About Mike

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I’m a Waterloo Region based journalist with experience in radio and digital storytelling.

I helped the CBC launch a radio station and website in Kitchener in 2013 called CBC Kitchener-Waterloo on 89.1 FM. I worked as a newsreader and reporter while I was there. Working for the CBC helped me advance my writing and performance skills. It also sharpened my news-sense.

Prior to my time with the CBC, I worked for the Rogers Kitchener Radio Group, primarily as a reporter and news anchor on 570 News. However, I started with Rogers part-time as a technical producer, or a board operator. From there I took on a second role in the promotions department. After a couple months of that, I picked up yet a third role helping out in the newsroom. This is how I was able to prove my mettle and eventually shed the numerous job titles and join the newsroom on a full-time basis.

The foundation for my entry into the radio business was built at Conestoga College where I graduated from the Broadcast Radio class of 2011 on the President’s Honour List. I got my first taste of working in radio during the first year of the program. While balancing the increasingly demanding schedule of work and school was difficult, I wouldn’t change the path I took. As a matter of fact, my advice to current students is always this: objective number one should be to immediately find a part-time job in the radio industry. Once your foot is in the door at a radio station, or whatever your chosen profession is, the opportunities at your fingertips are far greater.

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