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NewsTalk 1290 CJBK Guest Host

Last week I guest-hosted First Thing, the 6-9 morning show on London, Ontario’s talk station CJBK. I’ve had a passion for talk radio since my teens, calling in to assorted shows on CFRB. It’s also been a longtime dream and desire to host talk radio. I’ve been not only a long-time listener of the format, but a long-time study. My news co-host (and part of the morning show at the... read more

French Language Radio Hoax

One of my favourite radio hosting moments happened quite spontaneously, when I was hosting an evening shift on 102.1 The Edge back in the early 00s. I had a friend (Rachelle) visiting the studio who happened to be fluent in French, so I thought for fun, between one of the first couple of songs, I’d have her speak a little. The phones buzzed right away, and I ran with it the rest of the evening. The... read more

Basic Framework for Evaluating (Radio) Talent

I’ve been a big fan of Bill McMahon‘s thoughts on “the authentic personality” for some time. He details what to look for when choosing radio personalities. EAGLE, Idaho — Nothing is more important to the future of radio than finding and developing distinctive, appealing and enduring on-air personalities. Predicting a prospective air talent’s ability to attract and hold a... read more

Minnesota Dreamin’

I was on the Humble and Fred Show on SiriusXM earlier this week, and chatted about my whirlwind last couple months. Back in June, I saw a posting for a morning show co-host position at a station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. The format of the station is Triple-A: Adult Album Alternative (lots of new indie, and a really wide range of interesting music including a healthy dose of classic alternative.)... read more