Kiah & Tara Jean

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Kiah & Tara Jean is a Canadian radio show hosted by Kiah Tucker and Tara Jean Stevens (née Wilkin). It launched on Virgin Radio 953 in Vancouver, British Columbia, an Astral Media radio station. The show began on August 4, 2009.[1] In the spring of 2012, Stevens left the program for maternity leave. As of June 2012 Tucker was no longer broadcasting on Virgin. After a brief stint with CKPK-FM ("The Peak") as its morning presenter, Tucker joined JACK FM as its morning presenter.[2][3] He was later joined by Stevens and together they launched their new show November 23, 2012: "Jack's Morning Glory With Kiah & Tara Jean".[4]

Kiah Tucker[edit]

Kiah Tucker is an Australian radio announcer who has worked with Australian radio stations Mix102.3,[5] 5AU Port Augusta, SAFM,[6] Triple M[7] 5AU Port Augusta, SAFM,[8] Triple M, and Hot 91.[9]

In 2006, Tucker moved to London, England,[citation needed] and worked in television production on a range of programs with Prospect UK and Silver River Productions.[10][11] In 2007 he moved to Vancouver, Canada, and began on-air at radio station 95 Crave (Now Virgin 953) the same year.[12] Tucker is also an accomplished voice artist, having performed radio and television voiceovers for Pokerstars.net, Australian Airlines and others.[13]

Tucker is a graduate of the Kathryn Dean School of Media and Performing Arts, having completed the Advanced Diploma in Journalism in 2000.[14]

Tara Jean Stevens[edit]

Tara Jean Stevens (née Wilkin) is a Vancouver radio broadcaster. She is a graduate of Columbia Academy School of Broadcast Arts.[15] Stevens has worked for radio stations: CKZZ, CKWX, and CISQ-FM.[16][17][18]

Stevens is also an actress and award-winning playwright.[19] In June 2006, she won the 'Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Script by an Emerging Playwright' for her play "My Father's House".[20] In September 2006, she was featured in The Georgia Straight’sFall Arts Review’.[21] In 2005, she was one of the Vancouver Sun's "25 TO WATCH IN 2005".[22] Stevens is a graduate of the acting program at Studio 58 at Langara College.[23]

Stevens graduated in 1997 from Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert, BC.[24]

Awards[edit]

In May 2012, Tucker and Stevens were awarded the 2011 "Broadcast Performer of the Year" award from the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters.[25]

In May 2010, Tucker and Stevens were awarded the 2009 "Broadcast Performer of the Year" award from the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters.[26]

In fall 2010, the New York Festivals announced that the show was a finalist for the "World’s Best Radio Programs" in the category of "Best Personality: Local Market".[27]

Ratings[edit]

In the 2009 and 2010 Fall ratings period, BBM Canada recorded Kiah & Tara Jean as the #1 drive show for Females 25-44.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Hot Fall Forecast for Virgin Radio 95.3 Vancouver". Astral. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Kiah leaves Virgin for PEAK Mornings". pugetsoundradio.com. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Recent News". Northwest Broadcasters. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Tara Jean & Kiah Tucker - Mornings 96.9 JACK FM Vancouver". Airchecker. 2012-08-26. Retrieved 2012-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Adelaide, SA Radio Station". Mix 102.3. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Home | Adelaide's Number 1 Hit Music Station". SAFM. 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Adelaide, SA Radio Station". Mix 102.3. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Home | Adelaide's Number 1 Hit Music Station". SAFM. 2010-11-16. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  9. ^ Scott Perry - Prime Radio. "Hot 91.1 Sunshine Coast Radio - All the hits". Hot91.com.au. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  10. ^ "Silver River Productions, UK". Silverriver.tv. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  11. ^ "Prospect Pictures :: welcome". Prospect-uk.com. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  12. ^ "VANCOUVER'S ULTIMATE VARIETY :: Virgin Radio 9 5 3". Vancouver.virginradio.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  13. ^ "Play Poker for Free". PokerStars.net. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  14. ^ "www.aussieweb.com.au/business/kathryn+dean+school+of+media+_+performing+arts/1568094/". 
  15. ^ "CA: Broadcasting Arts School | Recording Schools | Sound Design Schools | Video & Film Production Schools in Vancouver". Columbia-academy.com. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  16. ^ "VANCOUVER'S ULTIMATE VARIETY :: Virgin Radio 9 5 3". Vancouver.virginradio.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  17. ^ "Vancouver Breaking News, Traffic, Weather, Sports, Money and Entertainment News, Local, Canada, World". News1130. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  18. ^ "CA: Broadcasting Arts School | Recording Schools | Sound Design Schools | Video & Film Production Schools in Vancouver". Columbia-academy.com. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  19. ^ "Archives 2005~2006". Jessies.ca. 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  20. ^ "Tara Jean Wilkin | Vancouver, Canada". Straight.com. 2006-09-14. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  21. ^ "Tara Jean Wilkin | Vancouver, Canada". Straight.com. 2006-09-14. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  22. ^ http://www.vancouversun.com/
  23. ^ "Studio 58 | Langara College". Langara.bc.ca. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  24. ^ "Charles Hays Secondary School". Sd52.bc.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  25. ^ "British Columbia Association of Broadcasters - Past Excellence Awards". Bcab.ca. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  26. ^ "British Columbia Association of Broadcasters - Past Excellence Awards". Bcab.ca. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 
  27. ^ "New York Festivals Awards - Winners Showcase". Newyorkfestivals.com. 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  28. ^ PPM TOP-LINE RADIO STATISTICS - VANCOUVER CTRL Survey period: Radio Meter 2009 – August 31, 2009 - November 29, 2009, BBM Canada

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