CBC goes live on Oct. 9
The Kamloops bureau of CBC Radio will hit the airwaves on Tuesday, Oct. 9, for the first time.
And, when it does, Shelley Joyce will host Daybreak Kamloops.
Joyce has hosted radio programs in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.
She’s been reporting for the Kelowna CBC bureau for six years.
Joyce has also written for the Winnipeg Sun, Vancouver Province and Today’s Parent.
“We have been looking forward to this new addition to the CBC service in British Columbia,” said Johnny Michel, the province’s CBC managing director.
“The show will reach more than 100,000 people in the area and, with Shelley’s tenure in broadcasting and remarkable style of storytelling, we will hear great things from Daybreak Kamloops.”
Construction continues on the new bureau at 218 Victoria St.
Once operational, it will also provide local news, traffic and weather information.
“Canadians have long told us they want local services,” said Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, CBC English services.
“We made a commitment in our strategic plan to include the city of Kamloops and although it isn’t the extent at which we had planned prior to our cuts, we’re proud of what our team has been able to do for the residents in the area.”
The new bureau is part of CBC’s five-year strategic plan, released in February 2011, which set out several priorities, including expansion of service in Kamloops.
Daybreak Kamloops will begin broadcasting at 94.1 FM.