The well-known radio personality will host the afternoon show weekdays from 2-6 p.m. starting July 15.
Longtime Winnipeg broadcaster Joe Aiello has been promoted to program director for both of Corus Winnipeg’s FM radio stations.
Aiello will lead the teams at Power 97 and Peggy @ 991, effective immediately, while also maintaining his on-air role weekday mornings on Power 97 with Philly and Kirby.
Corus Radio has hired a new program director to lead its Winnipeg FM stations, including Power 97 and Peggy @ 991.
Don Kollins brings more than 25 years of industry experience to the position, working in multiple formats as promotions director, music director, and program director with companies such as Rawlco Radio, Rogers Communications, and most recently with Entercom Communications in San Francisco, California.
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.
One day after showing veteran broadcaster Kathy Kennedy the door at 680 CJOB, Corus Entertainment has announced changes over at sister station Power 97.
“We’re continuing to build on the deep rock ‘n’ roll heritage in the community with Winnipeg favourites, Joe Aiello and the return of Fearless Fred Kennedy,” said Tammy Cole, program director at Power 97. “By having Winnipeg’s renowned hosts paired with some brand new voices, Power 97 will offer an exciting line-up that listeners can connect with.”
It was always Power 97 to Winnipeg rock listeners.
The frequency of 97.5 FM is back under its original name as Corus Radio resurrected the “big rock station” at noon on Friday.
UPDATE: 97.5 BIG FM has launched with a classic rock format.
Three days after Corus Entertainment laid off five of its on-air personalities, the company is ready to shake things up again with Power 97.
Sources tell ChrisD.ca the station will move to either a classic rock or country music format beginning Friday morning.
The station is said to be called 97.5 BIG FM.
A domain name for the station was registered on January 5 and Corus is in the process of securing social media accounts for the name. Sara Lanthier, Corus Radio’s national project manager, reached out to a Twitter account with the same name on January 27 looking to acquire it.
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.
Corus Entertainment Winnipeg let several employees go Monday morning, just as the fall ratings measuring period is to begin next week.
Gone from 680 CJOB is Robert Holland, Jim Jones and Graham Mosimann (music director) from Power 97, and Adam Taylor and Kristin Bibik from 99.1 Fresh FM.
Corus also terminated an engineer and a receptionist.
Numeris will measure September 1 to October 26 for the fall period, with ratings to be released on November 27.
A new Winnipeg-made parody video to mark Star Wars Day is quickly becoming an Internet hit.
Vicki Shae of the Power 97 morning show stars in the “Talk Yoda to Me” rendition of the popular Jason Derulo song.
For non-geeks, May 4 is typically when fans of the Star Wars franchise greet each other with “May the 4th be with you.”
Production for “Star Wars: Episode VII” is underway and will open in theatres worldwide on December 18, 2015.