Chris Pottage

Regional Creative Director,
Rogers Broadcasting

Toronto, ON, Canada

With his first job in radio, Chris got his hands dirty: he produced The Sunday Night Sex Show with Sue Johanson from ’87 – ’93 on Q107 Toronto. (It was the best education he ever received.) He cut his production teeth in the Q studios over those years.

In 1993, he joined upstart Country radio station 92.5 CISS FM in Toronto as imaging producer and later Production Director. Chris was also responsible for all post audio for CMT Canada (Country Music Television) - owned by Rawlco radio at the time.

During his 5 year stint with CiSS, Chris multi-tracked and mixed more than 600 songs for Live at 5, performed by a who’s-who of country music: from the Dixie Chicks to The Band to Lyle Lovett to Martina McBride to Faith Hill to Alabama to Blue Rodeo.

In ‘99, Rogers purchased CiSS - flipped it to Top 40 and changed the name to KISS92. Chris was invited to stay on as Production Director for all three of Rogers’ Toronto radio stations (now 4 with The FAN). In 2002 KISS92 came to an end and JackFM was born. Chris produced much of the launch imaging for every Jack station in Canada as well as 8 others in the United States, and has been instrumental in defining the “sound” of the Jack brand.

Some of the bling for his work: The Grand Award at New York Festivals (2006, 2009), Best of Show at Crystals (2002), Gold Ribbon for Promotion Image by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (2002, 2007), Best PSA at the IBAs - International Broadcast Awards in Hollywood (2002) … and more.

As Regional Creative Director, Chris currently oversees the Creative and Production departments for Rogers Radio, Toronto and also works on national radio branding initiatives.

“What an amazing industry – what an awesome place to work.
27 years and counting – and I’m still loving every minute of it!”