Vancouver radio veteran Kerry Marshall and CKNW’s Marcella Bernardo are now part of the Roundhouse Radio 98.3 team, as Director and Assistant Director of News and Content respectively. The community focused commercial FM goes live this fall, Programming Director Tracey Friesen says.
Commenting on the appointments, CEO Don Shafer stated that “Roundhouse will be mostly talk, with just the right mix of music. We intend to use radio to break down barriers and learn more about each other — neighbours, businesses and communities. A strong content team, headed up by Kerry and Marcella, will be key to that.”
In the same release, Tracey Friesen stated that “we’re thrilled to attract such notable broadcasters to the ever growing Roundhouse family. Not only do they bring exceptional professional experience, but both Marcella and Kerry have heart. They will ensure that the people of Vancouver have a platform to truly be heard.”
Roundhouse plans to put a spotlight on an active citizenry, opening the airwaves for public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, and community events.
Kerry Marshall: Broadcaster, journalist and news director, Marshall brings over 40 years of radio experience to the Roundhouse team. He has been a staple of Vancouver’s radio scene for many years, most notably as a broadcaster with JACK FM and CFOX.
Marcella Bernardo: Reporter, anchor and all-round news & music junkie since 1994, Bernardo spent most of her career in Vancouver. An RTNDA Award winner, she’s worked at News1130, and for the past 11 years at CKNW.