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    2021

Leo Calvo

Sales Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I love the idea of radio sales.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My first day of school and meeting new people.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was 8 years old I would listen to the radio on the way to school in the morning.

What's your dream station to work at?

TSN

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Learning about sales.

Recent work you have done

I do not hate anything.

Xaria Levy

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I was on air at Radio Laurier for their Sunday night show called The Basement. It is run by the Association of Black students and where I have some of my best memories. I loved being on air with my peers, we made a really great team, so I chose announcing because I miss being on air.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Gathering everyone together to get our Radio Broadcasting program hoodies and any time we get to hang out in the studios and record a podcast episode.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Road trips with my family, listening to different stations as we pass new areas

What's your dream station to work at?

WBLK in Rochester or G98.7 in Toronto. I love Windsor so being able to work at a CBC station out there would be amazing.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Life is too short to be in a career you don't love or are not committed to.

Bailey Kozai

News Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I love staying up to date on current news and sports specifically while also being able to show my personality on the air and this pathway meshes the two together perfectly.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory so far is hearing my voice for the first time on the air and experiencing the work I did from an outside perspective.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of listening to radio was hearing CHUMFM in the car in the mornings with my parents on the way to school and on the way to my sports games and practices in the evening.

What's your dream station to work at?

The FAN590 or TSN 1040/1050 Vancouver/Toronto

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

My biggest lesson so far has been the realization of all the different aspects of radio and the little things that I appreciate and enjoy about each one of them.

Justine Van Dyke

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

The reason why I picked the announcing pathway is because I always loved entertaining people. My mother would always say I should go into story telling because I am always so animated and lively when I am talking to someone about a fond memory or something I am passionate about. I also chose to go into announcing because I am the youngest in my family and this way my brothers have no choice but to listen to me.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory so far is from the first time recording in the studios. I remember finding it so cool to actually work a board and hear my voice playing back from the speakers after I added the effects to it through Adobe Audition. I was in the studio with other classmates and we were all laughing and giving each other feedback to improve our recordings. It was the first time we established ourselves as a radio family and at this moment I knew I had made friends for life.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

The earliest memory I have of listening to the radio is from when I was in kindergarten. While eating breakfast my mom would always have the radio on in the kitchen. I remember hearing JJ and Melanie on Flow 93.5 and I thought they were the coolest people I have ever heard on the radio. Whenever I was in the car I would request for my parents to put them on because I wanted to hear what they were talking about. I would sometimes even practice sounding just like Melanie to perfect my "radio voice".

What's your dream station to work at?

My dream station to work at would be Flow 93.5 since they were the station to get me interested in pursuing a career in radio.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I have learned while being in Radio Broadcasting is that just being yourself is okay. You don't have to change who you are or how your voice sounds to be appealing. People will love you for you and will want to listen to you because you are providing them with entertainment that appeals to their interests. Your true self is your best self.

Recent work you have done

https://soundcloud.com/user-727667066

Duarte Da Silva

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I picked the announcing pathway because I feel that a lot of the personalities out there are talking, but they're really not saying anything that's important to me. We talk about journalistic integrity and the value of good reporting, yet some of the most heinous crimes inflicted on Indigenous peoples and other minority groups are still alarmingly under-represented. We talk about taking a "bold fresh approach" to Canadian radio within the city, yet we play American radio shows on some of our biggest local stations. Wasn't the CRTC created to prevent that? For radio to continue to be compelling and break into new markets we need to change our approach from the top down. Starting with loosening restrictions on certain CRTC policies, to the way station budgets are allocating seven figure salaries while continuing to use unpaid interns. Radio, like all other forms of media, has been guilty of a lack of equality and fair representation, and it's about time that it became more self aware. I'm looking to bring about that change.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory of the broadcasting program was the Corus radio trip in the first semester. Just to see such a big investment in Toronto Radio was very encouraging.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My first memory of the radio was when I would accompany my mum to late night cleaning jobs as a kid and listening to Art Bell on the Coast To Coast program. He would talk about paranormal phenomenon and fascinating eye witness accounts of UFOs and take me by my imagination.

