IMPACT with JD from KAOS

JD DeRaadt was on the air when the Fort McMurray fire forced the evacuation of the entire city on May 3rd. He and his colleagues at KAOS spent harrowing hours sharing information and providing comfort to listeners while the fire seemed to be encroaching on all sides. In this IMPACT…

IMPACT with Michele Taylor

Our guest on the July 26th edition of IMPACT was Michele Taylor, Executive Director of Waypoints. She talked about what we can expect in the coming months in terms of an increase in the incidences of family violence and sexual abuse. She also shared some simple steps we can take…

IMPACT with Stephen Bryant (May 3, 2016)

The morning of May 3, 2016 was bright and sunny in Fort McMurray. There was only a wisp of smoke off in the distance. Our guest on IMPACT that fateful morning was Stephen Bryant from the Centre of Hope. We thought that the recording of this show was irretrievable, however,…

IMPACT with Crystal Lewis-Wilton

Our guest on IMPACT was Crystal Lewis-Wilton, Executive Director with Habitat for Humanity Wood Buffalo. She was on a plane heading to a conference when the fire went out of control. While it was difficult to be separated from family during the evacuation, she was able to tap into the…

IMPACT with Diane Shannon

What was it like to stand in front of over 30,000 people at Commonwealth Stadium and accept a cheque for $2 million on behalf of the community of Fort McMurray? Our guest was Diane Shannon, Executive Director of The United Way of Fort McMurray. She shared her very personal view…

IMPACT (special edition) with Darby Allen

Fire Chief Darby Allen became the face of the #ymmfire response. In this heartfelt interview, Darby shares personal insights and some of the people who were his heroes through the devastating event. From the beginnings of the wildfire on May 1st to the emotional welcome home with the fire fighters…

IMPACT with Krista Balsom

Krista Balsom is one of the most connected, influential and passionate young leaders in Wood Buffalo. The publisher of YMM Magazine, Krista still finds time to give back to the community by serving on several boards and being politically active. She shared her story on the April 26th edition of…

IMPACT with Joy Flett

Joy Flett is a lifelong resident of Wood Buffalo who recently did over 115 hours of volunteering to fulfil her commitment made at the 2015 Timeraiser. She shared great stories of being raised in Fort Chipewyan and on the trapline with her grandparents. Her volunteer passion is working with Indigenous…

IMPACT with Amany Darwish

Amany Darwish was our guest on the April 12th edition of IMPACT, President of The Canadian True Power (TCTP), a new social profit organization devoted to helping new Canadian families, including Syrian refugees. IMPACT is a collaboration of The United Way of Fort McMurray, FuseSocial and KAOS 91.1.

IMPACT with Kevin Breen

Kevin Breen is a passionate volunteer with Fort McMurray Minor Baseball. He has made giving back to the community as a coach and as a board member for many years. Kevin is our first guest in Volunteer Month as we focus on amazing people who volunteer in our community. IMPACT…