Our Staff

Francella, Station Manager
Francella Fiallos (she/her)
Station Manager
Originally from Ottawa by way of Halifax, Francella's love of campus radio began at Carleton University where she completed her Bachelor of Journalism. Later, she worked for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the CBC Parliamentary Bureau before moving to Halifax. She was the programming and development director at CKDU-FM, Dalhousie University's campus radio station. She currently sits on the board of directors for Debaser, a DIY arts organization based in Ottawa. In this photo, Francella is holding a copy of Moondog Matinee by The Band. Please talk to her about The Band.
Allison, Program Director
Allison O'Reilly (she/her)
Program Director
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.
Funding, Outreach and Promotions Director
 
Funding, Outreach & Promotions Director
 
Volunteer Coordinator
Liza Volodchenko
Volunteer Coordinator
Travelling all the way from Ukraine, Liza has now settled in Montreal for more than a decade. Holding numerous cultural heritages in her pockets, she values the importance of local communities. After working in a corporate environment and collaborating with multiple non-profit organizations, she was drawn to pursue a degree in communications at Concordia coupled with volunteering for CJLO Radio and Magazine. Liza firmly believes that talents should be supported and all music deserves to be heard.
 
Head Music Director Director
Calvin Cashen
Interim Head Music Director
Hailing from a small town in Dallas, Texas, Calvin made his way to Montreal in 2015 to study Journalism and Communications at Concordia. He hosts The Waiting Room alongside his good friend Erin and is currently working as CJLO’s Interim Head Music Director. A recent graduate, Calvin hopes to use his musical expertise to elevate the presence of community radio and the underground artists that comprise it. Aside from his zealous passion for all things music, Calvin enjoys watching trashy TV shows, playing video games and complaining about the trials of daily life.
Amrew, Hip Hop Music Director
Amrew Weekes
Hip Hop Music Director
Also known as Lady Oracle, Amrew is 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.
Kelly, World Music Director
Kelly Belfo
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.
Andrew, Metal Music Director
Andrew Wieler
Metal Music Director
Andrew, host of Grade A Explosives, 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.
Fiona, Magazine Editor
Fiona Harrison-Roberts
Magazine Editor
After graduating from high school in 2016, Fiona made her way to Montreal to pursue her undergraduate studies. As a Journalism major, Fiona re-discovered her love for radio and writing. Now she co-hosts a movie review show called Moonstruck.
Hunter, Associate Content Editor
Hunter Walwaski
Associate Content Editor
British Columbia-born, but longtime Montrealer, Hunter is fuelled by a perpetual hunger for all things loud, fast, and thrashin', and likes to live at that same pace. He co-hosts The Iron Club, owns more black band t-shirts than the best of 'em, and lives for the Halloween season. If you happen to catch this basement-dweller outside in the sun, feel free to pick his brain about cult 80s speed metal bands. He is currently studying Journalism at Concordia University.
Jennifer, Associate Content Editor
Jennifer Zipper (they/them)
Associate Content Editor
A recent graduate of Concordia University’s Communication Studies program, Jen was first drawn to CJLO as a volunteer due to the closeness of the community and the chance to discover local artists. Outside of campus radio work, you can find them binge-watching full seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, watching musical theatre productions, cooking, and buying way too many scented candles.
 
Production Director
 
Remi, Equipment Manager
Remi Caron (he/him)
Equipment Manager
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.
Luca, News Director
Luca Caruso-Maro
News Director
Luca is from Toronto, he moved to Montreal to study film making and eventually landed in a journalism major. He's passionate about art making of all kinds, and spends a lot of time emailing and cleaning his apartment.
Angelica, Art Director
Angelica Calcagnile
Art Director
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.
Arturo, Program Assistant
Arturo Hidalgo (he/him)
Programming Assistant
Montreal born and raised, Arturo graduated with a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia. After years of being waist deep in the demanding and highly conceptual world of academic music, Arturo looks forward to finally focusing on the community-oriented audio work that is most dear to him, in his role as an Audio Production Assistant at CJLO. An avid DIY enthusiast and overall music geek, he wants nothing more than to share his know-how with others and spread the good word of independent music production, punk rock and a grassroots approach to sound work. When he isn’t at work, catch him checking out books at the library or sifting through Bandcamp.
Erika, Promotions Assistant
Erika Morris (she/they)
Promotions Assistant
A dedicated raver who never grew out of their emo phase, Erika's love of music led them to Montreal's underground scene. Through their degree in journalism and time at The Link, Erika fell in love with independent media and is dedicated to keeping it alive. In quarantine you can find them having solo dance parties in their bedroom or snooping around for their investigative work.
Mahalia, International Volunteer Coordinator
Mahalia Thompson-Onichino (she/her)
International Students Volunteer Coordinator
New to Montréal and Concordia, Mahalia (she/her) is a first year Fine Arts Student and is quickly approaching her one-year anniversary volunteering with campus and community radio (which she will celebrate with much enthusiasm and groovy tunes!). Originally from New Brunswick, she worked and volunteered at CHMA 106.9FM and is now the host of the Moonlight Mix on the airwaves at CJLO. When not rewatching The Crown, Mahalia is working on her next art project whether that's painting, photography or weaving. She is very excited to be working as a Volunteer Coordinator for International students this winter!
Masheyla, Women's Collective Coordinator
Masheyla Anderson
Women's Collective Coordinator
Masheyla left Alberta in 2017 in order to study Design and Art History at Concordia. Other than art, she is interested in music, pop culture, politics, and activism. CJLO has allowed her to combine these interests through her radio broadcasts. She also has a hello kitty obsession.
Naakita, CRFC Audio Storyteller Resident
Naakita Feldman-Kiss (they/she)
CRFC Audio Storyteller Resident
naakita feldman-kiss is a queer multimedia artist and writer of mixed roots based in Montreal. Through video and audio installations, their practice considers storytelling as a site to explore inheritance, mythology, personal and collective memory, and experiences of diaspora. Working closely in collaboration with individuals and communities, their work aims to create opportunities that encourage conversation across experiences, cultures, and generations. You can find them online at www.naakitafeldmankiss.com and @naakitafk
Adam, CRFC Audio Production Assistant
Adam Mbowe
CRFC Audio Production Assistant
My name is Adam. I am Montreal based, Calgary raised. Creating art through sound, film, and design has given me the means to describe experiences that may otherwise be forgotten or rarely explained. I spend my free time exploring the majesty of the everyday banality of life and all the beauty it has to offer. With my work, I am inspired by the inherent value of simple memories and how these tiny poignant moments almost escape description yet say so much.