What's your dream station to work at?

The New Classical FM 96.3 - Zoomer Radio

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson so far has been how difficult it can be to sound natural on a mic, and how to feel comfortable with my own voice.

Daryien Pauze

Creative Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose the Creative Production pathway because of all the endless possibilities it has to offer, the way you have to create something out of nothing. I am also I huge music lover, I am fascinated with the way you can manipulate music and hold someone’s emotions along with it. Production is being behind the scenes while also being heard and that is one thing I can appreciate.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

So far, my favourite memory in the radio program is submitting one of my final assignments to Kyle Taylor in Production and hearing back “I can tell you put a lot of hard work and thought into this. It's really well done. The best production I've heard come out of the class to date. Well done. It really has a nice flow to it, it's packed with sizzle, and the levels look good.” Of course, he did also mention somethings to tweak, but hey I’ll take it.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

I’ve grown up with the radio on in the background ever since I can remember. It’s been words when the car is silent, it’s been music at a family gathering, and it’s been seeing the station cars around town. I have had a love for radio ever since

What's your dream station to work at?

Spotify

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I have taken away from studying radio so far is, you can only take your time if you plan accordingly. Time management is a huge part of radio and being able to submit something that others are going to hear, you want it to be the best of your ability because that’s how people are going to see you, is through your work.

David Sporich

Creative Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

Producing content is the most fun to me, and I feel is the best way to be as creative as possible.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Working in the studio late at night to perfect my assignments.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

In the car with my dad, listening to 102.1 The Edge. At that point my musical knowledge wasn't developed, so hearing the music on 102.1 was an eye opening experience to me.

What's your dream station to work at?

102.1 The Edge, or Indie88

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Having a drive to do something is the most important thing i've learned. Pushing through the thoughts of procrastination and getting things done. Only having a drive to achieve something can really do that.

Jigme Kelsang

News Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

To become a sports analyst/reporter

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Making memories and hanging with friends.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Listening to TSN 1050 Leafs Lunch.

What's your dream station to work at?

TSN

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Don’t procrastinate. Work your butt off.

Recent work you have done

I don’t have any at the moment.

Olivia Longo

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I’ve always been a very outgoing person. I love expressing my opinion, storytelling and showing off my personality. Announcing allowed me to do that.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Producing different radio features for Radio Humber. Especially stepping outside of my comfort zone by writing and producing a murder mystery radio drama. Also, hearing my work for the first time on Radio Humber. I can’t even describe the joy I felt.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Always having 104.1 The Dock on at the cottage as a kid, while my cousins and I swam in the lake and made sandcastles on the beach.

What's your dream station to work at?

Fresh 93.1

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Don’t be afraid to take risks. Keep trying because you’re going to get the hang of it, especially with production.

Abigail Zahra

News Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose the news pathway because it gave me the best of both worlds! I wanted to focus on creative writing and production, while also creating engaging content. The news pathway was my perfect fit because it allowed me to be curious and explore the many different aspects of radio. I’ve always been a curious person, therefore chasing stories and meeting interesting people sounded incredible to me. People rely on news radio every day to know exactly what’s happening in their city and all over the world; I think that being able to deliver the news is one of the most important jobs in radio. A new day brings new stories, and I can’t wait to share them with everybody.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

It's so hard to pick just one of my favourite memories because I loved every part of it. But one of my favourites has to be interviewing the owner of My Kitty Café, a cat café in Guelph. My group members and I created a feature around the story of the café and how cats improve our mental health. I also loved bonding with my fellow students and creating long-lasting memories with them. These two years wouldn’t have been the same without them.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was seven years old, I remember listening to the radio in the car with my family and wondering how it worked. I convinced myself that tiny people were living inside the speakers and talking to us from there. I also wondered how they got in there in the first place, which inspired me to listen to the radio and learn about it whenever I could. I later found out that tiny people weren’t living in my speakers and I was a little disappointed, but now it’s a funny story I get to tell people.

What's your dream station to work at?

