Joe Martel

Hello folks, Joe Martel here to give you a quick rundown about the person behind the mic.

I grew up in a house of music. While rock and roll was the main focus on my father’s turntable and reel-to-reel, there was a variety of genres and artists. I have my dad to thank for giving me the passion for music, and it’s that passion I hope to transfer over the airways to you.

After going to a school specifically to learn about radio broadcasting, I’ve done stand up comedy, written about music, dabbled in internet podcasts on the subject, and traveled the country hoping to make a career out of music on the radio (with some time spent as a co-host with a certain morning man here on VHR). With family here in the Ottawa Valley, I am hoping to make this my permanent home, as you invite me into yours through your radios.

So, I hope you join me when I bring you classic rock and roll from the 50s and 60s on my Monday nights, and every Saturday morning for the Country Wake Up Call when I line up classic country tunes from the 50s to the 90s to help you get your weekend started. I hope you enjoy the music, the humor, and the general entertainment I aim to provide each and every listener.