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Joe McFarland

Radio Host

Joe was raised on the family farm near Carmangay, Alta. and went to junior high and high school in Claresholm.

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He graduated with honours from Lethbridge College in the broadcast journalism program in 2005.  After stops in Lloydminster and Medicine Hat, Joe spent some time at CHQR (2007-2008), went back to Medicine Hat to launch a new radio station as the news director, then moved back to Calgary as a reporter in August 2010.  Joe was promoted to news director in September 2013 and moved to the host chair for Calgary Today in late-September 2018.

 In his spare time, Joe is the game-day sideline host for the Calgary Stampeders, University of Calgary Dinos football team and Calgary Hitmen.  He has also hosted games for the Flames, Roughnecks and spent five seasons with the University of Calgary Dinos football team. He’s also worked with a number of organizations like Rugby Canada and Hockey Canada as well as the Calgary Bantam Football Association. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his better half, Erin, at their home in Airdrie and heading back to the farm to help his parents. Joe is also fascinated by the historical sites across the province, particularly ghost towns and grain elevators.

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