Host Garth Materie hears from guests and callers as they talk about the stories that matter to them.

Blue Sky is lunchtime fare that offers everything from the meaty politics to light-hearted dessert.

Keep us on your speed dial and join the conversation anytime between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. CST. The quarter is on us.

Listen to Blue Sky on 102.5 FM (Regina area), 94.1 FM (Saskatoon area) or 540 AM. 

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Garth Materie, host

I first heard the siren song of radio when I was about five, back when transistors were high tech!

At the time, I thought all the musicians came down to the radio station to play — I learned about records a little later, but the damage was done. Then a part-time job as a disc jockey in high school reeled me in further.

I made a few attempts at escape. However after working as a parliamentary researcher in Ottawa I got the opportunity to blend two fascinations: politics and radio. A job as a free-lance radio reporter during an election campaign sealed the deal.

I've been a reporter in radio news for over a quarter century, including 20 years with CBC in Saskatoon. I'm still fascinated by this province and its people. Helping to tell their stories is a joy.

Both Roberta, my wife, and I were born and raised in Saskatchewan. Our roots in this province run deep.

We live in Saskatoon with a Lhasa Apso named Kizmet. I love to cook.

I have a consuming interest in Canadian history, scooters, politics and economics and the law. And being the host of a show with a name and forum as all encompassing as Blue Sky gives me the opportunity to explore all my interests and yours. So don't be a stranger — let's do lunch!

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