Fundraiser set for beloved Victoria radio host battling with Stage 4 cancer


Radio host Dylan Willows to be celebrated March 19 by artists whose lives he’s touched

by Sam Duerksen

Vancouver Island Free Daily

February 28, 2024

Dylan Willows at the All Ways Home Festival at Starlight Stadium in Langford on September 4, 2021. (Adam Lee/

Beloved Greater Victoria radio host, Dylan Willows, who signed off his last on-air broadcast on Feb. 15 due to advancing cancer, is being celebrated at the Royal Theatre on March 19.

Willows was a radio broadcaster for 22 years, spending two decades on The Zone 91.3. At 25, he was diagnosed with uveal melanoma, a rare form of ocular cancer that eventually took his eye. Despite beating the cancer, it re-emerged last year, coming back aggressively and reaching Stage 4.

“I’m now facing very limited time and unfortunately that time can’t be spent at the radio station here anymore,” Willows said on air on his last day on The Zone.

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