WINNIPEG — Energy 106 is repopulating its “air chairs” with new personalities.
After a mass exodus of talent in May, the station has hired a handful of people to begin August 2.
WINNIPEG — Energy 106 has finally landed a morning co-host after months of searching.
Jenna Khan will join Frankie Hollywood for “Energy Mornings with Frankie and Jenna” beginning Monday, September 7.
Khan was most recently a remote host on “Wheeler in the Morning” on City until earlier this year, but is perhaps more prominently known to Winnipeggers from her “Breakfast Television” days as weather and entertainment anchor.
WINNIPEG — 99.1 Fresh FM has found a new morning show co-host to join Sarah Christie.
JD Francis, most recently of Energy 106, will begin at the Corus Entertainment station in early February.
“Can’t reveal too much yet, but I can say I’m pumped and can’t wait for this next challenge,” Francis wrote in a Facebook post, which garnered nearly 200 comments.
Fresh FM abruptly parted ways with morning host Matt Sutton on January 8 after almost two years.
A Winnipeg radio personality who was reported missing last week is facing child pornography charges.
Chris Elwick, 32, aka “Shecky” made his first court appearance in Winnipeg Monday morning.
Elwick, who worked at Energy 106 for about three weeks, was reported missing on Friday after last being seen in the East Elmwood area last Tuesday. He was found on Saturday in Portage la Prairie roughly 24 hours later.
Elwick has been charged with sexual assault of a person under 16, sexual interference of a person under 16 and possessing child pornography.
Winnipeg radio station Energy 106 is holding a radiothon in support of Winnipeg Harvest beginning today.
The three-day “People Gotta Eat” holiday food drive will run until Saturday at Grant Park Shopping Centre.
Mayor Sam Katz will officially launch the drive at 10 a.m. this morning, at which time non-perishable food items can be dropped off for the food bank.
Peak of the Market will match all food donations pound for pound with fresh produce.
Energy 106 will be live on location daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Anyone who makes a donation will be eligible to win prizes. Proceeds from an ongoing on-site sports memorabilia auction will also be donated to Winnipeg Harvest.
Evanov Radio Group has acquired multilingual Winnipeg radio station CKJS AM 810, and what was formerly K-Rock/Hank FM (CHNK FM).
Over the weekend, the broadcast company took over the two stations from Newcap Inc. As a result of the acquisition, CHNK has been rebranded as CFJL FM 100.7 (The Lounge), “Winnipeg’s Christmas Music Station.” A new format for the station will be unveiled on December 26. CKJS AM 810 will retain its current format.
Evanov also owns Energy 106, which it launched last summer as the city’s newest top 40/CHR station. Energy also has changed its call letters from CFJL to CHWE.
Did you catch all those letters? There’s a lot of ’em.
“We are looking forward to delivering an entertaining and informative radio service for the citizens and businesses of Winnipeg,” company president Bill Evanov said in a release.
Updated at 1:58 p.m. to reflect K-Rock under the CHNK call letters.
As part of the Pay It Forward social to honour former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive live coach Richard Harris, a teddy bear drive is being organized.
Bears donated will be given to local charities leading up to the social on Saturday, October 29 at Assiniboia Downs. Cash donations are also being accepted.
Local radio station Energy 106 is making it easier for the public to get their bear donations in by collecting them in-person are several shopping centres throughout the city this week.
Donations can be made on Wednesday at Grant Park Shopping Centre, Thursday at Garden City Shopping Centre, and Friday at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. All three locations will accept bears from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The teddy bears will be distributed through the Children’s Hospital, Osborne House and other local charities.
Anyone who makes a donation will be entered in daily prize draws, including the chance to win tickets to a Winnipeg Blue Bombers home game.
The Pay It Forward social on Saturday will benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Football Manitoba. Coach Harris passed away July 26 after suffering a heart attack in his office.
Tickets to the social are $20 through Ticketmaster.
Winnipeg’s newest radio station, Energy 106, debuted some of its on-air talent Wednesday.
Ashley Greco will be handling midday duties from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., while JD Francis will do the drive show from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Greco will be voicing her part from Toronto’s Z103.5, Energy’s sister station owned by Evanov Radio Group.
Listeners may recognize JD Francis from his days in Portage la Prairie at another station. He will be located in Winnipeg.
Greco will only be temporary until the station finds a permanent personality to work out of its Winnipeg studios for the midday shift.
A morning show hasn’t yet been announced.
Winnipeg’s newest radio station is currently hiring announcers and news reporters.
Energy 106, which hit the airwaves earlier this summer and is still in the middle of playing 10,000 songs in a row as part of its launch, is owned by Evanov Radio Group.
The station has been playing Top 40 commercial-free music since early July and has gained instant popularity with its numerous promotional appearances out in the community.
The station’s demographic is 18-34, which marketing experts in the business will tell you is the “cool generation.”
The job posting doesn’t state how many positions are available, but the application deadline is open.