Ted Roop

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Ted Roop
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Ted Roop at The CCMA's
Born Ted Roop
Alma mater Fanshawe College
Occupation Morning Show Host, Director Of Programming
Employer Larche Communications
Known for Roop, Wix & Meg In The Morning, 104.1 The Dock CICZ-FM
Spouse(s) Lisa (2002-Present)
Children 2
Awards CCMA Personality Of The Year (2006,2007), CCMA Music Director Of The Year (2007)
Website www.tedroop.com

Ted Roop (born March 31, 1977) is a Canadian radio and media personality most notable for the Roop, Wix and Meg In The Morning which since March 3, 2008 has been broadcasting on 104.1 The Dock (CICZ-FM). Not only is Ted one of the hosts of the morning show on The DOCK CICZ-FM, he is also Director of Programming for the parent company of the Dock, Larche Communications. Larche Communications has a total of 4 broadcasting licenses. Ted lives with his wife and 2 children in Orillia, Ontario.

Childhood and Early Life[edit]

Ted was a performer from a very young age. At 8 years old he officially started in front the camera and microphone. Ted starred in more than 30 television and Radio commercials. Ted was in commercials for products such as Pizza Hut, Wrangler Jeans, McCain French Fries and More. Ted also voiced several radio commercials for companies such as Esso and Big Brothers. He also enjoyed working in several movies, including The Last Season, Night Friend and an episode of the television series Friday The 13th.[1]

Ted's family moved from the west end of Toronto to the Waterdown area when he just beginning high school. He spent his 'formative years' at Waterdown District High School. It was through a high school co-operative education program that he found his passion for Radio. Ted had a placement at the Mohawk College Radio Station CIOI-FM in his 4th year of high school. It was then he found his true passion.

Radio career[edit]

After graduating High School, Ted started the 2 year Radio Broadcasting program at Fanshawe College in the fall of 1996. Ted graduated from the program in the spring of 2008 and started working for a company called BEA-VER Communications, on CKSY FM95 CKSY-FM on March 2, 1998. Ted started as the Swing Announcer at CKSY-FM and enjoyed the Adult Contemporary format, but knew it was not where he was destined to be. At the time, BEA-VER Communications owned and operated CKSY-FM and CFCO, its AM Oldies sister station, from their Chatham, Kent studios, but had an application in to the CRTC for a 3rd FM station. Ted believed if he stayed at Bea-Ver Communications there would be a good chance that he could land a regular weekday shift on the new station. Bea-Ver eventually was awarded a 3rd license and opened CKUE-FM in November of '99. Ted started as the Afternoon Drive host and ended up moving to the morning show in January 2001.

In June 2002, Ted applied and was hired to work as the Afternoon Drive host in Midland, Ontario on CICZ-FM. At the time, CICZ-FM was a Country music station, KICX 104 FM. In 2004 Larche Communications opened CIKZ-FM in Kitchener—Waterloo. At that time, the KICX 104 FM Program Director was moved to CIKZ-FM to launch the station. It was then that Ted was moved to the Morning Show and given the P.D. title.

Ted remained Morning Show host/Program Director on KICX 104 FM until March 2008. During his time in that position, Ted was named the Canadian Country Music Association's Music Director Of The Year in 2007 and won the Canadian Country Music Association's Personality Of The Year Award in 2006 and 2007 with his co-host Carey Moran.[2][3]

In March 2008, Larche Communications moved its country format to its newly acquired Orillia frequency at CICX-FM, and launched a brand new Classic Rock station on CICZ-FM, now known as 104.1 THE DOCK. After a very tough decision, Ted made the move from Country, saying goodbye to his longtime co-host Carey Moran, to Classic Rock and stayed on the 104.1 frequency to launch a brand new morning show with Meg Whitton and Brian Wicks. Both Meg and Brian had moved to Midland and decided to stay with Larche Communications after the sale of CIKZ. Shortly after the launch of the Dock, Ted was named Director of Programming for Larche Communications. Ted now oversees the programming, with the help of his KICX PD's Jack Latimer & Trinette Atkinson, DOCK Midland APD Josh Duncan, on CICZ-FM, CICX-FM, CICS-FM and Don Vail at CJOS-FM in Owen Sound.

Canadian Country Spotlight[edit]

Ted is also the host of a weekly, 1 hour country music spotlight program called Canadian Country Spotlight. Canadian Country Spotlight focuses and highlights Canadian Country talent. It's played weekly on Country Music radio stations all across Canada. The show launched on Labour Day Weekend 2011. The show has featured Jason McCoy, George Canyon, Gord Bamford, Paul Brandt and many other Canadian Country stars.

Sources[edit]

  • [Internet Movie Database][4]
  • [Canadian Country Spotlight][5]
  • [104.1 The DOCK][6]

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