JOY Radio re-introduces 'Celebrate'
In the mid-1990’s, our business welcomed our first locally produced Christian program to the airwaves of our sister station, CJMR. Jim Leek began broadcasting 'Celebrate', a music program the first of its kind in Ontario. In 2000 he became our first official staff member of the newly created JOY 1250 (CJYE) hosting ‘The Breakfast Show’ until his homecoming in 2015.
Since Jim’s passing on January 25, 2015, we've discussed different ways to honour our friend. Due to his impact on Christian music in our country, including his efforts to help bring the Canadian Gospel Music Association from the brink of collapse in 2005, remembering Jim certainly needed to relate to his deep love and passion for music.
In the summer of 2019 we launched a new spotlight program featuring Christian artists from around the world! Going back to Jim’s original program name, we proudly re-introduce 'Celebrate', this time on JOY Radio!
Every Saturday at 7PM we invite you to 'Celebrate' with artists like Lauren Daigle, Love & The Outcome, MercyMe, The Color, TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY, Dan Bremnes, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Tenth Avenue North, Switchfoot, Riley Clemmons, Sanctus Real, Tauren Wells, Jamie Grace, Matt Maher, Hillsong United, Big Daddy Weave, David Dunn, Hollyn, Needtobreathe, Jordan Feliz, Danny Gokey, Beckah Shae, We Are Messengers, Matthew West, Hawk Nelson, Zach Williams, Francesca Battistelli...and many more! And catch up anytime by listening on-demand using our FREE 'My Joy Radio' app for Android and Apple devices.
Long may we remember our brother, Jim Leek.