UPDATE 1:45 P.M.
Bell Media radio is going through some major changes in Kelowna.
It was just announced this morning (Monday) that 99.9 SunFM is losing their morning team (Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu) and Castanet has also learned their Music Director stepped down last week.
Music Director for SunFM, Jeff Winskel, who is also Program Director for AM1150, announced to his colleagues on social media last Friday that he was leaving for Ontario. According to Sun FM’s Program Director, Mark Burley, Jeff will be the new Program Director at 97.7 HTZ FM, Southern Ontario’s Best Rock in St Catherine’s.
The other Kelowna Bell station, AM 1150, is also short a majority of their news team with the recent departure of well-known reporters Wendy McLeod and Anita Sthankiya.
Bell Media took over the three Astral stations, 99.9 SunFM, EZ Rock 101.5 and AM 1150 in the summer of 2013.
Several sources have confirmed the SunFM morning duo are going to The Peak 102.7 in Vancouver.
Kevin Lim and Sonia Sidhu are leaving their top rated Kelowna morning show on 99.9 Sun FM for a new job in Vancouver.
Bell Media says the duo has accepted a position and will remain at SunFM until April 25, 2014.
“It’s sad when you lose the caliber of talent that Kevin & Sonia bring every day.
That said I’m thrilled for them to take this step to a major market, a goal of all great on air talent,” shared BC Interior Group Program Director Mark Burley.
“99.9 Sun FM remains committed to providing Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley with market leading programming, personalities and community involvement for our listeners and customers,” said Ken Kilcullen, General Manager of Bell Media in Kelowna.
Bell adds that they wish Kevin and Sonia success as they embark on the next segment their already stellar career.