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) and began hosting ‘The Breakfast Show’ until his homecoming in 2015.
Since Jim’s passing, we have 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.
Beginning Saturday July 6th we launch a new spotlight program featuring Christian artists from around the world! And we're going back to Jim’s original program name. We proudly re-introduce 'Celebrate', this time on JOY Radio!
Our new host is Daniel Menna, who every episode will invite you to 'Celebrate' with Lauren Daigle, Love & The Outcome, MercyMe, The Color, TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY...and our list goes on.
This summer, listen as a new chapter begins Saturdays @ 4:00 and 4:30 PM before the Joy Top 20. Long may we remember our brother, Jim Leek.