Host | On the Go
Ted Blades has been the host of On the Go since 2003. Before that, he bounced around the CBC working on the St. John's Morning Show, Radio Noon, Morningside, As It Happens and Quirks and Quarks. In between these gigs, he spent three years opening, and running, the CBC Radio station in Victoria, B.C.
St. John's has been Ted's home for more than 25 years. He grew up in the woods, listening to the radio late at night; the speaker was a tiny, crackling window on the world, and he still shakes his head sometimes, to think he's on this side of mic now.
One of the things Ted likes best about his job is that he gets to talk with just about everyone, from politicians to police officers, from whipsmart teenagers to visiting rock stars, from people with polar bears on their front porch to local chefs. But for Ted, the greatest joy he gets is the feedback from listeners. The calls to Talk Back, the emails and tweets, the chance encounters on the street, they mean a lot to him because On the Go belongs to the listeners.