It continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.
Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.
It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.
Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends – "Its great to just talk and share with them."
In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.
What does she look like? She looks like her left ear..
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:18
Amazing. Lucy the puppy was born with markings on her ear that happen to be her exact likeness. Staff at the New York shelter where she was a stray hadn't noticed it. But someone who saw her picture on their website, did. Within a couple of hours of the shelter pointing it out online, Lucy was adopted. Did I already say.. amazing?!
Photo courtesy Lollypop Farm/Yahoo/Dodo
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:22 )
Tom Hanks/Author/Typewriter Guy
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:46
Tom Hanks will soon be an author. Later this year he's putting out his first book, a collection of short stories called “UNCOMMON TYPE: Some Stories.” It's 17 tales, each in some way involving a different typewriter. If you didn't know this about Tom Hanks, he loves typewriters. In the way that some people have an affection for antique cars, old radios, or ancient coins, he has a thing for typewriters. There are more than 100 of them in his collection. You may be familiar with the app he launched a few years ago called "Hanx Writer." It's designed to give an experience of an old-fashioned typewriter, on an IPad. The banging of keys, the hard returns and even that bell when you get to the end of a line. And like any passionate collector he enjoys talking about them, as you'll see in the attached episode of The Late Show with David Letterman. Any time he's on a talk show, it quickly becomes apparent why he is a great "get". He's a wonderful storyteller, and he comes prepared with plenty of anectodes. If you have a few minutes (or 20, because it spans 3 segments), watch his appearance on David Letterman from 2014. Here he and Dave discuss "Hanx Writer", as well as a mutual love and apprectiation for "the typewriter".
(view anywhere from 17:00 to 26:36)
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 February 2017 15:49 )
Not exactly Westminster material...
Friday, 17 February 2017 16:34
But he's a crowd pleaser, just the same.
Watch what happens when an excitable black lab gets a hold of his owner's garden hose, and then decides he wants to play chase.
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:48
Take a moment to check out some stunning video taken recently of the northern lights over Yellowknife. The man who shot this said it felt like the lights were coming down to him. Gorgeous.
(thanks to the Weather Network for posting this on their site)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 February 2017 15:51 )
A tribute spin, and toss of a hat high into the air.. for Mary Tyler Moore
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:38
Today we lost one of my all time favourite entertainers. She was great, wasn't she? The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Thoroughly Modern Millie (with Julie Andrews), Change of Habit (with Elvis!)... my list of the best shows and movies starring Mary Tyler Moore.
I recently finished binging 3 seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I aDOREd her.
In 1997, TV Guide ranked the "Chuckles The Clown" episode #1 on it's list of the "100 Greatest Episodes Of All Time". That's due to Mary Tyler Moore's brilliant performance in this scene. R.I.P. MTM.