DJ Spotlight

July 20th on Beats From The East - Special Guest: Franki Love

Tune in Thursday, July 20th from 10pm - 11pm EST as DJ Mister Vee interviews one of L.A./N.Y.’s finest, Franki Love

Singer/Songwriter Franki Love joins in to speak to us on lots of awesome topics, such as: funnel cake, In-n-Out Burgers, Prince, Julie Andrews, and of course, her latest album OTIAS. 


GIVEAWAYS - Wayhome Music and Arts Festival

CJLO 1690am and The Pressure Drop Show have teamed up to give 5 lucky listeners a pair of weekend wristbands with camping to this year’s Wayhome Music and Arts Festival. Held from July 28 – 30 near Barrie, ON, the festival features artists such as Frank Ocean, Cage The Elephant, Justice, Charles Bradley, Royal Blood, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Tegan and Sara, and loads more... this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to win passes to one of the hottest festivals of the summer!!

Annick "MF Gold" Maugile-Flavien

Name: Annick

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins? : MF Gold. Well it’s actually kinda silly, see my middle name is Marie-Laure, which is a French name, and when I was a kid I was trying to translate it for my English friends and I at that time I thought laure (as opposed to l’or) meant gold so I told people my middle name was mary-gold which just stuck with me for a while till I eventually turned into MF Gold

Show: Say Word!

Genre: Hip Hop Culture Talk Show

How long have you been at CJLO? : since April 2011

Kelly "Sugarface Néné" Belfo

Name: Kelly Belfo

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins? : Sugarface Nene (Nene means "Mommy" in the Ibo lauguage (Nigeria) and Sugarface was given to me by Raphael DJ 610 of Caribbean Callaloo)

Show: Beat The World

Genre: World

How long have you been at CJLO? : since 2003

What is the best thing about working at CJLO? : the music and the people

Describe your show as a potential life partner. What are its qualities? : I always looks forward to the time we spend together.  It is supportive & reliable and I know where to find it (24/7).

Melissa "Wall-e" Mulligan

Name: Melissa Mulligan

Show: Currently Concordia

Genre: News

How long have you been at CJLO? : For about a year and a half now I believe.

Robin "Cartoongal" Fisher

Name: Robin Fisher

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?: Cartoongal.  My show is about the graphic arts, cartoons are a graphic art. The main mandate of my show is to make the graphic arts accessible to all people.  I like to say, "let me be your guide, let me be your cartoongal." (You know, like your gal Friday.)

Show: The Onomatopoeia Show

Genre: "All graphic arts, all the time."  Talk radio with music.

Cecil Di Ioia

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?
Cecil. It's honestly just a misunderstanding of my real name.

What is your show name?
Burnt Offerings

What genre?
The metal-est!

How long have you been at CJLO?
Probably 4 or 5 years now.

What is the best thing about working at CJLO?
It's a lot of fun and I enjoy the people I work with!

Rebecca Munroe

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

What is your show name?
Originally, Canucks Kick It but I'll be starting The Commonwealth Conundrum Wednesday, September 7th.

What genre?
Mainly Alternative, punk, hardcore and more

How long have you been at CJLO?
4 years

What is the best thing about working at CJLO?
This is a loaded question... but I must say it is the underground music that I have really got to know and of course the CJLO crew!

Abby "Too Many Nicknames to list" Schachter

Straight to the point, when Abby started at CJLO some of us thought she was a little.... eccentric, but we all loved her. She helped on the news team, cohosted and then began her own weekly show and was an all around great volunteer. It was almost kismet when Abby applied for the Volunteer Coordinator. She helped organize and guide other members of CJLO in finding task to help the station run smoother. But enough from us, let's see what eccentric answers Abby had for the DJ Of The Week Questionnaire.

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

Stephanie Saretsky

This week we're going to be doing things a little differently. The DJ of the Week spot is going to CJLO's new Station Manager; Stephanie Saretsky. Stephanie would like to introduce herself and thought it would be nice to do it by filling out the CJLO DJ questionnaire. So take a minute and get to know the new person in charge and this week's "DJ" of the Week - Stephanie Saretsky.

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

El Capitane, because I’m the boss.

What is your station's name?


What genre?

Manning the board – full steam ahead!

How long have you been at CJLO?


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?

Mason Axel Windels

When Mason Axel Windels came to CJLO with a all vinyl based show, we were ready to hire him on the spot, he was full of energy, had a great concept and was ready to go from day one. Sadly the bureaucratic stuff meant he had to wait but even before Mason was on air he was DJing CJLO events on both the Downtown and Loyola campuses. Just giving the crowd a taste of what he would do on his show soon enough. In just 7 months, Mason has made a name for himself and winning The Welcome to the Jungle Award for Best New Show didn't hurt. Mason was sent the DJ of the week questionnaire, here are his answers -


Denis A

Denis has been a valued member of CJLO for sometime now and explaining how much we appreciate him would take more than just a DJ of the Week post. Denis is a DJ who not only host his show but can be counted on to help out in any and all situations. His humble beginnings began as a 3rd co-host on The Siamese Libertines and since then he has set the bar with his own show Dirty Work. Fresh off his Robert Vairo Award for Broadcasting Excellence win; Denis was sent a questionnaire for his DJ of the week post. Here are the results

What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?
"Denis A" is really what happened when I wrote my name once and got lazy about halfway through.

Lachlan Fletcher

When Lachlan Fletcher came to CJLO he had a vision for his – then desert rock themed – show The Subplot; have a theme and make it fun. He did just that and went on to become a dedicated volunteer at the station. When he wasn’t hosting his show, he would be recording a band and when he wasn’t doing that, he could be heard reading the news. In 2009, Lachlan was nominated for CJLO Diego Award for Best Radio Voice and won the award for Best New Show.

Brennan Richer

When Brennan Richer came to CJLO, the station was a very different place. Some DJs hosted for themselves, using the air time as an outlet to express themselves. Others hosted for their community, as a means to promote the culture of their musical taste. Lastly some hosted with all that and more in mind. Not only to promote their show, their genre but for everyone. Brennan Richer has always been one of those DJs and has paved the way for a generation of DJs who approach their shows in that manner. As the host of The Almighty Riff, he has been a staple of the Sunday line and has been a key to building its popularity.