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Time(s): Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 – 4:00pm
Blain Henshaw has been a volunteer at Seaside-FM since July 2013, but his voice has been heard on the station through his music and in interviews with Paul Kennedy and Frank Cameron since the release of his first CD in the fall of 2011.
An award winning radio and television journalist, Blain spent over 20 years in broadcasting before going to work for 20 years as a senior communications advisor to the Nova Scotia government.
He has been writing songs and performing since he was a child, releasing his first record (a vinyl 45 rpm disc!) in 1975. Currently, he has three CDs to his credit and maintains a busy schedule performing in concerts, festivals and shows around the province and in Ontario.
At Seaside-FM, Blain’s regular shift is from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays and he occasionally does the 10 AM to 2:00 PM “Coffee Club” show when Frank Cameron or Gail Rice are absent.
With 20 years experience as a working journalist, Blain is a volunteer news advisor at Seaside and enjoys working with students in the newsroom.
He is the proud dad of two adult children, Kimberley and Christopher.
Program(s): Bruce’s Choice
Time(s): Friday 1:00 – 4:00pm
Bruce was in radio in Saint John in the 60s in both AM and FM as well as News.
He started at 105.9 Seaside FM in June, 2003 hosting Bruce`s Choice on Fridays from 1 to 4 PM.In January 2008 he began the Wednesday evening program You and the Night and the Music from 6-8.Bruce and Susan live in Eastern Passage. His family, including two grandkids (Nikala and Gabriel) are in New Glasgow. Bruce was ordained to ministry in the Anglican Church in 1976 and in retirement helps at
Christ Church, Dartmouth. He warmly thanks all who are Friends of 105.9 Seaside FM.
Program(s): Evening Solitude & Specially Sinatra
Time(s): Thursday 6:05 – 8:00pm & Sunday 11:00pm – 12:00am
Hailing from Toronto, Charles hosts Evening Solitude and Specially Sinatra on 105.9 Seaside FM. Since 1988, Charles has been host and contributor to various radio programs throughout Canada including CHEV-FM, Radio Markham, Spirit One Radio, CJRT-FM, CKDU-FM, VoicePrint Canada, and Accessible Media Inc. Currently, Charles works in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and volunteers in various charitable organizations including playing music for recreation therapy for veterans with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Charles is also an avid film, television, music archivist and historian contributing to various publications.
Program(s): Juke Box Saturday
Time(s): Saturday 4:00 – 6:00pm
Chris brings you favourites from the 50s, 60s and early 70s every Saturday, from 4:00-6:00 pm! It’s a chance to let your mind wander back to the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves. We feature This Day in Rock and Roll History, an Artist Spotlight, and all the oldies you need to keep you singing, dancing and reminiscing! Requests are welcome at email@example.com. Chris has spent more than a decade working up and down the radio dial in metro, with stints at CBC, CKDU, CJCH, C100, 780 KIXX, Q104, KOOL FM and LITE 92.9. He’s found his home at 105.9 Seaside FM, where the great tradition of grassroots radio is alive and well!
Position: Administration/Commercial Traffic
Program(s): Rolling Home News, Weather and Sports
Time(s): Tuesday 4:00-6:05pm
Program(s): Coffee Club
Time(s): Monday, Wednesday & Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm
It all started at a 250-watt radio station in New Glasgow. While in high school, Frank hung out at CKEC and begged for work. He said, “my knees were full of scratches from being down on them so often.” Finally, after he got out of high school, the station hired him. He spent a year learning his craft, and he was lured to the Town of Truro in 1956. Frank spent three wonderful years at CKCL. In 1959, he moved to the big city of Halifax and went to work for the oldest radio station in the province. He spent eight years there and when the station went Top 40 (or Top 60), Frank enjoyed the notoriety and the station garnered 65 per cent of the available Halifax radio audience. While at CHNS, he was offered a Television show at CBC Halifax. The show was a national program called Music Hop and the Halifax version was known as Frank’s Bandstand.
In 1967 Frank traded in his 45’s for a full time job at the CBC. He did radio and television for almost 30 years until he retired from the Corporation in 1995. But Frank wasn’t finished. He returned to CHNS for another ten years. In 2005, he decided he had enough and left CHNS. Frank was 67 years old. Along came Wayne Harrett, GM of Seaside FM and asked if he would like to volunteer at the community station. Frank is now 76 and still enjoying every minute of it.
Program(s): The Coffee Club
Time(s): Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Program(s): Look For a Star
Time(s): Every second Monday 8:00 – 10:00pm and every Sunday 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Gordon has been with Seaside for most of it’s existence in the dual role of Chief Engineer and as well broadcast host of the program Look For A Star on 2nd Monday evenings and weekly late Saturday evenings.
