Dwayne Stoesz

CEO / Director of Everything

Hey There!

Always having the passion and desire for creating things, I am the honored to be part of this amazing team of experienced and talented professionals.  I began my career in the music industry at the age of 18 and it’s been in my blood ever since.

I spent the first 10 years of my adult life working as a mobile DJ and I have to say that part of my career served me well in all my future endeavors. My broadcasting career allowed me to learn a great deal about marketing, promotions, sales and most of all the ability to read a room and the people that are in it.

With over 35 years working in the sales and marketing industries’, I’ve had the opportunity to meet a great many people along the way who helped to guide me in a myriad of future projects.  I have been lucky enough to work in the nightclub industry throughout the 80’s & 90’s and spent a nearly a decade working my way through the ranks with what was once “Radio Shack” at the height of it’s success.  Earning some prestigious awards along the way, I have always believed there is a solutions to every problem and keeping an open mind is key to moving forward.  Never accepting the word “no” or “it’s impossible”, I believe that once we reach a level of personal and professional success, it’s up to us to give back in any way we can.

I’ve had the opportunity to sit on numerous boards over the years including President and Director of the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, Chair of the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Board and Secretary of the RCMP Victim Services Committee.  Knowing and loving the community in which you live, work and play as well as knowing the people who occupy that space are all part of staying connected to any community.  Whatever we do, whomever we work with, it has to benefit everyone involved.

In my spare time, I love to golf first and foremost, I have a great desire for after hour activities including woodworking, swimming, and I belong to a community fun pool league every winter.  My immediate family is always my first priority and I instill that sentiment in everyone I work with.  Nothing is accomplished alone, and here at The WAV in Sylvan and our parent company 7 Points Media Ltd we are a family.

My door is open to those who wish to converse and I almost never say no to an idea until I have had the chance to absorb it.  Keep an eye for me around town and WAVE me down, I’m in the WAV Events Cruisier, you can’t miss me.

Curtis Machek

Technician Savant

Born on the peak of Mt Olympia, Curtis Machek is often mistaken for Chuck Norris, Aphrodite, and Mr Rogers. He is best known for his entrancing charm and stunning good looks. He discovered the element of Machekium when he was only 3 years old, but he only believes in the element of surprise. Man or God, we are unsure – but we are certain of one thing: when he’s given a microphone, anything can happen.

Danny Scott

Mentor / Human Resource Professional

Hi, I’m Danny Scott and am elated to be part of the 7 points Media Team!!

I have worked in various industries leading the Human Resource Teams, and working collaboratively with all co-workers. Passionate about ensuring that everyone enjoys their workplace, their co-workers, their job and their clients only starts to tell the story. I have worked in Human Resources for 36 years and have been credited with being part of the team that has worked to ensure upbeat, client focused work cultures in various organizations. 

I hold my Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, cheered for the non-winning Tiger Cats forever, and have held my Certified Human Resource Professional certificate for 26 years. 

I truly like to have fun at work and sincerely enjoy when the organization’s efforts result in a great client experience!

Laura Mainella

On Air Host / Commercial Writer

For over 30 years, Laura Mainella has been the dynamic, controversial and opinionated voice of daytime radio.

The Toronto Ontario born host, whose career has spanned over several cities, has been voted as having one of the best laughs in the business.  Laura is single and is a mom to a Maltese puppy named Bianco, Higgins and Harriet – both West Highland Terriers.

When Laura is not busy tearing up the streets on her motorcycle she enjoys hanging out with her pups, blogging and playing tennis.

Mike Alan

On Air Host / Voiceovers

A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants” ~ Chuckles the Clown Pretty much sums it up for Mike Alan.  Mike’s been in radio for over 15 years.

Graduated number one in his class and has never looked back.
Mike’s an avid golfer and gambler.  Never met a course or a casino he didn’t like.  If you’re looking for someone to bet how far you can drive the ball into the woods – Mike Alan is your guy.

Karen Brown

On Air Host / Voiceovers

The Afternoon Wav with Karen has carefully collected music of uplifting and positive pop, rock and all-around feel good songs aimed to put you in a good mood!

No matter what your age is, everyone can relate to Karen’s outgoing personality. She’ll guarantee to make you smile every afternoon!

Steve Bohan 

On Air Host / Music Production

The Weekends will contain conversations about Music, Community and Facebook interaction. Useless information that you may use around at coffee time work. example, did you know that Michael Jackson wanted to play Spiderman so much that he tried to buy Marvel comics he also wrote do the Bartman on the Simpsons but could not take credit for it because of his record label.
It will be a show all about nothing but reliving memories and making new ones. All I Guarantee is it will be fun and full of moments that will make you shake your head with the bade joke of the day to can you say that on radio, You sure can once. I Hope you Can Join in the fun. on a lot of smaller artists, many of which you may have never heard of alongside popular songs from the 2000’s.
Very excited for the upcoming journey and hope you enjoy the show!

Kayge

On Air Host / Music Production

Even though I haven’t been around as long as some of the others working here, I have been a long-time lover of music and everything surrounding it.

I will listen to almost anything and everything of all genres, excluding country (blame only hearing it on repeat for so many years).

Vince Daniels

On Air Host / Program Director/ Music Director

With 35+ years in the music / promotions and sales & marketing industries, I am all about learning on the fly and interacting with people from all walks of life.

