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Born and raised in Welland, Ont., Randy Owen''s award-winning broadcasting career began with two consecutive awards for having 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 up to mid-day announcer and music director.
Randy spent nine years working the afternoon drive at CKGL and went on to become music director. In 1988, he became the first 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.
Starting in 1997, Randy went national for three years, hosting the popular cross Canada country music request show "Cryin'', Lovin'' or Leavin''" via satellite.
Randy came to Tillsonburg and Country 107.3 in October 2007, bringing with him a wealth of experience and his love of country music, from the old to the new, from the classics to today's hits.
A career highlight came in October 2009 when he was the emcee for the Walters Family performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (see photo).
Randy has interviewed a long list of country music personalities as well.This list includes Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Waylon Jennings, Shania Twain and many, many more!
Join Randy mornings from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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Craig Fox has been a veteran of radio for more than 25 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 OxfordCounty and are proud to call this area home. In his spare time, Craig currently enjoys breakfast.
Join Craig mornings from 5:00 am to 10:00 am.
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It continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.
Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.
It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.
Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends – "Its great to just talk and share with them."
In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.
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Gary brings over 25 years of broadcast experience back to Country 107 3 and Easy 101. He's always looking for ways to make his show better so your day can be brighter. Gary enjoys using his sense of humour and abundance of music knowledge to get you through your day. Keep Gary on in the office, your drive and at home.
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