Makayla Berze was born and raised in Calgary and loves this city with all her heart. She describes herself as genuine, caring and wise. Her interests include sports and adventuring in the mountains, as well as being around kids and animals. Her dream is to become a sports broadcaster or analyst. Makalya is co-hosting More Morning Coffee with Robert Lindgren. They will be bringing you the latest on sports and entertainment, and playing the best tunes to start off your week.
Leigh Beacom is a second year Broadcast Media Studies degree student and is bringing a whole new show this year. The show is called Let’s Talk Rock and each show will focus on a specific band/artist and play mostly their music. Leigh will talk about the band/artist and why they were chosen! Listen every Monday at 5pm only on CMRU.ca
Alex Brodie is a second year Broadcast Media Degree student and is bringing his new show “My Tunes” w. DJ Brodie to CMRU.ca. The show is all about his favourite tunes, the kind of music he really enjoy’s and recommends to everyone. This show will his have personal takes on a lot of different songs and will cover a wide array of genres from Country music to EDM. The show is guaranteed to be an hour of fun with DJ Brodie. Catch My Tunes every FRIDAY at 5pm ONLY on CMRU.ca
Trev Chambers is a third year Broadcast Media Studies degree student and an 80’s child to the fullest. He’s excited to share his enthusiasm and vast knowledge of 80’s trivia and music on That 80’s Show, a show he has been hosting on CMRU.ca since Fall 2016. Always the nostalgia junkie, you can count on spotting Trevor at the pub for any trivia night.
Listen to Trevor rock out to the 80’s every Saturday at 10am & 5pm and again Sundays at 11am MT – only on CMRU.ca!
Dylan Clarke is in his second year of the Broadcasting Program. He hosts a show along side Ambar Ortega called Detroying Walls. It airs every Tuesday at 1pm here on CMRU.ca
Mike Deis is in his second year of the Broadcasting Degree program here at Mount Royal. Every Thursday at 12pm he is bringing your Mike’s Mix. It’s a music focused show that covers a variety of different genres and eras. Each week he would zero in on a more specific theme or sub-genre to cover. His aim is to provide insight and inserting tidbits about the music.
Brenden Flaskay & Dain Maclean
Dain Maclean & Brenden Flaskay are in their third year of the Broadcasting Program. Their show DM.UR.BF will feature local artists music, including musicians who attend MRU – as well as alternative music, world music, etc. Airs only on CMRU.ca every Thursday at 3pm and repeats over the weekend.
Ben Goodman is a third year Broadcast Media Studies student. He has hosted radio shows on CMRU.ca for the entirety of his time in MRU and it is his favourite thing in the world to do. This Fall, he is hosting Steely Dan & Wrestling (self-explanatory title) which airs every Saturday at 3pm.
Mark Griffith is a second year student here at Mount Royal University in Broadcast Media Studies. He was born and raised in Calgary and loves the city. He’s a big sports fan, especially of the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames. Good times with good people is what he’s all about. He’s played soccer practically his whole life, but music has also been one of his passions. He’s co-hosting Slapping The Bass Sports with Carsten Junker. They will give you the latest Sports news along with playing some great tunes.
Carsten Junker is a second year student here at MRU for Broadcast Media Studies. He is from a German family but has been born and raised right here in Calgary, Alberta. He’s co-hosting Slapping The Bass Sports with Mark Griffith. They will give you the latest Sports news along with playing some great tunes.
Robert Lindgren is 18 years old. He is in his second year at Mount Royal University but in his first year in Broadcast Media Studies. He was Born in Banff but has lived in Calgary most of his life. He is a very outgoing and positive guy who likes to get up and dance. Robert enjoys most types of music, especially pop songs with a good beat. He is the guy who will try and make you laugh but isn’t afraid to laugh at himself. Robert is new to the radio scene but he could not be more excited to share his voice with world. He has always dreamed that he would see his name on the screen and hopes to become a TV host someday. Robert is co-hosting More Morning Coffee with Makayla Berze. They will be bringing you the latest on sports and entertainment, and playing the best tunes to start off your week.
