I began hosting on CKDJ’s Monday Morning show on January 23, 2012 – partly to replace Chris Fudali when he left for an internship in Brockville.
I hosted January 23 solo, and kept things simple with no extra production (since it was only confirmed to me a few days before that I would have the show). Later on January 23, Doug Ralph approached me about being my co-host. Doug has a similar background to me in radio but with more experience in morning commercial radio (on HOT 89.9 FM). He hosts shows on CHUO (the University of Ottawa station) while I host on CKCU (Carleton University’s station). I’m also his official 2nd year mentor and have a strong interest in him and his career. He’s the perfect co-host.
He does weather, ‘sweeps’ (quick announcing of songs), breaks, funnies and sometimes the traffic report. I do a lot of production for the show and have been collecting Ottawa winter survival stories, as well as include other stories and a Stoke the Folk musical mash-up preview around 8:45 am EST.
I also created a musical mash-up show theme based on Monday songs that was a lot of fun to do. I hope you enjoy little taste tests of the show.
Have a great morning! (I’m sure it’s morning somewhere when you read this!)
Laurie-Ann “L-A” Copple
Here is our show theme:
Here are some Ottawa “winter survival” stories:
January 30, 2012
February 6, 2012
February 13, 2012
More coming soon!
And here is another file for your audio pleasure:
February 27, 2012
And here’s a little ‘bit’ that Doug and I did on a dare from our teacher:
March 5, 2012
Tom’s Pick Feature:
More to come!