The month for men to let their facial hair grow wild, no matter how grotesque it may look, is coming to a close.
Movember officially ends tonight after a month-long fundraiser and awareness campaign in support of men’s health issues, particular prostate cancer. Donations have been pouring in internationally, especially in Manitoba, where organizers were hoping to hit the $1 million mark provincially.
Winnipeg radio station Power 97 and Birchwood Kia will hold a shave-off on Saturday as a final push towards the fundraising goal.
From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., “Mo Bros” can attend Birchwood Kia at 1364 Regent Avenue to have their moustache shaved. The two companies will make a joint donation to the Movember cause.
Students from MC College will shave off listeners’ and Power 97 personalities’ Movember moustaches, as the rock station broadcasts live from the event.
Watch video from the Movember launch earlier this month:
A little more than a week after Power 97’s entire morning show resigned amid a contract dispute, the station has posted ads looking to fill the positions.
As was widely reported, the “Wheeler in the Morning with Philly and Rena” show moved to competitor 92 CITI FM. The show debuted this past Monday.
In a message on its website, Power 97 program director Matt Cundill said, “We are pleased to report that our new plans for our morning show will be revealed in the weeks ahead.”
Winnipeg rock station Power 97 is without a morning show.
Dave Wheeler, Phil Aubrey and Rena Jae couldn’t agree to terms on a contract with Corus Entertainment and resigned. The three left following Wednesday’s show at 10 a.m.
Their bios and photos have since been removed from the station’s website, but not from Power 97’s Facebook page.
“It’s very unfortunate we couldn’t come to terms with Corus. It was purely a business decision and we wish everyone the best,” Wheeler said by phone.
The 10-year Corus veteran couldn’t say whether he, Aubrey and Rena had already received offers elsewhere, but vowed to try and stick together.
“We’re going to wait for the dust to settle and weigh our options,” when asked where the three will go now.
“Winnipeg is home for me, and Phil and Rena have made homes for themselves here, too.”
Wheeler couldn’t comment on what the main contract issues were between their end and Corus.
“They were certainly welcome to come back to work for us tomorrow,” program director Matt Cundill said Wednesday afternoon. “Well, now they aren’t. They resigned,” he said with a laugh.
Cundill also didn’t disclose what the main sticking points in the negotiations were.
“That’s a “them” question,” he added.
Media insiders speculated that the move may be a fall ratings stunt, as stations compete to hammer out a spot ahead of one another. Cundill said that wasn’t the case.
In last spring’s ratings, Power 97 earned a 7.7 share, making it the second most listened to FM radio station in Winnipeg.
CBC Radio-Canada is looking for the next energetic on-air personality to fill a reporter/editor position. The opportunity would see the candidate report on traffic and community events in Winnipeg, as well as work with Larry Updike daily on “Up to Speed.”
The position also calls for the contribution to newscasts and current affairs programs for CBC/Radio-Canada in Manitoba, as well as to regional and national news and current affairs programs.
The deadline to apply is February 3, 2012.
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The candidate will provide administrative support to sales and management teams at CJOB, Power 97 and 99.1 FM.
The deadline to apply is January 27, 2012.
Corus Entertainment Winnipeg has begun the process of finding a replacement to fill the general manager position at its three local radio stations.
Former GM Garth Buchko resigned earlier this month to take on the role of president and CEO with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Buchko will assume his new position March 1.
The new Corus GM will oversee all aspects of CJOB, Power 97 and 99.1 FM, and have a minimum of eight to 10 years of relevant and successful general management experience.
The deadline to apply is January 30, 2012.
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On the other side of town, Metro Winnipeg is hiring a digital reporter for its news operation at the corner of Portage and Main.
The free daily newspaper is seeking a candidate with reporting, interviewing, writing and editing skills, as well as a passion for multi-platform journalism and social media.
The chosen one will report directly to the managing editor.
Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2012.
Corus Radio Winnipeg is hiring a promotions coordinator, who will be responsible for facilitating sales and station promotions at CJOB, Power 97 and 99.1 FM.
Responsibilities include maintenance of contests, writing and coordinating scripts, booking promotional announcements, assistance at live events, and other duties related to the job.
The deadline to apply for the position is January 23, 2012.
Corus will officially relaunch 99.1 FM (formerly Groove FM) on February 14.
By David Klassen
Winnipeg’s QX104 is hiring an afternoon drive host.
The country music radio station recently posted the position, looking for a capable candidate to host a live show, voice track shifts as scheduled, prepare material for the show and update interactive content, such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter.
The deadline to apply is December 30, 2011.
On the other side of town, Corus Entertainment is hiring a promotions coordinator to work at Power 97, CJOB and 99.1 FM.
Responsibilities include executing all aspects of on-air promotions and external events, including maintenance of contests, writing and coordinating scripts, booking promotional announcements, assistance at live events, and other duties related to the job.
The deadline to apply is January 13, 2012.