Kim Mallari is back with a new show called Viral Mode! Viral Mode is a talk show that discusses viral stories from the internet. The topics that will be talked about would include viral memes (both old and new), challenges & games, viral music, ridiculous and/or bizarre stories from the internet, pop-culture, and anything related to internet culture. AIRS every Thursday at 9pm only on CMRU.ca
Carlos Montesinos (aka. DJ Carlitos) is a third year Broadcast Media Studies student and the host of Good Kid Radio playing his mix of Hip Hop & Rap. Hear Carlos on Good Kid Radio every Saturday at 9pm & 1am only on CMRU.ca and the repeats on Friday & Sundays.
Ambar Ortega is in her second year of the Broadcasting Program. She hosts a show along side Dylan Clark called Detroying Walls. It airs every Tuesday at 1pm here on CMRU.ca
Ryan Robinson is back on the air! He is in his third year of the Broadcast Media Studies degree program. Every Friday at Noon he is bringing you his show called ‘Synesthesia’. Only on CMRU.ca
Peter Roman was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and moved to Calgary when he was 3 years old. He is very excited about getting to start his own radio show. He originally came to Mount Royal University for history and that was his major for one and a half years. He then decided what he really wanted to pursue was broadcasting. It’s quite interesting because when he was in elementary school being a sports commentator was actually the career he wanted to pursue, so it’s very much coming back full circle for him. Peter continues to love sports to this day. His greatest sports accomplishment was running the Calgary Marathon at 18 years of age. When it comes to music Peter was in school band from grade 7-11. He played percussion, which involves lots of instruments, but the drums were always his favourite. He even continued in a band with his friends following high school for a couple years. Music is always something he’s enjoyed, and his optimistic fun attitude is going to make his show one to enjoy and listen to. Check out his show Moments of Genius that focuses on playing great songs and keeping you up to date with Sports news.
First Year DJ's
Alexander Lance Joseph Francis Beaulne a lot of names for just one guy right, well you can sort of say he’s eccentric that way. Having traveled all around the world he has a lot of stories to tell (ask him about the penguin some time) and has as many hobbies to match. One of his most eccentric and expensive of hobbies is collecting weapons having accumulated over 50 already he is always on the lookout to expand his hoard. Because of this hobby Alex has a love for history and can be often found listening to podcast and audio books of ancient history. Outgoing and positive Alex hopes to have the time of his life in his first year of broadcasting.
Braden Bennett aka Bray, grew up in the fresh city of Edmonton, Alberta. For the entirety of his childhood Bray only loved four things. His family, friends, music and soccer. He believes these things have shaped him into the human being he is today. He would describe himself as a happy, energetic individual who always looks on the bright side of dark situations. Legend has it that if you’re having a rough day and you make eye contact with Bray, you will instantly feel better. Bray hopes to one day host his own podcast with his homies but until then you will probably find him working on school assignments and music in the MRU radio studios.
To formally introduce myself I am Meko Cridland and I am from Moose jaw, Saskatchewan. A town you probably have never heard of or it maybe one of those towns you drive by on one of your summer road trips and say “Oh yeah you’re that town with the really big statue of a moose”. But to me it was more than just a town with the really big statue of a moose. It was my home, the place where I learned all the aspects of life and where I grew up with motivational parents that taught me that respecting people will always be my biggest characteristic in life and annoying 3 little sisters that gave me a headache but could not live without. Even though I loved the people surrounding me, it was not a place for me to spend the rest of my life. For my interest in music and hunger to chase the big city dreams over came me. For now It will only be just a dream but when things fall in place, I get to tell the people about how “ The town with the really big statue of a moose” guided me to where I am today.
