John Beaudin wanted to get in radio in grade six. After late great Miramichi broadcaster Rod Butcher visited his grade six elementary class in 1972 he was determined. Luckily, Butcher spent some time with John on that December day explaining how the radio world worked. It was also around the time that Beaudin started buying music. "Classic Rock" is really my favorite music," say Beaudin, “Even today that's mostly what I listen to but my love for Jazz and early New Age started back then as well."
Knowing that he needed a broadcasting degree to move further, he headed off to Alberta in August of 1979 where he then received that degree in broadcasting from CHIT in Edmonton. John then became the first student in their history to be hired full time by a major market station at 96 K-Lite in Edmonton.
John has now been a radio broadcaster in both Alberta and Vancouver for over 30 years and Music Journalist for the past 15 years. He hosts the highly rated Love Songs on 103.5 QM/FM each night.
John spends his personal time with his beautiful partner Shannon and their delightful daughter Danica and son Chase. John also has two lovely grown children, Marc and Candice from a previous marriage. He lists his hobbies as reading books on spirituality and psychology, listening to his thousands of CD's and albums and becoming a better drummer. - by Anthony Smith & Wyatt Cavanaugh.