Here’s a press release from Corus Radio about changes coming to boom 99.7. It’s the sister station to Jump! 106.9, which changed formats earlier this year from The Bear.
Long-time radio host Wendy Daniels, who spent years at The Bear, will co-host the morning show. Sandy Sharkey is another well-known Ottawa radio personality, worked for over 30 years in radio in various roles at stations like Bob, Kool, CFMO, CFRA.
Pete Marier, the other morning show host, was most recently at 92.5 The Beat in Montreal. His bio from that station’s website reads: “A seasoned broadcaster, Pete Marier is as passionate now about the craft as he was 30 plus years ago when he first hit a mic switch in Timmins, Ontario. He has worked every shift in a wide variety of formats, including Country (!) and is an accomplished and versatile voice-over artist. A native Montrealer, Pete lives in the Eastern Townships with his wife and three sons… all of whom are taller than he is.”
The new line-up starts on August 25, just before the fall ratings period.
No word yet on if the music format will change, but we’ve sent a few emails out to see if we can find out what’s up.
This press release was originally published on BroadcasterMagazine.com:
Corus Radio Ottawa’s boom 99.7 introduces a new weekday lineup of fresh faces and station favourites, bringing the best classic hits to audiences in the Nation’s Capital. The dynamic lineup will debut on August 25, 2014.
Boom Mornings will be co-hosted by Pete Marier and Wendy Daniels from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Murray Sherriffs on news.
Wendy is a familiar and favourite announcer for many Ottawans. As a long-time host on The Bear and most recently as drive host on boom 99.7, Wendy has a strong connection to the community.
Pete’s career spans three decades, mostly with iconic CHOM-FM in Montreal, where he has hosted morning and afternoon drive shows. Known for his sharp wit and trademark candid approach to life, Pete will be a welcome addition to morning radio in Ottawa.
Veteran newscaster, Murray Sherriffs, who has graced the newsrooms of CJAD-AM, Virgin 96 and most recently at 92.5 The Beat, brings an honest and straightforward style to his newscasts.
Middays will be hosted by Heather Ray from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as she returns from a stint as a weekend announcer at Corus Radio Ottawa’s JUMP! 106.9.
Afternoon drive will be hosted by Tom Schoch from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tom brings 10 years of on-air experience including stints at The Bear, xFM and CHEZ in Ottawa and is currently the Promotions Director for both boom and JUMP!.
Weekends and Evenings will be hosted by Sandy Sharkey. Sandy is no stranger to the Ottawa radio having enjoyed a successful career with Majic 100 and 93.9 BOB FM. Sandy has recently co-hosted boom’s Tales from the Turnatable with Wendy.
“We are thrilled to have a diverse and experienced team of on-air personalities at boom 99.7,” said Mark Dickie, General Manager, Corus Radio Ottawa and Cornwall. “This ensemble is sure to entertain new and long-time listeners with lively banter and the greatest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.”
See also: Ottawa Radio Guide
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