Kitchener radio host Jennifer Campbell loses battle with cancer

Jennifer Campbell, one-third of Mornings with Campbell, PJ and Billie on Country 106.7 (CIKZ-FM) Kitchener, has died after an eight-month battle with cancer.

Jennifer Campbell, one-third of Mornings with Campbell, PJ and Billie on Country 106.7 (CIKZ-FM) Kitchener, has died after an eight-month battle with cancer.

Campbell went public with her diagnosis last July. Originally from Charlottetown, P.E.I., she’d been with Rogers Sports & Media for the last 16 years, including a stint as a talk show host with 570 News (CKGL-AM).

Julie Adam, SVP of TV & Broadcast, tweeted that the company “had lost one of the best,” while Campbell’s co-host Paul Johnson wrote “My soul is broken.”

“Heaven added a take no sh*t bad ass angel with a heart of gold today. This will hurt for a long time but I’m so thankful for the time we shared and the radio we made,” Johnson posted.

Campbell leaves behind her husband Scott and three boys, Ayson, Declan, and Gryffin.

Wendy Duff, National Content Director, Country, Rogers Sports & Media, who has organized a GoFundMe fundraiser for the family, called Campbell a “broadcaster who wore her heart on her sleeve and was never afraid of speaking her truth.”

“Morning Country radio was more than a job for Jennifer on Country 106.7. She was committed to you, her audience – using her voice and considerable influence to spread love; to make us laugh and sometimes yes…to kick the hornet’s nest. Jennifer loved hard. She loved country music; Jack Daniels; the Royal Family; our community; and most of all, her boys,” wrote Duff. “We will always love Jennifer; she’ll always be in our hearts. Her memory will live on through songs on the radio forever.”

 

 

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