Latest NewsCarlos Benevides new voice of JACK Up the '80s

Carlos Benevides new voice of JACK Up the ’80s

Beginning today, Carlos Benevides is the new host of JACK Up the ’80s on Rogers’ JACK branded stations across the country, with the exception of Vancouver.

Up until this past September, Benevides was the morning show host at 91.5 The Beat (CKBT-FM) Kitchener for the past decade, but left the station to teach in the Broadcast Radio program at Conestoga College – a role he’ll continue in, in addition to his new hosting duties.

Prior to joining The Beat, Benevides hosted afternoons at 107.5 DAVE Rocks (CJDV-FM) Kitchener and did a five-year stint with 102.1 The Edge (CFNY-FM) as an announcer and assistant music director.

JACK Up the ’80s was previously hosted by Kenny Jones, who is now part of the STAR 98.3 (CKSR-FM) Chilliwack morning show, in addition to hosting JACK network show Saturday Night House Party. JACK 96.9 (CJAX-FM) Vancouver’s iteration of the show is hosted by Larry Hennessey, which Rogers says will continue.

JACK Up the ‘80s with Carlos Benevides can be heard weekdays at noon on JACK 92.9 (CFLT-FM) Halifax, JACK 102.3 (CHST-FM) London, JACK 92.3 (CJET-FM) Smith Falls, JACK 103.1 (CHTT-FM) Victoria, and JACK 96.9 (CJAQ-FM) Calgary.

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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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