Saturday 23 September 2017
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What She Said! with Christine Bentley & Kate Wheeler on The Jewel Radio Network.

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Eric AlIMG_6660per has made everything about music and pop-culture his business. He is all at once a veteran music-industry PR professional, a life-long fan, a trusted commentator and expert with knowledge even surprising the artists he’s talking about. He is well-known across the Canadian landscape with regular appearances on television, radio and in print. On his 120,000 a week readership blog, and to the 1 million followers on Twitter, he shares his insightful up-to-the-minute music and pop-culture news, nostalgia, and musings. He has been named to best of social media lists by Billboard, National Post, and Paste Magazine, among many others, and is thrilled to be talking to listeners of Jewel!




Candace Derickx couldn’t find “Pleasantville” in the real world so she created it online at Life in Pleasantville. Her office is wherever she can find a wi-fi connection, and a great place for an Instagram shot. Candace keeps her restless family’s passports full with travel by plane, train, and automobile—or motorhome if they feel a sudden travel itch. In addition to What She Said, you can find Candace sharing slice of life on YMC, sharing her travel tips as head of the Sunwing Vacation Kidcation Expert Panel, and on CTV Ottawa Morning Live.

Candace Derickx – Writer, Publisher, Influencer Programs


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CTV promo shot ABFilm Critic Anne Brodie brings her  views on the latest films, sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, but always from the hip. Anne has covered film for 30 years and still can’t stop talking about it. Good thing the What She Said hosts know their stuff and don’t let her off lightly.  And vice versa.  Don’t miss Anne’s lively discussions and find out which movies suck and which don’t every Saturday evening.

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Lena HeadshotLena Almeida, the talented writer behind, is one of Canada’s most recognized digital women. Armed with a loyal readership and an enviable social following, she has built a niche brand that speaks to moms, fashionistas, beauty junkies, wanderlusters and foodies alike. Lena has earned the respect and trust of her audience through authentic and engaging content revolving around her fun loving, high-paced and honest account of her life experiences. She also happens to be the ONLY social influencer in Canada in the Top 0.5% of popularity on Twitter (also known as her second home).

Join Lena on What She Said as she shares tips on shopping, family travel destinations, plus the hottest trends in beauty, fashion, household goods, toys and more.

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img_7751Since 2002, Kasie Savage has been a fixture on TV as both a Guest Expert and as a Host (QVC, CTV, The Shopping Channel). After a hard-core stint in management, she left the boardroom and moved back in front of the camera sharing her passion for can’t-live-without products on various networks and programs as a Lifestyle Expert. An entrepreneur, a go-getter, an ever-curious answer-seeker, an experimental foodie, fitness fan, flippin’ nerdy girl, and a fun-loving Mom to three big-eating boys. Kickin’ it city-style in the ‘burbs and loving it!

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Charmaine Broughton is a food media specialist and recipe writer for Running Room Magazine.  “I eat, cook & play with food for a living = why I run!!” she says with a laugh.  She’s a regular guest on a variety of morning shows across Ontario, sharing her enthusiasm for all things edible.  Most importantly, Charmaine is the mother of two active, and always hungry teenage boys; Tyler & Colgan.  She understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping time, budget and her sanity in mind.

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Prof-PicWondering who built our beautiful website? Yep.. our webmaster – Known as the internet marketing guru and sales expert, Vivek is the founder of VOOFA and co-founder of Among his various ventures, he hosts regular sales and marketing bootcamps where he coaches on different aspects of online & offline marketing, cost control, budgeting, dynamic response sales tactics and brand management. If you are looking to work with an amazing marketing expert — talk to him or VISIT:

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