Yes, I am reporting radio news here again. You can now read it for free, you cheap so and so's.
"Greasy Gary" was an extraordinarily popular character on Q104 for several years. His 7:10am hits for about 10 minutes were so popular with listeners that construction workers would not get out of their trucks and go to work until Gary was done for the day. I heard once that a couple of construction companies contacted Q104 and asked them to move up GG a few minutes so that they could start work on time.
Well, after too long away from the mic, Greasy Gary/Gary Tredwell is back. His feature starts this coming Thursday at 7:50 on Jack FM, with Griff and Caroline. The musical format of Jack FM is all over the map, so I am not sure how that will work out with the people Greasy will be courting. And so far, he will be only on Thursday mornings. Depending on audience reaction, he will be on more often.
This is a good thing. A very good thing. Greasy Gary is an icon, and I am excited by this news.
Jack FM, of course, used to be Lite 92.9. One of their major announcers over the 5 years of their existence was Katey Day, who decided to focus on her musical career and move to New Brunswick a couple of years ago. I covered her last day on the air, you may recall. Here is the link.
When 91.9 The Bend in Moncton went on the air last year, Katey was part of the weekend line up. And, now, starting in early November, she will be full time on the air, joining the morning show with Josh McLellan.
The only downside to this news is that she will not be on Nova Scotia airwaves. I know they have this thing called the inter webs and I could ... I believe the term is "stream" ... this programming on my computer, but it is just not the same.
Congrats to both Greasy Gary/Gary Tredwell and Katey Day on their exciting news.
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See you later, folks.