Friday, December 22, 2017

Mike Cleaver's Resume


Michael William Cleaver

Vancouver, BC


Career to date:

March 2010 – Current - “Mike Cleaver’s “Radiographies.”
A series of long form audio interviews with BC’s broadcast veterans.

June 2008 – Current -Mike Cleaver Broadcast Services
Freelance consulting, engineering and voice-overs.

January 2008 – June2008

-British Columbia Institute
Of Technology. -Part Time Instructor, Radio Program,
First year Radio News, Second year
Documentary production. (15hrs per week)
April 2006 – Jan 2007

-CTV Vancouver -Freelance News Writer

March 2003 – Nov 2005

-CKNW Vancouver -Part time News Anchor on CKNW,
All shifts including Morning Drive
-Part time News Anchor and I/T for
Corus Radio Network, Vancouver,
All shifts
-Iraq War coverage for CKNW/Corus Radio
Network, Morning shift
-Columnist, “Broadcast Dialogue” magazine
-Mike Cleaver Broadcast Services” consulting,
voice-over and narration and engineering
services. (Ongoing, including specialty in
helping broadcast outlets prepare for disaster
response in an emergency such as earthquakes,
forest fires, etc.)

April 2002 – May 2002

Vancouver -News Anchor on CKNW/NW2
-Business News on CKNW/NW2

June 1999 – November 2001

1200TEAM/Majic 100
Ottawa -Morning News Anchor and Assistant News
-Gather, write and present 8-minute morning
news packages on the hour and half-hour
from 5am to 10am Monday to Friday
-Character voice on Majic 100 Morning show
-Responsible for Newsroom operations and staff
training, planning and implementation of news
programming, scheduling and administration.
-Plan, design and implement new newsroom and
equipment for new CHUM Ottawa Operations.
-Assisted in the development of I-NES 2000 software.
-Responsible for selecting and adjusting equipment for quality of on-air sound of CFRA,
CJMJ-FM and Sports Radio 1200 The Team.
-Member of BN National Editorial Committee and

February 1998 – June 1999

-680 News, Toronto -Afternoon Drive News Anchor
Read and re-write half hour news wheels on
Toronto’s All-News radio station
-Part-time professor (PhD) at Seneca’s School of
Communication Arts teaching Radio and
Television Journalism and Voice and Presentation Skills (10 hrs/wk)

October 1994 - November 15, 1996

-CFRB, Toronto -Evening News Anchor and Host of “The World
Tonight”, afternoon drive business reports,
news air shifts at all times of the day
Gathered, prepared and delivered evening newscasts on the hour and half hour and prepared and delivered two ten minute “World Tonight” newscasts five nights per week
-Interviews with news-makers for “The World
-Work with summer interns on presentation skills
and writing
-Part Time Professor at Seneca College School of
Communication Arts in Presentation Skills, News
writing and newscast preparation for 3 semesters

September 1983 - September 1994
-CHUM Toronto -Afternoon News Anchor. Prepared, wrote and
delivered hourly newscasts
-Morning News Anchor and Co-anchor, preparing
writing and delivering hourly and half hourly
-Assignment Editor, CHUM-CHUM-FM News
-Outside reporting of major events (Pope's visit,
Royal visits, Blue Jays World Series wins)
-Producer, writer and Toronto anchor of the CHUM National Network News
heard daily on CHUM Stations and affiliates across Canada
This program won finalist status at the International Radio Festival of New York -Acting News Director for 1050 CHUM
-Beta tested Broadcast News I-NES text-audio
newsroom computer system upgrades
-Professor at Seneca College for three
semesters, teaching on-air presentation skills
for radio and television
-Chairman of CHUM-CHUM-FM Employee
Relations committee for three years
-Editor of RTNDA Newsbreak monthly newsletter
for three years
-Member, CAB Quarter Century Club

September 1976 - September 1983

Edmonton, Alberta -Morning news anchor
-Assistant News Director for both stations
-Continued engineering duties as third
Technician, including design and installation
of a new four track recording facility, new 50K
AM transmitter and FM transmitter
-Acted as Producer-Operator for visiting
radio at Edmonton Eskimo home games
-Hosted talk shows
-Set up several 24 track recording sessions
-Voice work on commercials, industrial videos.

September 1972 - September 1976

-CHUM Toronto -Afternoon anchor, later
moving to mornings as co-anchor
-Worked all air-shifts, including outside
-Interviews and editing for CHUM-FM's
"In Toronto" program
-Voicing several documentaries.
-Became a member of RTNDA

March 1972 - September 1972

-CKXL Calgary -Morning news anchor

April 1969 - March 1972

Lethbridge -Became News Director at CJLH-TV
Lethbridge, Alberta, taking over supper-
hour news cast
-Learned 35mm still photography,
processing and slide mounting
-Learned 16mm silent and sound
filming, processing and editing
-Learned video and audio switching,
studio camera and lighting
-Learned early videotape technology
(2”) plus early Sony backpack
-Continued work at CJOC Radio doing
morning drive and mid-day newscasts

September 1968 - April 1969 -Became late evening newscaster at
CJLH-TV, Lethbridge, Alberta

May 1967 - September 1968 -Evening announcer at CJOC radio
Lethbridge, Alberta
-Worked all air-shifts, including morning
-Moved into news along with evening
announce shift
-Worked as Chief Engineer for three
months, maintaining and upgrading
studio and transmitter equipment
continued as Assistant Engineer until
-Booth Announcer at CJLH-TV

September 1965 – May 1967

Kelowna, BC -Became Chief Announcer
-Continued engineering duties and
began work in the newsroom

July 1964 - September 1965

-Became Staff Announcer at CKOV
Kelowna, BC working all shifts
including morning drive and remotes
-Became Assistant Engineer, helping
Chief Engineer with maintenance,
equipment installation and design
-Helped put CJOV-FM on air.

June 1962 - July 1964 -Began hosting 4pm - 5pm request and dedication show on CKOV, Kelowna
-Operator for daily summer remotes
-Later added evening operating and
hosting shifts

January 1962 - June 1962

-Started fifteen minute weekly high
school news program "Hi-Notes"
on CKOV, Kelowna, BC

December 1961

-Began broadcasting career as fill-in
operator at CKOV, Kelowna

Education: -Elementary education in Ontario
-High School Graduate, Kelowna, BC
-Partial Grade 13, English Major.

Computer Skills: - Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7,8,10.
-Microsoft Office Suite 2010
-Microsoft Internet Explorer
-Mozilla Firefox
-Newstar (television)
-Scott Systems
-Cool Edit Pro

References: -Available on request.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another BC Radio Veterans Interview Added

Listen to Global TV BC Weatherman Wayne Cox talk about his radio and tv career at in the Forums under Mike Cleaver's Radiographies.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More BC Radio Veterans Interviews Added.

Two additional interviews have been added to Mike Cleaver's Radiographies at
One is with former CKNW part owner and manager Bill Hughes.
The other is with Ron Robinson, best known for his away baseball game re-creations on CKWX in the '50s and '60s.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another Interview added at

An interview with broadcaster/author Chuck Davis is now available at

Monday, August 2, 2010

More Interviews Added at

There are two more interviews posted in the forum at under "Mike Cleaver's Radiographies."
They are with former CKNW News employees John McKitrick and George Garrett.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Two New BC Radio Veteran's Interviews

Interviews with Bruce Hood and Ross Crain now have been added to Mike Cleaver's Radiographies in the Forum section of

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Another BC Radio Veteran's Interview Added

An interview with CKWX News 1130 Newsman Tom Bricker has been posted on in the Forums under Mike Cleaver's Radiographies.
More to come later in the week.