Barry ‘BAZZA’ Hayward has been a musician and performer for over thirty-five years, covering musical styles from classical to world beat. He also has over twenty plus years experience in human resources management, organizational development, and community-building. Additionally, Bazza has served in a leadership role in a number of arts organizations, festivals and concert series, and was a past morning show host on CANOE FM in Haliburton, Ontario.
Bazza is also a principal drummer with ABBEY NORTH DRUMMERS, who performs regularly in support of peace, justice, and civil society and a host of humanitarian and charitable causes, and in particular organizations involved in HIV/AIDS and education-related projects in Africa.
In addition to performing live, contributing to recording projects by a growing list of musical artists, and travelling the world in search of new musical adventures, Bazza is now very excited to be bringing many of those same sounds to Hunter’s Bay Radio.
Ken is a Dora Mavor Moore award winning producer, and with his dad, Doug Cole, ORDER OF CANADA Recipient. His brother Jeff, owned a operated George’s Spaghetti House, The Bourbon Street Jazz Club, and Basin Street Cabaret Theatre - home to world class jazz legends. Every Sunday night, Ken brings his vast knowledge, both personal and professional, as host of George’s Spaghetti House Jazz.
Michelle Ainsworth was born and raised in the Toronto area and moved to Muskoka in 2008. Michelle is a passionate animal advocate that has been involved in animal advocacy and rescue work for over 10 years. Since moving to the Muskoka area, Michelle has founded a small animal rescue group called Muskoka and Parry Sound Independent Animal Rescue. She has a diploma in Animal Care from Georgian College, as well as a Social Service Worker Diploma and an Aromatherapy Certificate. Michelle works in the social service field full-time and loves her career. Michelle's passion is music- music of all types but especially Industrial, Punk, Ska, New Wave and Retro- while a teenager and into her twenties Michelle would listen to obscure, unique music and go to underground night clubs where she would be introduced to various genres of music. She still listens to this music but no longer goes to clubs- nowadays her night club consists of dancing at home with her dogs and partner, John. Michelle is a firm believer that in order to fully enjoy and appreciate music you must open your mind to all types and to not be afraid to embrace even the "cheesiest" music, no matter what anyone says! Michelle is also an artist, painter, writer, musician and advocate. Join Michelle every Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. for The Spirit Of Radio where you will hear great tunes- come explore the fun, unique and awesome music of the 70's, 80's and 90's.
Sequoia Henry was born in British Columbia, and moved to Huntsville when he was 3 years old. He lives with his mother and older brotherand sister. Sequoia attends school at HHS (Huntsville High School) Sequoia likes ALL kinds of music! He became a part of HBR (Hunters bay radio) after he shared his story openly about bullying; Sequoia now hosts the Huntsville High School Radio Show on HBR.
Originally from Philadelphia, James started on radio at LaSalle University in '74, since has performed across the U.S. and Canada onstage, television, feature films and numerous commercials. After six seasons on Sullivan Entertainment's WIND AT MY BACK (originally aired on CBC), James moved 'up north' and is happiest as Dad to his daughter, Emma!
James is host of the AFTERSHOW Monday - FRIDAY noon to six, the irreverent DIRTY MONDAY, the local MUSKOKA SPOTLIGHT, and the new VERGE.
Kareen describes herself as “a gracefully evolving woman of eclectic good cheer.” As a kindred spirit and uber-volunteer, Kareen has re-discovered her creative self since retiring from her Swiss Chalet franchise.
She considers herself a “passioneer” for eclectic arts, always strives to think outside the box, and she is a huge supporter of Huntsville’s incredible artistic community. As a cancer survivor, Kareen brings a zest for life to her show “K”, Fridays at 11.05am & 7pm.
Jeff is the founder of Hunters Bay Radio and has been developing and managing the station since 2009. He has had 15 years experience in senior management at the Hudson Bay Company and was the owner of a local Internet Service Provider for 16 years.
Jeff has spearheaded many community initiatives including highly successful fundraisers for Cystic Fibrosis and was a co-chair responsible for the building and funding of a youth park in Huntsville, along with developing and running two major fundraising projects for the Rotary Club of Huntsville.
Jeff is the news and programming director for Hunters Bay Radio.
Brian been involved with Hunters Bay Radio since 2011. He had been a Financial Advisor in Huntsville since 1997 until retirement in 2015. Brian has an MBA and has held management and financial positions in various businesses and service organizations across the country. He manages the financial planning for Hunters Bay Radio. He has many years of volunteer experience with the Board of Directors for the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Huntsville.