Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Monday, January 9, 2012
Don Percy Back on Winnipeg Radio
Ever wonder where Stan Kubicek and Don Percy ever went to?
Until the conversion of 1290 to TSN Sports Radio, Don Percy was spinning oldies.
I wondered back then if he would land a job in the multitude of radio stations in the city.
Well, looks like he has found a home at Breeze along with Stan Kubicek.
At 100.7, Breeze is not exactly tearing up the charts. Bringing in Don Percy will get noticed and the newspaper ads certainly indicate they think he has a fan base.
It is hard to keep up with the changing formats of 100.7. It was The Lounge over Christmas, HANK FM before that and Cafe 100.7.
Way back, it was nostalgia radio.
New ownership has come out with a little spirit. The Evanov Group started up Energy 106 to poke an eye at Hot 103. Until very recently, it must have been quite clear that 103 had the top 40 pop hip hop market to itself. Not anymore. Interestingly, it looks like the intention was to call 106, The Jewel before settling on Energy.
Now we are seeing an attempt to move into 102.3 Clear FM's territory for another Evanov property. Breeze has probably got a long way to move past the Rogers owned station but you never know.
The complaints on Winnipeg radio are many. Never has so much been offered in such a limited range. We'll see if anyone breaks from the pack.
It will be interesting to see the new radio ratings and whether TSN Radio is big.
In any event, welcome back to two Winnipeg broadcasters.