Michał's spirit was born in the underground. As the host of Sender/Receiver, it's his mission to discover, promote and celebrate music from Montréal. When he's not at the helm of the ship, Michał's knee-deep in sound design or tinkering with his solo-projects Lady Gregory and Kyoto est Mort. He's also the co-founder of BAD LUNCH (RIP), a creative collective dedicated to fostering the growth of arts and culture in the city. 2017 marks the beginning of a new chapter for CJLO and the following three words will guide his way: we're getting louder.
Desperate for a change from small town life in the Maritimes, Allison took the train to Montreal and never looked back (eventually stumbling upon CJLO along the way). A lover of all things radio, she was involved with CHMA 106.9 in Sackville, New Brunswick for the duration of her time at Mount Allison University. After studying Broadcast Journalism in Halifax, she jumped from station to station along Nova Scotia’s South Shore, reporting local news. In her spare time, you can find her watching bad television or listening to shoegaze. Don’t ask her why she has a science degree, because she doesn’t know either.
Director of Promotions, Sponsorship and Funding
After moving to Montréal in 2010 to study at McGill University (don't hold it against him), Josh quickly fell in love with the city and the local music scene. After graduating in 2014 he founded KickDrum, a local event company, where he collaborated with over 200 local artists in producing and promoting countless events, festivals, and media. Josh looks forward to reaching out further, creating deeper community connections, and promoting CJLO's rad programming!
Born and raised in Brazil, Luisa moved to Montreal in 2014 and has been loving the city (not the winter) ever since. Currently majoring in Political Science, she hopes to bring some of her experience working in Concordia student life and politics to CJLO. She’s addicted to ice cream, bullet journals, and bad puns!
Head Music Director
Host of Hooked on Sonics, Omar makes sure that the best music hits the CJLO airwaves. He is an aficionado of loud angular and/or swirly guitars, cookies, buddy cop movies, and sodee pop. Aside from interviewing countless artists and having an encyclopaedic knowledge of music, he's sat on panels at CMJ, NXNE, and the International Radio Festival. Omar is the recipient of the College Music Journal (CMJ) Award for Music Director of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2011, Best Music Taste in 2012, and for Sexiest Voice (Male) in 2006. Oh, and he's an accountant.
Assistant Music Director
Zach Carriere, AKA 'Zakary Slax' is the host of the award-winning Slax Trax and assists in the music direction of CJLO. Uncompromisingly passionate about underground music and its role in providing a site of cultural resistance and innovation, he has also performed throughout the nation as a member of groups such as 'Dead Beat Poet Society' and 'Astral Gunk'. Before coming to CJLO he was co-host of Killer Haze on CHMA 106.9 FM in Sackville NB, and a founding member of the co-op/record label of the same name.
Electronic Music Director
Tiana aka Honeydrip started off at CJLO hosting Waves of Honey which won best new show in 2015 for its unique blend of downtempo electronic and lofi hip hop. As the show shifted towards predominantly electronic music Tiana started DJing more and more at venues such as Bluedog, Newspeak, Le Mal Necesaire, etc. Her show has also started being hosted on n10as radio as well. She loves to chit chat so feel free to add her on facebook and share music.
Hip-Hop Music Director
Amrew Weekes aka Lady Oracle. One half of The Limelight, the longest running hip hop show on CJLO. Also a full time DJ which she credits to being at CJLO (she learned to DJ on the turntables at the station and made connections with artists / promoters in the city thanks to her show). Aside from DJing, she like cooking, being in nature, and chilling with good friends and family.
World Music Director
World Music Director since 2003, Kelly Belfo helped build the world music department from the ground up. From CJLO's world music library now overflowing with great music from Montreal and abroad to a stellar Saturday line-up of music from the Caribbean and around the world, it is no wonder that CJLO is highly recognized in the world music scene. CJLO world music department also work closely with Festival International Nuits D'Afrique, Mundial Montreal, and Montreal International Reggae Festival.
Metal Music Director
Andrew, host of Grade A Explosives, is also a music director at CJLO and oversees the Metal section of the station. He enjoys sleeping and usually doesn't want to talk to anyone. Don't be fooled though, he can also chat your ear off about metal, indie-rock, robot uprisings, or industrial music.
In simple terms, Sarah absolutely loves two things: music, and writing. Her passion for music drove her to host her own show, Hallyu Central, bringing the best of K-Pop on CJLO’s airwaves. Sarah is also constantly writing—contributing for The Kraze Magazine on a monthly basis, and penning a few articles for the Concordian when school doesn’t get in the way. You’re welcome to come chat with her about music, or writing, or writing about music—she’ll most likely gladly start up a conversation, and might even get a little too enthusiastic at times… (oops). It all comes from the heart, though.
Additional Content Editor (ACE)
Rachel Cribby has lived in Montreal since 2010, although story has it she once attempted to leave the city before its enchanting lure drew her back again. She is a Concordia graduate, where she doubled majored in creative writing and urban studies, a combination her academic advisor once called “…interesting”. As the additional content editor for CJLO Magazine, when she’s not drinking oolong tea and listening to sad songs, she can be found seeking out fun events to cover around the community, and possibly dancing awkwardly at them as well.
Patrick takes care of the production studio, runs live recording sessions with touring and local bands, coordinates the production volunteer team, and hosts Into The Coven. He likes making everyone sound pretty. He likes making music. His favourite food is pizza. He is finishing up a degree in Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia.
Remi Caron has been with CJLO for close to three years hosting At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds), a show that is part movie talk and part playing some of the iconic soundtracks or scores to cinema. In addition he has been CJLO's Equipment Manager for two years. His two favourite directors of all time would be Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick. You can also find Remi in the CJLO vault organizing the various genre sections, which he claims is a Zen experience. His philosophy on life is that you never start off the morning without a good coffee. Also he is open to having discussions about the latest releases in theatres.
Patricia Petit Liang
Patricia is CJLO's news director and has been volunteering at the station since she was in high school. She is now a Communication Studies student at Concordia University and is the host of CJLO's weirdest talk show: Fatal Attraction. Patricia's hobbies include sound production, making pancakes and squirming with existential dread. You can come say hi to her any time and she'll try to help you out as best as she can! Patricia believes in you and wants you to follow your dreams.
Whether a cheaply photocopied black & white flyer, or a large fancy poster printed with the finest metallic inks, Angelica believes everything deserves to to be beautiful, and she's been using her professional experience in graphic design, marketing and production to provide the bulk of CJLO's branding and design work since 2001. She also hosts BVST, billed the best (and worst) of rock'n'roll, country, punk and metal, which is the longest continually running show on CJLO.
Artist Residency Program Coordinator
Born and raised in beautiful MTL, the 'Frenglish' island floating on melees of Bill 101/English currents, Joana brings you the best of Hiphop/EDM/Funk en franglais. She is currently host of the radio show “Je suis TBA”, Dj, and coordinator of the “On Rotation” multi-genre artist residency at CJLO. Her love of music and event planning led her to work with multiple festivals in the city. When she’s not digging the crates, doing tai chi or going crazy about something colourful, she’s working at her bakery on the down-low.