All Night Live
President, On Site Radio Systems Ltd.
Has been an all night show including toll free chats with listeners.
The show has been distributed via the internet and was picked up by:
CKNS-FM, Caledonia, Ontario
LG73 Vancouver, Canada's Best Music Mix
Humboldt 101, Arcata, California
KYA, San Francisco
KYAF, Firebaugh, California
KYAO, Ocean Shores, Washington
This show ran for a year to test the latest hardware/software and to judge reaction and feedback. The test was hugely successful. As of Nov. 2006 we've taken a holiday from the show, but continue to feed some of the stations above a live 4 hour Saturday evening show.
AM740 Radio, Toronto. Working with some of Canada's best broadcasters. Fall 2002-Spring 2003 Mornings 5:30 am -9am
Low Power FM transmitters: design, promotion, sales & marketing,, installations.
Various broadcast projects.
Computer and management consulting outside the broadcasting industry.
TALK 640 Radio, Toronto, Saturday morning show: Ask the Experts (all topics): co-host, WebTalk 640: Commodities Report: Tic Talk Tech: Computer Learning Experience, various other shows.
Operations Manager, Canadian Radio Networks
Executive Producer, The Internet Connection, a pilot television program
Jun. 89 Jun. 90
CTV Television Network
Contract off camera announcer. Voice-over work for network IDs, promos, billboards, tags, commercials.
Apr. 88 Jun. 89
Global Television Network
Freelance announcer. Voice-overs for station IDs, promos, billboards, tags, commercials.
Apr. 87 Apr. 88
CKST Radio, Edmonton
(Saskatoon Telecable). One year morning show contract.
May 80 Apr. 87
CKFM Radio, Toronto.
Dance show, all shifts, commercial work.
1979 May 80
CJWW Radio, Saskatoon
(Saskatoon Telecable), Senior management contract, morning news reading
1971 1979 CHQT Radio, Edmonton.
News reading, on-air, remotes, traffic reporting, Program Director
1969 - 1971 CJCA Radio, Edmonton.
Announcer, afternoon drive 4pm 8pm
1968 1969 CKCK Radio, Regina.
Phone-in show, remotes, news reading, Music Director
1966 1968 CKOM Radio, Saskatoon.
Announcer, news reader, production, remotes
- 1966 University of Saskatchewan
Volunteer work at the campus radio station
Freelance work on national radio and television productions and commercials
TV commercial voice work:
American Motors, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Black & Decker, Saniflush, Chrysler Canada, Coleco Canada, Dan Dee Imports, K-Mart, Lever Detergents, Pitney Bowes, Erie Daily Times (New York), Yugo cars, and Zellers,
Radio commercial voice work
Canadian Tire, Consumer's Distributing, Consumers' Gas, Desmond Farm Marketing, Goldome Banking (US), Household Finance, K-Mart, Kinney Shoes, Labatt Brewing, Pioneer Seeds, Purolator Courier, Schweppes Canada, Smith Corona typewriters, Tip Top Tailors, Toronto Transit Commission, and Volkswagon Canada, plus numerous audio/visual presentations.
Details: past & present
As Program Director at CHQT Edmonton, I packaged, promoted, financed and sold a tourism promotion for the station and Travel Alberta. This promotion received an award from the government for excellence in promoting tourism. It also received awards for many years after I left the station.
My contract at CJWW Saskatoon, included the positions of program director, asst manager, general manager. After having been at CJWW one month however, I was given the manager's office, and responsibilities. We turned our first profit within 11 months. I left the company for Toronto, but was asked back a few years later to work for the same owner, in the position of morning show host.
While at CJWW I took a course from owner Roy Currie on non-verbal communication, specifically aimed at delivering spoken material. I went on to teach others the same course.
Management positions included coaching staff, administration and sales work, budgeting, overseeing all departments, CRTC Promise of Performance compliance, motivation, promotion, and general problem solving.
Canadian private pilot's license with night endorsement: several hundred hours solo time: Cessna 150, Arrow, Turbo-T, 140, Cherokee-6.
Canadian Power Squadron boating course and have my Power Boat Operator's License and Toronto Harbor License. My vessel, ACMY Buglers Holiday was used by CHAY-FM Barrie, Global Television, and AM740 Radio for promotional purposes.
Being from a musical family, I play several instruments, particularly keyboards, taught trumpet at one time, and was awarded the "Bandsman of the Year" award in the Saskatoon Lions Band.
Computer programming is another hobby. I spent a year writing a program, for use in radio stations, for which I received a small award. I have set up databases for various companies using FileMaker Pro. These packages have ranged from investigative databases to handle costs, charges, reporting, staffing and expenses, to work for a swimming pool company to keep track of their pool openings/closing, maintenance work, and chemical sales. I included routines to handle a client data base, product pricing, and invoicing including Provincial Sales tax and the G.S.T. Also set up databases and did client work for a Toronto computer firm, and set up a database for a CPR course company to handle their courses, levels, schedules etc.
I have lectured and done other public relations related work for various employers, describing our industry, and teaching non-verbal communication. I have MCd functions from outdoor barbecues to major 4 hour stage productions in a 5,000 seat theater to larger outdoor productions such as Ontario Place. During my freelance days, with time to spare, I worked as a licensed private investigator for a few years, specializing in missing persons.
Finally, I was very active within our condominium for 7 years, having been on the board of directors for most of those years, including the position of President more than once, and editor of the Condo Chronicle newsletter.
I have left all former employers on excellent terms, and have in the past been asked to come back to work for six of my previous employers.
Strengths: 1) Missed 4 days of work in 25 years due to illness. 2) Sense of humor.
Weakness: 1) Fluent in two languages, 2) unfortunately both of them are English.