Friday, September 29, 2023

Calgary’s JACK 96.9 unveils new station lineup featuring Marc & Millions

Calgary’s JACK 96.9 (CJAQ-FM) is introducing a new station lineup featuring X92.9 (CFEX-FM) alumni Marc Michaels, Katlynn Millions and Alex Carr.

Starting Jan. 31, Michaels and Millions will take over JACK 96.9’s afternoon drive show. Up until earlier this month, the pair had been hosting the drive home show on alt-rocker X92.9, formerly programmed by Christian Hall, who since August of last year has been National Content Director for the JACK brand at Rogers Sports & Media.

Alex Carr

Alex Carr will helm a new midday show on JACK 96.9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, starting Feb. 22. Carr has been freelancing his talents to stations including X92.9 and 102.7 The Peak (CJPK-FM) Vancouver, since his release from Toronto’s 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) in January 2020 where he and sister Ruby Carr had a year-long run in mornings. He’ll also host the local edition of JACK Up The ’80s.

The new lineup marks a return to having hosts on the station beyond JACK Mornings with Matt & Sarah, featuring Matt O’Neill and Sarah Crosbie.

“Calgary is a unique market, so we didn’t just want to find the best hosts. We wanted to find the best hosts to entertain, inform and connect with Calgarians. Our search pretty much started and stopped at Marc Michaels, Katlynn Millions and Alex Carr. They love Calgary, they know Calgary and they have a strong track record building an audience in this town,” said Corbet Rutzer, JACK 96.9 Content Director, in a release. “Along with Matt & Sarah in the Mornings, our dream team is taking shape, and I can’t wait to get started.”

“Calgary has been home to the both of us for years and we’re stoked to bring our show here! JACK has a killer playlist, but we’re excited to interrupt every once in a while with a little sprinkle of nonsense. Plus, I still have a sweet sleeveless Aerosmith t-shirt somewhere,” added Michaels.

In the fall PPM ratings release, JACK 96.9 garnered an 8.6% share 12+, number two overall in the market behind CBC Radio One. Its performance was less stellar in the key 25-54 demo, where it earned a 6.7 share with women and 5.9 share with male listeners.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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