Driven by passion, John evolved from a child playing with a tape recorder in his room to a popular DJ, entrepreneur, media content producer, announcer and voice actor with involvement in organizations such as Stingray, CBC, Astral Media, Rogers TV, Bell Media, Dream Street Pictures, RTA Productions and more.
John is passionate about technology, media and music in both personal and professional landscapes. Before relocating to Toronto to pursue his Bachelor of Arts in Media Production, which he completed with Distinction and a spot on the Dean's List, he grew up in Northern New Brunswick with a keen interest in communications technologies. Presently, he serves as Assistant Program Director for Stingray's two radio stations in Fredericton, with hosting duties both on a local morning show and a nationally-syndicated Saturday evening show.
2021 Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Award recipient: Best Multi-Market Program
Ice-level camera operation after the QMJHL AB Titan's President's Cup win. Footage used nationally by Sportsnet.
Photo of Sean Couturier Avenue picked up by NBC Sports, The Score.
TIME Magazine Person of the Year in 2006.
DJ'd Toronto Argonauts pregames at BMO Field during their 2017 Grey Cup Champion season.
Interviewed Terry Fox's parents at the age of 10.
Booth announcer for the 40th Annual Tara Awards.
Booth announcer at the 2019 CWHL Awards.
Audio direction and production of Camp Cedar Lake, a 25 minute television pilot.
Programming internship at boom 97.3 Toronto, a radio station with one of the largest audiences in Canada.
Internship as Technician for CBC Radio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.
Production and conception of The Mixup, a weekly radio mixshow & podcast featuring exclusive sets from several of Toronto's busiest DJs.
Program direction of Phantom 103.3, a young community radio station in Bathurst, NB
Host of weekly Weekend Country Heat on Stingray's Real Country and New Country radio stations nationwide.
DJ Mixing / Mixshow Production
MC and Public Speaking
On-Air & In-Person Presentation
Production Gear Operation
(Certified Yellow Belt with Ross Video)
TV Technical Production
Video & Audio Production
Director of Programming, New Brunswick (August 2022 - Present)
Oversees all on-air, online and promotional content for Stingray Radio's six New Brunswick stations. Weekly host of Weekend Country Heat on Stingray's twenty country stations nationwide.
Assistant Program Director, Announcer, Fredericton (May 2019 - August 2022)
Host of The Early Show with John on New Country 92-3 (#2 Fall 2021, radioCount), host of Weekend Country Heat, APD for Fredericton.
Radio Technical Intern, Toronto (March 2018 - April 2018)
Learned studio equipment operation and technical production for several national & international shows on CBC Radio 1 and CBC Music at the corporation's headquarters. Also spent time helping with on-set TV audio and post production.
boom 97.3 FM Toronto
Programming & On-Air Intern (November 2018 - April 2019)
Assisted Program Director with various tasks and hosted occasional on-air shift.
CJUJ Phantom 103.3 FM Bathurst
Various positions including Program Director & Morning Host (2016 - 2019)
Oversaw programming, scheduling & automation, advertisement production, show production. Produces station IDs and imaging, voices advertisements and other production material.
CJRU 1280 AM Toronto
Project Assistant & Imaging Producer (October 2018)
Communicated with potential suppliers for internal project, and produced IDs.
John Riordon DJ & MC
2011 - Present
Owns high-end equipment to DJ for corporate and non-corporate clients via self-created branding. Executes all responsibilities including webmastering, booking, marketing, library and resource management, customer service and DJing. Has serviced several high-end venues and clients between Ontario and New Brunswick (see www.JohnRiordon.com).
Riordon & Arseneault Law
Reception, telephone switchboard, research, filing, data entry, errands and other miscellaneous tasks.
CKBC Max 104.9 FM (Bell Media)
2012 - 2016
Duties have included morning news writing/reading, weekly voice tracking and live show, funeral announcements, radio bingo announcement, report generation for SOCAN music licensing, log reconciliation, remote broadcasting, promotions and weather announcements.
2014 - 2017
Repaired customer computers and competitively sold a variety of technology until 2015.
Returned for the summer of 2017 as full-time Lead of the Copy Centre department.
Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University)
2015 - 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Media Production at one of Canada's top media schools. Distinction, Dean's List, 2x TARA nominations.
Software & Hardware
John has experience with many tools and software, like the titles listed below. He takes great interest in learning new ones, and reading their user-manuals to maximize their efficiency.
Wide Orbit Automation
3 - Basic hands-on experience
4 - Advanced hands-on experience but may require re-training
5 - Uses regularly or could re-habituate quickly