Paul Morrow, Weekday Mornings | 6am – 10am
Paul is originally from Pitt Meadows, BC and has been with the Eagle for two years now. When Paul isn’t on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee or listening to Coldplay you may find him pounding back hamburgers because you can put anything on a burger and it’s good. He once had peanut butter on a burger. It was good. Words to live by from Paul … Live the life you want to live, you only get one.
Bill Nation, Weekday Mornings | 6am – 10am, News
It all began more than 30 years ago at a small radio station in Grand Forks, B.C. From there, Bill worked at a station in one of the province’s northern-most settlements. Over the years, his career has also taken him to places such as Edmonton, where he worked in private and public radio and T.V., including the CBC and various independent news outlets. Bill likes to spend as much time as possible doing as little as possible, while enjoying time with his wife, two Basset Hounds and pounding a few cool ones.
Steve Rossner, Weekdays | 10am – 2pm
Steve grew up in Coquitlam, B.C., and has been with the radio station for almost 10 years (with a small break from 2012- 2013). Steve likes enjoying his favourtie movie The Dark Night while eating Toad in the hole. Steve loves giving away prizes to happy listeners, and not having to wear pants at work!
Words to live by : I’m sure you think you understand what you thought I meant, but I’m certain what I meant is not what you think…Understand?
Rick Yurkewich, Weekdays | 2pm – 6pm
Our Dauphin, Manitoba born Afternoon Drive Host came back to the Eagle in 2007, and is loving The part in between the start and finish of his day. Rick is a pussycat, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a LION. We see more Garfield in him with his love for Italian foods and love for hanging out! When asked about his favourite band he said this “That’s like asking a parent to pick their favourite child. But if I had to narrow it down, Floyd and Sabbath would be at the top of my ‘all time’ favourites. But my musical taste is so much broader. I absolutely love Jewel and Dido. I’m a big fan of James Blunt, Michael Buble, Sinatra, and the list goes on and on. Wow, I have a lot of kids, don’t I?”
Jon De Roo, News Reporter
Jon is brand new to British Columbia, and is excited to experience everything he can that our beautiful province has to offer. He can be seen hanging out in his favourite green t-shirt, eating stir fry, and watching reruns of Seinfeld. Hi words to live by are “YOLO”
Zachary Langdon, Weekends | 9am – 3pm
Zach is from Calgary, Alberta and joined the team 6 months ago. He likes the colour green which is probably why most of his favourite foods contain things that are green – Tacos, Pizza, Burgers, Pasta! What you didn’t know is that if Zach could be any animal it would be a wolf … he is our one man wolf pack on weekends. When life gives you lemons make grape juice and let the world figure out how you did it.
Linda Thomas, Promotions Director
Linda has been with The Eagle for over three years, and she is originally from Winchester, Ontario. She is loving working with all of the organizations, businesses, and events in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. You will always find a stash of candy in her desk because the only reason anyone would be crazy enough to run as much as she does is so that she can eat candy all the time! Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.
Melissa Morrow, Creative Writer
Melissa is our resident coffee lover – she loves the colour of coffee, the free coffee at work, and her favourite food is coffee. You can tell that she is a new mom for sure. Don’t let her being a new mom fool you as she is a retired roller derby player, and she once played against the San Diego Derby Dolls. Her words to live by … “Everything will flow”
Trudy Lamorie, Reception
Trudy is the friendly face you see when you come to our Courtenay Studio, and she is the person that is always happy to help our listeners! She has been with The Eagle for almost ten years, and loves being able to help out in any way that she can.
Julia Fisher, Traffic Clerk/Reception
Campbell River Studio
Julia schedules the commercial logs for both 99.9 The Lounge and 88.9 The Beach, and she loves her job. She also serves as Receptionist in Campbell River and all these duties make her a busy gal.
Mike Adamson, Account Executive
Mike has had extensive experience in the marketing field including over 25 years in both print and radio mediums. Whether your business has a small or large advertising budget, Mike will customize a program that will execute the correct strategy that will bring your companies brand awareness to the top of our listeners minds.
Wayne Valera, Account Executive
Wayne’s position is to build strong working relationships with business people, and more importantly help them grow and drive our listeners to their businesses or events. Wayne takes pride in providing honest and professional service, and he has helped many businesses reach their advertising goals.
Bill Cymbala, Account Executive
Bill’s vast and diverse experience in not only radio marketing, but also the television and entertainment field, provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise on what’s most important for his advertising clients to obtain the most success in their advertising campiagns. Over the years, having been on both sides of the media table; a television News videographer, dj, script writer, professional studio musician and marketing account executive, allows Bill to look after his advertisers with full knowledge of what will work for them within a budget that they are comfortable with.
Richard Skinner, Operations and Sales Manager
A graduate of BCIT Broadcast Communications, Richard has worked in the radio, television, and newspaper industries since 1978. Initially hired as Sales Manager at 97.3 The Eagle when it was owned by Central Island Broadcasting; Richard added the title of Operations Manager in 2007 when The Jim Pattison Broadcast Company purchased Island Radio. Richard is also a past Director for The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Past- President of The Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise.
Kent Wilson, Program Director
Kent is the Program Director for six different stations including the Eagle, so he has been around forever. It’s hard to believe that Kent does not drink coffee, yet is always ready to go and help out where he can. The Richmond born guy enjoys Canucks and Blue Jays games while eating a really good steak! His favourite parts of the job are the really unique opportunities like getting to ride with the snowbirds. His motto – “Live Simply. Dream Big. Be Grateful. Give Love. Laugh Lots.”