+ BOB MURRAY
I first caught the radio “bug” while listening to Montreal funnyman Ralph Lockwood in the seventies. It got me wondering if I could actually play the fool and get paid for it! I ran out and plunked down $900 (a lot of dough when you are making $100 per week!) for a radio correspondence course that promised everyone that they would be a radio star with the right amount of talent and perserverence. I sent out audition tapes and got one job offer from that endeavour; all night news in Cornwall for $100 per week.
From there, a little common sense prevailed and I returned to university and studied marketing and computer science while spending far too much time at the college radio station. I got my first radio break at the local top 40 station operating the controls on a Sunday night and reading obituary ads!
From there my radio travels took me to Montreal, Hamilton, Kitchener, and Toronto. I finally got it right in 2012 when I joined Jewel92 as a weekender and holiday pinch hitter. When I am not filling the ‘waves with sound bites, you will find me driving big trucks, futzing with computers, photographing sunsets and things, and promising myself that I will start a regular gym habit (tomorrow).
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