Getting my start in the music industry at 18 in Brandon Manitoba, I have learned to develop my own style and passions. I love the music, I love the people I work with, I love my family and I love the GOLF!

Jeff Michaels

On Air Host / Voiceovers

Hi! I’m Jeff Michaels. I’m a veteran Metis broadcaster with 40 years under his belt.  Like Frank McGwire, I am also a graduate of Western Academy Broadcast College. (1981)

And like the legendary Hank Snow’s song “I’ve Been Everywhere”, my radio adventure has brought me to great places, like: Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Drumheller, Brooks, Saskatoon, Prince George, Calgary, Wainwright, Edmonton, Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. I’ve also been able to get some free lance gigs in Assiniboia, Nipawin…. and now Sylvan Lake!

During my nomadic radio travels around Western Canada, I did manage to find time to court and marry my lovely wife Leann! And we have 2 boys: Daniel, 19, and David, 12.  And I can’t forget our 3 year old Basenji/Whippet named Juni!  When I’m not doing radio, I enjoy walks, watching classic movies, learning about cryptocurrenies, and I’m a big fan of the CFL…especially the RIDERS!

I look forward to working with the talented cast at The WAV!

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Cash

On Air Host

I am a born and raised Calgarian who now calls Sylvan Lake home.  It has been said that Music and Sports bring people together, like nothing else in the world that we have. And I sincerely believe that!  From the first time I heard Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Paul Brandt, and so many others I was hooked!

I have attended hundreds of Country Music concerts across North America including Stage Coach, Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder and Route 91. My passion for country music has provided me the opportunity to hear a lot of interesting stories about the artists, the songs and everything Country Music. I look forward to sharing those those stories with you on Six Pack Friday Night!

I hope you tune in!

Bethany “T”

Voiceovers /Weather Segments

Hey ya’ll! Bethany T here! I am so pumped to be apart of The Wav in Sylvan team! But why don’t I tell you a little bit about myself?

Throughout my life, music has always been a big passion of mine. I was in choir all the way from grade three through to grade 12, I sing, I play the guitar, piano, and ukulele. So I truly feel like this is where I’m meant to be!

Another fun fact about me is that I am an animal lover of all kinds! I’ve been told on many occasions that I live in a zoo! I have two dogs, Holly and Hunter, two cats Smokey and Stitch, and a hedgehog, Bo!

I am currently attending the University of Lethbridge majoring in drama education! I love crafting, cooking, and the sunshine! I look forward to delivering the good news of sunshine this summer through my weather segments as your weather announcer here on The Wav in Sylvan!

Frank McGwire

On Air Host / Voiceovers

Radio veteran Frank McGwire is a quick-witted character who brings his colourful candor to the studio each and every day! He enjoys mixing in his unique commentary on topics from the local, national, and international news scene. A graduate of Western Academy Broadcast College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Frank is a 30+ year veteran of the airwaves.

He began his radio career in the spring of 1987 at CKDM in Dauphin, Manitoba. He’s hosted shows in various time slots including many years as a morning show host in Brandon on KX96, 1150 CKX & 1150 KIX. After spending most of the 90s in Brandon, he would move out west to Alberta where he hosted a mid-day show and handled Music Director duties at 1170 CKGY as well as filling in as a swing jock on Zed 99 FM in Red Deer.

In early 2000 he returned home to Brandon where he helped launch 101.1 KIX FM before returning to his morning show duties on KX96 which eventually became 96.1 BOB FM and subsequently Bounce FM. In 2015 Frank was the recipient of the Radio Excellence award from the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba for his outstanding contributions to local radio and his passionate involvement with the local music scene.

He was also a long-time guest columnist for the Brandon Sun, Wheat City Journal and bdnmb.ca. His column focused on the local music and entertainment scene in Westman. Frank always aims to please and shoots to thrill when gets into one of his show features such as The Wacky News Line, Top 5 list, News of The Weird, Strange But True, or Did You Know Files. Listeners who tune in are sure to have a blast!

Craig Reashore

Voiceovers / Producer

Hailing from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and currently residing in Red Deer, Alberta, Craig brings 12 years of audio production experience to the team. He makes radio station imaging pop, but he also helps make shine what most people despise……..commercials. On top of being part of the Wav In Sylvan team, he works 2 other jobs, a borderline workaholic.

When he isn’t playing that role, he loves watching wrestling, playing video games and all things music. Aside from being an avid walker of the great outdoors, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and his cats.

Shawn DeWolfe

Web Developer / Webmaster

Shawn DeWolfe has loved show and tell since kindergarten and was very excited when he discovered he could use the Internet to share cool stuff and show people what he did.

In partnership with Dwayne and the Wav team, Shawn helped to build this website.

He started in computers in the 1980s, doing a mix of writing, game design and programming. Shawn was an on-air DJ in college radio, and a copywriter for two Victoria based radio stations. He dived back into programming in 1996 and has been build websites and web applications since then.

In addition to building websites, Shawn writes. His older work and fiction is under the the pen name of “Mike DeWolfe.” His newer technical work is written under “Shawn DeWolfe.” He lives in Saanichton, British Columbia on the rainy west coast of Canada. He loves to cook, sculpt, take photographs and write. By profession he is a web developer who has shifted from doing WordPress websites from his company, Web321

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