MONTREAL, Aug. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal's Q92 (92.5fm) welcomes TV
celebrity interviewer and radio personality Sonia Benezra, who joins the new
Live Drive radio show daily beginning Monday afternoon at 4pm.
One of the most successful television personalities in Canadian history,
Sonia joins show host Ken Connors as well as comic Judy Croon in the newly
created Live Drive show.
Sonia began her TV career with the founding of music video channel
MuchMusic/Musique Plus, becoming one of their most successful VJs. When the
highest profile entertainers would arrive in Canada, Sonia was the personality
who was asked to interview everyone from Paul McCartney to
Céline Dion...garnering audience respect and admiration of Francophones and
"Montreal is an amazing city and my long-time home," says Sonia. "This
new Q92 show along with Ken and Judy...great music for the drive home and the
chance to share with listeners what's going on around town. I love it!''
Also joining the new show is Judy Croon. More than a top-rate comedienne
on the comedy circuit, she has also applied her talents to radio, television
and fundraising. Judy recently co-hosted a daily radio show with Mike Bullard
on XM's "Laugh Attack". She is also the co-creator and host of Laughlines - an
annual all-female comedy night. In the past four years, Laughlines has raised
over a quarter of a million dollars for breast cancer research.
Says Judy, "I'm truly excited to be joining Ken and Sonia in the
afternoon on Q92. I know we're going to have a blast!"
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Sonia and Judy join Ken on the Q92
Live Drive show. Sonia's effervescent and unique personality transcends
language, cultural background and age," said Brian Kenemy, Q92's General
Manager. "Plus Judy Croon's sense of humour and Ken's strong connection to
Montreal, this new drive home show is bound to be a huge success," added
Beginning August 27th at 4 pm, the Live Drive show will be filled with
music plus up-to-date news, weather and traffic updates as well as info on
what's happening around Montreal ...and lots of laughter!
Q92 is owned and operated by Corus Quebec.
About Corus Quebec
Corus Quebec is part of Corus Entertainment Inc., and is the largest
private broadcaster of content and information in Quebec. It has stations
throughout the territory of Quebec. According to comScore Media Metrix, the
Internet sites represented by Corus Radio Quebec are used by over 1.5 million
French-speaking Netters and 3.2 million English-language Netters per month
throughout Canada. Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B) and
the New York Stock Exchange (CJR).
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For further information:
For further information: Lucie Brodeur, General Manager, Marketing &
Promotions, Corus Québec, (514) 787-7918, (514) 755-7918