First Media Job
1972 - CKSO Radio, Sudbury
Many people came to Sudbury to further their broadcast career at Cambrian Broadcasting. CKSO AM, FM and TV gained notoriety for turning out great talent who would move on to the largest of major markets. Cambrian was also the broadcasting company where many got their start and first job in radio or television and would go on to achieving great heights either in Sudbury or Canada. Paul Haynes was one of those who got his first break in the industry at Cambrian Broadcasting. His first on-air job was at CKSO AM in 1972.
He headed to CKPG in British Columbia and then to CHOW in the Niagara Peninsula before returning to Sudbury and Cambrian as staff announcer for CKSO TV in 1976. As well as handling daily commercial voiceover, studio and location assignments, he worked as a television copywriter. Upstairs, he hosted weekend morning and afternoon shows as a swing announcer at CKSO AM.
In the 80’s, he joined Mid-Canada Television as staff announcer and worked in the promotions department developing network fall launch campaigns and organizing Easter Seals and Weekend with the Stars telethons.
Tennis became his obsession too. He instructed at the Laurentian University Club, the Sudbury Racquet Club and co-hosted “Love Tennis”, a series of instructional programs. With the demise of indoor tennis in Sudbury, he joined the Organizing Committee for Indoor Tennis and helped launch the Igloo, Sudbury’s Indoor Tennis Centre.
After more than a decade working in front of the microphone, he pursued a career in marketing. He helped build the region’s first full-service advertising agency before establishing Haynes. Since its inception, the agency has amassed an impressive portfolio – earning industry awards for its work in tourism, economic development and energy conservation.
As a part-time professor at Cambrian College, he has taught Copywriting and has served as a member of the Advertising and Public Relations Advisory Committees.
Paul is currently a partner and creative director with Haynes. In addition to his agency work, he volunteers with various organizations including Accessible Media where he co-hosts a weekly Listen Audio Midday Edition.
Paul gratefully acknowledges his foothold, knowledge and experience to the “school” of Cambrian Broadcasting.
Paul and his wife Karen reside in Sudbury.