 99.9 BOB FM kicked off the 28th Annual Christmas Miracle Toy and Cash Drive this morning from the St. Vital Centre Food Hall. The stations will be broadcasting live until 10 p.m. tonight, Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Listeners are asked to stop by the mall with a new unwrapped toy or cash donation to help children in need have a wonderful Christmas.

Advance donations are being accepted at all Winnipeg-area TD Canada Trust Branches and RONA’s three Winnipeg locations.


Oldies Returning to Winnipeg Radio in the New Year?

After the uproar caused by 1290 CFRW switching to an all-sports format in late September, oldies music could return to the Winnipeg radio market on another CTV-owned frequency.

Rumour has been circulating of a format change on CURVE 94.3 after the holidays. The station recently flipped to strictly Christmas music, which is a clear indication changes are on the way. Prior to that move, three staff members were let go, including the program director. A day later, the remaining on-air staff was put in limbo as far as their future roles were concerned.

Sources tell ChrisD.ca the station will likely become FAB 94.3, a classic hits station to fill the void left by CFRW.

The registration on Friday of both the Fab943.com and Fab943.ca domain names by CTV further proves the move. See the WHOIS information.

In the latest fall radio ratings provided by BBM Canada, CURVE 94.3 had a 2.9 share, down from 4.0 the previous year. A format change at this point looks inevitable.

CURVE 94.3 Flipping to Christmas Music Format

There’s no excuse for not feeling festive after today, because CURVE 94.3 is officially switching over to an all-Christmas format beginning at 9 a.m.

Christmas hits from artists such as Bing Crosby, Bon Jovi, Gene Autry, Mariah Carey, Bobby Helms, Wham, John Lennon and more, will fill airtime to put listeners into the holiday spirit.

The station is also gearing up for its yearly toy drive with the 28th Annual Christmas Miracle at St. Vital Centre from December 9 to 11. CURVE will be collecting new, unwrapped toy and cash donations in support of the Christmas Cheer Board.

Listen to the Christmas promo:


CURVE 94.3 Puts On-Air Talent in Limbo

The status of CURVE 94.3’s remaining on-air talent is in limbo as of Wednesday, when staff were told they would be off the air for several weeks.

We originally reported that the remaining staff had been let go completely, but a CHUM Radio spokesperson says that is not the case. However, a source at CURVE remains adamant that staff members were indeed let go today.

Despite the conflicting information, we do know that “The Show with Andrea and Jay” will remain on the air and continue to produce fresh shows weekday mornings.

The reasoning behind only keeping the morning show going for the time being is part of a “restructuring phase,” we’re told. Sources say the shuffle is in hopes of bringing the CTV-owned station in line to compete with power house Hot 103, which remains dominant in the Winnipeg radio market. CURVE has been making small changes the last couple months, and most recently tweaked its slogan back in September to drop ‘Pop Alternative’ from its name.

The news comes less than a day after CTVglobemedia executives decided to terminate Adam Taylor, Pamela Roz and program director Andrew Long.

Updated at 4:05 p.m.

On-Air Talent, Program Director Let Go from CURVE 94.3

Former CURVE 94.3 personalities Adam Taylor, Pamela Roz and Program Director Andrew Long (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA (first, second) & FACEBOOK)

Two on-air personalities were let go from CURVE 94.3 on Tuesday, as well as a member of the management team.

Adam Taylor and Pamela Roz are no longer with the station, while Program Director Andrew Long was also terminated.

A source at the Winnipeg-based station tells ChrisD.ca no one saw the news coming and it’s a complete shock to everyone.

No word on what led to the dismissals.

We’ve put in a request for comment with a CTVglobemedia spokesperson.

UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 17 — Spokesperson Emily Young Lee tells us, “We can confirm the terminations and have no further comment.”

CURVE 94.3’s Jay Richardson Conquers the Drop Zone

It might not look like a big building compared to the office towers that surround it, but the RBC Building at 200 Portage Avenue is still intimidating when looking 17 stories down.


On Thursday, over 100 brave participants rappelled down the side of the building in the sixth annual Drop Zone event in support of SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba.

We asked CURVE 94.3’s Jay Richardson to wear a POV camera and wireless mic for ChrisD.ca as he rappelled down to the ground below. This was Jay’s second year in a row, so it was a piece of cake for him. Many other media personalities also suited up, including CTV’s Gord Leclerc and Global TV’s Nicole Dubé.

More than $130,000 was expected to be raised in this year’s event, which goes to help Manitobans living with disabilities.

ChrisD.ca video/WpgCameraMan

Local Band Could Win Opening Slot at Rock on the Range

Local Band Could Win Opening Slot at Rock on the Range

Local, unsigned musical acts are being courted by CURVE 94.3 to submit their song entries to win a slot as the opening performance for MTS Rock on the Range.

The outdoor concert at Canad Inns Stadium is Saturday, August 7 and features an impressive list of rock talent.

Until July 23, artists can visit YouTube.com/MTSEntourage to submit their song entry as part of the “Live Local, Live Loud” contest.

The top three finalists will be interviewed on CURVE, but the grand prize winner will receive a 20 minute opening performance slot at the stadium, an on-air interview and of course, their song played on the radio for all of Winnipeg to hear.

Oh, you’ll also get 10 VIP passes to Rock on the Range as well. No big deal.

The winner will be announced Monday, August 2, 2010.

Susan Tymofichuk — Familiar Face in the Crowd

Susan Tymofichuk — Familiar Face in the Crowd

CTV cameras aren’t the only lenses Susan Tymofichuk is in front of these days. As mentioned earlier, the late night news anchor was recently cast as an extra in the upcoming horror flick “Faces in the Crowd” starring Milla Jovovich.

The movie is currently being shot at various locations throughout Winnipeg, and if her scene doesn’t end up on the cutting room floor, you may just see her on the big screen in 2011.

For those of you considering the glamorous lifestyle of being a Hollywood extra, be aware that there’s a lot of standing around. But as Susan says, it’s still “super fun.”

On Friday evening, Susan spoke with Adam Taylor on CURVE 94.3 about her experience on the set.



New Voices at CURVE and CITI in Latest Radio Shake Up

It didn’t take long for former Power 97 evening personality Devon Zelmer to find a new gig. The rock announcer will be on CURVE 94.3 weekends from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On the lower end of the dial, Samantha Stevens returns to 92 CITI FM effective today to hold down the midday shift. Stevens has a very extensive radio resume, and most recently worked in Toronto.

Congrats to both of them on the new positions.

Former CURVE Personalities Turn Up in Ottawa

Three former radio personalities who departed Winnipeg’s CURVE 94.3 in recent weeks are now working at the newly-launched 99.7 EZ ROCK in Ottawa.

Kim Sullivan, Sarah Kay and Jeff Kelly (L>R) are all part of the new on-air lineup at the station.

EZ Rock flipped the switch earlier today and is being marketed as the best soft rock and pop rock music from the past five decades.