Monday, October 2, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Paul Larsen on the one-year anniversary of Kelowna’s 103.9 The Lake

It’s been just over a year since Kelowna’s 103.9 The Lake (CKOV-FM) was launched.

Helmed by former Clear Sky Radio President Paul Larsen, the station – under its former ownership was branded as Soft 103.9 – and one of the early casualties of the pandemic.

Now, with a year of operation under its belt, we talk to Larsen about the ups and downs of being a stand-alone owner in a highly-competitive small market, honouring Kelowna’s radio history, and more.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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