Craig Fox

Craig FoxCraig 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.

 

 


Reasons It's Okay That Summer Is Ending

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 04:36 Craig Fox
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• Tailgating – Grilling is great, but grilling + sports + beer + getting way too competitive is even better.
• Hot Cocoa – Nothing helps you kick back like a hot cup of cocoa, especially if it’s spiked.
• Halloween Candy – The only time it’s acceptable to have candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
• Apple Picking – If you don’t pick your own apples, then you’re doing Fall all wrong.
• Holiday Leftovers – Mashed potatoes for days. Cranberry sauce on everything.
• Hot Soup – Not to mention cheddar broccoli bread bowls that’ll warm you up anytime.
• Pumpkin Pie – Might as well pop that top button on your pants now. It’s almost pie time.
• Pumpkin Spice Lattés – The first time each year that you catch a whiff of that pumpkin aroma, it’s magic.
• Mulled Wine – The perfect beverage for every Autumn party or family get-together.
• No More Hot Dogs – Bye-bye, Summer. We’ll be wanting you and your weenies again next year. Until then … so long tube steak!

 

Things Never Said On Star Trek

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 04:15 Craig Fox
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• “Transporters are working perfectly fine and will be able to resolve the problem shortly”
• “Have you tried switching it off and on again?”
• “Beam me sideways, Scottie.”
• “Sorry Captain but you’re barking up the wrong tree.”
• “Don’t you know about the bird, Spock?” “Yes.  Logic dictates that it is undoubtedly “the word”, Jim.
• “If you would have gone to LUDICROUS speed, we’d have been there by now.”
• “Yes We Khan.”
• “I’m really glad we actually stuck to the prime directive this time and just left the planet without incident”
• “We’re going to build a wall! It will be YUGE! And the Romulans will pay for it!”
• “If you like it then you shoulda put a Klingon it.”

 

Eclipse

Monday, 21 August 2017 04:32 Craig Fox
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Today, at least part of a Total Solar Eclipse will be visible all over North America. For those in the ‘path of totality’, the sky will go completely dark for a few minutes in the middle of the day.   From Earth, both the moon and sun will appear to be roughly the same size. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. Different phases of an eclipse can span over two hours but the ‘total’ phase can only last a maximum of 7.5 minutes for any one location. Because looking directly at the Sun can lead to eye damage, special eye protection or indirect viewing techniques need to be used when viewing the solar eclipse.  One option is a pair of solar viewing glasses or eclipse glasses. A simple pin-hole camera can also be constructed to project an image of the eclipse onto the ground or a wall. Watching the projection of the eclipse (with your back to the Sun)  is a safe way to view the event without eye protection.
Many people, referred to as ‘umbraphiles’ or ‘eclipse chasers’, have travelled hundreds or even thousands of miles in order to be in the ‘path of totality’ to witness the solar eclipse from the best possible vantage point. I hate to be a killjoy, but overcast skies can dash those plans by making viewing the eclipse next to impossible. If you are viewing from the path of totality, be sure to look around during those 2+ minutes when the Moon’s shadow is passing directly overhead. As the Moon plunges the surrounding area into twilight, plants, wildlife and even the weather are affected. Strangely, winds tend to go calm during this period of time. The temperature will drop, stars will appear, and birds will become confused and start chirping their nighttime songs.
OTHER ECLIPSE FAST FACTS:

• At just 70 miles wide, the path of the totality is narrow. For the rest of North America beyond this slim band, anywhere from 20 to 99 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon.
• The totality will reach Oregon at 10:16 am Pacific time, and will end in South Carolina at 2:49 pm Eastern time. That’s an hour and 33 minutes to cross the country. Not bad.
• There’s a total solar eclipse roughly once every 18 months. The next one will be on July 2, 2019, stretching over a wide swath of the Southern Pacific before passing across Chile and Argentina.
• The next solar eclipse over North America will be in 2024. After that? 2045.
• It is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays — even if the sun is partly obscured.” The intense light from the sun can damage your retina and cause “permanent scotoma or ‘blind spot’ in the central vision.”
• And just to be safe, keep pets indoors during the eclipse.

Aaaand just to rain a bit on everyone’s eclipse, a group known as The ‘Nibiru Cataclysm’ claims that the solar eclipse is a harbinger of the end of the world – and may be one of the prophesied 10 Biblical plagues. A leading voice in the movement has suggested it is proof a mythical alien planet will devastate life on Earth with an apocalyptic strike or near miss.  According to him, 33 days after the eclipse, the stars will align exactly as the book of Revelation says they will before the end of the world. That date? September 23, 2017.  At that point, unless this guy is nuts, The “Planet X” will appear, passing by or crashing into Earth, causing Armageddon.
(Now I see why all those people booked their holidays to go witness the eclipse!)

 

Sick Days; Not Just For Sickness Anymore

Thursday, 03 August 2017 04:56 Craig Fox
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A growing number of workplaces are moving to banish ‘sick days’. In fact, some employment experts believe that the term may become a thing of the past. But don’t worry. If you pick up a nasty cold that your child brought home from school or if you need a few days to recover from an operation, you’ll still be able to be off work. It’s more of a ‘re-branding’ of the term ‘sick day’. Many companies are grouping the total number of vacation, personal and sick days together into one pool, to be used at the employee’s discretion, and they are calling it ‘P.T.O.’ (Personal Time Off). It’s up to the employee to set aside sick days if they need them, but otherwise they can choose how to use their remaining days. Why? It seems that the term ‘sick day’ carries with it a certain stigma around the office. In fact, studies show that when you call in sick, 80% of your co-workers think you’re lying. Not conducive to a healthy workplace atmosphere. (Pardon the pun).
 

Things Not To Say At The Gym

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 04:15 Craig Fox
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• Could someone lift these weights for me? They’re heavy.
• I got my stomach by doing as many crunches as I can everyday. Usually either Nestle or Captain.
• Does this treadmill make me look fat?
• Can you point me to the Kegel machine please?
• Where is the ashtray?
• Wow.  I just did 30 minutes on the escalator.
• Your butt looks amazing through these binoculars!
• You don’t sweat much for a fat guy.
• If they are immediately available to use, why do they call them weights?
• How YOU doin’?

 

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