Don Shafer

Roundhouse Radio

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Don Shafer specializes in “turning around” radio & television stations, building creative teams and strong brands and is active member of his community. Working on and off the air he has collaborated with many of Canada’s best broadcasters developing legendary “brands” and formats with CHOM FM, CHUM FM, “the Fox”, “Rock 101”, Q107 and SUN FM.

Don’s passion for music and radio allowed him to assist many artist’s with their careers as well as develop programming and marketing skills across Canada. With great teams to mentor him, this positioned Don for management positions at The Weather Network, WIC, Standard/Astral/Bell Media’s radio & television properties in the BC Interior and The Toronto Star where he learned about newspapers, Internet "startups" and developing The Stars television production facilities.

Don spent most of 2014 under contract with the Jim Pattison Broadcasting Group in Winnipeg assisting with the acquisition of QX104 & FAB 94 while waiting for a successful CRTC decision for his latest project “Roundhouse Radio”. As President & CEO, Don and his team, with an independent B.C. ownership group are committed to building a new “urban” talk radio station focused on everyone who lives, works and plays in the City of Vancouver.

Don is an active member in the broadcasting community and has served on a number of boards and committees including the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Radio Marketing Bureau, Television Marketing Bureau, the Small Market Independent Television Group, the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters, FACTOR and he is a past president of the Ontario Association of Broadcasters.

Don is a community activist and a strong supporter of local community organizations. He has served on the boards of Variety the Children’s Charity in Vancouver & Toronto, The Canadian Culinary Championships and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. He is presently working with Variety, PFLAG and Qmunity in Vancouver, the Canadian Red Cross, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the BC Chiefs of Police Association.

Don is married with six children and lives in Vancouver. He enjoys motorcycling, fly fishing, good books and is a pretty average guitar player determined to make a difference in Vancouver radio!