Your Hosts
Get to know the voices of the Nicola Valley!

Program Director / Morning Host

Weekdays 6a to Noon

Raised in Calgary and seasoned in Vancouver, Corey is fan of three C’s:
Croquet, Coffee, and the Cosmos. He was a founding member of the UBC Croquet Club, is Q101’s coffee connoisseur, and applied to be among the first Mars settlers. He’s a Do-It-Yourselfer with an eye for fonts. Corey saves every sports event/movie ticket stub (for no real reason), and enjoys being outdoors when away from the station (hardly ever). Catch him weekday mornings with Jamie on Q Up Your Day.

News Director

Weekdays 6 - 9a, Noon, 4 and 5p

BC born and bred, Jamie Ballam brings the news to the Nicola Valley, with sharp focus on Local. He reports the information you can't get anywhere else, day in and day out. And if it's not a discussion about golf, he doesn't have much time to chat.

Catch Jamie every weekday morning on Q Up Your Day. He has your local news first, from 6 to 9am, and provides one-liners for co-host Corey Fischer.
Jamie returns for the news at Noon, 4 and 5pm. Every other second of the day
you can find him at the golf course.

Afternoon Host

Weekdays Noon - 6p

Jesse’s been interested with radio from a young age; acting as the DJ while in the parents’ car. He started in the industry as a commercial writer to reach his goal to be just like Dr. Seuss (which explains a lot).  In his spare time, Jesse consumes sports, enjoys listening to diverse types of music (more funk and hip-hop style), comedy, art, and trying new food – which he shouldn’t have shared with his co-workers! 

Jesse made his way West because he believes in the radio industry if you’re willing to move. He was born in Richmond Hill, a suburb of Toronto.

Play-by-Play / Weekend Host

Weekends 10a - 2p


Jared Thomas is the voice of the Merritt Centennials play-by-play for Q101.
He also doubles as Q101’s weekend announcer, and hosts the Top 25 Countdown on Sunday mornings.  He was born and raised in Vancouver, growing up in the small suburb of Ladner (if you’ve ever taken a ferry to Victoria, you’ve driven past his house).  Although he is the hockey broadcaster, his horse IQ is through the hoof.