On Air

Frank "Shotgun" McGwire

Radio veteran Frank "Shotgun" McGwire hosts the “Shotgun Show” on Q Country afternoons Monday to Friday. Shotgun spins the best classic and retro country from the 90s while mixing in some colorful commentary on topics from the local, national, and international news. Shotgun always aims to please and shoots to thrill when opens the phone lines to chat with listeners or whenever he gets into one of his show features such as: The Wacky News Line, News of The Weird, Strange But True File, Did You Know File. Listeners who tune in are sure to have a blast!  A graduate of Western Academy Broadcast College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Frank is a 30+ year veteran of the airwaves. He began his radio career in the spring of 1987 at CKDM in Dauphin, Manitoba. He's hosted shows in various time slots including many years as a morning host here in Brandon on KX96, 1150 CKX & 1150 KIX. After spending most of the 90s in Brandon, he would move out west to Alberta where he hosted a mid-day show and handled Music Director duties at 1170 CKGY as well as filling in as a swing jock on Zed 99 FM in Red Deer.  In early 2000 he returned home to Brandon where he helped launch 101.1 KIX FM before returning to his morning show duties on KX96 which eventually became BOB FM. In 2015 Frank was the recipient of the Radio Excellence award from the broadcasters of Manitoba for his outstanding contribution to local radio and his passionate involvement with the local music scene. He was also a long time contributor to the Brandon Sun writing a column which focused on the local music and entertainment scene in Westman.


After enduring a few company and format changes Frank decided it was time to start a family and put down roots in his hometown. He and his lovely wife Gerri have been married for 14 years and are the proud parents of a their teenaged son Ethan (13) along with their 2 dogs Sam and Scooby.