John has been on staff since August of 1983, making him the old vet of the station! Through the years, he has programmed, produced and/or hosted a wide variety of programs.
John has produced several compact disc recordings on behalf of the station: The Real Music of Christmas Volume One and The Real Music of Christmas Volume Two from EMI Classics; A Fine Romance from Sony Music Special Products; and Romantic Adagios and Movie Adagios from Universal Music.
John was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and although he misses the oil rich tax rebates, he does not pine for prairie winters. His parents encouraged his love of music, especially John’s father who was a piano and organ tuner. John later studied at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and subsequently moved to Toronto where he and his family are now firmly ensconced.
John’s other activities include programming shows for Air Canada’s in-flight radio, enRoute FM, hosting the International Festival of Authors and finally finishing the basement home construction.