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Bob Chelmick

Have you ever listened to Bob Chelmick's show, The Road Home? If you have, you'll know how unique it is. From Bob's studio (a solar-powered cabin in the woods,) to his approach, (music and spoken word, nature sounds) and finally, Bob himself (urban TV news anchor turned wilderness broadcaster.)

Bob started at CKUA in 1969 as a fresh-faced 19-year-old. As a student with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT,) he handled the weekend news. His first full-time gig was hosting the morning show, then called Shank of the Morning.

After four years at CKUA, the young man took a 28-year-hiatus from radio. He spent those years as a television journalist and news anchor for CBC and CTV. He returned ‘home’ to CKUA as he says, in 2001, as morning host. Soon after, he created The Road Home, which has acquired a very loyal following over its years on the air.

Bob’s varied experiences lend itself to true depth as a host.
“All that I have learned as a journalist, music curator, visual artist, film maker, transcendental meditation teacher, student of nature, lover of animals, curious listener, poetry devotee.... all of it has been a preparation for The Road Home program,” he says.

Poetry, song, story and sounds of nature are featured in every one of his shows. He records in his solar-powered cabin in the boreal forest, where his closest neighbours are his horses and Highland cattle (and the sound of the fire crackling is a frequent backdrop.)

A life-long lover of radio, Bob says it’s “at its best an intimate sharing between two humans: the host and the listener (singular.)”

The Road Home
The Road Home offers a quiet cabin in the woods for listeners to enjoy; a place of refuge and discovery, rife with images that move the mind and the heart through readings, songs and personal ruminations on the country life. Host Bob Chelmick offers poetry, song and reflections on his world of dogs, horses, birds and other subjects for a gentle adventure on the road we all share.

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Tuesday 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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Wednesday 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Bob Chelmick

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Thursday 5:00 am - 6:00 am

Bob Chelmick

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Friday 5:00 am - 6:00 am

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Sunday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bob Chelmick

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Monday 4:00 am - 6:00 am

Bob Chelmick

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