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Rick Douglas

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Rick Douglas has been involved with Internet Radio for over 10 years, owning several stations along the way; Good Times Radio Network, Mix88 and now, Classic Hits Canada.  During this time, he has produced ‘live’, prerecorded and voice-tracked shows. Over time, he has amassed a vast digital collection of music in a lot of different genres and looks forward to showcasing this music on Classic Hits Canada.

 

Garth Oxner

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Garth Oxner, aka "The Oxinator", has always loved music and has grown up listening to a variety of radio stations. Garth began online DJing in 2010. Several years later he was asked to do an inspirational show on a community radio station. Soon after this, Garth accepted a position as volunteer Program Manager on an internet Radio Station based in Halifax. Garth Left this station to team up with James Rogers as co-owner of Planet Radio Canada. Following PRC, Garth owned and managed KRN radio, this station later became Classic Radio Halifax. Feeling a need to take a break from the ownership side of radio, Garth closed Classic Radio Halifax. Not long after CRH stopped broadcasting, Garth was asked to present on Spectrum Internet Radio. Garth continues to be an on air host on Spectrum Internet Radio with his flagship show "Forever Celtic", as well as "Classic Rock Monday"; both of these programs will air on Classic Hits Canada as well. Garth is excited to join Sue and Rick in owning Classic Hits Canada.

Sue Thexton

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Sue is relatively new to radio broadcasting.  She was introduced to it a couple of years ago by her life partner, Garth Oxner, and has not looked back.
Sue premiered on “Friday Night” with Garth on KRN Radio and has recently presented “Ladies Choice” and co-hosted “Wacky Wednesday’s” on Spectrum Internet Radio.
Never a dull moment when Sue is on the air – she looks forward to entertaining listeners with great music and lots of fun!

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JB In The Morning

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"Playing everything from Aerosmith to ZZ Top and keeping the Classic's Classic." 
That's how JB starts most of his shows.  His humour with those occasional 'rental lips' days and his insatiable desire to learn and share the music, the bands, their facts and stories makes for an upbeat, fun and informative “JB In The Morning” show. When he isn’t participating in his favorite pastimes (golf, traveling and video games) he is spending a tremendous amount of time researching, developing and airing his shows.
JB’s interest in music began as a kid with playing brass instruments and several other instruments and that developed into being in several different bands throughout the years. After retiring from the construction industry and several other businesses’, he started doing voiceovers. It just so happened an owner of a radio station heard him and strongly suggested he start his own show and that is how “JB In The Morning” was born.
For JB it’s all about Classic Rock that, without realizing it, you are rockin’ out right along with him. Other music (other than country) is great too but Classic Rock is his passion.
"More Rock - Less Talk"

 

 

Pat - DJ Grumpy

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Involved with music most of his life, Pat started playing musical instruments and singing when he was a pre-teen. To this day, music helps him remain young at heart.
As an over-fed, long haired leaping gnome, and an over 40 victim of fate, Pat enjoys the occasional bottle of wine. Why stop at just one glass?
Pat has worked in project management for over 25 years, and has been married to the same woman for longer than she cares to remember. He says he is not really that grumpy, just surrounded by people that are too damn happy. The name of his show is "Anything Goes" because he plays anything and lots of it!

 

 

Wayne Schnare

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Wayne was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia and grew up in Central Halifax. Since his early teens, Wayne has been involved in the local music scene. After retiring, Wayne began doing voice overs for a community radio station. This involvement, in radio, led to the Wolf’s Den. At the same time, Wayne has been active as a host, stage manager and MC for many local music festivals. In addition to radio and music, Wayne is involved in mental health and cancer related charities. As well as hosting Wolf’s Den, Wayne also hosts “The Atlantic Indie Project”; a program that showcases original music by rising performers and previously unknown writers/performers. We, at Classic Hits Canada, are excited to have Wayne on our team as host of the “Wolf’s Den”. 

DJ Hunter

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DJ Hunter has been in radio since 2012, and he knew from a young age that he was made for this business.  His past and present work has ranged from FM and Internet radio and making DJ mixes.  When he is not on air, he enjoys spending time with Allie, who is his dog you might hear a lot about when you listen to his shows.  He is also an avid music fan, and a college student.   Hunter joins Rick Douglas 'live' every Thursday at 7 pm Eastern for “Collage” on Classic Hits Radio.

Tony Angel

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Tony Angel has more than 40 years experience in the radio business, spending most of his early days in Upstate NY working at stations owned by Merv Griffin. Tony believes the music is the star of the show and he’s just there to present it. 
Tony Angel presents the Class Reunion Oldies Show every Saturday at 8 PM on Classic Hits Canada.

