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.
Chris, Program Director
Chris Aitkens (he/him)
Program Director
Host of Sewer Spewer on CJLO, Chris pays tribute to Montreal's underground scene every week. He studied journalism at Concordia University, which led to him to become a board operator and weekend "news vampire" at CJAD 800 before joining CJLO's team. On the side, he writes about horror movies for Nightmare On Film Street, and screams in a heavy punk band called Gutser. His other obsessions include the Simpsons, VHS collecting and sewing.
 
Volunteer Coordinator
 
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.
Megan, Hip Hop Director
Megan Dams
Hip Hop Music Director
Growing up just outside of Toronto, ON, Megan Dams moved to Montreal in 2018 to attend Concordia’s Communication Studies program, specializing in Sound Production. She started volunteering with CJLO in 2021 to bring more of the music she was surrounded by in Toronto to the Montreal scene, starting her own R&B/Hip-Hop show on the station called Purple Hour. Megan is passionate about diversifying the programming here at CJLO and building up our Hip-Hop & R&B music libraries, as well as supporting local Montreal/Canadian talent in these genres. When not listening to PARTYNEXTDOOR, Megan can be found watching foreign indie films, eating shawarma, and buying creepy looking candelabras.
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.
Kaitlyn, Magazine Editor
 
Magazine Editor
Kaitlyn DiBartolo (she/her)
Falling into a deep infatuation with the word “nostalgia” in her early adolescence, Kaitlyn found her way to Lana Del Rey’s music at probably too young of an age. She studies English Literature at Concordia University and has since her CEGEP days; when and where she discovered that her Melancholy could be justified by the Romantic poets. Her upbringing in the suburbs has only refined her appreciation for the city of Montreal, appreciating every tawny brick in the wall and every rusted staircase she passes by. Her admiration for the city combined with her belief in community is what binds her to CJLO, where she explores the many facets of journalism. She can be seen reading Gail Scott’s “Heroine” or being solaced by the moon.
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.
News Director
Cedric Gallant
News Director
At 12 years old, I wrote down that I wanted to be a journalist in a career orientation workshop. Since then, my path has been a straight line towards that goal. Later, I decided to use geography as my subject of choice and is now my second major that I am taking at Concordia. With that in mind, I am equipping myself to speak on a wide variety of topics, varying from climate change and the environment to socio-cultural issues and behaviors. My purpose is to take journalism and use it as a tool not only to inform people, but to broaden their understanding about the human experience. Now, protagonist talk aside, as a News Editor, I intend on making the department as enjoyable of an experience possible with a nice dose of ambition sprinkled in. But for now, I hope to see some keen audio-journalists work the microphones for CJLO 1690 AM
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.
Jason, RPM Music Director
Jason Regy
RPM Music Director
After volunteering at CSKY - John Abbott College's student radio station, he decided to try his hand at being a radio host at CJLO. Since starting Rigged Sessions, he has garnered the attention of many producers and DJs - some of who have played at major festivals and signed their tracks to major labels, or even own their own labels - as well as record labels of many electronic genres! As he developed a friendship with them, some of them decided to create guest mixes on his show! Rigged Jasn combines his DJing skills with his (supposedly really attractive) radio voice, his connections to the industry as well as his motto - there's something for everyone when it comes to electronic music - to provide a unique radio experience which no one else has been able to provide through Rigged Sessions.
Kevin, Music Librarian
Kevin Pyper
Music Librarian
Kevin is CJLO’s music librarian. He’s a Communications student, studying sound and music production. Every action he takes is in pursuit of one day owning the Elektron Analog Rytm. While he’s been attending Concordia for a few years, he is a new addition to CJLO. As music librarian, you can find him stationed inside the CD vault, taking on the complete overhaul of CJLO’s CD library. His goal is to make it more accessible and usable for you, reader, look forward to it!
George, Assistant Music Journalist
George McFarlane
CRFC Assistant Music Journalist
Hi, I’m George McFarlane, I’m a third year electroacoustics student at Concordia. I’ve had a passion for music ever since I was a kid, and over the pandemic got super into campus radio and its role in the community. I come from a background of being a gigging musician and recording engineer, and I can’t wait to bring that experience to CJLO to work with Sun and make some awesome content for all our listeners.
Alana, lead web developer
Alana DeVito
Lead Web Developer
Alana (Am) DeVito is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based composer, sound designer, musician, and interdisciplinary artist. Their career as a touring and studio musician spans well over 10 years, multiple countries and numerous instruments, and has now expanded into new forms and new collaborations in research/creation, digital interactive art, film scoring, and installation work. They are currently studying electroacoustic music and computation arts at Concordia University in Montreal, while holding numerous merit-based scholarships and research positions.
Romano, Business Development Coordinator
Romano Mercadante
Business Development Coordinator
Born and raised in the Laurentides, music drew Romano to the island of Montreal. He started off at CJLO as the host of alternative rock show “The ABCs”, which he still hosts every week. Romano consumes music in all forms; he has an LP collection so big he could put Aux 33 Tours out of business, he tries to attend a live show at least once a week, and loves to unwind after a long day of work by playing his favourite jazz standards on his piano. He’s currently wrapping up his Marketing degree at the John Molson School of Business. He’s also a big fan of The Boston Bruins, which has put a target on his back when he reps his team colours out in public. He’s very proud of his hockey fandom though, and makes trips down to Boston whenever he can go to catch a game live.
Dylan Razzell
Dylan Razzell
Social Media Coordinator
Dylan Razzell is into a lot of things. Originally from Vancouver, he moved to Victoria when he was 15. Here, he went to high school, biked around and listened to music for four years. Currently, he’s in his third year at Concordia University getting his BFA in Design. In this program he studies graphic design, industrial design and a whole lot more. When he’s not doing schoolwork, you can likely find him drawing, skating or reading. Professionally, he’s done what every other kid that listened to The Smiths in high school has done: barista, graphic designer and liquor store employee. As a lifelong music aficionado, he joined CJLO as their social media coordinator for the summer of 2022, where he aims to share a love of music.
Matilda Cerone
Matilda Cerone
Videographer
Matilda grew up in the backstage of opera productions and experimental theatre, which gifted her a great appreciation for music. She learnt English by Google translating Avril Lavigne's songs, making her a real Canadian before she even thought of moving here. She now works as cinematographer on different documentary and fiction projects, including a personal one about the significance of rave parties during the pandemic. Her secret desire to be cool and make music videos has led her to join CJLO and be closer to the music community in Montreal. She has very reasonable opinions about Italian food that you should listen to.
Tharushi Rathnayaka
Tharushi Rathnayaka
Community Engagement Coordinator
Tharushi is a third year international student pursuing Aerospace Engineering at Concordia University. She has been involved with CJLO the past year as a volunteer coordinator for international students and is now coming back as the community engagement coordinator. She has a passion for volunteering and has worked with several non profit organizations in the past. If you’d also like to get involved, volunteer or learn more about CJLO feel free for reach out to her.