WILD 953 launched at 10:15 on February 29th, and kicked off its life in Calgary with 10,000 songs in a row during the Month of March. Since its launch, the powers-that-be have been assembling a stellar on-air hosts lineup which was just announced. Program Director Mike Shannon said,“we’ve been listening to Calgarians as we build WILD 953, and they were clear in their desire for a very interactive, fun Country Radio Station. Every host joining our on-air team has been chosen for their ability to connect in a very sincere way with our listeners”.
WILD Mornings with Christy and Fraser
The highly competitive morning slot from 5:30 to 10am will be hosted by Christy Farrell and Fraser Tuff.
Christy Farrell – Christy returns to the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group after a stint at the #1 rated Sun FM in Kelowna, where she anchored the morning show. Christy is excited to be arriving with her best bud, her bulldog Angus Beef (actual name), and looking forward to many charity rides on her Harley.
Fraser Tuff – Fraser is an 8 year Calgary morning vet, having anchored a highly successful morning show since 2007. After taking a year to travel the world
(literally) he’s now thrilled to be back doing what he loves.
Christy and Fraser’s welcoming and interactive show will make a potent team and a great choice for Calgary morning radio.
Midday with Ash Hinton 10am to 3pm
Ash is a smart, fun, and friendly addition to the Calgary workday. She is a big Country fan, and has the most genuine and infectious laugh you’ll ever hear. Ash hosts WILD Studio Takeovers with Country artists passing through Calgary, a great opportunity to get to know them better as they spend an hour with her in the studio answering listeners questions.
Drive Home with Samantha Stevens 3 to 7pm
Samantha comeds to Calgary via Winnepeg, Ottawa and Toronto radio. Samantha was most recently the anchor of the highly rated morning show for QX104 Winnipeg. She is also the proud mom of an 8-moth hold Labrador Retriever, and open to any help to get him to stop chewing.
Evenings from 7pm-Midnight – The Casey Clarke Show with Roo Phelps
Casey Clarke has been a household name to anyone who loves Country music as Casey has been on television and radio for well over two decades. Casey was born and raised in Edmonton and found out early in life he wanted a career in broadcasting. Working for stations like CFOK-Westlock, AB, Mountain FM Whistler/Squamish, BC Casey found himself in Vancouver working for “The Satellite Radio Network” and syndicated on 71 stations across Canada. Clarke left Vancouver for Kelowna, BC working for Silk-FM then off to Calgary to join CMT in 1997. He has been called “the Face” of CMT (Country music Television) as he’s hosted various programs on the network since 1997. Having been on CMT for over 15 years Casey Clarke is one of the most recognizable personalities in Canada..
Roo Phelps is a fourth generation broadcaster born and raised on Vancouver Island British Columbia. Since 1999 Roo has worked on air and as a producer in markets throughout BC including several years in Vancouver.
WILD 953 plays hot country artists such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band and Keith Urban.