Radio station hires replacement for fired DJ Dave Wheeler

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Radio dj/personality TJ Connors

 

by  Kevin Rollason

Winnupeg Free Press

September 30, 2018

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Radio station 92.1 CITI-FM announced it has hired a replacement for morning show DJ Dave Wheeler, who filed a $1.4 million lawsuit against Rogers Media after he was fired.

TJ Connors, a native Winnipegger whose dad is former radio broadcaster Scruff Connors, will join the station on Dec. 3 as part of the new Rena, TJ and Turnbull show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The station calls the show, which will feature personality Kelly Butler, “a dream team of diverse personalities and edgy humour.”

“Rena, TJ, Dave and Kelly each bring their own authentic personalities and humour to the table and that’s what makes great radio,” Kevin Britton, the station’s program director, said in a statement Friday.

“We know with this team, we have a winning combination that will keep Winnipeggers coming back every weekday morning to get their day started off right.”

Last week, Wheeler launched his suit for wrongful dismissal.

Wheeler was fired in July after likening transgender people to actors pretending to be “different things.”

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Published on September 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm by Voice Over

Comments

October 1, 2018 - 6:41 am

Kyle

wow, I thought they would bring in a big name.


October 1, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Donovan

I had the pleasure of meeting TJ back in 2015, when he played in a golf tournament for Sun Peaks Adaptive Snowsports. I had a ton of fun spending an evening with him in Kamloops in March 2017, just days before he and his wife (and soon-to-be born child) were making the move to St. Catherine’s, where he would be taking on PM drive at his late father’s alma mater, HTZ-FM. An incredibly personable guy with radio in his blood, and a known entitty to the Winnipeg radio market, as he hosted mornings on Power97 prior to making the move to Kamloops. Congrats buddy, and welcome back home to the Peg! 🙂


October 2, 2018 - 3:38 am

Teddy Baxter

@Kyle define a big name? And keep in mind they already have the remaining two likely under contract. A big name Likely has their own team. Remember all CITI needs to do is maintain what Wheeler left them and any bump is a bonus.


October 8, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Geddy

Hopefully he’s able to put up better numbers than the minute he lasted at Power97.


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