Cory is one of several staffers who have moved west to work in Olds. A farm kid from south east Manitoba originally, Cory lived all over Manitoba before getting the call to move to the mountains. Cory is a diehard supporter of Country music, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Country music, both Canadian and American. He loves new music by artists like Jamey Johnson, Zac Brown Band, Sunny Sweeney and older artists like Keith Whitley and Alabama. Growing up listening to Canadian icons like George Fox, Rick Tippe, Michelle Wright and Foster Martin Band made Cory one of the biggest supporters of Canadian Country music. One of his passions is helping promote new Canadian artists, especially those from Alberta. Cory is the host of the annual CKFM Star Search competition to help find new artists, and helped create and launch Alberta's Country Music Association in 2008. Cory is also the Program Director at CKFM, programming and scheduling the music every day and working with the artists and their record labels to bring you not only new music to the radio, but also arranges for all the CD give aways and phone interviews and live performances in the studio. Cory has been nominated for six Canadian Country Music Association awards for Music Director Of The Year. When he's not working long hours at the radio station, Cory can be found at clubs checking out live music all through Calgary and Edmonton, working out at CLC Fitness in Olds, and curling through the winter at curling clubs across Mountain View County, and in the summer he's golfing all over MVC and playing slopitch on several different teams from Crossfield to Red Deer and everywhere in between.
Be sure to connect with Cory on Twitter @radionoel and via the CKFM Facebook page as well! You can email him anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org