AM900 CHML 875 Main Street West

Waking up this day, I certainly didn’t expect to go live on the radio! I was contacted by producer Anthony at the Scott Thompson Show (airing weekdays 12-3pm on AM 900 CHML) and invited to be a guest on the show. Just a little impromptu radio interview, no biggie!

The lobby
The lobby

This was a great opportunity to visit the CHML building, also the home of stations Y108 and 95.3 (now the new Fresh FM, and formerly Vinyl). It had been on my list to visit – now I can check it off!

I arrived early and hung out in the lobby for a bit. I just took in the vibe, took one of my classic footsteps photos, and waited for my cue. I got to chatting with Jay Higgins, producer of the annual Food & Drink Fest, who was also appearing on the show that day. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to hit the event this year, but hope to another time.


Then it was showtime! I’ve done community radio before but this type of studio was fun to see too. Scott was super nice, upbeat, and friendly. It was my birthday the day before, which was also his wife’s birthday. He joked, asking if I got a vacuum cleaner for mine, like she did. Can’t say I did!

The interview seemed to go by quickly for me – I had to think fast! Scott asked some great questions. One that stood out to me was when he asked if I’m aware of how different Hamilton is now and of the shift that has happened/is happening. Or rather, being as young as I am, does the city just feel the same to me. That’s interesting to think about, having lived here all my life, but I do definitely sense the change and know how important of a time this is for the city.


I totally should have gotten a photo with Scott, but it all happened so quickly! Next time. That was a terrific experience – thanks so much to the Scott Thompson Show for having me on!

– Kristin

Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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