The Afternoon Edition is a two-hour blend of regional and national information, news, weather and sports.

Listen to The Afternoon Edition 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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