On-air duo Scott Tucker and Maura Grierson made their return to morning radio today as Tucker and Maura in the Morning kicked off the relaunch of Corus Radio’s Energy 95.3 (CING-FM), serving Hamilton and the Greater Toronto area.
CING-FM had been branded as 95.3 Fresh Radio since 2015. It previously held the Energy 108 moniker (prior to a 2001 frequency change) from the mid-1990s to 2002.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the Energy radio brand back to Toronto and Hamilton, and introduce a new generation of listeners to a true cultural staple,” said Brad Phillips, VP and Head of FM Radio, Corus Entertainment. “To have a high-quality morning show team like Tucker and Maura to launch with is a dream come true; their proven results, experience, and energy make them a perfect fit.”
Tucker and Maura most recently co-hosted the Virgin Radio (CKFM-FM) Toronto morning show for the last three and a half years, up until this past November. According to Numeris data provided by Corus, Tucker In The Morning ranked in the top three (A18-49) in both the Toronto and Hamilton markets.
The station’s revamped lineup also sees former morning show co-host Colleen Rusholme return to the airwaves to host afternoon drive from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET. Emily Szabo holds down middays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Repackaged highlights from the morning show air from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by Dave Blezard from 7 p.m. – midnight.
Corus says Energy 95.3 – Today’s Best Music will have a greater focus on current hits than the previous Fresh format, featuring artists like Cardi B, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Backstreet Boys and TLC.
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