Indie 88, 680 News, CBC, 10.21 The Edge.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I’ve learnt while studying Radio Broadcasting would be that you need to be able to do more than just one thing. As a person in radio, you need to have multiple tools on your belt; you can specialize in one thing but have to have other skills as well. And because of this, I now know I want to be able to do multiple things for the station I end up at.

Recent work you have done

My Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abigail-zahra-055179195/ My SoundCloud with work examples: https://soundcloud.com/abigail-zahra-537079140

Brendan Gorgis

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

To pursue a path that's enjoyable for me. I do not want to go into something with a negative mindset. I also believe that I am well suited for the path that I am on. This might be what I was destined to do honestly.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

The best thing that has come from the program is the friendships that I have gained. I've gained lifelong friendships in my short time in the program. And everybody in the program is always looking out for each other.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was a young kid I thought the car was talking. Parents told me what a radio was right there. It's pretty funny to look back on.

What's your dream station to work at?

I don't have a dream station. I am open to any station wanting to take a shot with me. I would like to work at a music station though. I want to diversify my music taste and open up to new genres.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

You should talk about the things that are interesting for your audience, not yourself.

Recent work you have done

https://soundcloud.com/user-345310512-294861088/policing-in-2020/s-JMkpK5oUvav --> this link will take you to SoundCloud where I posted a 4 minute Feature about Policing in 2020.

Yaojia Zhang (Katy)

Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

First, I found producing something is very intriguing, such as a commercial, an imaging, and a radio station feature. It’s a process of creating contents to deliver messages to the audience. During the production process, you have the power to choose the appropriate music beds and sound effects in order to help set the scene and moving forward the dialogue, or generate a dramatic transition. Second, I would like to produce good stories to help and influence people. By writing proper contents and suitable music to build an emotional connection with the audience.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

In first semester, we toured Corus. It was my first time at a radio station, and I was impressed by the profession and the personalities of all the talents there. Everyone we met was very patient while answering our questions, and they looked energetic and passionate about their jobs. They encouraged us to challenge ourselves, and to find our passion and keep pursuing it. By looking at them and their working environment, I was inspired not only by their professional behaviours, and also their attitudes towards work and towards strangers.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

I have been listening to radio when I was in elementary school. I love listen to music shows at night particularly. There is a night show which plays songs from the audience’s requests, and has a call-in section to listen to audience’s problems in life and offering some suggestions. The host has a warm and calming voice, and he was care about his listeners. At that time, I thought I would like to be a host like him to provide a platform for the audience to speak their minds.

What's your dream station to work at?

CHFI 98.1 or 99.9 Virgin Radio

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I have learned from taking this program is be a professional at work and in life. First, do research on the topic you will talk about and prepared before you speak. Preparation makes you feel more confident and relax, because you know what are you going to say, and then your voice would be more natural and authentic. Second, work hard and be humble. You can always learn something from others, so if you have an open-mind you could learn much more from each other.

Ricky Williamson

Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I picked Production because I like the creative freedom that comes with it.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory of the radio broadcasting program so far is meeting all the great people I know now.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of listening to the radio is from when my mom would listen to Q107 in the car.

What's your dream station to work at?

Honestly, I don't have a single "dream" station, I'm just excited to put myself out there.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

My biggest lesson so far has been the value of taking care of myself.

Matthew Cruz

Sales Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I enjoy interacting with people and I find the ability to sell to be fascinating

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Going to Corus and introducing myself to the different departments

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

I was roughly 6 or 7 years old and my parents would drive me home from school and they would always play 97.3

What's your dream station to work at?

Flow 93.5

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Time is my friend and my enemy. Setting a schedule goes a long way

Maria Ibrahim

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose to pursue the announcing pathway because I want to be able to take a topic and turn it into a story that pleases the ear and others can relate to it. Feeling that the voice on the radio could brighten someone’s day is fascinating. I wanted to pursue a place in radio full of adventure and creativity since announcing combines a variety of elements. As an announcer, I would always have to be on the go and put myself in the listener’s shoes to present what they enjoy the most.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My Favorite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting program so far is visiting Corus Entertainment and seeing live examples of the career I’m working towards. Being in the same room and speaking to different successful people in the industry was neat. Also meeting and creating wonderful friendships in the program is always a wonderful memory.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of radio was on my way to elementary school, my mother would have a different radio station on every day. I remember enjoying the idea of radio and the different voices heard.

