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.

 

Sarah Jo Kirsch is a soprano/vocalist currently based in Winnipeg, Canada. She continues to make waves as a recitalist and soloist in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Winner of the 2014 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, she has been described as "...one of the finest contemporary dramatic vocalists in Canada today..." (Calgary Herald) "...with the ability to get under the skin of everything she sings..." (Winnipeg Free Press).

From Baroque oratorio to electro-acoustic sound art, Sarah Jo surfs the gamut of musical evolution. The 2016-17 season brings recitals in Winnipeg and beyond, soloist appearances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, the American University of Beirut, at the WSO's Impressionist Festival and New Music Festival as well as Winnipeg's Groundswell concert series. This season also brings premieres of new works for voice by composers Jim Hiscott and Örjan Sandred, and Sarah's Swedish debut. She is also a member of Polycoro, Winnipeg's a cappella chamber choir, is half of experimental a/v duo The Gritty, and is guest lecturing at the University of Manitoba's Desautels Faculty of Music this fall.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Claudia

Claudia is a graduate of Red River College's Creative Communications program where she had the opportunity to intern at in radio and never left. After a decade long career with Canada's public broadcaster as a host/producer that eventually took her to Toronto, Claudia decided to take a hiatus from broadcasting and return to Winnipeg. Here she spent 5 years working in Manitoba's film and television industry, primarily for On Screen Manitoba. Claudia is thrilled to be in radio once again, and covering Winnipeg's world class arts and entertainment scene. She is even happier to be back on the airwaves sharing all of it with you.

Claudia enjoys her life with her husband, their hockey playing daughter and their beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Conchita.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.