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
HOBBIES: HOT OR NOT?
Do you have a hobby? Do others envy what you do in your spare time? Thursday morning, Peter Olsen looks at hobbies; are they Hot or Not? You may be surprised by the answers.
We certainly live in interesting times with “social norms” being a thing of the past. Thursday morning, Peter Olsen has come across a new trend that has even progressive thinkers proclaiming “Say What?”
We’re all familiar with the story of seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong falling from grace after admitting to doping numerous times in order to secure the podium. And according to a new TV interview, it appears, if he were given a second chance, he wouldn’t change a thing. Thursday morning, Peter Olsen wants your response to an athlete that shows no remorse.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BC WINTER GAMES
The Special Olympics BC Winter Games are coming up next month and the final touches are underway to make these the best games yet. Peter Olsen was joined by the Director of Volunteers John Atherton Wednesday morning, to discuss what areas still need to be covered off.
THE THREE AMIGOS / HOSPICE FUNDRAISER
Three Kamloops residents are embarking on the Road Trip of a lifetime, riding their motorcycles from the tip of South America back to Kamloops, a journey that'll take 3 months. They're also raising awareness for the Kamloops Hospice Home, planning a local fundraiser on April 17th. You can find out more about this trip, inlcuding information about purchasing tickets, by clicking on the link below.
KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL
It’s an event that attracts thousands and gets bigger every year. It’s the return of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival next March. Mark McMillan, the President of the BC Heritage Society popped by the Olsen Show Tuesday morning, with the exciting details of this fabulous family event that features Western music, cowboy poets, a festival Trade Show and western art.
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 (Jan 28)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby weighs in on the controversy surrounding coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Peter Franklin careened in to the Olsen Show Wednesday morning with that story and more on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (Jan 21)
Our friend the Gabby Cabby calls it the ‘con job of the century’ and he questions the legitimacy of a story involving a fellow cabby. Peter Franklin made his weekly visit to the Olsen Show Wednesday morning on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (Jan 14)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby takes a shot at the New York Times for their comments about the violence in France. Plus, there’s no love lost for a prominent US civil rights leader.
THE GABBY CABBY (Jan 7)
Our friend the gabby Cabby makes his 2015 debut on the Olsen Show Wednesday morning with news of a crooked church usher and a druggy doctor, whose name he can’t pronounce. Peter Franklin pops by the Olsen Show on Radio NL.
THE GABBY CABBY (Dec 31)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby says Sony Pictures masterminded their own hacking for money and he says New Years Eve in New York is a gas. Peter Franklin popped by the Olsen Show on New Years Eve.
THE GABBY CABBY (Dec 24)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby says Floyd Mayweather is a jerk and President Obama got a whiff of Havana at the White House. The Gabby Cabby made his weekly visit to the Olsen Show
THE GABBY CABBY (Dec 17)
Our friend, Peter Franklin says New York City is on the hunt for Adam Tang. Plus, he says the recent Royal visit was nothing more than smoke and mirrors..
THE GABBY CABBY (Dec 11)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby promises to pop by the Olsen Show Thursday morning with tales of Google, Uber Taxis and blessed animals.
THE GABBY CABBY (Dec 4)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby makes his weekly visit to the Olsen Show Thursday, with the latest fallout from the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.
Plus, he says it was a very unusual scene aboard a New York City Subway Train last weekend.
THE GABBY CABBY (nov 27)
Our friend, the Gabby Cabby says the tour of Bill Cosby’s TV home was always a hot item in New York, but no more. Plus, the rats have already moved into the new World Trade Centre.
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.