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CHOM set to launch ‘Mornings Rock with Jay, Sharon & Chantal’

Montreal’s CHOM 97.7, is set to introduce a new morning show, starting Monday, Feb. 28, featuring Jay Michaels, Sharon Hyland, and Chantal Desjardins.

Mornings Rock with Jay, Sharon & Chantal will air weekdays from 5:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET.

Michaels arrives at CHOM from within Bell Media after a five-year run co-hosting afternoon drive on Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) Toronto. He’s previously done mornings on 99.9 Virgin Radio (CKFM-FM) Toronto, 98.1 CHFI Toronto, and Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax, among other stations.

He’ll join station veteran Sharon Hyland, who over the last 25 years has been heard in almost every daypart. Comedian and host Chantal Desjardins, who previously did a co-hosting stint on the CHOM morning show in 2010, also returns to the station.

“We’re very excited about the engaging team we have in place for CHOM’s all-new morning show,” said Mathew Wood, Program Director, in a Bell Media announcement. “Every weekday, they’ll wake up and decide how they’re going to have fun with Montréal listeners. Whether it’s their passion for music, deep connections to the community, or stories from comedy stages around the world, the perspectives from Jay, Sharon, and Chantal will make mornings rock!”

“I’m so excited to be part of the team at one of Canada’s most iconic radio stations,” added Michaels. “CHOM is legendary, and so are its listeners, and we can’t wait to connect with them.”

The trio joined Pete Marier on the station Friday morning. Marier, who’ll take over Hyland’s weekend morning time slot, has been hosting the show since Terry DiMonte’s departure last May. Producer Esteban Vargas will also continue working behind-the-scenes.

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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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