Our Team

Rick Kirschner

Rick Kirschner

Executive Director & General Manager

Rick envisioned Kaos (Our former station)  in Peterborough and has worked hard to see it become real. He is passionate about young people and redeeming the media as a form of positive communication. So much of the media concentrates on the worst of humanity; 91.1 The Bridge aims to provide hope instead. As the Executive Director, Rick works a lot of overtime - but he loves spending time with his wife and kids and is very proud of his children: Nathan, Sarah and Elizabeth.

Jill Edwards

Jill Edwards

Business & Sales Manager

Jill has been with King’s Kids Promotions for 24 years. She moved to Fort McMurray in February 2007. Jill resides in the Timberlea area and has no plans to leave Fort McMurray for a few years yet. When time and finances permit she likes to travel. At home she likes to relax and read.

On-Air Personalities

Steph Seidel

Steph Seidel

Host of The Bright Side 6-10am

Born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Steph is loving the community vibe in Fort McMurray!  A former youth pastor, English Lit major and long time server, her talking and story telling makes it hard to stay a stranger when she's around.  She loves board-games, coffee and travelling.  The board-games she loves with friends, the coffee she loves in the morning, afternoon and evening and the travel she loves any day of the week.  She's a texture person when it comes to food and has an honest fear of mustard and mushy fruit.  She's always got a song stuck in her head but she tries really hard not to sing the same line out loud over and over.  Her life goal is to make you laugh - and it helps that ridiculous things seem to happen to her on the regular.  Steph moved here in Septmeber 2016 and her favourite saying is 'Make like a shark and attack the day!'

JD Hunter

JD Hunter

Afternoon Drive 3 - 7pm Monday to Friday

JD Hunter works as Music Director, Announcer & General Go-To Guy with 91.1 The Bridge. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicken Wings, Movies & a good TV series are some of JD's hobbies. He's fond of his colleagues, and the opportunity to connect with the residents of Wood Buffalo every day. During the Horse River Wildfires of 2016, he was able to speak with over 30 radio, television and news agencies throughout Canada including Global News, Macleans, The Globe & Mail and CTV News about his experiences & with updates throughout the evacuation. Alongside Rick & Jill, JD helped put the station back on the air in June following the 5 week evacuation period. 

Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas

Impact on Tuesdays @ 10:30 am

A full-time artist based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Russell spent several decades in marketing, communication and administration leadership roles with a number of organizations including OK Radio Group, Keyano College, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and The United Way of Fort McMurray. He has served on a number of boards over the years, both locally and provincially, and was the long-time president of a local visual and performing arts festival called interPLAY. Russell ran for public office in 2010 and was elected as a regional councillor in Wood Buffalo. He served a single term before losing an election in 2013. He enjoys noting that he is “a recovered politician”. His artistic awakening happened in 2013 at the age of 47. As part of his creative pursuits, he began to discover that his developing skills and growing audience gave him a great platform for philanthropy. He has performed live paintings at numerous major events throughout Alberta, which along with high profile donated paintings, have helped raise almost $300,000 for a variety of charities and causes. Russell has recently joined the board of a charity called Bracelets 4 Buildings after having been inspired by their humanitarian work in Cambodia. He has been the host of IMPACT on 91.1 The Bridge since April 2016.
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