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Radio Humber Class of 2018

Mark Harrison

News Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
It was the pathway that I felt would give me the best chance at reaching my career goal (Sports Broadcasting) while giving me plenty of opportunity to help develop my skills while still at Humber.

Why did you get into radio?
I want to become a sport play-by-play or colour commentator.

First memory of radio
Listening to the BMac and Taylor Show on Team 1040 with my Dad.

Dream station to work at?
TSN 1040

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The late night studio sessions. Nothing better then turning up the volume and just grinding out assignments.

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Chloe Novak

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you get into radio?
I've always loved listening to the radio, and wanted to learn more about how it went together, and so I enrolled in Radio, TV, and Film at another school before Humber. While I loved the radio portion of that program, the rest of it was not a good fit, and so I applied to Humber after one year. I've learned so much about how to be a good announcer, and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

First memory of radio
I grew up listening to my Dad on the radio- he worked as a jock and as a reporter at different times- and so my first memory of radio probably involved him asking me what song I wanted him to play for me on the radio each day before he left for work: my answer was invariably Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl," since I'm also a brown-eyed girl.

Dream station to work at?
Jazz 91.1 or CBC Radio 2.

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
In our first-year announcing class, our professor asked us to go around the room, pat everyone on the back, and say "I've got your back," as he wanted to foster a supportive environment in class. It came to fruition one day when a classmate was reading out some lines and began to get nervous, and the whole class started clapping for him and saying "we've got your back." Our encouragement alone was enough to give him the confidence to finish what he was reading. It was a beautiful moment.

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Adrian Cooper

Management, Music and Marketing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I was deciding between Sales, Marketing and Music Pathway and Announcing Pathway but sales appealed to me more. I find that in sales, the harder you work, the smarter you work, the more you get paid and you see that financial compensation. That coupled feeling of euphoria that comes from closing a sale, is the reason I picked Sales, Marketing and Music as my pathway.

Why did you get into radio?
I was always intrigued by the industry, from the ability that someone’s voice, reaching millions, could have such a profound impact is astonishing. To be a part of that power is why I picked the program.

First memory of radio
My parents played Flow all throughout my childhood, and I remember driving up to Mount Forest, and having "Umbrella" by Rihanna play 7 times along the ride. I had decided then that if I was ever on the radio, I would never play that song.

Dream station to work at?
Power 105.1

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Starting a podcast with Josh.

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Derrick Sutherland

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
A love for talk radio and the art of storytelling.

Why did you get into radio?
Serving in the military, radio kept me company through the night. I fell in love with Coast to Coast AM, an all-night radio syndicated program which explores everything from UFO’s to health and fitness. I wanted to be a part of that.

First memory of radio
The early 90’s, “The Hog” AM 640 rock station made me fall in love with music. Also had my first ghost experience listening to the radio.

Dream station to work at?
Talk radio AM640. My favourite hosts have all come from AM640. Mike Stafford, John Oakley and Kelly Cutrara. My dream job would be to hos Coast to Coast AM.

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The friendships I’ve made with a new generation and all our new advanced equipment.

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John Kennedy

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I wasn’t confident with my skills behind a microphone and wanted to improve.

Why did you get into radio?
I got into radio by accident, as I was taking a tour of the college and saw Radio Humber and changed my decision. It was definitely the right move in my part because I love the program.

First memory of radio
Working at 91.9 CFRE out of UTM.

Dream station to work at?
Indiee88 or The Edge

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
One of our professors, Paul Cross, asking us if “it was news”?

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Tyler Garcia

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I love to edit, mix and play around with audio. Particularly music beds, voices and the creative freedom you have with scripts that you need to make.

Why did you get into radio?
Its ability to broadcast to anyone, anywhere. Radio has been a part of my life since I was young and continues to be so.

First memory of radio
Getting picked up at the elementary school every day and turning the radio on in the car as soon as possible.

Dream station to work at?
KISS 92.5

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The friends that I have been made and the opportunities to work on what I love, production. During the summer, interning at Radio Humber was great. I was given the creative freedom, which allowed me to work with other people and make promos how I envisioned.

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Stephanie Andrecsik

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
First year writing and production professors showed me the power that creating produced content for radio holds. The production pathway was a natural fit.

