VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2013) -
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Corus Entertainment's Vancouver-based station, Classic Rock 101, announces today that renowned radio personality, Willy Percy, will be joining the station as morning host of a new show on November 12, 2013. The brand new morning show, 'Willy in the Morning,' will serve as an engaging and entertaining Vancouver morning radio show for grown ups, paired with the Best of the '60s, '70s, and '80s Classic Rock that the station is famous for. Following a break from the airwaves for over a year, amid much fan anticipation and speculation, Willy is returning to radio as one of Vancouver's most iconic and longest-running radio personalities, having entertained morning commuters for over 20 years as part of the well-known 'Larry and Willy' on-air duo.
"While the past year presented many opportunities for me, I knew there would come a day when I could no longer tolerate the constant racket that came with coaching my 10 year old son's hockey team. Thank God I get to go back to what I do best; answering complaint calls about my show! This is going to be fun," says Willy Percy.
"We are thrilled to be announcing that Willy Percy is back on the scene and ready to deliver his unmistakable take on the world. In putting together this new morning show, we were immediately drawn to Willy's energy, outlook and fit for the station. We know that he will provide a balanced, entertaining approach and that listeners across the city have missed his humour and presence on the air," commented Brad Phillips, General Manager at Classic Rock 101.
'Willy in the Morning' will air from 6:00am - 10:00am PST, Monday through Friday each week on Classic Rock 101. Willy will host the show with support of the phenomenal team of Producer Nick Oszinski and co-host Alece Anderson who will be reporting on news, weather, and traffic. 'Willy in the Morning' is the only morning show in the city that blends talk on current events and hot-topics injected with Willy's renowned humour and energy, with the Best Classic Rock songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s.
About Classic Rock 101
Since 1970, Classic Rock 101 has been Vancouver's classic rock radio station, playing the greatest rock 'n' roll of all time from artists such as AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Supertramp, The Police, U2, The Guess Who and more. With a signal spanning north to Whistler and the North Shore Mountains, and all the way south to the American border, Classic Rock 101 reaches a widespread audience of listeners from all corners of Vancouver and beyond. Classic Rock 101 targets a male and female, 25 to 54 demographic by playing the best music from the '60s, '70s and '80s and the finest newer music from classic rock artists.
Between the records, Classic Rock 101 features a team of veterans with pride and passion for rock 'n' roll and the artists who created it. Listening to these hosts is a lesson in rock 'n' roll and a break from the everyday grind.
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