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Born and raised in Welland, Ont., Randy's award-winning broadcasting career began with two consecutive awards for the top mark in radio class at Niagara College. While a first year college student, he began working evenings and weekends at 1470 CHOW, his hometown country music station. Eventually, Randy worked his way to mid-day announcer and music director.
Randy spent nine years working afternoon drive at CKGL in Kitchener and went on to become music director. In 1988, he became the first (and only) person to win both national Canadian country music awards (RPM Big Country Awards, Canadian Country Music Association) for on-air personality in the same year.
In 1997, Randy hosted the popular cross-Canada country music request show "Cryin'', Lovin'' or Leavin''" via satellite for three years.
Randy came to Tillsonburg and Country 107.3 in October 2007, bringing a wealth of experience and love of country music, from the classics to today's hits.
Other career highlights include emceeing a concert in October 2009 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, serving as the voice announcer for the Ontario country music awards show, and inducting guitar great Wendell Ferguson into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Randy has interviewed a long list of country music personalities, including Johnny Cash, Johnny Reid, Garth Brooks, Gord Bamford, Vince Gill, Terri Clark, Faith Hill, Paul Brandt, Waylon Jennings, Shania Twain, George Jones and many, many more! And you may catch him singing a Cash or Haggard song at a jam or concert in the area.
Join Randy weekdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Craig Fox has been a veteran of radio for more than 30 years, waking up country music fans in this area since June 2002. Craig has also worked on radio stations in Toronto , Hamilton , Kitchener , Guelph and Chatham . Craig spent two seasons as the narrator of the weekly Life Network television program "Flick". He has also been the voice of national and international radio and television commercials for names like Bell ExpressVu, Brother, Canjet, Samsung, Suzuki, among many others. Craig and his family enjoy life in Oxford County and are proud to call this area home.
Join Craig mornings from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.
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From one line in a CBC radio play; to CFRB's Talk Radio Idol; to hosting a syndicated radio program in 14 communities across Ontario; Michael Badaway is proud to join the team at Easy 101 and Country 107.3. From his humble beginnings in East York Michael originally wanted to be an Astronaut. As that wasn't working out, at the age of 14 Michael decided to Audition for Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. Nine drama credits, and a lot of improvisation training and embarrassment later Michael finished the program with a definite flair for presentation.
In 2008 Michael began his commercial radio career as a Reporter. He rose through the ranks quickly, becoming the Afternoon Desk Editor, Afternoon Anchor, Afternoon Drive Host, Music Director; eventually going on to host a syndicated Radio Show in 14 communities across Ontario. Michael has become an integral part of the local community. From taking part in the ALS ice bucket challenge, to Zip lining for the very first time for a 24 hour fundraiser, Michael is ready and willing to go the distance. Michael sits on the board of directors of The United Way, Stix & Pix, and has completed the Ontario Provincial Police Citizens Police Academy. Michael has accepted many challenges; including hosting the Terry Fox run, the MS Walk, Bushstock, Dover Roots music festival, South Coast Jazz, Waterford's Pumpkin Fest and many more.
Michael is also the voice of Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg. He has won several local and International awards, including Best Crime of the Week feature for 2015.