by Josh Duncan, KelownaNow.com April 24 2017
One of Kelowna’s most popular radio stations made a major announcement on Monday morning.
The Bob and Jazz Show on Power 104 will be coming to an end after nearly a decade on the air as the station’s morning show.
The pair’s final show will be on Wednesday morning.
One half of the show, Bob Mills, will remain on the new Power 104 morning show, while the other half, Jasmin Doobay, will take over as the station’s Program Director.
For Doobay, that means more responsibilities, but also a significant change in her work hours.
“I currently get up at 2:30 in the morning to come to work,” Doobay said, admitting that she’s not sure what to expect without the alarm going off in the middle of the night. “I’m really looking forward to have more traditional business hours, but I have no idea what this is going to look like because on weekends I wake up at 5 a.m. still.”
Not only might she be able to sleep in, but Doobay says the more regular hours will let her do a lot more in the community, from helping with fundraisers to emceeing special events to attending concerts around the Okanagan.
Mills will still be doing the early wake ups, however, and joining him on the morning show will be Bob Johnstone.
Johnstone already had a role with the station and was a part of the Q103.1 morning show in the same building until the end of 2016.
The new show, which has plenty of options for creative Bob related names, begins on Monday, May 1st and Doobay is excited about Bob number two joining Mills in the morning.
“He’s a super creative, sports orientated, music aficionado,” Doobay said about Johnstone. “He’s a consummate professional, he’s so good with production, he’s so fast, really good on social media and all the feedback we’ve ever had when we’ve had him on the air is ‘what a nice guy!'”
Veteran broadcaster Russ Byth will also have a hand in the new morning show, writing the news updates for Johnstone to deliver on air.