Stirling Faux

Stirling Faux - CKSOBirthplace
Peterborough, Ontario

First Media Job
CKSO, Sudbury

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Stirling Faux

Stirling Faux launched his broadcast career in 1969 in Sudbury at CKSO TV and eventually CKSO Radio. He said in a 2014 interview that it always looked like they were having more fun in radio. Stirling was an Arts student at Laurentian University in Sudbury. He was very active in theatre under CKSO’s Bill Hart who was also the department head connected with Stirling’s studies. In charge of the campus television station, Bill Hart was ideal for the position. One of Stirling’s tasks was to record the entire moon landing for the university archives. He worked on what was then new, the video lecture production team. Videos rated as world-class instructional, were shipped to schools all over the planet. Bill Hart was responsible for a weekly one-hour television show allotment assigned to Laurentian University on CKSO TV. Bill delegated the responsibility of filling that hour to Stirling. This provided Stirling with his inaugural live broadcasting experience taking him into Master Control at CKSO TV and eventually resulting in a part-time position there.

Spending time in the television department he soon met some of the CKSO Radio personalities who introduced him to the Program Director, George Johns, who would hire Stirling to take to the radio waves as the station’s latest personality. George headed for Ottawa soon after that and then eventually to CFTR in Toronto where he hired Stirling from Sudbury in 1972! Stirling’s distinguished career in voice work first hit the national scene in 1972 when he voiced his first radio/television commercial for a national promotion. Represented by a talent agency at that time, The Characters, Stirling’s voice work would become a lifelong, distinguished career. Meanwhile he took on the role as Program Director of CFOM Radio in Quebec City.

Stirling was westward bound in 1974 all the way to Vancouver, first landing at CKLG Radio. From 1987 until the early 1990s he was at CFMI FM.

Contented to be settled in Vancouver Stirling focused on a most diversified career and as well on family life. Stationed at CKNW Radio in Vancouver, Stirling hosted a national network talk show for 12 years from 1993 to 2005.

Stirling accepted an invitation in 2005 from Calgary based CHQR to host Morning News. He enjoyed the city but corporate downsizing resulted in a return to Vancouver and to CISL 650 Radio to host an oldies format. Stirling remained at CISL until the end of 2015 doing the Morning Show and conducting interviews for the programs “Boomer Life” and “The Law Show”.

He did a 9-year run as host of the BC Lottery Corporation’s “Lotto Night” show on BCTV. Stirling was also the Vancouver Canucks’ PA announcer in the early 1980s and was the BC Lions’ PA announcer for their 60th season in 2013.

Stirling’s knowledge of media served him well as a consulting associate with Peak Communicators in Vancouver between 1999 and 2003. He advised major private and public sector clients on media relations and reputation management.

Faux took his talent and experience into the classroom as a teacher. He was a member of the Faculty of Business, Department of Broadcasting at B.C. Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2005. It was here he developed and taught his own course, “Introduction to Broadcast & Media”.

Stirling FauxStirling joined Howe Street Media in Vancouver in the spring of 2011. He hosted a syndicated, half-hour television finance-interview show, “The Money and Wealth Show”. There were 72 episodes over 2 full seasons seen across Western Canada. Stirling would not let the digital media world slip away. He was also an interviewer and producer of new media content for Talk Digital Network for several seasons.

In September of 2016 he joined Newstalk 980 CKNW to help out on weekends and do fill-ins, and host “Vancouver Consumer” aired Saturdays. He was Morning Show Host from July of 2017 until May of 2018 at CIRH 98.3 in Vancouver. The short tenure was due to the station shutting down, although temporarily.

Stirling’s career has taken him through the fields of music, talk radio, voice, television and new media. His work in television lead to voice-overs and on camera appearances in dozens of commercials. Stirling’s linguistic abilities have been useful in securing voice work in both official languages throughout his career. He performed duties for the Prime Minister’s Office, including that as MC for the APEC Summit Dinner in Vancouver in 1997. He was Moderator for World Meet ’01 for the World Lottery Association and was PA announcer for CIS/SIC for the Vanier Cup Game in 2012.

Marking a special milestone, Stirling Faux celebrated his 50th anniversary in the broadcast industry on November 15, 2020. This achievement reached by few in the business was recognized by The British Columbia Association of Broadcasters by inducting Stirling into the Half Century Club. Stirling Faux is truly one of Canada’s broadcast veterans and continues with what he enjoys best. As of early 2021 Stirling has been hosting CKNW Weekend Mornings.

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