First Media Job
Disc Jockey in Sault Ste. Marie
James Tuckett spent some time at CKSO in the early 1980's handling news.
He started in the broadcast business in 1978 as a disc jockey in Sault Ste. Marie. He was comfortable with news both on radio and television proving himself at other venues like Kitchener, Brantford and North Bay as well as in Sudbury.
Tuckett became News Director at CKPC-AM (Country 1380), part of the Evanov Radio Group, Brantford in 1985. He left there about 1987 or 88 to work for Mid-Canada in North Bay, at CHUR-AM, CKNY-TV and CHNB-TV as News Director.
He later became an Assignment Desk Reporter with A-Channel News in Barrie, Ontario, in 1992.
James Tuckett has kept himself busy in this industry both in and out of the studio. He served two terms on the National Editorial Board of Broadcast News. He is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Crimestoppers in Brantford and in North Bay. Tuckett has also served as a member on the Broadcast Journalism Advisory Committees for Mohawk College in Hamilton and Canadore College in North Bay.
Currently, he is serving as Supervising Producer with Rogers TV in Barrie, Ontario.
James enjoys travel, curling, baseball and history.