Get to know the JJAM FM ON AIR and SALES teams!
RICK LABBE-ceo,sales,jack of all trades
Rick Labbe was born and raised in Blind River, ON. At the age of 13 he started at the local radio station doing the evening show. His love for radio grew from there. Rick has worked in many radio stations over the years including, Elliot Lake, On, Espanola, ON, Sudbury, ON, finally ending up in Wawa, ON. Rick moved here with his wife in 1982. He worked at the local grocery store, while trying to find employment at the Wawa Radio Station. He finally landed a job at CJWA AM. In 1996 CJWA moved to the FM dial. In 2002 Labbe Media Incorporated acquired CJWA FM and it is now operated under the supervision of president and CEO Rick Labbe. Rick enjoys spending time with his family and at his camp. He enjoys fishing, and loves the time he spends with his 4 grandchildren.
For Sales for Radio or Web please Contact Rick: firstname.lastname@example.org
todd reinhardt-voice of the station
Todd Reinhardt is from Iron Bridge and began working in radio in Blind River,ON and spent most of his on-air career in Sudbury, ON. He has two grown children and three grand children. Currently he is in business while continuing to make radio commercials and narrating audio books. His hobby is writing and cooking with his wife Julie.
d.j. HUFF-morning show host
D.J. Huff was born and raised in the heart of Oil Country: Edmonton, AB
Since a young music student, he always wanted to work in radio and the vocal entertainment industry, having applied (unsuccessfully) into multiple radio and vocal programs over several years.
In 2012, he left Alberta and traveled to Ontario where he lived in a few towns and cities over several years before settling in Wawa in 2016. Not long after moving in, Rick Labbe offered him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which would allow him to take on the role of the Morning Show Host on Wawa’s very own JJAM FM radio station.
As a hobbyist, D.J. has lent his voice to small independent voice projects, podcasts and internet radio stations over the years. Since hosting the morning show at JJAM FM, he’s been committed to bringing a new flavour to the mornings of Wawa and Chapleau.. and now the world! He can also be seen working at the local Valu-Mart.
Likes: Unique musical projects, H.P. Lovecraft, tabletop games, craft beer, symphonic video game OSTs, reading dystopian fiction, coffee. Dislikes: Johann Pachelbel, SoundCloud rappers, burnt coffee
daniel walker-news, on-air personality
Daniel Walker was born and raised in the Toronto area, long interested in radio and news. He studied radio broadcasting at Humber College, focusing on news. Daniel's lived in Wawa and worked at JJAM FM since 2007, covering a variety of roles including reporter, newscaster, and general on-air personality. During that time, Daniel's covered local and broader news, speaking with local figures and leaders of several political parties. He also hosts the All Request Friday Night Hotline and the Top 6 at 6 on Thursday nights, is on air weekday afternoons, and has even been known to be live on location for various events and to fill-in on the morning show or anywhere else he may be needed. You can frequently see Daniel Walker out and about in town, covering or attending local events. Sometimes he has a beard, sometimes he's clean shaven.
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Rick Nelson’s broadcasting career spans 40 years having worked in Ontario radio markets including Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, North Bay and Sudbury. Most of those postings were for Top 40/Classic Rock/Oldies shows but reading the news was a job requirement when necessary which has come in handy for Wawa. He’s a major history buff, news & political junkie. Rick grew up in Prince Edward County and studied radio/television/journalism at Loyalist College in Belleville during the mid 1970’s. A father of two grown up daughters, he has lived in Northern Ontario for several years with a camp on Manitoulin Island.