Terry DiMonte Joins Q107 and Bruce Kenyon Returns to AM 770 CHQR
(Calgary, AB) Corus Radio Calgary is pleased to announce that classic rock radio icon Terry DiMonte will join Q107 as its new morning drive host in December, while Bruce Kenyon returns to AM 770 CHQR in the morning slot starting Monday, November 26, 2007.
“We are delighted to welcome Terry DiMonte to Q107 and equally thrilled to have Bruce Kenyon return to his news-talk roots at AM 770,” said Garry McKenzie, General Manager, Corus Radio Calgary. “Both have great track records for engaging their listeners in their respective formats and we feel confident that both stations will benefit from having Terry and Bruce behind the mic.”
DiMonte has dominated the radio market for almost three decades. Born in Montreal, DiMonte got his start with CBC Radio in Churchill, Manitoba, and CITI FM in Winnipeg. Taking a break to manage Canadian acts like Streetheart, the Queen City Kids and Kick Axe, Terry returned to Montreal to begin what would become a 23-year run at CHOM FM. After a short stint at Mix 96, DiMonte returned to CHOM in 2002 when its format changed from contemporary rock to classic rock. One year after the switch and with DiMonte behind the mic, CHOM doubled its share of listeners – a testament to the power of Terry’s love of rock and connection with audiences.
Calgarians are already familiar with Kenyon as former on-air host at AM 770 when he hosted The Morning News from August 1999 to May 2004 before moving over to the classic rock side. As he heads back to the news-talk chair at AM 770 on Monday morning, listeners will hear the issues and topics that matter to Calgarians. Bruce’s 32-year career has taken him to radio stations in Peterborough, Montreal and Edmonton in a variety of jobs from morning man, Assistant Program and Music Director. While in Edmonton, Kenyon took the K97 morning show to the #1 spot in the market.
Q107 and AM 770 CHQR are owned by Corus Entertainment, a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, Movie Central, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
Magda Krpan Communications Manager, Radio Corus Entertainment 416-530-5146