From the desk of Boyd Leader
February 10th, 2015
It’s my pleasure to announce that Dustin McGladrey will be joining the CFWE Staff. Dustin has accepted the position of Production/ On Air. He will be busy in production, covering on air, merging on air logs, increasing our local content on the radio and helping out with our new internet radio stations.
Dustin is from the Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia and comes to us from The Eagle in Hinton where he hosted the afternoon drive show. Dustin has also spent time at CFNR in Terrace and EZ Rock in Terrace. He is a graduate of the Radio Program at BCIT in Vancouver where he also served as a mentor/coach with BCIT’s Aboriginal services. As a volunteer host at Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO he served as host for Indigenous Rock, Blues, and Country.
Dustin is very excited about joining us and I’m really looking forward to him being here; he will be a great addition to the team.
Dustin’s first day of work will be Monday March 2nd. Not sure if the fish is moving with him to Edmonton or staying in Hinton for work. I’ve included a photo.
Director of Radio
CFWE Radio Network
Boyd do you just employ first nations people or do you hire based on experience
Hey Logan, great question.
The short answer is we try to hire the best person for the position. Not all of our staff are Aboriginal. Robin Wilson our News Director is not, nor am I. In the job posting I did ask for people who “Maintain knowledge of politics, current affairs, business, social issues and popular culture as they relate to the aboriginal and non-aboriginal demographic” and “Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture is an asset.” Part of this job is to produce specialty program which is Aboriginal specific so I paid a lot of attention to that side of things with this hire.
Where are you at Logan and what are you up to these days? I’m at [email protected] if you have any other questions.