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December 1, 2023

For Immediate Release

Winnipeg, December 1, 2023 – Worried you won’t get that special something this holiday season? How about receiving the gift of Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen, and Thomas Rhett? Giddy up Winnipeg, today Corus Radio announced that Peggy@99.1 will be reborn as Country 99: Winnipeg’s New Country. As of December 27, y’all got a new country station in town!

On December 27 at 12:01 a.m. Country 99 will officially hit the airwaves. Targeting country music purists and new country fans, Country 99 will give listeners a fresher and fun offering of music, playing the biggest hits and the great throwbacks from the country universe.​

“We are so excited to bring the hot country format to Winnipeg,” says Ronnie Stanton, Vice President, Corus Audio. “It’s time for Winnipeg to finally have an exciting, upbeat country station that’s full of new music discovery.”

Country 99 joins Corus’ powerhouse collection of award-winning country stations that include CISN Country in Edmonton, Country 105 in Calgary, and Country 104 in London.

The station’s show lineup with be announced later this month. In the meantime, listeners can follow the station on social media @country99wpg to check out great country music content and get the scoop on contests and more.


X: @CorusPR @country99wpg
Instagram: @country99wpg
Facebook: @country99wpg
TikTok: @country99wpg
Threads: @country99wpg

Country 99 is part of the Corus Entertainment Network. 

 About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming platforms, and technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with streaming platforms STACKTV, TELETOON+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service. For more information visit www.corusent.com.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Cathy Paine, Communications Specialist, Corus Audio

Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Corus Audio