Winnipeg’s newest country music radio station, 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.


Stefan Richard

Stefan Richard, with roots in Camperville and Sagkeeng, grew up listening to NCI FM on his antenna T.V. Stefan got his start in Media, hosting APTN’s Digital Drum as well has creating his own Podcast “Ever Sick.” He’s wrestled professionally in Canada, the United States, and even Japan, and has done stand up comedy for a short period of time. His favourite job? Being a dad to his kids!
His favourite colour is red and he can’t grow a beard, but you can catch him hosting Stefan Richard Mornings, from 6am -10am on NOW Country!


With a passion for music like no other MJ works behind the scenes as a radio producer but her outgoing personality has led her to be an on-air personality at Rhythm FM and more recently into the spotlight on NOW Country 104.7. MJ is very knowledgeable on the current Hot Country scene, be it music charts, news or trends. She also has a keen interest in the local Manitoba music scene. As the Music Director of NOW Country 104.7 she ensures that the station offers a playlist that’s like no other station in the province. Tune in to MJ LIVE on NOW Country, weekdays from 10am -1pm!

Brian Cook

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, sponsored by Rick Therrien at Jim Gauthier Chevrolet!

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