CFFR broadcasting on the AM dial at 660 AM in Calgary is owned by Rogers Media. Although at its launch on January 10, 1984, it broadcast an “Oldies” format, as of April 3, 2006 to the present, it broadcasts an all-news format, branded 660News. The re-branding is similar to that used by Rogers all-news or news-talk stations in Toronto (680News), Vancouver (News1130), and Ottawa (1310News). 660 News is one of two all-news stations in Calgary, the other, CHQR 770 AM operated by Corus (not including CBC Radio One).
SUE DEYELL – Morning Traffic Reporter
Sue is a radio veteran who’s spent the last 15-years behind the mic in Calgary! Besides keeping 660News listeners up to date as the Morning Traffic Anchor, she also hosts her own show weekends (12-6pm) on our sister-station KiSS 95.9! Sue is the owner of Professional MC, and the co-owner of Sportsbras.ca. Sue happily moved to Calgary in 1999, and has been entertaining us ever since, with her unique and witty sense of humour and fun take on life. When she’s not talking to you on the radio, Sue loves spending time with her family, drinking red wine and eating chocolate (not necessarily in that order)!
DOUG REYNOLDS – News Reporter
Doug Reynolds has been with 660 News since September 2011..after moving from Halifax where he worked in radio for almost 30 years. That does not include stints in smaller Nova Scotia markets….all to say….he’s been around in the business for a while…and still has hair. The move to Calgary has been a huge change but a positive one. Doug is a fan of physical fitness.. loves to bike and hike and swim…which replaced hockey and baseball after many many sports injuries. He’s been a News junkie for most of his broadcasting career…and enjoys the challenges the business offers..and likes to bring a little bit of humour into the job from time to time.
KEVIN USSELMAN – News Director
Kevin is a proud Calgarian who has spent the majority of his life in the city. He grew up in the southeast community of Forest Lawn along with four brothers and two sisters. After graduating from St. Mary’s High school in the mid 70’s, Kevin enrolled in the broadcasting program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Kevin began his career in electronic communications in Cranbook and Fernie, British Columbia. He returned to Calgary in the early 80’s, and after a couple of years with CKO, was hired as a reporter with 66 CFR in February 1986. Kevin has spent the past 29 years working with Rogers, filling a number of on-air roles. On September 2nd, 2015 Kevin took over as the News Director of 660News.
CINDY WHITE – News Reporter
Cindy joined 660News just a month after it launched in 2006. She’s been in the radio news game for nearly 25 years and has covered some of the major stories in this province over the past two decades, from politics to natural disasters. Cindy began her radio career on the other side of the Rockies, first in Smithers and then Nelson and Prince George B.C. She arrived in Alberta in 1999 and worked in Red Deer for 7 years before making the trip down the QE2 to Calgary. Cindy is the resident foodie at 660News, and you can hear her food features every weekend on 660News. When she’s not at work, she spends her time perfecting the perfect ginger cookie.
MARK STRASHOK – Afternoon Anchor
Mark Strashok has been delivering news to Albertans (and some Saskatchewanians) for the last 15 years. He started in radio in Canada’s only border city of Lloydminster in the year 2000, living on the Alberta side of course, then it was off to Edmonton in 2003 for a three year stint in the Alberta capital before venturing south to Calgary in 2006 just a month after 660News launched. He’s been on the air every afternoon from 2 – 7 pm ever since, delivering the latest news that matters to Calgarians.
Not included here is Audrey Whelan, 660 News morning anchor.
Sister Rogers stations in Calgary are: CFAC 960 AM (sports), CHFM-FM 95.9 FM (adult contemporary) and CJAQ-FM 96.9 FM (adult hits).