Meet the Team

Classic107 is a group of dedicated professionals bringing you the best in classical & jazz music and your connection to Winnipeg news, weather, arts and culture.

Daily on Classic 107 FM, you’ll hear the best classical and jazz music, all the local information you need to know, interviews from local artists, and more.

At Classic107.com, you’ll find your news, weather, and local news from the Winnipeg arts and culture scene.


Your Hosts

Simeon Rusnak

Equally comfortable talking about Mozart or megapixels, Simeon Rusnak is a storyteller.

As an on-air host with Winnipeg’s Classic 107, Simeon relates stories of music’s past and interviews the talent of today on "Morning Light". While completing a Degree in Music History at the University of Manitoba (2014), Simeon discovered a passion for photography and earned a Diploma from PrairieView School of Photography the following year. From the local to national level, Simeon has captured and conveyed a sense of story and connection through a visual medium working with subjects, brands, companies, and publications.

Simeon is a proud Ukrainian-Canadian, chooses comfort over style, and can ride a unicycle.

Chris Wolf

From the moment it was decided that Golden West Radio would launch a classical music station, someone with an extensive amount of classical musical knowledge would be needed. Especially when dealing with a music library of. . . zero.

Enter Music Director and Diamond Lane host Christopher Wolf. A modern-day musical Spartacus, his authoritative command of the ever growing Classic 107 music library is nothing less than impressive, but not surprising. Christopher holds a Masters in Music (Performance) from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music from Brandon University. He’s performed in master classes for Howard Klug, (Indiana University) James Campbell, (Indiana University) and Elsa Verdehr. (University of Michigan).

When he's not neck deep in program logs and CDs, Chris keeps up his own musical abilities as an award winning clarinet performer, teacher and clinician. He’s performed with the Arizona Opera Company, The Lyric Opera Orchestra of Phoenix, The Phoenix and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, and The Air Command Band stationed here in Winnipeg.

Terry Klippenstein

In the years Terry Klippenstein has been with Golden West, his roles have been varied. In 2009, he took over the hosting role for classical programming on AM radio stations CFAM, AM 1250 and CJRB. When Classic 107 FM launched, he was thrilled to join the team as the host of Dinner Classics.

As a photographer, Terry is actively involved with Buffalo Creek Artists. He also anticipates another season of working behind the scenes with Southern Manitoba Concerts. An ideal start to his day involves freshly roasted, freshly ground and brewed medium roast coffee. With a side of toast covered with slices of tomato from the family garden.

Colleen Houde

Colleen has been a part of the Golden West Radio family for over eight years. Prior to coming here she was a videographer for A-Channel/City TV. Colleen has also done freelance work with CBC, TSN and a number of other local production companies.

Colleen loves spending every minute she can with her young family and in her spare time she enjoys photography, music and running.

Taylor Brock
Sylvia St. Cyr
Candace Derksen
Dean Penner

Phone

  • Office: 204-256-2525
  • Studio: 204-336-1071

Address

1-741 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 3N5