The WAV in Sylvan – On Air Hosts

Laura Mainella

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

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

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 

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!


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

A golfer, a woodworker, a family man, a husband and a father and he is fanatical about music. He loves coffee, sunshine, warm days and time with his family.

With over 35 years experience in the music industry, Vince Daniels is passionate about all genres of music and the energy and intoxication it can bring to our lives. Whether it’s Djing in front of large crowds or behind the mic on radio, the energy comes through in everything he is plays.

Creatively mixing different genres of music together into an action-packed event you can enjoy, whether having a leisurely evening, driving in your car or experiencing a party with friends and family.

It’s about reminiscing on past memories and creating new ones.

Frank McGwire

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 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!

Candace Sampson

Candace has been in the trenches with women across Canada for over a decade sharing her self-deprecating humour on Canada’s popular YMC, her passion for travel and food on her website, Life in Pleasantville, and as a TV and Radio personality.

Candace’s reputation for approachable professionalism and a great sense of humour are demonstrated in her delivery of real-life stories that matter across all her digital and broadcast channels.

Jeff Michaels

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!


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!

Kevin Lapp

Kevin Lapp is a driven and successful real estate agent, developer, and builder who has been in the industry for 17 years. He specializes in both commercial and residential properties and is highly experienced in all aspects of the real estate industry. In addition to his successful career, Kevin has also invested in multifamily, commercial, and land holdings. Kevin is known for his dedication to helping his clients achieve financial freedom & quality of life through successful real estate investments, and for his commitment to spending quality time with his family and friends.

In addition to his own successful career, Kevin is also a mentor to his team of experienced and up-and-coming realtors. He is highly respected in the industry for his vast knowledge and experience in residential &  commercial real estate, including selling over 3000+ homes,  brokering commercial leases and sales, industrial leases and sales, and land development deals. Kevin’s team has received numerous accolades, including being named the Top1% In Canada Top 5 Teams In Alberta . Kevin is also deeply committed to giving back to his community and sharing his expertise through his radio show and podcast, “The Property Show,” which focuses on all things business.

Kevin is excited to host this show as a way to share his knowledge with the people and business owners of his community and to give back to the place he calls home. In addition to his professional pursuits, Kevin is also dedicated to coaching and sharing his knowledge with others in order to help them grow and succeed in their own careers.