Born in Halifax and in his sixties, Gordon has had an interest in radio since age 9. After a career in computer servicing and then again at CHUM Radio as an engineer, Gordon, now retired, loves to share his vast home music library through his Look For A Star program and heads the technical team at Seaside that keeps the station on air and sounding good.
Program(s): Music Unlimited
Time(s): Monday & Friday 9:05 – 10:00am
Ian MacPhee was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, but grew up in Truro from the age of 2. He fell in love with radio at an early age, listening to CKCL in Truro with morning man Frank MacDonald and Saesma Harry Dewer fighting over the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians. Even back then, Ian was the first on mike with the Hi-Y Big Beach show on CKCL. He moved on to CJCH in November of 1969 hosting various shows. Then, he worked on the rock at CJON with Merv Russell in Newfoundland for a short time. Then in 1970, Ian went over to CKDH in Amherst where he hosted the morning show for over 18 years and raised his family of four. In 1988 Ian joined CHNS till 1990, and then launched SUN-FM on August 30th of 1990 where he met his pal Paul Marr. Ian said, “At present I enjoy Music Unlimited with 105.9 SEASIDE-FM. I haven’t feel like this about radio for a LONG time! It’s such a pleasure to play this kind of music for our listeners who are so appreciative. Thanks go out to Wayne Harrett, our GM for this opportunity.”
Position: Announcer & Sales
Program(s): A Seaside Friday Night
Time(s): Friday 8:00 – 10:00pm
Jim Mason Coe began his volunteer broadcast career with 105.9 Seaside FM back in July of 2000. He has been with our station from the very beginning and has watched the little station from the Passage grow and grow over the past 8 years. On Jim’s show, A Seaside Friday Night, he ends every show with Elvis, likes to play as many requests as possible and he invites you to call him with your requests at 902-469-6000.
Position: Station Announcer
Program(s): Sentimental Journey
Time(s): Sunday 7:00 – 9:00pm
Program(s): Rise N’ Shine Morning Edition
Time(s): 8:00 – 11:00am
Louanne MacRae has been a member of Seaside FM since November 2012. She does Traffic and is Wayne Harrett’s sidekick for the Saturday morning Rise and Shine show!
Louanne has a Broadcasting Diploma from Atlantic Broadcasting Institute from back in 1993 and worked at Q104 as an overnight broadcaster for a short term. She lived in Eastern Passage for about 20 years and her 2 children grew up in the community. In her spare time, Louanne enjoys anything to do with the outdoors, traveling, and music.
Program(s): Jazz and Then Some & Seaside Sunday Morning
Time(s): Thursday 8:00 – 10:00pm & Sunday 10:00 – 12:00pm
Martyn is your host of “Jazz and Then Some” and 105.9 Seaside FM’s Sunday Morning. He was born in England and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Martyn moved to Nova Scotia in 1990 and began hosting “Jazz and Then Some” at Seaside FM in 2002. He enjoys playing your requests and favourites!
Position: Announcer & Assistant Program Director
Program(s): East Coast Feeling, Mellow Country & Top 40 Easy Memories
Time(s): Sunday 12:00 – 1:00pm, 1:00 – 2:00pm, 2:00 – 4:00pm.
New Brunswick-born Paul Kennedy wanted to be a radio announcer when he was 12, and started his radio career at CJLS in Yarmouth in 1968. Although he spent some 25 years in country radio, he was initially impressed by Top 40 pop and easy listening music in the 50s and 60s. Over the years, Paul has developed a real passion for many talented East Coast artists. Some of his favourite interviews include Anne Murray (his first), Stompin Tom, Waylon Jennings, John McDermott, Shania Twain, Al Martino, Faith Hill, and John Denver. His favourite all time concert was John Denver in 1984. He is very proud of the fact that he has been with 105.9 Seaside FM from the very beginning, and he loves sharing a wide array of music every weekend with Seaside listeners.
Program(s): Habourlights, Music From the Heart, The Matinee Show (Monday, The Tartan Hour and The Saturday Show
Time(s): Weeknight 10:00pm – 12:00am, Sunday 9:00am/pm, Monday 2:00 – 4:00pm & Saturday 11:00 – 4:00pm.
Paul Marr was born and brought up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he attended schools including St. Patrick’s High in the 1970s and then on to St. Mary’s University for the arts program. Paul first went into Broadcasting in 1977 at CHNS radio and then on to CFDR for much of his career. He spent some years at SUN-FM and CHFX-FM. It has been a very enjoyable time over the years. He loves the music and the entire media scope in general. He says there’s a lot of very interesting people working in the broadcast industry. Paul hopes that you’re enjoying 105.9 Seaside FM!
