About the Show
A two-hour blend of regional and national information, news, weather and sports. The provincial drive-home show keeps listeners informed about the day's events and covers stories as they unfold.
Craig Lederhouse loves making radio. He was born and raised in Regina. He moved west to join CBC Radio in Vancouver in 2004. For the next 7 years he cajoled more than 2,500 guests into speaking on the radio, including a rush of Olympic gold medalists, the President of Ireland, and a blindfolded bald eagle. Occasionally, you'd hear Craig himself on the radio: describing his audition for Jeopardy, explaining to bewildered Vancouverites the understated joy of curling, or donating blood for the first time in his life.
In the year before returning home to Saskatchewan, Craig was a back-up host for BC's noon hour radio talk show. In the midst of this, Craig noticed he actually missed scraping his windshield. Then, after two Grey Cup losses, suffering in west-coast solitude, it became clear: a return to the prairies with his Esterhazy-born wife and 3-year-old daughter was critical.
As host of The Afternoon Edition, Craig loves immersing himself in the stories of Saskatchewan, and introducing the remarkable people who live here to one another, on the radio.
Sharon Gerein, Producer
I love my job. It's different every day, and it's mostly fun. My husband is my best friend. My dog Ella is my second-best friend. I paint, I sew, and mostly make quilts, and sometimes purses. I have a thing for fabric. I can't walk into a quilt store without buying some fabric. My favourite musician is Royal Wood. Nothing feels better than hitting a backhand that spins just beyond the reach of your opponent. Did I mention I play tennis? Coconut is good on or in anything. I dream about what I'd do if I won a big lottery, but I rarely buy tickets. I think radio is taken for granted and it's my life's work to make people appreciate how wonderful radio is and good sound can be. On a daily basis - I mostly feel fortunate.
Nichole Huck, Associate Producer
Nichole Huck hails from sunny South East Saskatchewan. The daughter of two teachers, she grew up in the village of Glenavon - where she spent most winter nights holed up in the community rink. Nichole's family moved down the road to Estevan for her final two years of high school - and it's there that she learned exactly what a pump jack is -- and where her journalism career began. Nichole worked for the local community radio station as a "summer events" girl, and at the Estevan Mercury newspaper where she did an investigative (and up-lifting) piece on traveling bra clinics.
On her 18th birthday -- Nichole was kicked out of her home and moved into residence at the University of Regina. She credits Luther College residence for two things - giving her the ability to fit a lot of things into a very tiny space (with would later come in handy for traveling), and putting her in the right place at the right time to meet her future husband. She spent the next four years plugging away at a journalism degree - and it's during this time that she developed a keen interest in human rights issues, particularly in Burma. She graduated in 2005 - and won a traveling scholarship to go to Thailand to do human rights journalism. She spent 10 months working with Thai NGO's making video documentaries about human rights in Burma.
Nichole came back to Regina to work as a casual radio reporter for CBC radio. She managed to bring her experience in Thailand home with her too. In the following months, she toured a photography show about life inside the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border, and became a host for a new Karen family who came as refugees from Burma. In 2008 Nichole went to Ghana (West Africa) to work with Journalists for Human Rights. She and her partner spent eight months living in Northern, Ghana where Nichole worked for a radio station. She learned to ride a motorcycle, pound fufu, and survive malaria (twice).
Nichole returned to CBC in Regina once again to work as a casual reporter and in current affairs. In September she got married and a month later the newlyweds moved out of their friends basement and into their own home in the Heritage area. In the spirit of truly settling down - Nichole got a permanent job with CBC as the associate producer of the Afternoon Edition. The show's theme is "The Weekend of Your Day" - and Nichole thoroughly enjoys her weekends. In fact, she often tries to convince young people that journalism is the best career path because "every day is as interesting as you are interested!"
Brent Nielsen, Technician
Born and raised in Regina,Brent began his carreer at CBC Radio in 1978. He was 18 years old. "I was hired as summer relief," Brent recalls, "to replace people who went on summer vacation." Brent received his 20 year service pin in the fall of '98. "It's been a long summer," Brent says with a grin.
Brent has mainly worked as an audio technician during his time with CBC Radio. He's currently the operator for both the Noon and Afternoon Editions. "I basically twiddle knobs and adjust dials," he says.
In addition to his knob twiddling, Brent chooses the music for the shows and does weather breaks. He has also worked on some special projects. "Road Records" is a series of recording sessions that were done in musician's homes. "Songs From The Street" was a three part series on musicians playing on the Scarth St. Mall in Regina. Brent also produced a full length CD by Lorri Solomon. Lorri is a singer-songwriter from Manor, Saskatchewan.
He comes by his interest in music honestly. He got a guitar for Christmas when he was 11, and Brent has been playing ever since. He even has two CD's to his credit. Not only does Brent enjoy working at CBC Radio, he's a big fan as well. "I just love the Radio we do," he says, "I listen at home too; don't really watch much TV." With another grin he adds, "TV will never catch on anyway. When there's a TV in every car, I'll believe them."