Brian Ford

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Brian has been involved in radio since 2005 working at a local community FM radio station for 3 years in Edinburgh, Scotland. While on a trip to Florida, the biggest thing in his life happened. Was it the thrill-seeking rides? Was it the magic of Disney world? No, It was the wonder of Country Music, that he discovered on a trip back from the Magic Kingdom Park hearing Kenny Chesney's, "She Thinks my Tractor's Sexy". This gave him a passion for Country Music. He eventually discovered internet radio and worked for several different stations while learning how to produce DJ mixes. You can hear Brian's mini-mixes on Collage the third Thursday of each month. He also provides a Country Singles Countdown Show, right here on Classic Hits Canada.

Chad Jackson

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Chad has a passion for country music and all that it entails but it ambushed him without him even realizing it.
Music has always been a large part of Chad’s life, but generally he enjoyed the rockier side, however, country music crept into his iPod and he didn’t even know.
A vacation to Canada from the UK, where Chad lives, was all it took to hook him fully and now, if you snapped him in half, it would say “Country” all the way through like a stick of Blackpool rock.
In 2019 Chad was offered the opportunity to have a country radio show on Spectrum Internet radio station. Despite having only 40 country cd’s, (400 songs), he jumped at the chance.
Within a year Chad had won the prestigious ISSA International Radio Station DJ of the Year, Bronze award. This encouraged him even more to push further and wider with his shows, having independent artists at the heart of it.
Now joining the Classic Hits Canada team, he is looking forward to entertaining Canada with his mix of Canadian, American and European country music.

DJ Purple

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Purple knew at the age of five, when she used to tape songs off the radio, that she wanted to be a DJ. She later got the opportunity to work at a small station in New York for four years. Purple is often told that her voice has a unique quality that stands out from the crowd. Music has always been her passion, especially music of the 80's. It was an exciting period of music, and each week Purple will take you back in the time machine to revisit a time where the party never ends. Her other passion besides music; all things purple of course! 
Her show, Flashback 80's with Purple, is heard on Classic Hits Canada every Friday at 10 PM Eastern.

James Rogers

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James Rogers is known in the on-line radio world as 'The Musicman'. He was dubbed this by Russ Horton, long time DJ, Radio Station owner and good friend. James grew up in Toronto, Canada listening to the best radio station in the world, 1050 Chum. Since the age of pre-birth he wanted to be a disc jockey. Sitting in the back of the Buick, he'd emulate the on-air jocks and drive his Parents crazy...
Developing a keen ear for music, he continued to dream of someday becoming a DJ...unfortunately that road went untraveled until he met Russ. In 2013, Russ was developing an on-line radio station out of Georgetown, Ontario called 'd-moos.com'. He invited James to join and the rest as they say continues with James becoming The Musicman, leaving d-moos and starting his own station called 'Planet Radio Canada'.
In 2015, The Musicman retired and moved to the lovely east coast of Canada taking his beloved PRC with him and setting up shop, streaming a most successful on-line station while doing his own live shows...with the help of friends and eventually meeting Garth Oxner, PRC continued to thrive until 2017.
At that time life changed and other adventures took over his life...until now.
The Musicman is back with his 3D Variety show, broadcasting live from 6pm - 9pm ET each and every Tuesday evening.

Mike Bollea

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Mike Bollea's Jukebox Party is syndicated on many AM, FM and Internet stations around the world with listening audiences of over 100,000 listeners.  This show, "Mike Bollea's Jukebox Party" presents some of the "Greatest Hits" and "Rare Gems" of the 50's - Early 60's. Plus features like, "Songs That Should Have Made It, But No One Played It" - "Fabulous Flips" - "Before They Were Hits" - "Keeping The Blues Alive". With over 50,000 Oldies, "You Just Never Know What You're Going To Hear Next" Thanks for listening and Enjoy.....  You can reach out to me at discjockeymike@verizon.net. Mike Bollea’s Jukebox Party airs at 6pm ET on Classic Hits Canada.

Gordon Heffler

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Gordon Heffler is the host of the 2 hour weekly program "Look For A Star" which has been airing on various radio stations and internet stations since 1998 and is now heard here on Classic Hits Canada. He started in radio broadcasting setting up his own pirate radio station while still in High School in 1964 and has been involved behind the scenes as a Broadcast Technician for a number of Nova Scotia based Community stations since 1992. He has always followed the Billboard and CHUM charts in pop music throughout his lifetime and has a home music library of over 53,000 selections of music from the 40's to 1999. He has served as both Engineer at CHUM Halifax as well as technical support and consultant for over half a dozen Community stations. As a Broadcaster, his "Star" program is produced in his home studio weekly and features either an artist, a genre, a year or a decade in music along with biographical information as well as his personal experiences with the music over the years. Look For A Star is heard here on Classic Hits Canada every Sunday from 7pm to 9pm Eastern.