Julie Buckingham has crisscrossed the country almost from the time she arrived. Born into an air force family in Trenton, Ontario, she then lived on the air force base at Cold Lake, Alberta before her father retired from the forces and they moved to Rapid City, Manitoba. The small town (pop. 500) off Highway 10, was where her Mom was born. Julie graduated high school then moved into Winnipeg before heading back east to take the Radio and Television Broadcasting course at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Julie landed her first job at CJLB radio before making career stops in North Bay, back to Thunder Bay, Halifax and then 15 years later…returning home to Winnipeg. Julie has always had her hand in the news, but has spent many years co-hosting morning shows on various formats: country, rock, hits and all the variations in between. Julie has also had the chance to do traffic reports from the Air 680 chopper and has also spent time doing sports and has even handled television weather duties. Variety is the spice of life for this host who loves to read the news, come up with creative contests to engage with listeners, and poke fun at her co-host!
When she gets the chance, she likes to have her feet off the ground travelling the globe…seeing other places where news happens and taking in other cultures. Julie and her husband are the proud parents of a son who keeps them extremely busy with hockey (she’s a goalie Mom!), baseball and all the things teenagers enjoy. She is passionate about her family, community and keeping her listeners informed and entertained.
The News with Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham airs weekdays from 4-7pm on 680 CJOB