What's your dream station to work at?

Kiss 92.5, 104.5 Chum or 99.9 Virgin Radio

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I have learned so far is always knowing that it’s about your audience. This should be the mindset with any position in the radio industry as the listeners are truly what make a difference. With any idea, it’s important for it to be reliable and favors the target listener to create an entertaining environment.

Recent work you have done

https://soundcloud.com/user-775761679

Nathan Lee

Sales and Marketing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I have always been interested in pursing a career within the promotions department or the programming department of a radio station and felt that the sales and marketing pathway would provide me with the skills required to achieve that goal. s

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Producing a documentary on the life of call centre agents for broadcast news class. It was interesting being able to interview people and get their perspectives on what it is like working at a call centre.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Listening to Mix 99.9 (now Virgin Radio) after school and on weekends while doing homework. I didn't have an MP3 player or an Ipod at the time but Mix 99.9 played a mix of music that was very appealing to me and it had a lot of interesting segments. I also liked listening to Mad Dog and Billie in the morning while getting ready for school.

What's your dream station to work at?

98.1 CHFI, CHUM 104.5, Energy 95.3

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

It's important to try new things even if you don't succeed right away.

Jeremy Graham

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose announcing for multiple reasons. I love radio and everything to do with it, I love to entertain people and tell stories and thought that being an announcer would help me fulfil that. Announcing is the career I have been passionate about since I was a kid and now I have all the reasons to continue to pursue it.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Constantly being in a radio environment, learning more and more every day about the fantastic industry that is radio, as well meeting life-long friends while doing it. Radio and Humber College has opened me up to so many opportunities in my life and will be forever thankful for that.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of listening to the radio is way back when I was around 7-8 years old with by bed-side radio listening to music and the announcers while falling asleep every night. Just to think I'm now friends with these announcers I grew up listening to is crazy to me.

What's your dream station to work at?

My life-long dream and goal is to be on CHUM 104.5 as well as Virgin Radio

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Be yourself, everyone is unique and that is what makes you so special.

Recent work you have done

https://soundcloud.com/user-464387258

Diima Bashir

announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

The reason why i picked my path is because my dream job one day is to be a sports announcer for the Toronto Raptors

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

my favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting program so far is learning what it takes to have a great voice for on air things, such as having a consistent tone, great energy and being relatable/engaging.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

The earliest memory i have of listening to the radio was when i was a kid listening to Sportsnet fan590 and the on air personalities talking about the Toronto sports.

What's your dream station to work at?

TSN1050/Sportsnet590.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson i learned is networking is key and being versatile and relatable.

Tyler Raines

News Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I picked my pathway because of my love for news

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Meeting lit of new people and growing my experience

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Listening to Sportsnet 590 during Leafs games

What's your dream station to work at?

TSN 1050

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Nothing is easy. Work hard for where you want to go!

Recent work you have done

https://radio.humber.ca/

Aliyah Clarke-Singh

Radio announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I want to utilize my voice on the radio because I found a appreciation for radio announcers and wanted to pursue it

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

When I go to do my first successful interview, I felt important and very determine and I liked the drive I had to during that interview assignment. I want to keep developing my interview skills and conduct them more often.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

I remember I was a young child and my parents always played their favourite stations, which ranged between, the oldies, reggae and rock. I remember G98.7 and Z103.5 played often when we would go on road trips, also my dad had a satellite that allowed for clear-channels so there was no other stations interfering with whatever station we would be tuned into, I thought that was so cool as a kid.

What's your dream station to work at?

My dream station at the moment is Vibe 105.5

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

That you need to be precise, on your game and ready to go. Making sure you're always prepared.

Davis Wiscombe

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I really have always loved radio and wanted to be part of a station and be a big asset to help out. Its been a dream of mine for a while now and its just great to be part of the experience

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favorite memory of the program so far is being able to work with people and bring together some great work. The people are very kind and are always willing to help you when you need it

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

I can't even remember when I didn't listen to radio its been my whole life its been on and Its always been a big part of my family's and my life

What's your dream station to work at?

