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Winnipeg’s Power 97 to launch new lineup

Winnipeg’s POWER 97 (CJKR-FM) is set to launch a new lineup, including a new morning show featuring some familiar voices, starting Tuesday morning.

Market veterans Jay, Nic & Vic will team up in mornings, Monday through Friday, from 6 – 10 a.m.

Jay Richardson was formerly heard in afternoons and Nic Welsh in middays, while Vicki Shae has been filling in on the morning show for the past few months alongside longtime morning man, Joe Aiello. Prior to that, she was one-half of the morning show at the former 94.3 The Drive (CHIQ-FM), alongside Tom McGouran, up until October’s station rebrand to NOW! Radio. She previously co-hosted Power Mornings with TJ Connors.

Ed Garcia, who has been with CFOX Vancouver since 2015, joins the station in afternoons. Weekend personality Dan Chen moves into middays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., while Fearless Fred from Toronto sister station Q107 (CILQ-FM), will continue to be heard evenings from 6 – 10 p.m.

It’s expected Rogers Sports & Media’s 92 CITI FM will also unveil a refreshed lineup next week. The station has been running contest We Love Philly” that signals Phil Aubrey’s addition to the station. Aubrey announced his departure from the Power 97 morning show in February when it was already rumoured he would join former Power Mornings co-host Shalinda Kirby at 92 CITI. Kirby crossed the street to Rogers last November and has most recently been heard in middays.

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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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