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Monday, January 4, 2010

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Corus Radio Hamilton’s newest greatest hits station, Vinyl 95.3, has announced its weekday on-air lineup starting today.

Bob Magee and Corrie Miller will host the morning drive Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. No stranger to the southwestern Ontario radio scene, Magee, a longtime Toronto broadcaster, built his career at 1050 CHUM and was most recently at 98.1 CHFI before joining the Vinyl 95.3 on-air team. Miller hails from Vinyl 95.3 brother station, Y108, and prior to that, spent 10 years at Corus Radio Vancouver with Classic Rock 101 as part of The Bro Jake Show.

John Novak will host the midday time slot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Novak was part of CKOC’s lineup during the ‘70s and ‘80s when the station was ranked as one of the three biggest Top 40/contemporary hit radio stations in Canada.

Gord James will host the afternoon drive weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. James spent five years at CKOC, predominantly in afternoon drive in the early ‘70s before heading to 1050 CHUM where he spent the next 23 years, seven of those years in morning drive as host of The Morning Show with Gord James and the James Gang.

Derek Rivers will take the evening weekday slot from 7 p.m. to midnight. Rivers comes from Y108 after spending 18 years at radio stations in Thunder Bay, Calgary and Vancouver.

“Many of our Vinyl 95.3 listeners grew up listening to these radio personalities and we’re thrilled to have them join our station,” said Suzanne Carpenter, General Manager, Corus Radio Hamilton. “Knowledgeable and experienced, we are certain that our new on-air team, along with a playlist that spans three decades, will make Vinyl 95.3 the greatest hits destination in southern Ontario.”

Featuring songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, Vinyl 95.3 is southern Ontario’s newest radio station taking listeners back to a time when Top 40 radio was king and songs united generations. For more information and to listen live, please visit www.vinyl953.com.