Monday, October 2, 2023

Rogers Radio taps singer-songwriter Serena Ryder to host national show

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder is joining the 98.1 CHFI Toronto on-air team with a new Sunday afternoon show, set to debut Sept. 23.

Airing from noon to 2 p.m., The Serena Ryder Show will feature a selection of music chosen by the musician, in addition to “authentic conversation with Serena and tales from her tour bus,” according to a news release.

“I’m so excited to have my own national radio show on 98.1 CHFI,” said Ryder. “Get ready to hear all my behind-the-scenes stories from touring – along with a chance to call in to ask me anything, and hear stories from ‘behind the songs’ with me and some of my friends. Radio waves here I come!”

Broadcast live from Toronto, the show will be syndicated across Rogers’ Adult Contemporary stations in 13 markets, including 96.7 CHYM Kitchener; KiSS 100.5 (CHUR-FM) North Bay; KiSS 100.5 (CHAS-FM) Sault Saint Marie; KiSS 105.3 (CJMX-FM) Sudbury; KiSS 99.3 (CKGB-FM) Timmins; KiSS 102.3 (CKY-FM) Winnipeg; 95.9 CHFM Calgary; Mountain FM (CHMN-FM) Canmore; KiSS 107.7 (CFRV-FM) Lethbridge; STAR 98.3 (CKSR-FM) Chilliwack; Ocean 98.5 (CIOC-FM) Victoria; and Mountain FM (CISQ-FM) Whistler.

“With six Juno awards under her belt, it’s the perfect time for our audiences to learn more about who Serena is and what she believes in,” said Paul Kaye, VP, Product and Talent Development, Rogers Radio. “Serena has an unrivalled view of the Canadian music industry and we can’t wait for her to share all the stories with our audience to get them closer to their favourite artists. We’re thrilled Serena is joining the team – she’s a great addition to our lineup.”

The first season will get underway with eight, two-hour shows.

Ryder, who was born in Toronto and raised in Millbrook, ON, has released seven albums including her latest Utopia in 2017. Her accolades include 2014 JUNO Awards for Songwriter of The Year and Artist of The Year; a 2014 MuchMusic Video Award for Rock/Alternative Video of The Year for Stompa; and a 2014 Canadian Film Award for Original Song It’s No Mistake featured in the film Right Kind Of Wrong.

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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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