NOW COUNTRY 104.7
NOW Country 104.7, launched on Saturday July 9th, 2016. NOW Country 104.7 delivers the newest hot country hits alongside Manitoba’s finest singer/songwriters and Canada’s incredible Indigenous artists.
Native Communications CEO David Mcleod announced, “Native Communications Incorporated has a long-history in featuring country music and connecting with the grassroots communities since the network first aired in 1971. NOW Country 104.7 will provide a new and exciting outlet for that mission. The country music of today has evolved into a new sound, and NOW Country 104.7 will be committed to presenting and supporting modern country music. It’s sister station, NCI-FM, is a provincial radio network, and will specialize in serving up hit country music from the 80s to the 2000s, including all the great indigenous musicians we’ve supported through the years . Each station will each have a very distinct sound with different talent.”
“Musically, it has always been our mission to offer a variety of different artists. With NOW Country 104.7, we will be able to offer highly focused support of under-represented singer/songwriters, a wealth of local talent (who will be welcomed in the studio to perform live) and the best Indigenous music within the country/roots genre. And, of course, we will be on the cutting edge with the newest country hits. We’re really very excited about new station as it connects to the NCI family’s musical roots.” said CEO McLeod.
NOW Country 104.7 is the sister station of NCI-FM, “The Spirit of Manitoba” which owns and operates 59 FM transmitters located throughout the province, including Thompson, Churchill and The Pas.
Try and think of the best job you could ever have and then multiply it by 10! That’s what I’ve been lucky enough to have for my entire career! Actually ‘job’ is a misnomer for what I get to do! Getting to host a morning radio show for all these years has been pure joy! And now I’m lucky enough to be part of the awesome team at NOW Country 104.7! I’ve hosted morning Rock and Pop shows, and now get to round out that resume with this incredible new Country music on NOW Country! It took a while to get here but this really feels like home! Can’t wait for you to listen in to Naomi Kay and I every morning Mon-Fri 6-10am to join in the crazy fun we have!
Naomi is a recent broadcasting graduate, born and raised in Winnipeg. She is interested in all kinds of events going on in the city of Winnipeg and loves to share them with the community. Naomi has an eclectic taste for music and is willing to share her preferences with one and all. With a considerable appreciation for country music and current events, as well as trivia, Naomi brings a variety of new topics to NOW Country 104.7. Always willing to celebrate birthdays, national holidays, or even the smallest observance, Naomi adds positivity and a can-do attitude to the airwaves. Check out Naomi Kay on the airwaves from 6 to 10 am and check out all the behind-the-scenes talents on our social media pages!
Brian is a seasoned radio personality in Winnipeg who’s been heard on Power 97, CITI FM, FREQ and Hot 103. He received a Manitoba Country Music Award in 2018 as Radio Personality of the Year! Thousands of voters love his unique brand of humour and passion for meeting artists and having them perform live in the studio. Many of his fans also look forward to his “You’ve Been Cooked” segment where he prank calls local businesses in Winnipeg. Tune in to the Brian Cook Show weekdays from 1pm – 6pm!