Diana de Gracia
Diana de Gracia is a Broadcast Media Studies Student in the Faculty of Communications at Mount Royal University, currently living out her first year in the program. Back at St. Mary’s High School, she was the type of girl who threw surprise parties for teachers, ran the “brawl pool” her school’s Burning Man event, and Heelied™ across the stage at her graduation ceremony. Ask anyone, and they’d tell you that she’s kind of an icon. Outside of school, however, she likes to longboard, draw, play the clarinet and hang out with her friends and family. She also loves animals, her plants and cartoons! After university, Diana hopes to travel the world and create documentaries to help people learn about all the unique cultures she may come across. Diana is a bright, friendly and optimistic individual, always finding the good in every person and situation.
Gabriel Flowers-Nelson is currently a first year Broadcast Media student at Mount Royal University. A self-proclaimed, “music nerd,” he has a strong passion for discovering and listening to new tracks. with future endeavors possibly including a hit music discovery radio channel or hosting the newest late-night talk show. He is the host of Grunge Hour. A show where a rap fanatic plays his latest discoveries in a genre that he has no knowledge on. If you don’t want to have an amazing time do not tune on Monday’s at 10 a.m.
Nathalie Gonzalez is a Broadcast Media Studies student at Mount Royal University and is currently in her first year. She’s pretty strong at history, chemistry, and has also manage to develop some skills in soccer. She enjoys listening to Spanish music since she’s from a small city in Venezuela. As well as she loves to binge watch some movies or TV shows on Netflix. Funny, easy going and sweet, Nathalie dreams to start in her own television show where she can showcase her talents and if that doesn’t work out, she could kick off with being a media producer as well. Tune in to Nathalie at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, as she makes your day with her down to earth, spontaneous charisma.
Jackie Hernandez is a Broadcast Media Studies exchange student who comes directly from Mexico to spread her Latin spirit with us. In one word, well actually in two words, her friends would describe her as an old soul who loves watching movies like “Rear Window”, “Casablanca” and “The Rope” with a big bag of popcorn. She also loves music from the 70’s and the 80’s, as she grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Bee Gees with her father in every road trip and while they were on the way to school every morning. One day she hopes to become a producer and help people tell their stories behind a microphone or with a camera.
Justin Holowath is a first year Broadcast Media Studies student here at MRU. He was originally born in Calgary but grew up in Airdrie and Three Hills. Justin currently resides within the city of Calgary and loves it here. He is a huge sports fan and primarily enjoys watching hockey and baseball, cheering for the Edmonton Oilers and San Francisco Giants in those respective sports. Justin hosts the show “Exploring Modern Indie” where he discusses the music genre of modern indie Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Gregor Ivanov is an energetic, humorous, outspoken individual who brings non-stop energy to anything he is committed to. Gregor joined the Broadcast Media Studies program at Mount Royal University to pursue his passion of radio and entertainment. He grew up in a family that is heavily music based, listening to many different genres such as his mother’s classic pop music or his father’s rock music. His dedication to music has led him to years of creativity in work such as starting a high school band as a drummer and mixing music in his spare time. Gregor’s devotion for entertainment creates an effect on individuals of enjoyment and purpose.
Emlyn Jones is a first year Broadcast Media Studies student. Having moved thirteen hours south to be at MRU, she loves the amount of creativity and endless possibilities in Calgary and all the interesting people you can find. If she had to choose three things she couldn’t live without, they would be her two dogs Blossom and Milton, and a Cider Lane candle from Bath & Body Works. While video editing and production is Emlyn’s main passion, she also enjoys music and the hunt for new songs and artists, making her very excited to work on her radio show, Oh? Canada! and explore new (and old!) music from across the country.
Conrad Krausert was born and raised mostly here in Calgary and grew up between Foothills Stadium, McMahon Stadium, Shouldice Fields, and the Saddledome. Being a former midget football all-star here in Calgary he carries a competitive spark and a passion with him. He has huge range of interests including but not limited to sports including e-sports, travel, the LGBTQ2S community, a wide variety of music, Magic: The Gathering. Be prepared for a lot of opinions from a guy who likes the sound of his own voice a little (Okay maybe a lot) too much!
