Acadia Broadcasting’s newly-launched Halifax Modern Rock station Surge 105 (CKHY-FM) has announced the key members of its programming team.
Jeremy Slattery takes on the role of Program Director for both Surge 105 and Hot Country 103.5 (CKHZ-FM). Slattery was previously with the station group under its ownership by Evanov Communications as Music Director and Mix Show DJ for the former Z103.5. For the last 10 years, he’s been with Rogers’ KiSS brand – first in Vancouver as Music Director and Assistant Program Director and more recently in Toronto as National Music Director, CHR and Assistant Content Director, KiSS 92.5 (CKIS-FM).
Morning show veteran Jeff Brown will helm Surge 105’s three-person morning drive show. Brown has worked in rock radio across the country, most recently hosting mornings on JACK 96.9 (CJAX-FM) Vancouver, until getting caught up in layoffs at Rogers Sports & Media in Nov. 2020, alongside co-hosts Charis Hogg and Paul Brown, who had been teamed together since Aug. 2018. Prior to that, he was the host of mornings on Toronto’s Q107 (CILQ-FM). His first day on-air will be Monday, Aug. 9.
Scotty Mars makes his return to CKHY-FM as Surge 105’s afternoon drive host and Assistant Program Director. Mars hosted afternoon drive host at station launch under CKHY-FM’s previous Modern Rock branding Live 105 in 2010. After detours to 106.9 The Bear Ottawa, Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax, and C103 (CJMO-FM) Moncton, he returned to host the Live 105 morning show in 2016. “Driving to Mars” debuts Tuesday, Aug. 3.
Acadia launched Surge 105 on July 19, playing a mix of Modern Rock artists like Foo Fighters, Nirvana and The Black Keys, without announcers to start. The company says early response to the station so far has been very positive.
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