Erica "Ricky Fish" Fisher

We could try and write something funny about this week's DJ of the week, maybe  even tell you all the embarrasing behind the scene stories and inside jokes (gauntlets and goblets anyone). Instead we thought it best to just let you get to know them through their questionnaire.

Without futher ado, this week's DJ of the Week; host of Charts & Crafts: Erica "Ricky Fish" Fisher


What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?

I don't have an alias per se, but the name Ricky Fish (coined by Program Director Brian Joseph) has made it's way around the station. I even changed it to Ricky Minaj, sometimes Busty Rhymes as my rap alias.  When I`m feeling Irish I'm Ricky Fitz.

What is your show name?

Charts & Crafts

What genre?

Whatever's charting that week!

How long have you been at CJLO?

Since January 2010. I started as a news reader before becoming Director in August.

What is the best thing about working at CJLO?

The perks, you know, free shows, networking to get into more free shows. Forcing people to listen to me talk for a few hours every week doesn't hurt either. Also, I get to rant about the Canucks all I want!

Describe your show as a potential life partner. What are its qualities?

Charts & Crafts has a bit of a, shall we say, shady past. It's been through many partners, sometimes for just a short period of time. However, Charts & Crafts is a loyal partner, and I know it will always be there for me. Charts & Crafts keeps me in line, doesn't let me stray too much while giving me room to breath, and I need that sort of discipline in a partner.

Two reasons you host a show
1)  To get more on air experience
2)  To force people to have to listen to me (or at least let me think they are)

What do you think makes your show unique?

Every show is different. Since the music changes every week, I never know what to expect and neither do the listeners. Since I talk every 3 songs or so, a lot also depends on myself and what I'm doing/feeling this week. The show can stray from show reviews to 7 minutes political rants over the Tron soundtrack.

If you weren't doing your show, in what other ways would you express yourself?

Through my photography. I've been a photographer for over 7 years now. Either that, or start crashing movie sets to be an extra in the most movies ever.

What was the biggest turning point in your musical journey?

No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom. I remember seeing the album pamphlet at my friend's house. It was her older sister's, and I thought she was pretty cool, so I went out and bought it for myself. Before that my music came from my parents: Eric Clapton, 54-40, ZZ Top. This started my love to go out and find new music for myself.

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If I could travel back in time and bring back anyone, I would bring back Selena. Because she still had so much to give.

What are your 2 favourite albums of all time?

No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom & Dr. Dre – Chronic 2001

What is the one piece of technology you cannot live without?

My Blackberry; it's everything! It's how I settle arguments, figure out how to bus everywhere, flirt with cute boys and send my news stories on the go. Plus it would be a temporary replacement for my iPod and camera.

Describe yourself in 3 words: loyal, sarcastic, foxy