May 2016, updated March 1, 2018
by Frank Kermit
My first appearance on the radio program Passion on CJAD.com 800 AM, created and hosted by Dr Laurie Betito happened some time in 2009. In May of 2010, I was invited by Dr Betito to join her for a Monthly feature called Dating Dilemmas. This week (2016), when I appear on Passion's monthly feature Dating Dilemmas, I will be celebrating 7 YEARS as a monthly co-host.
2010 to 2011, 2011 to 2012, 2012 to 2013, 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016...yup this month marks the beginning of 7 YEARS together (8 years in total if you count 2009 appearances that were not Dating Dilemmas shows).
Being on CJAD.com has been a privilege, and more importantly, working with Dr Laure Betito has been a joy. Live on air, on mainstream media, where listeners can tune in and send in questions via phone, text or email, and doing rapid fire Q&A on the spot, never having pre screened the questions myself as they come in Live....has been some of the most rewarding and exciting experiences for me over the last 7 years.
I do not know what the future will hold.
Sometimes, I have to remember that just a few short months ago, I did not even know if I was going to recovery fully from my surgical mishap that has since left me...a little different than I used to me, and was not even sure I would have been able to continue doing media as frequently as I did.
All I know is I am still here, and at least for now, I am still on CJAD once a month, and continue to get audience feedback that they are happy to hear me.
Dr Laurie and I do not always agree on air (or off air for that matter) about some of my views on dating...but that is OK. She has always been respectful of my position and I of hers. It does make for entertaining listening though!
So in celebration of this being the beginning of my 7th year of Dating Dilemmas on Passion with Dr Laurie Betito, I thought a youtube video of our first dating dilemmas would be in order, just to give people a glimpse of how amateur I sounded on air, to get an idea of what a wonderful learning experience Dr Laurie as afforded me over the years.
Oh, one more thing...when we go on air this Wed night, May 25th at 10 pm EST LIVE on CJAD.com (or 800 AM on the radio broadcast dial for those in Montreal), it will also mark the very first episode of Dating Dilemmas to be SPONSORED.
Yes, you read that correctly. Dating Dilemmas, for the first time ever, as a sponsor. We Welcome Fritz-Gerald of Elite Speed Dating who will sponsor this episode of Dating Dilemmas!
Pretty Awesome way to break in the 7th year anniversary of Dating Dilemmas. I guess 7 is a lucky number after all.
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