In addition to the more than 108 volunteers who keep the station on the air, the station employees the equivalent of 3.75 full time staff in roles where continuity and specialized expertise are required.
Craig Mills, CountyFM’s General Manager, has overall accountability for the station’s operations. He has worked in management at CHEZ/CFMO Ottawa, CHFM/CKXL/CISS Calgary, MediaNet Radio Network Toronto, as well as Creative/Promotions/Sales roles with CHAB Moose Jaw, CKMP Midland, & Aboriginal Voices Radio Craig launched a communications company and during ten years served the needs of not for profit groups, retailers, broadcasters, and regional and national brands utilizing visual display advertising. Much of Craig’s experience has been in helping clients maximize results using radio. You will see Craig, more often than not, at CountyFM sponsored events and fundraisers. Craig can be reached at email@example.com.
Pat Larkin is Production Director with 99.3 County FM, which means that he is responsible for the production of the station’s spoken word content. He is also responsible for supporting and training the extensive network of volunteers who produce most of the station’s content. Pat is the station’s resident information technology expert and, in his spare time, serves as a volunteer on-air host every Thursday morning and during Saturday afternoon Shenanigans. Pat is a well-known local actor and, among other things, was owner/operator of a local wireless internet company and a local bistro. Pat can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Wheatley is the station’s Creative Director which means that he is responsible for planning, recording and editing the commercials which air on 99.3 CountyFM. Dave is also the station’s resident expert and go-to person for sound editing. Dave is a regular volunteer host of Wednesday’s County Grapevine and Regent Rock on Thursday evenings. Dave has come full circle, having started his career in the creative end of commercial radio, followed by stints as drummer in a touring rock & roll band, and co-owner of a local cafe. Dave can be reached at email@example.com.
Craig Foster, County FM’s New Director is responsible for leading the station’s team of volunteer newscasters, ensuring that CountyFM’s newscasts are timely, engaging and, above all, reliable. Craig is also a volunteer on-air host for the Wednesday Morning Drive show, Friday midday show, and he provides the play-by-play for all the Wellington Dukes games. Craig trained in radio broadcasting and journalism at Loyalist College. While working at a commercial station in Owen Sound, he covered the Walkerton drinking water disaster first-hand. A talented musician, Craig appears regularly as a performer at local venues. Craig can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lenni Stewart is CountyFM’s traffic manager and looks after the station’s traffic function which, in everyday English, means she is responsible for scheduling the myriad commercials the station runs using specialized scheduling software. Lenni is also the volunteer co-host, along with Phil Knox, of the 4 O’Clock Jump show on Sunday afternoons. Lenni has an extensive background as a highly regarded administrator in both the arts and the long term care sectors. Lenni can be reached at email@example.com.
Ian Batt, Alison Kelly, Fred Colucci and Chris Parfitt comprise CountyFM’s sales team working with a wide variety of business and non-profit organizations to formulate effective radio advertising programs. Ian has extensive experience in the sales field having worked as a realtor in the Stouffville area and as an advertising executive in Toronto. Alison is CountyFM’s former traffic manager so she understands well the sales and customer service process and excels at it. Alison volunteers weekly as the host of Music Flow heard every Saturday morning and is the voice of the Arts Calendar heard everyday, seven days a week. Fred is the newest member of the CountyFM sales team. Fred is a local business owner with a long history of exceptional customer service with both regional and national organizations. Having been an entrepreneur for most of his life he understands well the needs of independent business owners. Chris Parfitt, who has been with CountyFM since the beginning, has a long career in radio and handles our regional business.
CountyFM’s sales team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via 613-476-2229