93.1 FRESH FM

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I've learned is how much really goes into the radio its not just the announcer and some news people there is so much that goes on behind the scenes as well.

Cameron Capobianco

News Pathway Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I picked the news pathway because of my passion for sports. I always wanted to do something with sports whether it was commentary or hosting, etc. Now I get the chance to break the sports news not just in Canada but around the world.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory would have to be doing sportsdrive for 96.9 radio humber. Sports have always been in my life, I played and coached both Soccer and Baseball, as well as refereed Soccer. I also did television broadcasting for Hockey for a local television company in Halton called Yourtv. When I joined Sportsdrive, I got the chance to break all the sports news from around the sports world but also internationally and it also helped me get my voice out their.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was about 5 years old and I was listening to the Blue Jays game on Sportsnet 590 the Fan. I remember Jerry Howarth was still doing play by play for the Jays on 590 the Fan and it was my first time listening to him on the radio. I remember one of the Jays player hit a home run in that game and Jerry was so passionate about calling it and had his famous "there she goes" home run call and to me, that was what made me fall in love with the station.

What's your dream station to work at?

Sportsnet 590 the Fan, Boom 97.3, TSN 1050

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

My biggest lesson was when Neil told our class to just be ourselves and not anybody in announcing, I didn't just use it for the radio, I used it for other things outside of school including my part time job.

Recent work you have done

Here's an Interview I did back with Blue jays central host, Jamie Campbell back when Baseball was put on hold: https://soundcloud.com/user-952970350/interview-with-jamie-campbell

Abby Beauchamp

Creative Writing and Production Pathway Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I choose this pathway because in first year i started to grow a passion for editing and creating something out of nothing.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favourite memory of being in the radio broadcasting program would definitely be getting to meet all of the friends that I've made here.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of listening to the radio was when my family used to drive up to our cottage in Muskoka. It was a 3-hour drive so we just all listened to the radio, singing along and having a good time.

What's your dream station to work at?

My dream station to work at is Energy 95.3

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson I've learned while being in the Radio Broadcasting program is to accept and learn from receiving constructive criticism.

Mike Davey

News Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose the news pathway because I love sports, interviewing and I have a curious mind which is great for generating stories.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Besides getting to meet and work with so many awesome people. I would say co-creating a Documentary on Women's Hockey and a Feature on the protest in Belarus. As well as being a part of the Sports Drive team.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory would be listening to Maple Leafs and Blue Jays games in the car with my family.

What's your dream station to work at?

The Fan 590, TSN 1050, 680 News, Newstalk 1010.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson so far is just to be yourself. You don't need to put on a "radio voice" just be genuine.

Recent work you have done

https://soundcloud.com/mikedavey

Noah Harrick

Creative Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I picked the production pathway because I love audio and the feeling you get after creating something you feel good about.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

How nervous I was the 1st day of class until I realized how nice, and open everyone in the program is.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

Growing up a huge hockey fan my first memories are picking up a feed from WGR 550 in Buffalo, and listening to Buffalo Sabres games.

What's your dream station to work at?

102.1 The Edge, or Indie 88

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

To be open to trying new things. Especially using my voice for assignments, and getting more comfortable with myself.

Jay Fleming

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

Because i have a passion for the spoken word

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Sitting in the studios surrounded by my pupils, working on a read I realized how much I loved what i was doing and who i was doing it with.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

my childhood is a mosaic of memories of sitting at the cottage and listen to the radio with my father.

What's your dream station to work at?

