VP Programming & Operations, COOL 101.1 & 95.5 HITSFM, Starboard Communications
Paul Ferguson graduated from Loyalist College’s Radio Broadcast program in 1995. He spent his first year working at 1450 CHUC in Cobourg, ON, where he did everything from anchoring news, to scheduling music, to morning show fill-in.
From there, he moved on to Belleville, ON, joining CJOJ-FM, 95.5 Hits-FM, and later, CHCQ-FM, Cool 100. Paul began as a part-time announcer there, and over the years, worked his way into the role of Music Director, then Program Director, and most recently, VP, Programming & Operations.
Paul is proud to have been awarded the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) “Music Director of the Year – Medium or Small Market” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021. He’s also led Cool 100 to the CCMA “Radio Station of the Year – Medium or Small Market” in 2017, 2018 and 2021, along with the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) “Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market” in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. He was also a 2020 nominee for the CMA America “International Country Broadcaster” award.
At home, Paul serves as the Chair of the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Chair of the Loyalist College Radio Advisory Committee, and also assists with other charities and organizations, including The Children’s Foundation, Victorian Order of Nurses and Wounded Warriors Canada. He is also an elected Director of the Canadian Country Music Association.