Daybreak North

CBC Daybreak North — Northern British Columbia

Stories that connect, challenge and champion Northern British Columbia, with host Carolina de Ryk. Weekday mornings from 6 to 8:37 a.m. PT, or in your favourite podcast app.

Stories that connect, challenge and champion Northern British Columbia

Northern B.C.'s most listened to radio show

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Tune in weekdays between 6 and 8:37 a.m. PT on your radioonline or in the CBC Radio app

Catch up on highlights and full episodes in our online archives or your favourite podcast app

Read articles from British Columbia's Interior and North on cbc.ca.

You can also listen to Daybreak North on Amazon Alexa and Google Home-enabled devices.

Connecting, challenging and championing Northern B.C.

On the air and online, Daybreak North connects, challenges and champions Northern British Columbia from Haida Gwaii to the Robson Valley to the Cariboo to the Peace and Fort Nelson.

 

Tune in weekday mornings for memorable interviews and original journalism with host Carolina de Ryk.

Contact us

Our talkback line is 1-866-340-1932.

You can use it to leave feedback on stories you hear on our program.

It's also a great way to share community events: if you have an announcement you'd like listeners to know about, call 1-866-340-1932 and leave a short (60 seconds or less) message explaining what's happening, where and when and how people can find more information.

We will then play the announcement on our program.

Story tips or feedback can also be emailed to daybreaknorth@cbc.ca.

CBC Prince George

Phone: (250) 562-6701

Fax: (250) 562-4777

Unit 1 - 890 Victoria Street, Prince George, B.C. V2L 5P1

CBC Prince Rupert​

Phone: (250) 624-2161

Fax: (250) 861-6644

Unit 1 - 222 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L1​

Follow online

For the latest news and stories, follow CBC Northern British Columbia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you prefer to opt out of social media, all our links and photos are posted on our Tumblr page — no log-in or account required.

You can also visit the CBC British Columbia Interior and North section of cbc.ca.

Meet the team

Carolina de Ryk

Carolina de Ryk, host, Prince Rupert

Carolina de Ryk has been proud to call Northern B.C. home for close to 15 years.

Since moving to Prince Rupert as a journalist with CBC Radio she has reported from Haida Gwaii to Hudson's Hope, and almost everywhere in between. Her passion is telling the stories of the people behind the headlines.

She is now the host of B.C.'s northern morning show, Daybreak North (a job she likens to hosting a raucous coffee klatch) where listeners gather to swap stories and debate the issues in their backyards and beyond.

When not at work, Carolina and her husband love to cook, go for a long walk with their dog, or read a book with their two daughters.

Wil Fundal

Wil Fundal, reporter/editor, Prince George

Wil Fundal is northern B.C.'s news and current affairs reporter/editor, and news reader. He moved to Prince George in 2006 after working stints in Metro Vancouver in television, and the Southern Interior in private radio.

He received the RTDNA Peter Gzowski Award  – Radio News Information Program in 2017, is a two-time finalist for the Jack Webster award for Best News Reporting, and a nominee for the RTDNA Charlie Edwards Award for Spot News.

In 2016, he was voted one of Prince George's favourite local celebrities, and best local performer. When not presenting the news, or reporting from the scene of big story, he takes the stage in musical theatre performances, and sings the national anthems for the local organizations, including the WHL's Prince George Cougars. 

Before making the move to Canada's national public broadcaster, he worked as a senior news anchor and reporter for CJCI/CIRX, and CBC TV, and CTV News as a freelance journalist.

Betsy Trumpener

Betsy Trumpener, reporter/editor, Prince George

Reporter Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning journalist, writer, and radio documentary producer. 

Betsy's coverage of the 2010 Paralympic Games earned her the National Radio Network Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Her journalism has also been recognized with a Jack Webster Award for Best Radio Feature, three national RTNDA awards, and three B.C. RTNDA awards.

She is a published author, at work on her second book. Her book of short fiction, The Butcher of Penetang, was a shortlist finalist for two national literary awards. Her first play, Highway of Fears, was produced by Prince George's Theatre Northwest in 2016.

Andrew Kurjata

Andrew Kurjata, story producer/digital journalist, Prince George

Andrew Kurjata is an award-winning journalist covering Northern British Columbia for CBC Radio and cbc.ca, situated in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George.

In 2014, Andrew produced a special series called "At Home In the Hood", focused on Prince George's inner city VLA neighbourhood.

More recently he has been found reporting on the Site C dam in Fort St. John, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry in Smithers and a recurring sinkhole in Prince George. 

His last name is pronounced  "ker • ya • ta".

Nicole Oud

Nicole Oud, story producer, Prince George

Originally from Telkwa, B.C. in the Bulkley Valley, Nicole Oud is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program, as well as Simon Fraser University's Sociology program.

With experience as a reporter, editor and presenter, Nicole has covered stories ranging from the 2018 wildfires to frustrations with ferry service experienced by residents of Haida Gwaii.

Having grown up listening to Daybreak North, Nicole is excited to be a member of the northern B.C. team, though her career highlight remains conducting an interview with the Sedin twins during their final season with the Vancouver Canucks while working for CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition

Matt Allen

Matt Allen, story producer, Prince Rupert

Hailing from Ontario, Matt Allen graduated with a Master's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University.

While studying, he gained work experience at publications including Maclean's, the St. Catharines Standard and Postmedia.

Prior to joining CBC, he worked as a reporter at the Athabasca Advocate and Prince Rupert Northern View.

While not on the job, Matt enjoys competing in triathlons, marathons, bicycle races and other long-distance races.

Catherine Hansen

Catherine Hansen, program producer, Prince George

Catherine Hansen is a long time Prince George resident and a regional and national award winning broadcaster with more than two decades working in journalism.

Catherine is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program. She has had stints at CKWL in Williams Lake, and CJCI (now Vista radio) in Prince George before moving to CKPG where she has worked for the past 18 years. At CKPG Catherine has held every job in the newsroom from reporter to anchor to producer, leading and sharing her knowledge with others.

While not at work, she is a voice, dance and speech arts coach, adjudicator and performer, with a diploma from the Music Theatre program at Sheridan College. Catherine is an avid volunteer in the community of Prince George and enjoys running and cycling.

Instructions for Google, Alexa and Apple smart speakers

Have a Google Home or Amazon Alexa? You can catch up with Daybreak North on your device, or listen live.

"Play the podcast Daybreak North." (Amazon/Google/Apple)

Google

To listen to CBC Radio One live on a Google smart speaker, you can get our live streams, news and music by saying the following:

"Hey Google, play CBC Radio One."

Or, if you are outside of Northern B.C., say:

"Hey Google, play CBC Radio One Prince George."

If you would like to listen to Daybreak North outside of our on-air hours, say:

"Hey Google, play the Daybreak North podcast."

Or:

"Hey Google, play the podcast Daybreak North."

Alexa

Before you can play Daybreak North on your Alexa device, you must enable the CBC skill by saying:

"Alexa, enable CBC."

Once you've done that, you can listen to Daybreak North live, or on-demand.

To listen live between 6 and 8:37 am PT on weekdays, say:

"Ask CBC to play Prince George."

Or:

"Ask CBC to play CBC Radio One Prince George."

To listen to the latest episodes on demand, say:

"Ask CBC to play Daybreak North."

Siri

An action to listen to CBC Prince George online is being developed. To listen to episodes on-demand, say:

"Siri, play the Daybreak north podcast."

Or:

"Play the podcast Daybreak North."

This will play the latest episode or segment.

If you'd like to play more back episodes, say:

"Subscribe to the Daybreak North podcast" and when Siri asks you to confirm, say "Yes."