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 new Z95.3
“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 him!”
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 5:30 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday on Z95.3.