Stu Schwartz: Still the Stuntman
There are a lot of things that come to mind when you hear the name Stu Schwartz. The Ottawa morning host has been a radio staple in the market since the mid-90's, first making a name for himself as Stuntman Stu, then as a sports fixture on Team 1200 AND in-house announcer at the Ottawa Senators hockey games, and now overall radio powerhouse at Move 100. He's not ready to put himself in the category of the Max Keeping's and Ken "The General" Grant who ruled the broadcast airwaves in Ottawa in the 20th Century, but this century his is one of the first names that comes up when you say "radio" in Ottawa.
Throughout the years, Stu has been able to build his following, one community appearance at a time. In 2016, he was diagnosed with cancer and talks about how being public about it has helped him channel strength.
This is Stu's second fight with cancer. In 2016, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He has since endured several bone marrow transplants, and has maintained a fantastic, enviable attitude throughout it all. "“When you’re given this diagnosis and given this solution, you don’t argue with it. You say ‘okay, I trust the team of doctors and the transplant team.’ I have to put my faith in the system, in God and just the fact that this will work. You just got to be positive," he told CTV Morning Live ahead of his transplant in May.
For you hockey fans, Stu's voice may sound familiar for another reason. Stu worked as the announcer for the Ottawa Senators for over 10 years. Sens fans would recognize his voice, and Stu would rave about the Sens fans. Watch Stu give a tour of Scotiabank Place in 2010
Also, another podcast we're proud to work with, Zander's Podcast, had Stu on as a guest. Zander does amazing community work for The CHEO Foundation and The Make-A-Wish Foundation; he is the survivor of multiple open heart surgeries who is now stable and plays multiple sports, and wants to give back to the community that gave so much to him. Here is their chat.