What's your nationality is the first thing everyone asks me? So, I'll start with that. My name is Adora and I'm half Italian and Nigerian. Both my parents were immigrants to Canada and met in Edmonton, Alberta where I was born and raised. My parents divorced when I was a baby. I grew up in a single parent home with my late Mother and older Brother. I learned many responsibilities from a young age, but I don't regret that for one second. It helped carve me into the strong independent woman that I am today.
Behind the strong exterior is a compassionate, loving goofball. I was your typical class clown in school, I made everyone laugh. For hobbies, I love cooking, song writing and singing. I love my family and friends. I also love animals, dogs especially. I can't lie, I think I love them more than humans.
I studied radio and television in Chicago, and worked behind the scenes in the film industry in British Colombia. My personal life has always been a roller coaster. I've had to overcome some serious ups and down but my personal experiences make me relatable. I'm an open book, I speak the truth and I never back down from anything I believe in. I hope I can empower you, make you laugh and get you through tough times with my crazy podcast....The Naked Donut.
Jack of all arts, master of none, at least in his head. A Novelist, playwright, poet, game writer, children book writer, lyricist, singer and hopefully many more titles.
Mike embraces the arts in every form they may take. A six time published author, not including newspaper articles/reviews, Mike is always thinking about the next big project.
Getting his start, in professional writing back in 2013, with his first (and only currently) play Insane Sanity, he proceeded to publish his first Novel, in an 8 book series, Shadowsite Chronicles: Awakenings in 2014. He went on to publish the second book in the series, Tides of Change, in 2018. 2019 he shifted focus again, publishing his first illustrated children's book, Duffy the Duffel Bag", and followed it up with book 2, Duffy's First Flight, in 2020. He also has a story in his writers group book "Writing Prompts: The Journey Continues.
He also co-facilitates a writing workshop for the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, on the Last Saturday of every month. Basically, if there is writing involved, he probably does it.
Hello, hello, hello! I'm Beckett, and at 10 years old, I am Canada's Youngest Solo Radio Host.
I'm also an actor, model, hockey goalie and huge movie fan. Join me Sundays at 930am as we talk about all things acting, movies and hockey related. We have guest interviews, some of my favorite songs and to top it all off, the best (or worst) Dad jokes that I can find!
Don't forget your breakfast!
A lover of music and creative communities, Jessi worked early on as a promoter and organizer, even briefly running her own venue. She grew skills and contacts in event planning, administration and marketing, focusing on ways to support small business and the music industry.
In 2016, Jessi created a new career in digital publishing, with “The Edmonton Muse”, an online arts, business and culture magazine – which until early 2020 was produced and published monthly by Toms and her staff of 23. The publication made massive inroads with local Business & Arts Communities, partnered with numerous festivals & events, and connected her with a team of like-minded people.
Following the closure of The Edmonton Muse, Jessi reinvented her business plans once again, launching Muse Canada Inc. In response to problems resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, her current focus is to create a new networking guild that is an all-inclusive group that aims to bring in all of the arts, culture and entertainment industries "under the same roof", to create community, co-opetition and cross platform/district/genre cooperation.
Chu The Producer is a prolific producer, songwriter and hip-hop storyteller. He is known for his infectious hooks and engaging lyrics. As an artist, Chu’s style is best described as melodic and relaxed with a hint of yesteryear. As a producer, he is a chameleon of sorts – manoeuvring in and out of genres seamlessly.
When he’s not producing, writing or performing, Chu can be found honing his skills as a DJ and loves to share his love of music whenever possible. He was an active participant in the Edmonton hip-hop scene in the early 90s during its infancy stage. Chu was forced to make a decision, which led him to leave music to pursue a college education, college basketball and a career in coaching at the college level.
After an over 20-year hiatus from music, he made a comeback to try to relive the dream he had always regretted leaving behind. His reintroduction onto the scene was a self-produced album titled “The Open Book Experience” under the alias "The Original Chu". With decades of life experience under his belt, he poured his heart and soul, fears, anxieties and insecurities into this diary-style LP. The debut single ‘Crystal Ball’ won the People’s Choice Award in 2017 at the Edmonton Music Awards. He has since rebranded to Chu The Producer and in 2020 alone, he completed 49 songs and collaborated with 36 different artists, songwriters, producers and engineers.
Jay Bardyla is a 30 year veteran of the comics industry, including 20 years as the owner of the award-winning Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, Ab. He is also an avid audiofile, making this show, 4 Colour Radio, a natural happenstance.
Aside from collecting comics, toys, and vinyl, he enjoys using words like happenstance, and other words of its ilk, in everyday conversation to confuse people.
He's a champion of literacy, a patron of the arts, a shooter of hoops, and an imbiber of scotch. Most of those things will likely come up in conversation during the shows.
He's hoping to showcase some cool music, cool comics, and cool people as he brings in guests to talk about what makes all of that stuff - cool!
He hopes you tune in to check it out.
Visit his website for other comicy type stuff - jbardyla.ca
Kelsey has a passion for supporting local talent, Arts & Culture, and education. As a business assistant, she is a Jill-of-all-trades with experience in many different industries, working multiple-projects at a time. Not quite fitting into the 9-5, full-time grind, Kelsey adapted her schedule to suit her dream lifestyle… fitness, creativity, and variance.
Going through a fitness journey, losing over 150 pounds, she has now become a certified personal trainer, meditation instructor, holistic health coach, and overall healthy lifestyle advocate with her private practice, under the name of Believe Again Fitness. When she is not in the office or a studio… you will find her jogging, hiking, biking, lifting heavy things, and aspiring to be a Ninja Warrior.
According to Kelsey, life isn’t fully complete without the Arts. She is a co-facilitator of a Creative Writing Workshop, President of the Alberta Authors Cooperative, a published author in 2 short story anthologies, and is working on completing her first full-length novel… attention span allowing. Kelsey is also a long-time karaoke host, conference emcee, ceremony singer, aspiring songwriter, music supporter, and involved with as many artistically expressive projects as possible. She is an introvert, ‘learned-to-be’ extrovert, with a Day One Always policy in life – use the same effort today as you did when you first started, and success will certainly follow. She strives to learn all she can, put those skills to good use by sharing them with others, and have fun while doing it all. Learn more about her current projects at www.dayonealways.ca . “I’m excited to join the team at Sound Sugar Radio, Thank you!”
Vanessa Diehl is a busy stay at home, homeschool mom with a strong entrepreneur spirit! In her early 20s, Vanessa launched her first business and has never looked back.
From brick and mortar startups to home based business Vanessa has dipped her toes in the exciting world of business. She has been bitten by the entrepreneur bug and loves the journey. But what is it really like to own a business? Is it always as easy and as glamorous as it seems? Do you have a dream? How do you turn it into your next adventure?
Join Vanessa as she chats all things business through interviews with business owners who share their struggles, wins and tips to inspire other entrepreneur dreamers.