Laila Yuile- CKNW Talk Show Idol Finalist!!!!!!

im000741.jpgCKNW commentator, Tom Jeffries anounced on-air today that I have officially secured a seat as one of the two finalists for the May 27th finals to be the first CKNW Talk Show Idol !!  I am honoured to have been in the company of  some incredibly talented and professional competitors,and congratulations to everyone for putting yourselves out there.If you haven’t been on radio, you can’t appreciate how hard it really is!!  Therefore, I’d  like to thank all of my guests again, for helping to create the shows that have gotten me this far; it couldnt have been done without you !!  Thank you , Tom Jeffries , for being such a great host,for  putting me at ease, andfor being a good sport , using some creative oral gymnastics in pronouncing my name….lol…I know introducing me has been a nightmare for him. And to the  judges, who volunteer their time on a Sunday, and have brought a wealth of knowledge to learn from, thank you for your advice, criticisms and praise-all have enabled me to deliver a better show each time.

no news is good news?

Havn’t heard a thing from the folks at CKNW, although the photo’s and bio’s were taken down late this afternoon. One can safely assume this means the voting is completed. I was hoping  we’d all hear today, but looks like we’ll have to wait until the next round on Sunday.  I’m going to have a  drink, and enjoy some barbeque in the sun… I’ll keep you posted, and you keep your fingers crossed……..

Dorian Netolicky on Till morning show

Woke up to the morning news on CKNW, ( just imagine waking up to Phillip Till)and heard a Talk Show Idol contestant( don’t know if he was eliminated)  giving a report on cruise ships as reporter for CKNW!! He is a BCIT broadcasting student, sounds great on-air, and previously interned for team 1040. I don’t know if you are interning or if you are now a member of the CKNW family, but congratulations!!!!


 I have been told many times  in the last couple of months that I am such an” inspiration to others”, and I have to say, I’m feeling like a fraud. Not because any of what I’ve had served on my plate of life is untrue, or false, but because there  are  millions of people going through the same thing, every single day. Some make it , some don’t. Some choose to let “it” become who they are, let it define them and hold them back, and others rise above it and succeed despite it, or perhaps because of it.  “IT “, is hardship, abuse, illness, bad luck or circumstance. For every face , there is a story. My story…. well, its a bit Jerry Springer, a bit Lance Armstrong ,and a lot of hard work. I’ve managed to re-write the ending , I hope, into a Cinderella success , but it’s still being written….

I’m Laila Yuile, and this is how I see it.