Anything that plays 80s alternative

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Watch what you say! the mic is always on

Jonathan Camacho

Creative Writing and Production Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

Initially, I came into this program wanting to be an announcer. Throughout the course of the program, I realized that announcing is but a small part of what makes the Radio industry tick. I chose this pathway so I could have the skillset to write, voice and produce a feature or spot independently.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

I've met some great people in this program and feel like I've made some real friendships. I really enjoyed our visit to Corus Media and seeing how everything works, speaking to the on-air talent about their experiences and learning about the roles of the people behind the scenes. I'm also very proud of of a 4 minute feature that I narrated on the political uprising in Belarus for my Radio Lab class.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was a kid, every morning before school, my sister and I would go into my mother’s room and tell her to put on the Roger, Rick and Marilyn show on CHUM FM. Every Friday, they used to play Bang the drum all day by Todd Rundgren, which meant that the weekend had arrived, and school was over for the week, which I was ecstatic about. Listening to the radio was a big part of how we spent time as a family and helped bring us closer to one another.

What's your dream station to work at?

There are a couple of stations that I would love to work for; 680 news and CBC Radio Canada. 680 news is my favourite news station and I would love an opportunity to work for them. CBC Radio has such a diverse array of programming and I feel like they really give their talent a chance to make meaningful programming.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

The biggest lesson for me was learning how to effectively communicate in a team setting and learning how to be a leader.

Recent work you have done

Here is a link to my feature on the political uprising in Belarus: https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-camacho-632262671/uhodi

Liam Peplow

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

It's a personal dream of mine to use my voice to make a living, since I was young I've always had a strong interest in voice acting. The announcing pathway seemed like the perfect place for me.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

I think my favourite memories from the program would have to be working on all kinds of audio with the friends i've made along the way, while In this program i've been lucky enough to have gained many new friends and connections with some amazingly talented people.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

When I was really young I spent a lot of my time in the back of a car driving back and forth between my parents. I remember my dad listening to 102.1 The Edge all the time, some of my earliest memories are hearing Fearless Fred, Alan Cross, and Dean Blundell during these drives.

What's your dream station to work at?

102.1 The Edge

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

My biggest lesson so far has been the value of time management, and how important it is for your day to day life.

Jaren Roundell

I am currently enrolled in the Sales pathway. Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose the Sales pathway because I want to develop my skills as a marketer and communicator. The advertising market has recently been going through a huge shift as we head deeper into the digital era. As someone who grew up with a lot of this technology thrown in their face, I feel as though I have a lot of ideas and techniques that could lead to stable success if I take the time to develop said ideas.

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

My favorite memory related to this program so far is definitely being able to work alongside future talents of the industry. I have met a lot of classmates who are so creative and ambitious to get their thoughts and work out there that it has really pushed me to strive and get my own ambitions out into the world and radio industry. My favorite assignments have definitely been working with others on production assignments, though I am not the best in group projects, it really is inspiring to see everybody's ideas come into light.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

The earliest memory I have of listening to the radio is related to nearly everyone's memory. Just driving in the car and being intrigued by the sounds you hear, especially as a kid sometimes it just grips you. In this particular instance I was in my grandma's car and it was around Christmas time, reflecting on this it definitely has to do with the general atmosphere the station was providing. It seemed as though everybody had dropped everything and was just ready for the ride of Christmas cheer.

What's your dream station to work at?

My dream station to work at ever since I learned about it has been Boom 97.3FM. I am a major geek when it comes to older music, particularly the 80s and listening to that station has not only introduced me to so many more bands and icons, but it is just a fun experience, as if you're reliving an era you were never apart of.

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

My biggest lesson while enrolled in this program is that you cannot give up. It's easy to let the mental roadblocks get in the way, especially with the uncertainty that the pandemic is currently providing but as such I only want to prove I can push myself to new levels and be happy to provide a helping hand in any instance.

Rayna Biljan

Announcing Pathway

Why did you pick your pathway?

I chose announcing because I have a passion for it. I wanted my best skill to be my announcing and to me it's just the most fun!

What is your favourite memory of being in the Radio Broadcasting Program so far?

Bonding with my classmates in the studios and helping each other with our assignments.

What is the earliest memory you have of listening to the radio?

My earliest memory of listening to radio is probably sitting on my couch folding socks for my mom when she did laundry when I was a little kid and she would always turn on the stereo.

What's your dream station to work at?

I would love to work at stations like Virgin, Kiss, The edge or Indie 88

What has been your biggest lesson so far while being in the Radio Broadcasting Program?

Always speak as if you are on mic.