CBC’s Daybreak Kamloops host Shelley Joyce and her associate producer Samantha Garvey did their morning show at the Chartreuse Moose in 100 Mile House on March 21.
The visit was part of the radio show’s outreach program, which has Joyce and Garvey travelling throughout their listenership area to meet the people and hear about events in the communities they broadcast to.
Many people filtered into and out of the popular Birch Avenue restaurant and either listened to or were interviewed for the 6 to 8:30 a.m. show.
Chartreuse Moose owner Lorene Lake said she was enjoying the “comings and goings” of the people who were visiting her restaurant. “It’s exciting to have CBC here.”
Noting she was “thrilled” to have CBC choose her restaurant to broadcast from, Lake said a number of community leaders were scheduled to be interviewed.
Joyce said she had hoped to travel to the communities before Daybreak Kamloops was launched, but it was so busy getting the studio and staff ready, there wasn’t enough time.
After a successful launch and the bugs were ironed out, she hit the road to visit five or six communities in the listenership area.
“As the host, I wanted to meet the people who lived in these communities and I wanted to find out what was going on in them. It’s so much more enjoyable to host a show when you know who you’re talking to. You know the personalities and you can visualize them there.”
Noting 100 Mile House was one of the main communities on the list, Joyce said it was everything she had hoped for.
“There are so many stories here. We may be able to do 10 stories, but we could have easily have done 25. We’ll come back soon.”