Why did you get into radio?
Radio is the perfect medium for music so when I was looking for a career path that would allow me to be surrounded by music, it was an obvious choice.

First memory of radio
My parents are huge Q107 fans so it was always on in the car and the soundtrack to childhood road trips.

Dream station to work at?
97.9 HTZ-FM

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Building a makeshift studio in one of the Humber College dorms in order to complete a project on time.

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Jake Elliott

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
To improve my speaking skills for on-air, voice work and life.

Why did you get into radio?
To learn how it works behind the scenes and practice voice work.

First memory of radio
Listening to updates from the 2000 Olympic Games.

Dream station to work at?
102.1 The Edge

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Visiting Corus HQ.

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Kevin Mulhall

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I want to be a play by play announcer.

Why did you get into radio?
Working my old job, I realized radio was the only thing getting me through the day.

First memory of radio
When I was 4 years-old, my dad was playing Q107 and the song “Mamma’s Got a Squeexebox” came on. He changed the lyrics to say “mama’s got a juicebox” so my mom wouldn’t get mad about 4 year-old singing it.

Dream station to work at?
TheFan 590, Q107 and 102.5 The Edge.

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The Corus trip and being inside The Edge and Z107’s broadcasting studios, it made me really excited for the future possibilities.

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Joshua Santos

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I found that I really enjoyed creating content and now am inspired to do more.

Why did you get into radio?
Broadcasting has always been something I was interested in and I finally decided to push myself to do the things I enjoy.

First memory of radio
The first time I noticed my love for radio was when I became a fan of Dean Blundell.

Dream station to work at?
97.7 HTZ FM

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Discovering how much I enjoy production.

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Michelle Vukobrat

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
Announcing is what drew me into radio and continues to pull me deeper.

Why did you get into radio?
The crazy thrill that is being live on-air.

First memory of radio
Always tuning in and racing to call for CHUM’s Beat The Bank before school in the mornings with my mom when I was younger.

Dream station to work at?
93.5 The Move

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
When we ended up creating the Once Upon a Time podcast for an assignment and got way more out of it than we expected.

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Christian Scimeca

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I’m very passionate about listening and creating music.

Why did you get into radio?
I enjoy meeting new people and discussing different types of topics.

First memory of radio
Listening to Joe Bowen on the radio voicing a Leafs’ game.

Dream station to work at?
Sportsnet 590 The Fan

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Creating a documentary in news class about the history of Canadian baseball.

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Everett Barilla

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
Towards the end of the first year at school, I evaluated the pathways and found what made the most sense for myself.

Why did you get into radio?
After university wasn't working out, I sat down and started thinking what was something I could do, and what would make me happy. I began remebering people since I was 5 telling me I should work for sportscentre, and having a face for radio I reached out to an old friend. After talking my an old friend, and a couple people that worked in radio, about radio broadcasting it became more believable that I could make a proper go of it, and make this my career.

First memory of radio
Sitting in the car listening to Bob McCown on the Fan 590 in the car with my dad on the way to his hockey game.

Dream station to work at?
KX 94.7 or TSN 1290 (Winnipeg)

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Tuvi Math trivia during Professor Steve Saylors’ class.

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Paul Cavarretta

Management, Music and Marketing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you get into radio?
I’m interested in story-telling while getting my point across quick and cleanly.

First memory of radio
I remember first listening to the Fan 590 with my dad whenever we would take a road trip. Hearing the analysis and opinion peaked my interest, which got me into watching hockey.

Dream station to work at?
Indie 88

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Working with my talented classmates and professors to form my creations, but most notably The Leafs Fancast.

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Ryan Cox

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I enjoy the challenge of trying to create a fun, entertaining and captivating spot. There are a lot of elements to production, and a lot of applications from features to splitters, and to leave your creative mark on those really is something special.

Why did you get into radio?
I got into radio to make an impact on people's life. Radio is such a powerful tool that can make its way into lots of mediums of someone's day. I want to be a part of people's life on a daily basis. Whether it be by my voice or through my production work.

First memory of radio
Sitting in the backseat of my dad's Oldsmobile and listening to the local rock station at the time in London, ON. I still remember the songs that played, that still bring back that memory every time I hear them. It is a true blast of nostalgia.

