RICHMOND, BC, March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - While their names inspire thoughts
of gemstones and tropical vacations, these two are down to earth and
proud to be coming on the air in Vancouver. "Mornings with Ruby and
Cruise", Vancouver's brand new morning show, launches April 7, on the
"Mornings with Ruby and Cruise" is a show a long time in the making.
Newcap's VP/Programming Steve Jones, an international branding and
marketing expert and author of two best-selling books, has been
identifying high-performing on-air talent from across North America for
many years. In conjunction with Z95.3's program director Mel Kemmis,
and Newcap's award-winning talent development coach Paul Kaye, hundreds
of people were considered. Through interviews, monitors, auditions,
research, and extensive consultation, the dynamic combination of Ruby
Carr and David Cruise was identified as the perfect fit to wake up
Vancouver on Z95.3.
Most recently morning show co-host on 101.3 The Bounce in Halifax, Ruby
has been on Newcap's most wanted list for the past few years. Cruise on
the other hand, was already a Newcap secret weapon, hosting a
number-one rated show on Hot 89.9 in Ottawa.
"Ruby and Cruise are the perfect balance of energy, humour and wit to
keep audiences energized in the morning," says station general manager
Sherri Pierce. "Cruise has already warned us that his sarcasm precedes
Listeners will also hear familiar voices and the infectious personality
of Simone Grewal moving from middays to join the morning show as news
and traffic reporter. Rounding out the Mornings with Ruby and Cruise
cast is Art Factora as producer. Replacing Simone on the mid-day
timeslot music director and announcer Kat Carter.
Mornings with Ruby and Cruise will air from 5:30am to 10:00am, Monday
through Friday on Z95.3.
About Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (Newcap Radio):
Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A, NCC.B) is one of
Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 95 licences across Canada. The
Company reaches millions of listeners each week through a variety of
formats and is a recognized industry leader in radio programming, sales
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SOURCE: Z95.3 Radio
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