Classic 107 - Winnipeg's classical and jazz radio station.

Morning Light & The Wide World of Classical Music host, Michael Wolch has been involved in the music industry for more than 25 years. From retail, print, television and radio, his mandate has always been to spread his love of music. With an adventurous and restless spirit, he travels the world in search of music to inspire, delight and entertain.

Throughout his career Michael has been a judge for the Juno Awards, The Western Canadian Music Awards, the Polaris Prize and more.

Michael can be found enjoying concerts of all different genres. His only criteria is that the music speaks to his heart and soul.

 

Although this is Christopher’s first foray into broadcast radio, his background in music is impeccable. Christopher holds a Masters in Music (Performance) from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University. He’s performed in master classes for Howard Klug, (Indiana University) James Campbell, (Indiana University) and Elsa Verdehr. (University of Michigan.)

Chris is also an award winning clarinet performer, teacher and clinician. He’s performed with the Arizona Opera Company, The Lyric Opera Orchestra of Phoenix, The Phoenix and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, and The Air Command Band stationed here in Winnipeg. Christopher was the winner of the Arizona State University New Music Competition (soloist category) playing the Luciano Berio Sequenza for Clarinet.

 

Currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the University of Manitoba, soprano Emily Diehl-Reader was a runner-up for the 2017 and 2016 Winnipeg Music Festival Rose Bowl.

She has appeared with Manitoba Underground Opera and Manitoba Opera in supporting roles and chorus. Emily has also worked with the University of Manitoba Contemporary Opera Lab, and Brandon’s Seven Ages Productions and Mecca Productions. She performed the titular role of Emily Carr in the Manitoba premiere of Jana Skarecky and Di Brandt's contemporary opera Emily: The Way You Are.

Emily is interested in the connections between classical music and contemporary culture: she thinks that music is an intrinsic part of storytelling, and telling stories is what she aims to do above all else. She is an avid gamer and lover of science-fiction and fantasy who writes fanfiction and plays Dungeons & Dragons in her spare time.

A graduate from the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, Simeon is thrilled to be part of the Classic 107 team and delve into radio. Although broadcasting is fairly new to Simeon, his time spent studying and performing in the Faculty, where he majored in music history and studied voice with Mel Braun, has prepared him with confidence for this new role.

Passionate about music, as well as his Ukrainian heritage, Simeon cultivates a third passion, photography. As a recent graduate of the Professional Diploma program at PrairieView School of Photography in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, Simeon is now a photographer, as well as an instructor in their program. So, when he is not broadcasting, performing or teaching, you may very well find him with a camera in hand.

 

The spiritual and therapeutic dimensions of music sway and comfort us.

Cutting-edge cosmologists regard the particles making up the universe as "musical notes on tiny vibrating strings."

Sharing music that he loves, Paul aims for a deeper appreciation of the musical threads of existence on Sunday Afternoon Classics. You will hear the great works of Western tradition through to the latest music from the movies, and the occasional foray into other cultures.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Paul is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music, where he majored in composition. He worked for over twenty years as music coordinator of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation.

Paul's interests include languages, travel, reading, film, nature, and social causes. He spends his spare time teaching his parrot to whistle Indian ragas.

 

Claudia

A graduate of Red River College's Creative Communications program, Claudia had the opportunity to intern in radio and never left! She’s covered daily news, municipal and provincial politics, arts and entertainment. Classical music has been by far the most fascinating. “It’s been this wonderful journey through music and history. It’s like learning another language!” Claudia is the program director for Classic 107 and with the help of music director Chris Wolf, she is constantly shaping and moulding the sound of the station. “I want Classic 107 to be a classical and jazz station of the 21st century-- accessible, fun, moving and relevant.”

Claudia is also the voice of the Classic 107 Arts & Entertainment Calendar. “Winnipeg has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to entertainment. From the symphony to theatre, ballet to world class art. There is something to do every night of the year! I love showcasing that!”

When Claudia is not at the station, she enjoys her life with her husband, their hockey obsessed daughter, their beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Conchita, and Bubbles, the fish.

 

Colleen has been a part of the Golden West Radio family for over eight years. Prior to coming here she was a videographer for A-Channel/City TV. Colleen has also done freelance work with CBC, TSN and a number of other local production companies.

Colleen loves spending every minute she can with her young family and in her spare time she enjoys photography, music and running.

 

While embracing all that is good about radio in a digital world, Terry still dreams in analog. Really. Night terrors aside, his career at Golden West as morning show producer, award-winning creative producer and classical host has yielded a wealth of technical knowledge, a love for music in many forms and a dependency on coffee. He is also an avid photographer. Currently Terry and his family make their home just outside the perimeter, in Altona.

 

A self-proclaimed (and proud) nerd, Mark likes to devour every detail of his interests. Mark got into writing at a young age, and his enthusiasm for creative endeavors has branched into many different areas: music and sound, history and politics, video games and technology, and theatre and film.

Mark has spent the last few years on the air in Dauphin, MB. He is excited to move back to Winnipeg, where he can engage with his home city, its people, and the things they are passionate about.

 

Roxane Gagné is a familiar voice on Winnipeg airwaves, especially for her work as Jazz Host and Music Director at Cool FM. She previously did the midday program on long ago station Magic 99.9. Her passion for music and love of the local arts and music scene complements her soothing and soft sounds. She's quite busy as manager for her son's hockey team and with her work as an educational assistant at a local high school.

 

Stephen is a recent graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College. With a degree in journalism, he had the opportunity to learn how to cover and report on meaningful stories for radio. Although Stephen is somewhat new to the radio industry, he's excited to continue learning and growing as part of the Golden West Winnipeg news team.

Outside of work Stephen is passionate about both playing and watching sports, politics and keeping up with current events.