Evan “The Law” Lawson is a 20 year old first year attending Mount Royal. He dreams of becoming a voice actor, so when he’s not on air, if he’s not doing homework, he’s probably recording himself doing some stupid voice for the fun of it. When he gets to talking, it’s amazing how fast he can switch from poignant, serious discussion, to absolute ridiculous rambling, all for the goal of making people laugh. Evan’s been working as an event DJ for over a year now, and hopes to translate those skills onto radio. So come one, come all, and join us every Friday to Rock The Law!
My name is Jessi Liknes. I am a first year Broadcast Media Studies student at Mount Royal University. My favourite thing to do during every spare minute I have is listen to music. I would consider my happy place to be a concert. I have seen over 50 music artists in my life and that number will continue to rapidly grow. I love almost all types music. Modern hip-hop/rap is my favourite genre if I had to pick one. I also love tattoos, I only have 5 so far but I have plans to get many more soon. When I’m not serving at the restaurant I work at, I can usually be found at a club or bar with friends or simply in bed watching Netflix. My friends would probably describe me as a (sometimes) funny, easy going, and honest person. In the future, I hope to have my own successful talk show and above all be happy with how my life turns out.
Andrew Maxwell is a first-year student at Mount Royal University in the Broadcast Media faculty. In 2018 he graduated from Queen Elizabeth high school, right here in Calgary. In his spare time, he enjoys’ being outside in the mountains hiking, biking, or snowboarding. He also enjoys watching tv, and movies of which his favorite are, “Shawshank Redemption” and “The Office”. He is looking forward to running his own radio show and is excited to further advance his skills in media production. He hopes of one day working for a production company traveling the world in search of creating great content. You can catch him on Mondays from 1:00 -2:00 pm on his radio show, or in the halls of the MRU campus.
Nicolas Meneses, 19, is currently enrolling in broadcasting at Mount Royal University and hopes to finish his program in four years. Nick has a passion for the art of cinematography and seeks to work as a filmmaker or a broadcaster for TV networks such as CTV News. Nick’s hobbies include sketching, watching movies, and going for a swim. In addition, his strengths during high school involved film studies, writing, and math. Three words that would sum up Nick as a whole would be intelligent, artistic, and passionate. Others would say that Nick is an ambitious person who will always work hard as a means to pursue his goals. As he begins his time in the broadcasting department, Nick will be hosting his own radio show “R & B Time” where he will be presenting and commentating on R&B songs from the Old School era for avid music lovers and fans here at Mount Royal.
My name is Matthew Merriman, I am a first year Broadcast Media Studies student at Mount Royal University. I am hoping to be done school in four years. My goal when I leave Mount Royal is to be a sports analyst or sports broadcaster. What I enjoy doing in my spare time is curling, playing baseball, hanging out with friends, watching hockey, and collecting hats. I am a big sports fan, I enjoy watching all sports and keeping up to date on what is happening in the various sports leagues. Also one of my favorite genres of music is country which is the main basis of my radio station. Some of my strengths in school would be public speaking, group projects, and accurately remembering information. Three words that would some me up as a person would be outgoing, respectful, and determined.
Misha Mustaqeem is a first year Broadcast Media Studies student. He is very ambitious, and wants to be the best broadcaster in not just Canada, but also the entire world. He enjoys hiking to satisfy his adventurous side, which involves his high amounts of energy and fearless risk-taking. Many of his friends would describe him as a thinker, as an intelligent man and is willing to have a conversation about the various topics he is interested in. When he is not studying or hiking, his other hobbies involves playing heavy metal music on the guitar, reading books, and playing video games.
