In addition to the more than 100 volunteers who keep the station on the air, the station employees the equivalent of 4.25 full time staff and 2 part-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gage Broderick is the Production Team Lead at 99.3 CountyFM, managing the production process of the multitude of shows and segments made by the station’s volunteers and DJs. Gage moved to the County after an extended stay in the United States, where he learned valuable knowledge and skills within the voiceover industry. Gage has been fascinated by the art of using one’s voice to tell a story, convey emotions, and even change people’s perspectives on topics. Gage began volunteering at 993 County FM in the summer of 2022, where he took on the role of Farm Report producer, a role he continues to this day. Gage is an avid film, animation, and music fan, skills and knowledge he uses to make his contributions to the county the best they can be. Gage can be reached at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Foster, County FM’s News 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Morris is CountyFM’s office co-ordinator and is sometimes referred to as ‘the glue that holds the place together’. Helen moved to the County in 2018 and soon after began volunteering in an admin capacity and working with the General Manager on a variety of projects. She came onboard as a part-time employee in early 2023. Prior to moving to Prince Edward County, Helen had a career in investment banking in Canada and the U.S. then made a major career change and became a funeral director in her mid forties. Upon arriving in the County, Helen immersed herself into the County’s growing wine business, acting as an ‘ambassador’ for County wine, as well as for PEC tourism in general, in the tasting rooms at Rosehall Run Vineyards. As she often says, “there are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Helen can be reached at: email@example.com
Ian Batt, 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. 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