Susan Knight: Strong Female Energy
Susan Knight and I haven't seen each other since Labour Day 1995. We had just come back from the Molson Polar Ice Party in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. She was working at 92 Rock in Sudbury and from there went to Chatham, Ontario and then Mountain-FM in Squamish, B.C. The rest is a blur but there were stints in Kelowna, Calgary and Victoria, B.C. whee she is now covering a maternity leave at 91.3 The Zone. You know what? She genuinely loves radio.
In this episode, you will hear how much she loves radio: Everything from its ability to connect whether it is voice tracked or live; in a disaster or at 5 in the morning. We also talk about her venture into voiceover where she records audiobooks and radio ads for clients. She also admirably answered the hard questions such as her favourite morning show-co-hosts and how women are succeeding in radio despite the well documented obstacles.
We also talked about how Susan fell in love with a pair of Doc Marten boots she saw on our trip to the Polar Ice Party in 1995, and her quest to find them in 2021.
A couple of pieces on YouTube from the Molson Polar Ice Party. I'm in the front row of the concert. I remember a few of the faces from the video too. A fun watch.
Also a piece from the CBC's The Journal with music journalist Laurie Brown on the concert coming to Tuk.