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.

 

 


Summer Vacation Myth Busted

Friday, 23 June 2017 06:08 Craig Fox
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The common belief is that school children started to get summers off in the 19th century so they’d have time to help work on the family farm. Nice as that story is, it isn’t true. Summer vacation has little to do with tilling fields and more to do with sweaty, rich city kids being able to play hooky.  Way back in American Civil War time, kids did get time off to help on the farm…in the spring and fall, to help plant and harvest crops.  Meantime, city kids went to school all year long…the 1842 Detroit school calendar boasted 260 days of classes!  But as cities got denser, they got hotter.  And middle and upper class families decided that they would like to ‘get out of town’ during the hottest part of the year, and began heading for the lakes and the countryside.  School attendance wasn’t mandatory back then, and classrooms were being left half-empty.  With many workers now gaining victory in areas of vacation and limits on the length of workdays, others argued that students shouldn’t go to school year-round because it could strain their brains. Plus, air conditioning was decades away, and city schools during summertime were miserable, half-empty ovens.  So by 1900, urban districts had given in to closing schools in the summer, and rural schools soon adopted the same pattern.

 

Safety Rules For Summer

Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:16 Craig Fox
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• Do not dive in a wading pool.
• Do not bury yourself up to the neck in sand … at low tide.
• On the beach, always hide your keys and wallet by placing them inside your shoes. No thief has ever worked this out.
• No matter how important you consider styling on the beach, do not have your eyeballs pierced.
• Do not attempt to repair motorboat propellers while the engine is engaged.
• Do not pee in the pool. Even if it’s yours. Especially if it’s yours.
• Take everything you own to a picnic. If you don’t make 3 trips back to the vehicle, you’re just not trying.
• When getting into the car and the steering wheel is too hot to hold, do not attempt to steer.
• Always ask out a Summer date who is not only attractive to you, but also to mosquitoes.
• If you have a child under 15 with a smartphone, oh yeah, that thing is going in the pool.
• Always use SPF 10,000.

 

Tips For Dads

Friday, 16 June 2017 06:06 Craig Fox
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Here are some things that no man should do after the age of 30:
1 | Try an experimental haircut. (Especially one that requires excessive gel or stencils).
2 | Wear football or soccer shirts. (Unless you’re actually playing).
3 | Pretend you like hip-hop. (Be honest, you don’t).
4 | Invite your friends over and “entertain” them by mixing records. (You’re not a DJ, the summer of love is long gone and you find it hard enough to mix drinks).
5 | Run out of ice.
6 | Take your laundry home to your mom. (You should be bringing her presents by now, not dirty undershorts).
7 | Sleep on a futon.
8 | Stay over on a friend’s couch. (Unless Uber’s gone offline).
9 | Buy cheap shoes.  (Darn).
10 | Throw up during a night out. (You won’t remember doing it, others will).
11 |  Wear polo shirts with the collar up. (A bad idea at any age).
12 | Make a move on the office intern (ditto).
13 | Describe that rudimentary ‘spaghetti and meatballs’ recipe you’ve been trotting out since you left home as your ‘signature dish’.
14 | Have a nickname for your ‘little friend’. (We don’t  want to know, nor does the office  intern).

 

Millennials: Thank You?

Thursday, 15 June 2017 05:04 Craig Fox
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Australian millionaire Tim Gurner sparked a global uproar by singling out avocado toast as the reason many millennials can’t afford to buy their first homes. Well, that and “four coffees at $4 each”.  Now, the other side of the story.  A millennial has blogged a rebuttal of sorts, with some interesting things to say about her generation. Jennifer Wright points out a Business Insider article that said millennials are single-handedly killing restaurant chains like Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wing by not patronizing them. She added the following to the list: bar soap, Budweiser, and Coors.  She says her generation won’t put up with mediocre restaurants, or low-quality beer (or icky bars of soap, apparently). She says millennials drink less alcohol than any previous generation at their age, and are more likely to drink lots of coffee because they are aware that soft drinks aren’t good for them. She admits that people her age enjoy avocado, and that is because they have been raised to eat their vegetables.  She points out that her generation buys fewer diamonds because they are marrying later plus they can’t see the sense in spending three months pay on a sparkly hunk of rock, when they can bank that money and spend it on something nice in the future, like a car or a trip or even a house.

 

Sleep More, Earn Morel

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:56 Craig Fox
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If you’d like to earn more money, science has a simple solution: sleep more. It turns out, sleep deprivation is not only bad for your health; it’s bad for your bank account.  A third of North American workers report they regularly get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night.  But check this out:  A study from Williams College and the University of California showed that people who increased their sleep by one hour a night saw their wages increase by 5% in the long-run.  Doctors already know that poor sleep leads to poor health; it’s connected to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other physical conditions. But only lately have we been learning that poor sleep is bad for your financial health, too.  Poor sleep equals mistakes, makes you grouchy, and reduces your ability to learn.  So if you aren’t getting enough sleep, you could be less likely to get that raise or promotion.

 

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