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Michael Wolch

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.


Christopher WolfAlthough 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.


Simeon RusnakEqually comfortable talking about Mozart or megapixels, Simeon Rusnak is a storyteller.

As an on-air host with Winnipeg’s Classic 107, Simeon relates stories of music’s past and interviews the talent of today in “The Diamond Lane.” While completing a Degree in Music History at the University of Manitoba (2014), Simeon discovered a passion for photography and earned a Diploma from PrairieView School of Photography the following year. From the local to national level, Simeon has captured and conveyed a sense of story and connection through a visual medium working with subjects, brands, companies, and publications.

Simeon is a proud Ukrainian-Canadian, chooses comfort over style, and can ride a unicycle.


Claudia Garcia de la Huerta

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.


In the years Terry Klippenstein has been with Golden West, his roles have been varied. In 2009, he took over the hosting role for classical programming on AM radio stations CFAM, AM 1250 and CJRB. When Classic 107 FM launched, he was thrilled to join the team as the host of Dinner Classics.

As a photographer, Terry is actively involved with Buffalo Creek Artists. He also anticipates another season of working behind the scenes with Southern Manitoba Concerts. An ideal start to his day involves freshly roasted, freshly ground and brewed medium roast coffee. With a side of toast covered with slices of tomato from the family garden.


Roxane GagnéRoxane 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.


Ashley ReesIn the final stages of completing her Masters of Music in vocal performance at the University of Manitoba, Ashley Rees was the proud winner of Flipside Opera’s 2017 Opera Idol competition. She completed her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the University of Alberta in 2012 and went on to complete a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Vocal Performance at the University of Manitoba studying with Tracy Dahl. She enjoys an active performance schedule here in Winnipeg and you may recognize her from productions at the University of Manitoba where she played “The Diva” in their production of Mozart: A Life in the Key of Genius; or Manitoba Underground Opera where she has appeared as the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Cupidon in Orpheus in the Underworld, and Sprite 2 in Cendrillon. When not singing, studying or on the airwaves Ashley enjoys spending time with her dog, Rudolfo and curating content for his active Instagram account.


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.


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.