Roster

Jay Smith – Assistant GM | XS Mornings Host (5AM-10AM) | Music & Program Director

Born and bred in Thamesville, Jay is a community-driven, sports nut eager to help you end the work day on a high note and make a difference in the community and the lives of those within it.

Jay is a proud husband to Laura and a father to twin girls Grace and Aubrey, who randomly join him as on-air co-hosts from time to time.

Graduating from Conestoga College’s Journalism & Broadcasting program on the Dean’s Honour List with top broadcasting awards, Smith has spent his “adult life” (even though he clearly hasn’t grown up whatsoever) working in local radio.

Sports obsessed since an early age, Smith is a die hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Raptors and the Dallas Cowboys.

Interesting facts

  • Jay is a recently converted VERY picky eater
  • Smith’s favourite athlete of all time is NHL Hall Of Famer and Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman
  • Jay is a pro wrestling referee and once main evented a professional wrestling event against The Honky Tonk Man, known as ‘The WWE’s Greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time”.

Follow Jay on Twitter: @jay991ckxs | Email: Jay

Robyn Brady – News Director | XS Mornings Co-Host

Robyn is a former big city girl, growing up in Scarborough (east end Toronto.) She earned a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of Windsor and a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College before launching her broadcasting career in Summerside, PEI in the summer of 2000.

She spent eight months at C102 before realizing snowbanks taller than her car simply wouldn’t do. Robyn moved back to Ontario in February, 2001 and has been happy to call Chatham-Kent home ever since.

She is an avid reader, animal lover, and theatre buff. She can often be found on stage performing with Theatre Kent and Studio Black Productions.

Balancing out the artsy side, Robyn is a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Argos, and has a soft spot for the Baltimore Ravens because who doesn’t love Edgar Allan Poe?

She is happily married to Mike and proud mum to Daniel and Molly.

Follow Robyn on Twitter @Rapini1Email: Robyn

Tanner Havens – The Afternoon Drive  Host (2PM-6PM | Producer | Assistant Music Director

 

Tanner was born and raised in Wallaceburg. His radio journey started at Fanshawe College in London Ontario where he served as Student Program Director in his final year. He graduated the Radio Broadcasting program at Fanshawe with the “Barry P. Sarazin Radio Broadcaster of the Year” Award.

After graduation, Tanner shipped off out west to start his radio career in the mountains of British Columbia. We were able to bring Tanner back to his hometown in the spring of 2019 and he couldn’t be more excited to be back home.

Tanner is a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan (but don’t hold it against him), an avid Detroit Tigers fan and an all-around music lover through and through.

Email: Tanner

Bill Cole – Afternoon News Anchor (12pm-6pm) and Swing News Anchor

Bill Cole is quite simply one of the best in his field.

Known for his news writing and one of a kind delivery. Bill is a huge sports fan and is enamored (and frustrated) by the world of politics.

Bill will keep you up to speed with all you need to know in the local area and then some.

Email: Bill

Rebecca Reimer – On Location Announcer

Rebecca is a tremendous addition to our team at 99.1.

A prior advertising client and community partner, Rebecca is the former long-time publisher of C-K Sports Xpress and comes to CKXS with a plethora of community, marketing and sales experience.

Rebecca has become a popular client request for live on location broadcasts and is helping our advertising partners develop and strengthen their social media platforms.

Katy Uher – Swing Announcer | On Location Announcer

Katy Uher has been a staple in local radio for nearly two decades. (sorry to remind you, Katers!)

The former long-time morning show co-host alongside Greg and Robyn, Katy came crawling back to the radio world to join the team at 99.1. Or… we asked her nicely. Yours to decide. Katy, a proud Blenheim resident, has a passion for all things Chatham-Kent and is a very valued part of our dysfunctional family.