Kirkland Lake, Ontario
First Media Job
CJKL Kirkland Lake
Like many broadcasters, Kim O'Hare would get his first taste of the business in his hometown. He career started in the mid 1960's at CJKL in Kirkland Lake.
He graduated from the University of Windsor remaining in that city to work at CKWW. He then moved to the east coast taking a position at CKCW in Moncton, New Brunswick. and CHEX Peterborough before landing in at CKSO/CIGM as Radio News Director in 1976. He did morning radio news in the Cranston-Bowen era. After leaving CKSO, Kim moved to CFGM Country, in Richmond Hill, CHFI Toronto and CKEY Toronto. While at CKEY Kim got his first overseas experience, traveling to Israel in the fall of 1983.
He returned to the North in 1985 as Coordinator of the Broadcast Journalism Program but continued to work in radio part-time, doing morning news at CHUR in North Bay. After 11 cold winters in North Bay he decided to return to the middle-east in 1996 and got a job teaching broadcasting at a college in Dubai, where he also hosted a talk show on Dubai FM.
While in Dubai Kim found himself doing quite a bit of voice over work including radio and TV commercials. He also voiced a few documentaries. If that was not enough, Kim also got into freelance travel writing taking him all through SE Asia, Europe and Africa.
After 8 years in Dubai it was time to return to Canada with his wife and two kids, accepting a faculty position at Camosun College in Victoria in 2004. Still reluctant to leave radio Kim did regular shifts at CFAX 1070 News in Victoria.
Kim recently left his position as Chair of the School of Media at Seneca College in Toronto. In March of 2015 Kim joined the on air ranks on AM 740 Zoomer radio in Toronto.