Monday Morning on CKDJ

CKDJ’s Monday Morning show with Doug and L-A “Monday Mornings will never be the same” CKDJ 107.9 FM Ottawa and listen online at

L-A in the host's chair

Doug in co-host role

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:

CKDJ Monday Morning Show Theme (Monday mash-up)

Here are some Ottawa “winter survival” stories:

January 30, 2012

Matt Frankie Francis’ winter survival story

Devin McNeil’s winter Survival Story

Chance Peterson’s winter Survival Story

February 6, 2012

Lorne Sellers’ winter survival story

Dan Mellon’s winter survival story

Brian Else’s winter survival story

February 13, 2012

Kyle Bauer’s winter survival story  

Jake Jackman’s winter survival story

Paolo Degasperis’ winter survival story

More coming soon!

And here is another file for your audio pleasure:

Ben’s Song promotion – Two Crown King (CKDJ Music Director Tom Boucher)

February 27, 2012

Alison’s winter survival Story

Jackie Browne’s winter survival story

Jordan Robb’s winter survival story

And here’s a little ‘bit’ that Doug and I did on a dare from our teacher:

Morning show Booger Bit as a dare from Dan Mellon

March 5, 2012

Jordan Peca’s Winter Survival Story

Marco Rossi’s Winter Survival Story

Scott Walker’s Winter Survival Story

Tom’s Pick Feature:

Tom’s Pick Feature – River with Damage Done

More to come!


4 Responses to Monday Morning on CKDJ

  1. Please feel free to click on the audio files. They are safe – they will take you to our Soundcloud account.

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