Eric Friesen, Radio Personality, Chair, Kingston WritersFest Board of Directors

EVENT DATE: February 11, 2015
TOPIC: Radio Days: Adventures on-air, and off!

Eric Friesen, radio personality, was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Wednesday, February 11.  His topic was: “Radio Days: Adventures on-air, and off!” Eric Friesen is a long-time radio personality. He has hosted many CBC flagship programs, including All in a Day, Radio Noon, The Eric Friesen Show, In Performance, and Studio Sparks.  Since leaving the CBC in 2008, he has been busy serving a wide variety of major cultural organizations in Canada, including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and The Banff Centre. 

Eric hosts Winnipeg’s splendid Classic 107 radio station (  Locally, he hosts classical musicians at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque.  He is past Chair of Kingston WritersFest’s Board of Directors.  He and his wife, artist Susan Friesen, live on Amherst Island near Kingston.