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
Do you remember your first vehicle? Was a beater? Monday morning, Peter Olsen heads to the phones to ask you about your about first "set of wheels" and the sordid tales attached to it.
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
The holiday season is a tough time on the waistline and it’s nearly impossible not to gain weight. Monday morning, Peter Olsen hits the scale, courtesy of a leading business publication, and shares the fattest professions out there and he’s not talking about what your lawyer charges.
Radio NL's music curmudgeon Phil Harmonic is donning the silver bells on his pointy shoes and streaks of tinsel in his hair and is itching to serenade the Jolly Old Elf in song Monday morning on the Olsen Show
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL / DRALION
It’s Cirque Du Soleil’s signature production and it’s coming to Kamloops. Julie Desmarais of Cirque joined Peter Olsen Friday morning to talk about Dralion, a spectacular performance, involving gravity defying acrobatic stunts by fearless aerialists. It’s the infusion of 3,000-year old Chinese acrobatics into one memorable show at the ISC.
RIH FOUNDATION / COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN
Peter Olsen was joined by the CEO of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, Heidi Coleman and the Chair of the Foundation, Al Gozda Friday morning. to talk about a critical initiative to help hospital patients in the region live a more meaningful, independent life.
NEW LIFE MISSION
This is both a very special and challenging time of year for the New Life Mission in Kamloops. The Executive director of the Mission, Stan Dueck joined Peter Olsen Thursday morning to talk about what’s on his Christmas wish-list.
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.
BULLARAMA / STEVEN PUHALLO
It’s a fun and wild way to ring in the New Year. Wednesday morning, Steven Puhallo popped by the Olsen Show with the latest on the New Year’s Eve Bullarama Fundraiser for the Farm Kids Fund.
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 (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.