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Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

Dave Wheeler
Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI after ‘multiple disciplinary incidents,’ the station says. (TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Radio host Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI following controversial comments he made this week regarding the transgender community.

The host of “Wheeler in the Morning” made the comments on Monday comparing transgender people to actors who “pretend to be different things.” Wheeler was suspended on Tuesday and Rogers Media has since ended its relationship with him.

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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 station’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.

Corus Hires New Program Director for Power 97, Peggy @ 991

Corus Hires New Program Director for Power 97, Peggy @ 991

Don Kollins
Corus Radio Winnipeg program director Don Kollins (HANDOUT)

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.

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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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QX 104 Holds Strong as Winnipeg’s #1 FM Station

QX 104 Holds Strong as Winnipeg’s #1 FM Station

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WINNIPEG — Janet Trecarten has done it again! The QX 104 program director led her team to remain the #1 FM-only radio station in Winnipeg this fall, recording an 8.1 share.

The country music station on Lombard Avenue has dominated the top of the FM charts for several ratings books now, just behind its AM talk colleagues at CBC Radio One and Brent Williamson‘s 680 CJOB.

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Goldeyes Talk Championship on ‘The Inside Pitch’ Tuesday

Goldeyes Talk Championship on ‘The Inside Pitch’ Tuesday

Reggie Abercrombie
Winnipeg Goldeyes’ outfielder Reggie Abercrombie hoists the American Association championship trophy on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Shaw Park. (@WPG_GOLDEYES / TWITTER)

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are back-to-back American Association baseball champions for the second-straight year. The Fish will dish on their recent 18-2 victory over the Wichita Wingnuts last week on a special edition of their radio program, “The Inside Pitch,” airing Tuesday.

The guest panel includes Goldeyes’ manager Rick Forney, catcher Mason Katz, outfielder Josh Romanski, and right-handed pitchers Mikey O’Brien and Edwin Carl. The show will conclude with a season highlights package.

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Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

Jets Release 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

TSN's Sara Orlesky
TSN’s Sara Orlesky will be on-air host for all Winnipeg Jets home games again this season. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans not in attendance at Bell MTS Place will be able to catch 60 regular season games on TSN for the 2017-18 season.

The Jets and their host broadcaster released the upcoming TV and radio schedule on Friday, which kicks off on TSN3 October 9 when the Jets face the Edmonton Oilers.

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Vote for Winnipeg’s Most Notable Radio Personalities

Vote for Winnipeg’s Most Notable Radio Personalities

RadioChrisD.ca wants to know who radio listeners believe to be the most notable personalities at the city’s biggest AM and FM stations.

From now until the end of November, you can vote to have your say. This isn’t a popularity contest or a chance to choose your favourite personality. It’s an exercise to determine the most notable person at each station. The on-air talent with the highest profile and name recognition.

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