Dream station to work at?
Indie88

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Getting to interview and create the 10-minute feature documentary about the creators of Babsocks. The socks with the Maple Leafs head coach on them. It was such a small but fun assignment that really gave me my firsthand taste of the industry and challenged me in ways I never knew would be challenging to me.

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Josh Reynolds

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
To get more practice in voice acting and spot production. I want to get into more of a voice acting roll than on air hosting and I felt I would get more practice at that in production than the other pathways.

Why did you get into radio?
I think audio is a great medium and wanted to learn more about how to use it well. With the rise of podcasting, satellite radio and traditional radio, the need for people with a professional background in audio broadcasting is growing. I enjoy working with audio because I think it adds another level of both difficulty and creativity to be able to show something without pictures.

First memory of radio
Going on a six-hour drive with my dad when I was younger and listening to the radio the whole way.

Dream station to work at?
93.5 The Move

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
In second semester of first year when we were assigned to create a documentary about something we found interesting. The process of getting the interviews and everything together was a lot of stress, but worth it once I heard the finished product. Having it play a few times on Radio Humber when I was walking through the halls was really cool and made me really proud of the work we did.

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Taylor Martens

News Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I enjoy doing interviews and want to be a sports reporter.

Why did you get into radio?
I was never good enough as a sports player to make it to the pros so this was the next best thing.

First memory of radio
Listening to Toronto Maple Leafs games at night.

Dream station to work at?
ESPN

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The trip to Corus in first year we took.

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Brandon Sebastiao

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I picked my pathway to gain more experience in the creative side of things for example how to get better at writing spots and using adobe and Pro Tools.

Why did you get into radio?
I really like to talk and watch sports. When I was a kid, I use to listen to Portuguese soccer play by play on the radio and the emotion and power it had really interested me in how radio can be so powerful. I want be that person who can put a message across the air wave and people will be touched by it.

First memory of radio
When I called into the Fan 590 and I got to talk with Jeff Blair. It was special moment because I felt a part of the show, which was really cool. Listening back to that was a great experience.

Dream station to work at?
Fan 590

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Meeting new people, such as my professors, who really care about us. My classmates are very cool because everyone does everything in their own unique way. Working on my History of Baseball documentary last year in news class was a highlight and combined my two passions into one.

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Josh Rawlings

Announcing Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
I wanted to share my everyday feelings and experiences and try to connect with them. There's nothing more satisfying to me than meeting someone for the first time and finding a common connection between them!

Why did you get into radio?
I used to be a student at the University of Ottawa for history. In my first few months of classes, I found out that the campus a radio station! I was super interested in volunteering, so I ran down and hung out there. In my first year volunteering I programmed music, censored songs, and did live-on location reports. In my second year of volunteering, I was asked to go on air. After that I ran my own show with a partner every Thursday from 1-2. I didn't realize that I was bombing all of my classes, but doing the show made me so happy. So I decided to follow the dream!

First memory of radio
For years growing up as a child, I only heard one station in all of our cars: Q107. I just remember hearing John Derringer's voice and being entranced. All I could think was how cool it was!

Dream station to work at?
Power 105.1

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Forming "Rush Hour" or writing "Dead-Air"

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Javon Anderson

Javon Anderson

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you pick your pathway?
It felt like it made sense. I had already dabbled in audio production before and enjoyed it so much that I wanted to find better ways to create and turn into a career.

Why did you get into radio?
I’ve always wanted to create content no matter what it is and I figured radio would be a great outlet for that.

First memory of radio
In high school, we ran our own show during the morning announcements and we did skits for TV.

Dream station to work at?
JAZZ 91.1 or Hot97

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
Interviewing gamers in an e-sports bar for my first documentary, then playing with them back to back after. It was legendary! (60% wins)

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Taiya Hoehner

Taiya Hoehner

Production Pathway, Broadcasting – Radio Diploma

Why did you get into radio?
I started out working on the street team for the local radio station in Bracebridge, ON and I never looked back.

First memory of radio
Waking up to the morning show on The Moose 99.5 and trying to win the Impossible Trivia Challenge when I was 8-years-old.

Dream station to work at?
X92.9

Favourite memory of being in the program so far
The wonderful people I've met.

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