CHYM 96.7 is celebrating WORLD RADIO DAY! We want to celebrate along with you and share some fun stories from your fav CHYM announcers on why they love radio!  #WORLDRADIODAY



Brady – “I’ve been around the world of Radio my entire life, it’s safe to say I was born into it. Growing up my dad worked at radio stations (and still does to this day… almost 40 years!) For as long as I can remember I’ve been listening to the radio. I grew up in a house where it was always on, I mean always on, it never turned off! Weekends were spent at the station with my dad and that amazing feeling of being in a radio station never went away. It’s a cool feeling to be able to walk in your parents foot steps and I owe a lot of what I know now to my radio upbringing! It’s an absolute honour to be able to be on the radio everyday and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I owe a lot to this industry and I’m thankful for all of the amazing people I’ve gotten to meet along the way! I love it so much that I got a giant radio tattoo in the most painful spot on your arm, now that’s love! Happy World Radio Day!”



Tara – “I used to “play” radio as a kid but didn’t realize that it was an actual job until a favourite high school teacher suggested it might be something I might be interested in. I was! lol Most days it still feels like playing and I feel so fortunate to have a job that fills me with joy. I love the immediacy and spontaneity of radio. It’s a medium that brings people together and connects us all.”

Sandra – “I didn’t get into TV so I applied for a Radio Broadcasting course at Loyalist College, in Belleville and was accepted. Within days I was in love and so happy that I made that move. My first job was in promotions in Kamloops, B.C. and I wore flip flops to a rodeo. What did I know about rodeos? Nothing. But, learned that sheep leave messes that flip flops can’t handle…so gross. I have spent 48 Hours in a 10,000 gallon tank of water for charity, did an obstacle course (in platforms…poor planning on my part) during an Argo game, interviewed some really rad people, met some of my best friends, explored our great Country and most recently made our lobby explode with pumpkins to help the animals. Let’s be real, that was because of YOU! My goal has always been to turn the mic on and make someone smile. If I can make you smile, then I have done my job. Thanks for listening! Xo Sandra”


Adele – “I think what I love most about radio is how at any point in time ….we can change and adapt. We can be your best friend, your personal DJ, your source of information and be on the ground in hours in another country lending a hand. One of the most incredible experiences of my life was broadcasting from Haiti after the earthquake. Because of radio we were able to raise thousands of dollars and hand out medicine and food on behalf of Waterloo Region. The power of radio is endless – It is what we make it!!!”


Will – “As a young child, I remember getting ready for school and the first thing I would do when I woke up, was turn on my portable radio! Listening to my favourite songs and on air personalities was the wake up call I needed to get me going for the day… I would always share with my family what announcers were on at what time & yes, I might have had trouble with math class, but I could ALWAYS remember the lyrics to every song on the radio (and would often belt it out through out the day!)

Over the last 17 years, I’m so thankful I’ve been able to work in the radio industry. I started out interning on a street team and would get to attend fun events and meet listeners for the first time. Even when I was on the street team – I always knew that my dream was to be ‘on the radio’! I knew my passion was to be the one that shares stories and gets to talk in between the music I love!  In my career so far, I’ve been fortunate to meet so many amazing people both in the industry and those who have listened – you never take that for granted. I love to connect & it’s so amazing that we are able to connect to so many people on a daily basis.  I’m so thankful the CHYM family (that means YOU) has embraced me with open arms and I can’t wait to see what’s next on this crazy and wild radio ride! Happy World Radio Day!”