Tom McGouran returns to morning airwaves in Winnipeg

Veteran radio announcer Tom McGouran is returning to morning radio in Winnipeg, joining Corus Entertainment’s Peggy@99.1 as the station’s new morning show host, starting July 4.

“The station was looking for someone with a great attitude, loads of experience, heavy community involvement, a distinct presence on and off the air, and Tom easily checks all the boxes,” said Program Manager David Drake, in a Corus Radio announcement. “You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who loves the industry more.”

McGouran has been helming mornings in the Winnipeg market, on and off, since 1982. He’s best known as one-half of successful morning duos “Tom and Larry” and “Tom and Joe,” alongside Larry Updike, and Joe Aiello, respectively.

Tom and Larry had a six-year run at Power 97 (CJKR-FM), before crossing the street to 92 CITI FM in 1988. They were unable to replicate their success in Vancouver, where after a brief stint in mornings on Rock 101 (CFMI-FM), they quickly took the station from second place to sixth in one ratings period. McGouran returned to 92 CITI FM within the year, this time alongside Aiello where the duo went on to host the morning show for the next 18 years.

McGouran was most recently heard in mornings on Pattison Media’s 94.3 The Drive, accompanied by co-host Vicki Shae, until the station’s rebrand as NOW! Radio (CHNW-FM) in fall 2021.

Samantha Stevens

“I’ve been privileged and lucky to have a long and successful career on and I’m super excited to continue that by hosting mornings on Peggy,” said McGouran. “There is going to be great music and lots of laughs!”

McGouran succeeds Samantha Stevens as morning show host. With Corus since 2017, Stevens is moving to a new position outside the market and the company. In addition to mornings on Peggy@99.1, she also hosts middays on boom 99.7 (CJOT-FM) Ottawa and does fill-in on Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto. Her last day on-air is June 29.

 


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
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 - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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