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New COOL voices

WINNIPEG - COOL FM 99.1 Winnipeg today announced changes to its on-air line-up.

Roxanne Gagne, heard on the afternoon show since its inception is moving to the morning slot to host COOL Mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. Lisa Best, Global TV's entertainment reporter and personality is moving behind the microphone to host COOL's drive home show from 2 to 6 p.m.

Behind the scenes, John Wyndels has moved from CBC Radio to become COOL's new program/music director.

Ross Porter, vice-president of programming for COOL FM, COOL TV and COOL Records, says the appointments are all part of the fine-tuning necessary when developing a new sound and a new destination on the radio dial. "COOL FM's audience is made up of sophisticated music fans, who want to hear the best from the past and be introduced to the latest in jazz in all its forms," he said. "The new people joining COOL know their music and their audience."

Wyndels, brings a wealth of radio experience and music programming to his new position. After getting his start at the University of Winnipeg's campus station, John began a 14-year career at the CBC where he served most recently as a producer for two national radio programs, "Definitely Not the Opera" and "After Hours."

While Best will host the afternoon show on the radio, she will continue to be seen on Global Television producing entertainment reports and features, and hosting special events, including the Variety Telethon and the Parade of Lights.

Gagne and Best will be bookends for Walle Larson's 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. show and will be supported by news anchors Roger Currie in the morning and Amanda Gray in the afternoons, who all retain their positions.

Dinner Jazz and COOL Evenings will continue to be hosted by Lee Major.

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