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About the Host

Ramona Dearing has been the host of Radio Noon since September, 2007. Before that, she spent many years working as a reporter for CBC Radio, as well as Assignment Producer for CBC Radio News. She’s worked for the CBC in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Vancouver and St. John’s. A highlight of her day is when a brand new caller musters up the courage to phone in and share his or her views on Radio Noon Crosstalk.

RADIO NOON CONTRIBUTORS

*Ryan Snoddon - METEOROLOGIST:* Every day at 12:05 PM (11:35 in Labrador) , Ryan tells you what’s in store weather wise for the province. Ryan was raised on a beef farm in Pefferlaw, Ontario. He left the farm and headed for Belleville, Ontario, where he attended the Broadcast Journalism program at Loyalist College. After a short stint in private radio in Peterborough, Ontario, Ryan broke into the weather world. In 2006, he became the Weather Specialist at CHEX TV in Peterborough, where he enjoyed forecasting heat waves, thunderstorms and snow storms for Central Ontario. However, when the chance to forecast the Weather, in one of the stormiest and most beautiful places on earth, Newfoundland and Labrador, came up, he jumped at it. Ryan joined the CBC team in St. John’s as a Weather Specialist in June of 2008. Visit Ryan’s weather blog here.

**Christine Davies ** Christine describes herself as an “audio archaeologist”. Every Tuesday at 12:15 PM (11:45 AM in Labrador) , Christine digs among old tapes and discs to bring you a sound recording and story from our province’s past. Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King’s College in Halifax in 1983. Following a brief stint in private radio, she began working with CBC in 1985 as a TV reporter in Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay and later with Radio in Grand Falls-Windsor and St. John’s. Always interested in history and the contents of the CBC Radio Archives, she went back to school in 2000. Two years later, with a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University in her hands, she returned to work as an Associate Producer responsible for the Music Library and Radio Archives.

Bob Sharpe, Supervising Technician/ Associate Producer:

Bob has been with CBC Technical since the early 1980’s. One of his latest duties is to operate the controls for Radio Noon. He gets to pick the music (it’s 99% Newfoundland and Labrador) and has his hand in a few other tidbits for the program. His highlight of the day is Radio Noon and hopes it is yours as well.