Peter has made his home in Kamloops since 1981, and has been entertaining and informing NL's morning show audience for over 30 years now. Peter is married to Brenda, and they are the proud parents of daughter Alicia and son Erik and grandparents to Cole William. While much has changed in Radio in over 30 years, his love for the business and his listeners has not. Peter's other endeavours include freelance Commercial photography - and if you'd like to check out any of his work, simply go to www.olsenphotography.ca
IT’S IN THE GENES
Lately, there have been a couple of studies that have implicated defective genes, affecting things like IQ and your success in love.
It got the Morning Mayor to thinking what other genes may be out there that are messing with us?
Some suggestions coming up Monday morning on the Olsen Show.
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
It’s a very colourful and festive way to get into the holiday spirit.
It’s called Homes For The Holidays, a fundraiser for the local United Way.
Brenda Aynsley pops by the Olsen Show again Monday morning at 8:45 to announce the lucky winner of the annual diamond draw, courtesy of 5th Avenue Jewellers.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS / JOHN ATHERTON
The 2015 Special Olympics are coming to Kamloops in February and you’re invited to play a part. The Director of Volunteerism, John Atherton swung by the Olsen Show Thursday morning with exciting news on how we can all get involved with this life-changing experience for all of us.
KAMLOOPS FIREFIGHER'S CALENDAR
It's the annual Kamloops Firefigher's calendar in support of the BC Burn Fund Centre being built in Vancouver. Firesfighter Jamie Chse swung by the Olsen Show to talk about this cheeky fundraising vehicle for a great cause.
PETER OLSEN TAKES THE ICE-BUCKET CHALLENGE
After being challenged on GlobalBC TV by meteorologist Mark Madryga to take the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS, Peter Olsen accepted the challenge 'live' on-air on Tuesday, August 26th. Warning; this video may give you the chills.
ALS ICE-BUCKET CHALLENGE
Millions of much-needed research dollars has been raised through the Social Media phenom known as the Ice-Bucket Challenge, with folks and celebs from around the planet getting doused for charity. One such celeb is Global TV's weatherguy Mark Madryga, who got all wet last Friday 'live' on TV. He also challenged Peter Olsen to do the same. Here's part of that consersation from Monday morning, August 25th on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (Nov 19)
Our friend, The Gabby Cabby has a little more on that scary incident involving those window washers that were left dangling from a New York high-rise last week. Plus, he says Buddy Valastro is an idiot.
THE GABBY CABBY (Nov 13)
The drones have arrived in New York City and Peter Franklin takes issue with his local Public radio station.
THE GABBY CABBY (Nov 5)
It was a drill on the New York City subway; a real drill, I’m told. Plus, the Gabby Cabby doesn’t understand what the big deal is when it comes to construction workers and a pretty girl.
THE GABBY CABBY (Oct 29)
The Gabby Cabby made his weekly visit to the Olsen Show with some more news about New York's reaction to the threat of Ebola.
THE GABBY CABBY (Oct 22)
What’s bugging the Gabby Cabby these days besides, Ebola and the flu? We’ll find out Wednesday morning, when the maestro of the streets of New York popped by the Olsen Show.
THE GABBY CABBY (Oct 15)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby careens into the NL Morning Show Studio Wednesday morning with news of a short-lived statue erected in Manhattan that has him shaking his head.
THE GABBY CABBY (Oct 8)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby weighs in on the Ebola scare and he’s convinced he missed his calling in life.
THE GABBY CABBY (Sept 10)
The Gabby Cabby weighs in on the 13th Anniversary of 9/11 and he feigns indignance to a crackdown on skimpy clothes in New York high-schools.
THE GABBY CABBY (Sept 4)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby weighs in on a trend by some flyers to immobilize the seat in front of them so passengers can’t recline into their lap. Plus, cell-phones are a hot commodity for thieves in the US.
THE GABBY CABBY (Aug 27)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby says that if you’re going to New York, make sure you take a picture of the cops. Plus, he says it’s a great time of year to demonstrate in the Big Apple.
THE GABBY CABBY (Aug 20)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby says this is the height of hypocrisy. Plus, he says he has a new hero on New York.
THE GABBY CABBY (Aug 13)
It looks like the Squeegee guys are making a comeback in New York and Peter Franklin is perplexed by an infestation of bugs on the subway.
The Gabby Cabby popped by the Olsen Show Wednesday morning with those tales and more on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (Aug 6)
Some Long Island Smoke-eaters are in hot water and an astounding discovery beneath where the former Twin Towers once stood. The Gabby Cabby popped by the Olsen Show to get us up to speed from his yellow mobile conveyance lounge.
THE GABBY CABBY (July 30)
It looks like Spidey has been caught by NYPD blue and New York really is the naked City. Our friend, the Gabby Cabby, swiung by the Olsen Show Wednesday morning with those and other true tales from the Big Apple.
THE GABBY CABBY (July 23)
Good news for shoplifters in New York if you’re caught while making your getaway. Plus, our friend the Gabby Cabby is up in arms over a new survey condemning his hometown. Peter Franklin popped by the Olsen Show Wednesday morning at 7:20 on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (July 16)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby once again raises the alarm over the perils of drones these days. Plus, he has a word of warning for tourists coming to New York.
THE GABBY CABBY (July 2)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby careens into the Olsen Show this Wednesday morning to talk tattoos. Plus, Senator Schmuk's latest verbal blunder. Peter Franklin and the Morning Mayor on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (June 25)
Our friend the Gabby Cabby shares some gas pains with us Wednesday morning. Peter Franklin popped by the Olsen Show for his weekly visit from the Big Apple.
THE GABBY CABBY (June 18)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby is convinced that his government will do anything to get troops back into Iraq. Plus, he says he’s found the perfect money-making venture. Peter Franklin popped by the Olsen Show Wednesday morning on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (July 11)
Our friend the Gabby Cabby has water on the brain when he makes his weekly visit to the Olsen Show Wednesday morning. That and baby talk, courtesy of Peter Franklin on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (June 4)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby takes a shot at Google. On another matter, he says he had a hunch this was a scam from the start.
THE GABBY CABBY (May 28)
A real head-shaker on a couple of fronts out of New York this week, according to our friend The Gabby Cabby, one involving rich moms peeing money out the window. Plus, the titillating tale of a naked thief and a bakery truck.
THE GABBY CABBY (May 7)
Is it the death of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park and it’s called “Rent A Gent”. Our friend, the Gabby Cabby made his weekly visit to the Olsen Show Wednesday morning with details on those stories and more on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (April 30)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby has a warning for those coming to New York. Plus, he shares the story of the time he and his wife had dinner with Richard Gere.
THE GABBY CABBY (April 23)
Our friend the Gabby Cabby says, taxi cops are taking bribes at the airport and the great cell-phone caper.
GABBY CABBY (April 15)
Gabby says that this year in New york has been different than all others and he introduces us to Howard Lutnick of the Hamtons. Peter Franklin popped by the Olsen Show with that and more.
THE GABBY CABBY (April 10)
It was the cops against the smokies and it got ugly. Our friend, the Gabby Cabby has the blow by blow details of this hockey brawl, plus the story of the rat that took the “A’ Train.
THE GABBY CABBY (April 2)
For those of us who have ever brought food into a movie theatre, you’ll appreciate the Gabby Cabby’s tale from a Brooklyn movie house involving a patron and some strawberries. As well, Peter Franklin says the Capri Whitestone Hotel is in the middle of a very strange labour dispute and a famous dog-killer joins the New York Jets.