Radio for Cardiology Benefit Concert VIII: Dean Brody with James Barker Band @ Casino Rama Resort
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm


KICX 106 is proud to present Radio for Cardiology Benefit Concert VIII, featuring Canadian country star Dean Brody with James Barker Band on Friday May 5, 2017 at the Casino Rama Entertainment Centre.

“We’re very excited to bring to Simcoe County our eighth Radio for Cardiology Benefit Concert,” says Paul Larche, President of Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) and owner of KICX 106 & 104.1 The DOCK. “Again, here’s an opportunity to enjoy incredible country music performers and help raise money for much needed advanced cardiac care in our region at the same time. It’s a true win-win”.

KICX 106 and 104.1 The DOCK have pledged $500,000 to support the purchase of a cardiac catheterization lab to be installed at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). Currently, the closest care is in Newmarket, which is outside the 90-minute gold standard for treatment for many Simcoe/Muskoka residents

“We could not do this without the generosity of Casino Rama” says Larche. “Again, they are donating their entire facility and Entertainment Centre amenities at no charge.”

In the midst of an exhilarating album launch, Dean Brody brings his brand new album, Beautiful Freakshow, coast to coast through local media appearances, and country radio listener events, culminating in a special live performance in Toronto, to kick-off the announcement of national tour dates, beginning April 2017.

Tickets officially go on sale November 4, 2016, with Fan Club pre-sale November 2 and KICX 106 and Casino Rama pre-sale November 3. VIP tickets will include front row seats plus a Meet & Greet with Dean before the show.  Fun loving, Top 5 Canadian country radio act, James Barker Band will be opening the action-packed show across Canada. The past year saw Brody take home a JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year, along with 4 CCMA Awards for the top selling digital Canadian country single of all-time, “Bring Down the House”. Beautiful Freakshow is Brody’s sixth album, and it’s one that takes risks and delves outside of the comfort zone of traditional country, with songs such as the progressive title track, featuring a rap vocal from Halifax native Shevy Price, and the mellow reggae vibe invoked from “Beautiful Girl”. And yet, the record manages to simultaneously stay true to what many fans have come to love and expect from Brody, with traditional tracks destined to be classics, such as, “Time”, “8 th Day” and “Blueberry Sky”, which features iconic country legend, Vince Gill on the guitar.


In their latest and third $500,000 pledge, known as Radio for Cardiology, KICX 106 & 104.1 The DOCK, will help equip a cardiac catheterization lab as part of a future advanced cardiac care program at RVH.

North Simcoe Muskoka is the only region in the province without advanced cardiac services.  As a result, every year more than 3,500 heart patients must travel to centres outside the region for lifesaving cardiac care.  The development of an advanced cardiac care program will have a significant impact on bringing cardiac care close to home for residents.  The services RVH will provide include cardiac diagnostics and interventions such as coronary angiogram and angioplasty, giving patients access to faster treatment, a shorter hospital stay and less travel time.

Since 2009, KICX 106 & 104.1 The DOCK have raised over $1.2 million dollars in support of RVH’s expanded Imaging department, the purchase of a CT Simulator for radiation treatment at the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH, and now for advance cardiac are.

About Larche Communications Inc.

Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) is a Canadian media company, which currently operates four radio stations and a digital agency in the province of Ontario. Based in Simcoe County, the company began in 1996. LCI’s stations include 104.1 The Dock (Simcoe County), KICX 106 (Simcoe County), 92.3 The Dock (Owen Sound) and KICX 91.7 (Sudbury).

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