"I'm J. Robert Wood, and we're on the air!"

I spent the first few years of my working life as a morning announcer at a north Toronto radio station. My dream, at the time, was to make it big in broadcasting. At the same time, a few thousand kilometres away, another radio personality had similar dreams. The person: Port Perry resident, Robert Wood.

Like many people wanting to get into the business, Robert spent many hours in his home town of Teulon, an hour north of Winnipeg, practicing with a tape recorder. “After attending a three month course on broadcasting, I used to practice as a deejay playing records over the intercom during intermission at the Lockport Drive-In Theatre,” Robert explained.