Program(s): Musical Treasures
Time(s): Every second Monday 8:00 – 10:00pm
Raymond (Ray) Hill and his wife of 57 years, Mary, reside in the HRM. They have 3 children: one daughter and two sons. Ray has been a broadcaster with N.W.B.C. radio for 13 years, serving the last four as President/manager. He resigned from that station in November 2009. Before getting involved in radio, he spent 6 years as a camera and audio person with Access Cablevision in Dartmouth, N.S. Ray is also well known in the music industry singing many years in bars, lounges, dancehalls, and private functions. He also has two CD’s to his credit. Ray also wears a kilt and played with well-known Highland Pipe Bands: The Black Watch Highlanders and the Wylde Thyme. He also served eighteen years with the Halifax Regional Police Service, and six years with the R.C.M.P. “H” Division. He completed 25 years participating with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo as a bandsman. Ray retired in 1993 as Atlantic Regional Director, following 30 plus years in the Industrial Relations field. You can listen to Ray every second Monday evening from 8:00–10:00 p.m. right here on 105.9 Seaside FM.
Program(s): On a Monday Evening & Rolling Home
Time(s): Monday 6:00 – 8:00pm & Friday 4:00 – 6:00pm
Robyn grew up on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and graduated from MSVU in 1977. After living in Alberta, she returned to Nova Scotia in 2005. She volunteered at CKUA Radio in Edmonton and has been with 105.9 Seaside FM since 2011. Robyn helps in the Administration Office and has been reporting news since 2012.
Program(s): “Anything Goes” open request line program.
Time(s): Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00pm
Biography: At the time of this posting (August 2017) Rodger is in his 14th year at Seaside FM. The Big Band Show aired for over 13 years with a wonderful loyal following and an amazing request line, but more and more requests were coming in for a broader range of music. In March of 2017 a decision was made to make the change to a completely open line request program hopefully satisfying all callers for the music they want to hear, hence “Anything Goes”.
Rodger has been involved in music and public speaking his entire life. In the early years Rodger studied piano under the McGill Conservatory Music program and played clarinet and tenor sax in the Asbestos, QC Harmony Band. After a wonderful career of seven years in The Royal Canadian Navy Bands including the Naden Band, the Cornwallis Band, The Stadacona Band and the Royal 22nd Regiment Band (Vandoos) he continues to play piano for personal and public enjoyment.
Rodger is enjoying his retirement with music, Seaside Fm and gardening. As a retired Master Gardener he loves to talk to anyone about gardening and maintains several properties in the Halifax Dartmouth area. Rodger is also a member of the RCLegion Centennial Branch 160 on Main Street. You may see him at the Portland Street Super Store during the annual Poppy Campaign in November.
Rodger is the producer and host of “Anything Goes”105.9 Seaside FM. One of the most popular contests aired on Seaside is “Name That Tune Contest” now in its 7th year and part of “Anything Goes”. As is often said, stay tuned for the ever-popular “Name That Tune Contest”. The contest runs for one month at a time during each of the four seasons.
Please call in a request any Wednesday evening from 8-10 pm to hear your favourite piece of music. In between the requests, great memories from the past are played and mixed with today’s current favourites.
Rodger LeDrew resides in Dartmouth with his wife Patricia.
Program(s): Barbershop by the Seaside & Classic Old Time Radio Show
Time(s): Wednesday 9:00 – 9:30am & Sunday 10:00 – 11:00pm
Position: Production Manager/Announcer
Program: Wednesday Evenings
Program(s): Rise N’ Shine & Candlelight and Memories
Time(s): Weekdays 7:00 – 9:00am & Saturday 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thom Leonard grew up on good music since he was able to talk. He joined 105.9 Seaside FM in 2001. He wanted to be a part of a great team to bring the ‘easy listening’ format to Halifax.
Thom was always involved in music from 10 years old when he learned to play the piano. He also studied pipe organ at Dalhousie University and played in many churches including the Bascila. He was also an organist for a youth choir along with his mother at First Baptist in Halifax.
He feels privileged to be a part of 105.9 Seaside FM where he considers the team here and the listening audience a part of his extended family.
When Thom’s not on the air, he enjoys hiking, uncovering local history, exploring seaside coastlines and weather forecasting. His biggest passion is gardening: hands in the dirt and the world can wait.
Program(s): Wayne Adams Gospel Hour
Time(s): Sunday 8:00 – 9:00am
Position: General Manager, Program Director & Announcer
Program(s): Rolling Home & Rise N’ Shine Weekend Edition
Time(s): Monday-Thursday 4:00 – 6:00pm & Saturday 8:00 – 11:00am
Born in good old Nova Scotia, in the town of Shelburne. Wayne is the founder of 105.9 Seaside FM, which started in a small room of his home back in 1999. Previously, Wayne volunteered for six years at another community radio station. Wayne enjoys radio and how it connects the listeners to their communities with the music that they grew up with, along with the new songs of today! Wayne states that The Listeners Are The True Stars.