Maddy O’Toole is a first-year broadcasting student who has always had a passion for music. She would describe herself as charismatic, outgoing and quirky. Her passion for music started at a young age with her earliest memory of music being her and her mom jamming out during car rides to “Mambo No.5” and “It’s my life”. Her love of music didn’t stop there, Maddy was a competitive dancer and performed in multiple musical theatre productions throughout her life. Being born overseas exposed her to a diverse culture and ignited her thirst for travel. One her most recent trips being Denmark where she discovered Danish screamo (she would not suggest). So, put on your Doc Martens and let Maddy spice up your Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. with 90’s pop.
Lisa Parent is a first year broadcasting student. She was born and raised in Calgary. Lisa has always had a love for sports and has pursued curling as her main passion for the past 11 years. Lisa has always hoped to grow the sport of curling within Canada and hopes to be able to include that part of her life in her broadcasting career. She has been in love with radio and music for her entire life, and is able to find a love for every genre of music no matter how strange. Lisa is excited for her coming years at Mount Royal and to see where this part of her life takes her.
Say hello to Darren Plett, an Alberta farm boy turned city slicker who can’t wait to fill the airwaves with what he considers “humour.” His interests mainly lie in the areas of sports and video games, but he claims to have an approximate knowledge of many things, so who knows what conversations he’ll happily take up! Get ready for this first year Broadcast Media Studies student to host Against the Grain, a show on CMRU.ca featuring loads of punk music, and most likely some dry wit and attitude mixed in to boot. Darren is excited to be on air and give listeners a glimpse of what he’s all about.
Nayeli Renero is a first-year broadcasting student at Mount Royal University. Having grown up in a bilingual household and being trilingual herself, she has been able to fully appreciate and expose herself to multiple genres of music and different types of traditions coming from her Hispanic roots and learning about the Quebecois culture throughout high school. She is driven by her passion to use her degree towards becoming a news anchor and to travel the world learning more about as many different cultures as possible.
John Sandercock is currently in the faculty of Broadcast Media Studies in Mount Royal University, but John’s no stranger to the medium; he’s been doing amateur sound mixing and video editing for the past seven years. He’s a recent graduate of John G. Diefenbaker High School, enjoying drama, choir and computer science during his government mandated sentence there. He is a focused, outgoing and friendly individual, and very much an extrovert when it comes to projecting his ideas to the public. He nerds out when it comes to Nintendo and Japanese niche video games, but he’s also a fan of American ones. John has enjoyed the past seven years of his amateur experimentation in the industry, and decided to join the communications program in hopes of finding what he loves most in the industry, and to tell provocative and thoughtful stories.
Mason Saville is currently in his first year of Broadcast Media Studies as well as his first year at Mount Royal University and he is enjoying every minute of them both. In between his intense and extreme studying, Mason likes to read novels as well as comic books, indulge in copious amounts of movies and TV shows, and fail horribly at video games. Quiet and reserved, Mason appreciates and values his individuality, but also enjoys debating and talking to others that share his passion and interests. After completing his time at Mount Royal University, Mason hopes to break in to the media industry in some capacity and find an outlet for the numerous stories that he has had floating around in his head for the last couple of years.
Hello my name is Tamirah Shereni. I’m a first year at Mount Royal, and I run the 90’s/00’s Grunge Rock genre, on the radio on Wednesday’s at 5-6 p.m. I grew up in a family of music and I hope to be in the music entertainment business whether it would be dancing, singing, deejaying, or music production. I would describe myself as quiet, but loud. Just because I’ve never really been good at using my voice in the public, only in smaller circles. By joining this program, I hope to explore and learn new things. As well as get comfortable with the people around me. Grunge Rock is a little new to me so bear with me and let’s enjoy this journey together!
