First Media Job
CKSO AM, Sudbury, Ontario
Photo Credit (Regina Global)
CKSO Radio lays claim to Warren Woods' first job in his broadcasting career as Announcer as well as being his hometown where he was born and raised. His boyhood dreams of being a hockey play by play announcer may have been one of the influences that resulted in graduating from Mohawk College, specializing in Communication Arts.
After five years at CKSO, Warren moved to CFCL TV in Timmins, Ontario in a new role as Sports Director. He continued to serve in this capacity in television when he next moved to Thunder Bay two years later in 1981. He remained at Thunder Bay Television for six years.
Warren Woods headed west to Regina in August, 1987. There, he became part of the original sports team at the then STV (now Global). Warren became a household name in the city anchoring sports during “Evening News” at 6.00, “Prime News” at 10.00 in the evening and finally on “News Final”, 11.00 at night. He would stay on for about 25 years before he realized there could be another move for him in his broadcast career, and with mixed feelings, Warren took advantage of an exceptional opportunity and moved to News Talk 650 CJME in July of 2013.
As part of the CJME team Warren delivers sports news on the station’s morning show and co-hosts the Green Zone weekday afternoons.
A memorable event for Warren in his career dates back to November of 1989 when he was covering the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Toronto as the Roughriders won the team's second Grey Cup. The final score in that contest, Saskatchewan beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40.
With a passion for curling, Warren was recognized as being a leader in the increasing of quality and quantity of curling coverage in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Curling Association, CURLSASK, as part of its 100th Anniversary Year in 2004, launched the Saskatchewan Legends of Curling Honour Roll. It recognizes those who have served the sport of curling in Saskatchewan, both on and off the ice. In April of 2014 Warren was inducted into the Media Honour Roll.
It is not uncommon to find Warren acting as Master of Ceremonies for many a banquet, being a favourite at many local dinners and award nights in Regina. Apparently he may be spotted from time to time at a Luiggi's restaurant when not working behind a microphone or in front of a camera. One can add jujubes, summertime, golf and curling to Warren's list of loves.