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Another radio station now based in Amherstburg

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A second new Amherstburg-based radio station has now been launched.

CKRT Border City Radio is an Internet radio station and its first official day of streaming was this past Monday. Heading up the operation is Donna Tuckwell and she is employing two people familiar with the Amherstburg radio scene – Paul “P.D.” Desjardins and Spencer Duby.

Desjardins is anchoring the morning show on CKRT from 7-10 a.m. while Duby, a.k.a. “Dr. Duby,” is on the air from 4-6 p.m.

Tuckwell said Internet radio is a new way of listening and noted some automakers are going as far to remove AM radio from vehicles.

“You can actually buy an Internet radio,” she said.

The format and the freedom of being an Internet radio station is appealing to Tuckwell. She said it will have music from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s, news, traffic and more. Desjardins said it will be soft rock from those decades.

“It’s a good genre,” said Desjardins. “People can listen to it if they’re 18 or 65-years-old.”

The new station is marketing itself as a “small-town global station” with a focus on Windsor-Essex County. They do not have a formal station but broadcast remotely within Amherstburg and plan on being out broadcasting at local businesses and events.

“We want to be very involved in the community,” said Tuckwell. “We want to tell people what is happening. We’re going to have some pretty cool contests coming up.”

Tuckwell pursued media as a second career and has done freelance reporting for both the River Town Times and the Harrow News. She has also followed her passion for radio and connected with Desjardins and Duby at CKBG 107.9 FM.

Now with her own station, Tuckwell reconnected with Desjardins and Duby and the latter have now joined the new venture at CKRT.

Desjardins and Duby say they enjoy working with Tuckwell and that enticed them to join her at CKRT.

“I love Donna. She’s a great team player,” said Desjardins. “She’s a great leader. Anything she puts her mind to, she definitely does it.”

Duby said he hopes to work at both stations but added his own praise for Tuckwell.

“When we met Donna, she took us under her wing,” said Duby. “She’s been a mother figure for me and P.D.”

Working with podcasters and others in the radio field is something Tuckwell said she is open to.

“It’s going to keep growing,” Desjardins predicted. “It’s going to be fun. We’re excited for the listeners to watch us grow and grow with us.”

For more information, contact Tuckwell at 226-759-8280 or e-mail

By Ron Giofu

Another radio station now based in Amherstburg

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