Cabin Radio’s four-day workshop with aspiring broadcasters in Fort Simpson ended in dramatic fashion at the town’s Santa Claus Parade.
Teagan Hardisty, one of four teenage trainees taking Cabin Radio’s program, flagged down the float of Santa himself for an exclusive interview.
“Lots of job opportunities here?” Hardisty asked Santa, seven nights out from the man’s busiest evening of the year. “Very busy,” replied Saint Nick.
Hardisty, Branden Jumbo, Akesha Hardisty-Norwegian and Shaznay Waugh shared hosting duties on community radio station CFLK throughout the weekend with guidance from Cabin Radio’s Ollie Williams.
Williams interviewed Chief Gerald Antoine to begin Sunday’s programming, discussing the Chief’s hopes for his community in 2018 as he delivered messages in English and Dene Zhatie to local residents.
Four other community broadcasters received training as part of the program, run in partnership with the Liidlii Kue First Nation.