From farm life, to the oil patch, Jason Gregor always loved sports. So, one day after realizing that oil money wasn't making him happy, he made the jump to sports radio, and has been a rising star ever since. Hear what the moment was that convinced him to change careers, and his takes on things like the sanctity of the locker room, on Off Mic!

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From the morning announcements in school, to the morning zoo in Vancouver, to being one of the biggest names in voice acting in LA, it's been a heck of a trip for David Kaye. We'll talk about why he got in to radio, and why he got out, plus advice for all you aspiring "voice monkeys" out there. It's all this week on Off Mic.

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This week, we go across the desk at the private studios of the Humble & Fred show to get the story from the "sidekick" on the show, if you can call it that anymore. How did a young sports broadcaster become part of the biggest show in Toronto? And why we still need so much music? All of this from Fred Patterson this week on Off Mic!

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When you have a run in the industry like Humble Howard, you end up with a lot of stories to tell, even if you don't think they're all that interesting. Turns out, they are interesting, as are Howard's thoughts on what Canadian radio needs to do to evolve to the next level, and the differences between terrestrial and satellite radio. Meet the man who swore in front of Anne Murray, this week on Off Mic!

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Another story of the weird ways people get in to radio. Imagine sitting at a desk answering phones, and being discovered by a morning show. Now imagine taking that opportunity, and running with it all the way to a major Drive show in Toronto. For Blake, it wasn't always easy, but it was almost always fun. Except for the Santa suit...

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A seemingly innocuous gift at an early age would end up shaping the career of one of the biggest names in Canadian radio. From being teased as a music nerd, to being celebrated for one, one of Canada's great story tellers tells his own story.

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There's no one right or wrong way to get in to the radio business, this podcast has proved that. But if you were a betting man, you probably wouldn't put much money on someone with nothing but a pile of Twitter followers getting a major market morning gig. Ryder and Hot 107 did bet on Lisa Evans though, and it's paying off big time. 

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Sometimes, you can't go home again, but sometimes it's only because you're so happy where you're at. That describes Jonny Staub, an Ontario boy who is killing it on the West coast in Van City. It wasn't an easy journey though, with a lot of ups and downs along the way. Jonny tells his story, and talks about how he finally got to live his truth on Off Mic!

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Everyone who has worked in radio for a decent period of time has likely had the chance to talk to folks just getting in to the business. For Lamya Asiff, she does it for a living. Lamya teaches news at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in the Radio & Television program, trying to share her passion for journalism with the next batch of fresh faces coming through. So what's it like balancing shaping the future of the industry with a home life, and being part of a major market morning show? Lamya shares that this week on Off Mic. 

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The old saying goes, "You haven't been in radio until you've been fired." That said, no one is actively going around looking to get canned just for the street cred. And when you do get let go, there's not guarantee you'll be back. When Todd Hancock got let go after a lengthy stay at CFOX in Vancouver, he didn't panic, he found a way to do what he loved, on his own terms. 

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