Stingray is introducing a new, live, regional morning show in the B.C. Interior that will be co-hosted by Casey Clarke.
Clarke, who is known across the country for his syndicated country shows – The Casey Clarke Show and The Casey Clarke Country Countdown – has been morning show host and program director at Stingray’s Country 100.7 (CIGV-FM) Kelowna since 2013.
Hailing from Edmonton, Clarke started his career at stations that included CFOK Westlock, AB, and Mountain FM (CISQ-FM) Whistler, before working for the Satellite Radio Network in Vancouver, and later Silk-FM (CILK-FM) Kelowna. He joined Country Music Television (CMT) in 1997 where he hosted and produced the Chevy Cross Canada Countdown for over a decade.
Starting June 24, Clarke will be heard mornings across Stingray’s stations in the Okanagan and Thompson Valley including Penticton and Keremeos (New Country 98.9), Princeton (New Country 98.1), Kamloops (New Country 103.1), and Kelowna (New Country 100.7).
Clarke’s co-host will be Dana Thompson, who has been co-hosting mornings on Evanov’s Hot Country 105 (CKHZ-FM) Halifax since 2015. Marissa Lyons will also join the show each morning with segments from Kamloops.
Stingray says the show will cover regional content, augmented by local news, traffic and community information from each market.
Stingray made a similar move in January to syndicate morning shows across its Real Country and boom-branded stations in rural Alberta.
Jenn Dalen, Regional Program Director for Stingray’s stations in Red Deer & rural Alberta, Kelowna and Kamloops, said while the changes have resulted in the re-introduction of the morning co-host role in Kelowna, one announcer in Kamloops is a casualty of the new format.
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