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On The Island - Connecting Vancouver Island

On The Island has been providing listeners on Vancouver Island with a lively blend of news, reviews and interviews since September 28, 1998. Islanders had long campaigned for their own CBC station and more than five thousand people gathered outside the Pandora Avenue studios to celebrate the launch of On The Island.

Since it went on the air On The island has developed a reputation for linking communities taking listeners to every nook and cranny of Vancouver Island from Greater Victoria to Port McNeill and from Ahousaht to Oceanside.

About the Host


Gregor Craigie has hosted On The Island since 2007. Before that he worked as a radio reporter in the Kootenays, a Producer on The Current, and a TV legislative reporter.

Before that Gregor worked in London at the BBC World Service for three years and still has fond memories of drinking "bog standard" tea to stay awake on the late-night shift.

Gregor now wakes up every weekday morning with a strong cup of coffee to host Victoria's most popular radio program.

For rest and relaxation, he rides his bike and runs after his three young sons.

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