Adam Solway is Blackfoot and is from Siksika Nation, a reserve located an hour and a half east of Calgary. Throughout high school he was always involved in videography and sports like basketball. After graduating Adam enrolled into SAIT Polytechnic for the Film and Video Production program. He worked back home as a summer student for Siksika Media, writing stories for their newspaper the ‘Aiitsiniki’ and being an on-air voice for their radio station. Receiving his diploma in 2017 Adam took a year off of school and worked as Audio Visual Technician for an AV company here in the city. Calgary has always been a second home for Adam and is now where he stays with his family. Others will say he is a kind, laid back person, and is always willing to learn something new. Having experience in the Film and AV industries, he believes broadcasting is his next step.
Anokh Singh Sra
Anokh Singh Sra is focused on broadcasting at the moment, but don’t confuse that for being dull. This quirky guy was born in America but moved to Canada early in his life to end up here in our department to pursue an editorial position later in life, hopefully for something comedic. He reads a staggering amount of manga in his spare time and enjoys video games as well. He can be hard on himself sometimes, but we love him all the same, and we hope you will come to as well.
Jesse Starkman is in his 4th year broadcasting at MRU. He was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. He is one of Calgary’s #1 Flames Fans. The phrase that describes Jesse best when people first meet him is loudly cheerful. He enjoys talking about news, traffic, sports and playing great tunes! His dream job would be to work at Global Calgary or CBC behind the scenes as a sound technician. Finding the perfect range of songs is important to Jesse because he wants radio listeners to have an excellent experience. Jesse’s advice for future broadcasters would be to be yourself, don’t be nervous, and have fun.
Rebecca Toney is adventurous, athletic and likes doing things that are adrenaline-pumping. She is a first-year broadcasting student coming from Chestermere AB. Rebecca has begun her degree in Broadcasting to fulfill her ambitions of becoming a movie producer. Playing hockey with the Cochrane Chaos, a Junior-A hockey team based in the AJHL is her passion. When not at the rink Rebecca enjoys hiking and travelling. She has adventured through a good portion of Europe and her most recent travels included Australia and New Zealand.
I’m Nick Tucker, a small town boy, from rural Alberta, who has moved to Calgary to pursue an education and hopefully a career in broadcasting. My life has been very sports orientated since a young age, there isn’t a sport I haven’t tried or played. Hockey, baseball and basketball are just a few of my favourites. I enjoy to make people laugh and bring smiles to their faces. Music is a passion of mine, I play multiple instruments and enjoy a variety of music (except country). People describe me a loud talker, very out-spoken, but also kind and generous. I’m looking forward to broadcasting folk music for y’all.
Ryan Viszlai is a first year in the Mount Royal University Broadcast Media Studies program. He is someone who enjoys music, gaming, skiing, and a good intellectual debate. Ryan has been working in esports broadcasting for more then three years now and has decided to come back to school to get a formal degree to help facilitate a successful career in the industry when it starts to grow. Due to being a music and audio enthusiast Ryan will be looking for some more interesting and out there tracks to play in the hopes that he will be able to find a gem hidden in the rough.
Aden White is a first year broadcasting student at Mount Royal University. He has played a variety of sports throughout his life; including, hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball. Most recently he is enjoying his second season with the Mount Royal Rugby Club. When Aden isn’t playing sports he is listening to music or hanging out with friends. Despite his love for sports, Aden is not very inclined to do sports talk radio but would rather share his love of all types of music with his listeners. Make sure to tune in every Thursday at 4 pm to catch Aden’s show.
Ryan Yip is a student of the Broadcast Media Studies program in Mount Royal University. He is known to be friendly, optimistic and an incredibly fast learner whether or not he enjoys the subject taught to him. He is also a musician, playing the electric guitar and the violin for over 10 years. In his free time, he hangs out with his friends, plays League of Legends and mixing music works of his own whenever he has time to do so. In the future, he hopes to create media-related content for people to watch, listen and enjoy. Be sure to tune in on his upcoming radio show, Voices of the Maple Leaf, where he discusses Canada’s biggest historical stories and heritage in an narrative format for all to hear.