I am actually born and raised in Fort McMurray, 1987. Hospital the whole nine. We’re a dying breed or at least we were.
I actually fell in love with radio being here in Fort McMurray. We used to be just a two-station town. I was always fascinated by radio. As soon as I left Fort McMurray to go to high school in Edmonton, I found out that there were so many other different kinds of radio stations and different kinds of personalities. It just flooded my imagination with ideas and that's what made me want to get into it.
I came back to Fort McMurray to finish high school then as soon as I graduated I tried to get into NAIT down in Edmonton. It took me a couple tries but eventually, I got in and the timing worked out really well. Because as soon as I was done I heard the news about a new radio station opening up in Fort McMurray. And that's the one that I'm on and have been on for ten years now.
I was actually convinced that as soon as I left Fort McMurray and was out in the wild world I would never come back. I was sure I wouldn't come back to live with my parents if I did end up coming back. I'd want to find my own place and do my own thing. As soon as I was done school I was still in starving student mode and the radio station opened up and I bit my pride and came back and I’m really glad that I did.
I really do love the people here and the scenery that we have. It's a little bit changed after 2016 but it is amazing, the range of different things we can do and see here. We actually have seasons we have a full winter and a full summer it gets incredibly green in the summer. There's a lot of variety, a lot of people think there's not a lot of things to do here but there's the whole wide world at our doorstep.
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