From Beach Radio Program Director, Russell James: “It’s no secret that Beach Radio is quickly becoming Kelowna’s new favorite radio station, so it’s only right we give you a morning show as great as the station. We are set to deliver a fun, local, upbeat, energetic morning show with all the right ingredients! Beach Mornings with Ara and Toby will debut March 26th at 6am, and we can’t wait for you to meet them”.
When this former Global (Okanagan) news anchor is not in front of a camera or microphone, Toby is Mom to 2 teen girls (Ava and Audrey), and a Yorkie named Victor Newman, she has owned her own clothing store (Influence Clothing) and is a contributing columnist for Boulevard Magazine. Toby’s outstanding relationships with local businesses and event organizers in the Okanagan (combined with her experience in media) has garnered her a reputation as a hard working, outgoing media pro. Oh, and she is also one of the nicest people you will meet, much like her radio partner, Ara.
He is no stranger to the Okanagan, having spent time in Kelowna delivering a top-rated afternoon show on Sun FM, where his then 28-year-old listener, is now 38 – and we know they will be tuning in to hear their favorite radio personality weekday mornings on Beach Radio. Ara developed lasting relationships with listeners and business owners alike during his years in Kelowna. On his way back to Kelowna, Ara delivered competitive, high energy radio in Edmonton (Mornings on 91-7 The Bounce) and most recently in Vancouver at KiSS Radio (Afternoons). His major market radio experience, inside connections to the reality TV world, and built-in fanbase in Kelowna are as awesome as he is. Ara’s passion for people, music and radio is infectious, you’ll be hooked!!