Former Regina police chief Evan Bray is taking over John Gormley’s time slot on CKOM and CJME starting on Nov. 27.
He says his background will give a unique perspective and give listeners a look into the corridors of power and how decisions are made.
John Gormley announced that he will be stepping away from the mic on Wednesday after 25 years on the airwaves.
Gormley’s last show will air on Nov. 24.
“It’s kind of coming full circle. I was a broadcaster, a radio person way back in the early ’90s, that’s what I did right out of school,” Bray said.
He said there was a little bit of fear jumping into a new venture but said some of the unpredictability that comes with talk radio is what makes it so intriguing.
Bray said talk radio shows like this take on the personality of the one who runs it, saying his past of being raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, coupled with his background as an officer, will form and frame many of the opinions he presents on his show.
“As the chief of police, even though my primary focus was on policing/ public safety, I was still very involved in a lot of political conversations at the municipal, at the provincial level, and even federally. I was heavily involved in lots of different legislation there.”
He stressed that you can disagree on opinions, but you can still have a respectful conversation.