Matthew Wreggit- Program Director Press Release

For Immediate release

Toronto, October 5ᵗʰ 2020. Paul Evanov, President and CEO of Evanov Communications Inc. announced today the appointment of Matthew Wreggitt, “The Hammer,” to the position of Program Director for its Toronto Top 40 flagship station, CIDC FM (Z103.5).

Wreggitt joined the station in its very early days at Hot 103.5 almost 24 years ago as a programming and promotions assistant while still in school. After graduating in broadcasting from Loyalist College, his passion and perseverance soon convinced the Program Director to let him go on-air.

Using the overnight shift to polish his craft, he was able to work his way up to evenings, where his natural affinity with his audience started to become evident. He would go on to eventually host the coveted afternoon drive time slot where he consistently achieves a top 3 rating position to this day.

As a cutting edge Music Director, always with his ear to the ground, Wreggitt was first in North America to play and support Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and Loud Luxury just to name a few. This caught the attention of the industry internationally, garnering him the International Music Director of the year award from the World Wide Radio Summit.

The format he helped innovate for over a decade will continue to evolve under his leadership. Paul Evanov: “Together with a dedicated programming team, Wreggitt will lead and direct the next chapter of Z103.5. The company was founded and continues to thrive on the strength of our very talented and loyal employees, managers and key personnel; many of whom like Wreggitt joined us decades ago. We are confident that in this new role, he will prove very beneficial to the continued success of the dynamic growth of both the station and the company.”

ABOUT Evanov: Evanov Communications Inc. is an independent Canadian broadcasting company that operates 18 radio stations across the country, in large, medium and small markets serving communities across Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Quebec. In 2019, ERG celebrated its 35ᵗʰ
anniversary –35 years of Independent Spirit.

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New Morning Show on Proud FM

Toronto’s Proud-FM 103.9 adds “Elvis Duran and the Proud Morning Show” to Weekday Lineup on October 5

TORONTO, September 28, 2020 – Evanov Communications’ Proud-FM 103.9, the world’s first full-time LGBTQ+ commercial radio station, since 2007, announced today the addition of Elvis Duran and the Proud Morning Show to its weekday morning lineup.  Launching October 5, the Premiere Networks-syndicated show will air Monday through Friday from 6 – 10 a.m. ET.  The addition marks the program’s first Canadian affiliate and is a result of Premiere’s partnership with Orbyt Media, Canada’s premier content syndication group.

Elvis Duran and his on-air crew entertain listeners with up-to-the-minute pop culture and entertainment news, celebrity guests, hit songs and regular features such as  the gossipy “Danielle Report,” “Three Things You Need To Know,” and the ever-popular prank, “Phone Tap” — all of which have made Elvis Duran and the Morning Showone of the most-listened-to Top 40 morning shows in the U.S.  Originating from iHeartMedia’s Z100 in New York, the program consistently ranks No. 1 across multiple demographics and top markets and attracts an audience of more than 6.7 million monthly listeners on nearly 80 stations. The show also airs on iHeartRadio.com, the iHeartRadio mobile app, and The Elvis Duran Channel on www.ElvisDuran.com.   For more information, please visit www.ElvisDuran.com.

“When first learning of the opportunity to share our show with Toronto and the world’s Proud-FM fans, my heart skipped a beat,” said Duran. “My husband, Alex, and I have been listening to Proud-FM for quite some time and have always been moved by its energy and spirit. Our show is a perfect fit for this most festive station. We can’t wait!”

“We are very excited about this stage in the evolution of Proud-FM,” said Paul Evanov, President and CEO of Evanov Communications Inc. “Along with a new look, the appointment of a dedicated Brand Manager, Jaret Sereda,  many programming elements and features have been added or refreshed.  Chief among these is the addition of the world-class ‘Elvis Duran and the Proud Morning Show.’  Proud-FM is the show’s first Canadian affiliate, and we’re confident the show will resonate with our audience.” He further added: “While the program’s entertainment value has universal appeal, Elvis Duran on Proud-FM will also sound  uniquely Canadian with dedicated local news and surveillance that are up-to-the-minute and  integral to Proud-FM mornings.”

For more information about Proud-FM 103.9, visit https://proudfm.com/.

About Evanov Communications Inc.

Evanov Communications Inc. is an independent Canadian broadcasting company that operates 18 radio stations across the country, in large, medium and small markets. A list of stations and locations including https://proudfm.com/ can be found at  www.evanovradio,com

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For more information, contact:
Jaret Sereda

Proud-FM Brand Manager

jaret@evanovradio.com

Rachel Nelson

Premiere Networks

rnelson@premierenetworks.com

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