Kelly Alexander: Going Beyond Radio
Updated: May 28, 2019
Kelly Alexander is a team player, and great interviewer and knows her audience. It doesn't matter what radio station she is on, or what platform she is immersed with - she understands her audience and is the conduit between what is happening in the studio, and what is going on in her listeners lives. Not everyone is born with the super power of #empathy, but it also didn't hurt that she was a producer and call screener for some top rated radio shows at CJAD in Montreal and CFRB in Toronto. You can also hear how grateful she is as she has weathered the changes that come with new PD's wanting to take the station into a new direction, and the acknowledgement of some of the great people who helped her out along the way like Mike Bendixen, program director of CFRB, and Toby Goodfellow who was the technical operations manager at Standard Radio. (Click on Toby's name to see his cool gig he has now!)
Kelly is also a huge Janet Jackson fan, and we asked her what it was like to meet her! She was also the subject of a piece by Mike Cohen of the Suburban newspaper in Montreal. If we had remembered, we would have asked Kelly about her passion for Yoseikan Karate.
The graduate of Ryerson's RTA program, has always had an innovative streak. In 2005, she came into my office with a 30 minute sample of her new podcast. It was easy to dismiss back then but today she has turned that prototype into a 389 episodes of music interviews and information. Click on the logo to listen.
Kelly also does another podcast with Sharon Hyland from CHOM 97.7 called 90's Now which had 185 episodes. A show all about the music, movies, television, pop culture, fashion and technology of the 1990's! Click on the logo to listen.