A graduate of Arnprior District High School (go Redmen!), Jason has never strayed too far from home in his professional career. For more than two decades he’s reported, written, edited and managed community newspapers across the Valley and Ottawa including: Renfrew, Arnprior, West Carleton, Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, Perth, Kemptville, Iroquois, Manotick, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata, Stittsville, Bells Corners, Orleans and Ottawa in general.
Is it any wonder he has grey whiskers sprouting on his chin?
But one thing has never changed no matter where he has worked – his home and heart are in the Valley.
Now, only a 10-minute commute to the office from downtown White Lake (15 if he gets behind a hay wagon or a school bus), Jason is back where he belongs – out in the communities of the Valley, working for a company that is all about entertaining and informing people about what’s happening in their little piece of the world.
And when he meets someone and says: “G’day, hower yanow?” – they actually know what in the hell he’s talking about.
The New Oldies
If you’re a fan of 1980s and 1990s country music – then The New Oldies is the show for you.
Hosted by Jason Marshall, the two-hour show shines the spotlight on the country music boom of that era and features the great music of the day including Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, George Strait, Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and many, many more.
The show also features a great deal of Canadian content, as well as a featured song from local artists who were touring the Valley in 80s and 90s. And what show would be complete without a weekly dose of Stompin’ Tom Connors?
In the era of big blown-dry hair and skinny leather ties (and Jason has the photos of him sporting both well hidden) – there was also some great country music, and you can find it on Valley Heritage Radio each Friday night from 8 to 10 p.m.
G’Day From the Valley
Jason’s Saturday morning show shines a spotlight on Ottawa Valley artists, with a special focus on all types of Valley music, not just country. He says, “as long as it’s Ottawa Valley and it’s good, then you’ll hear it on this show.”
It’s the only show on VHR that showcases local talent beyond the country music genre. This includes local pop, rock, folk, bluegrass, instrumental, and more. And, of course, country and fiddle. You can’t do an Ottawa Valley show without country and fiddle!
G’Day From the Valley airs Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30.