Announcer Bios



Elle Volanis – Program Director

Elle graduated from Niagara College’s Radio and Television Broadcasting program. She volunteered at TV Cogeco while working at the casino until she landed a career with SkyWords in 2010, and moved back to Toronto.  You can hear Elle weekday afternoons on radio stations across Toronto and throughout Ontario.  Elle lives in Thornhill with her husband, her bearded dragon Vida and her chihuahua Chloe.


Brendan Wickens

Brendan currently serves as the senior business reporter for SkyWords, in addition to getting you through the morning rush hour drive. He joined SkyWords in August of 2000 and served as a traffic reporter before becoming the Assistant Program Director. From September 2001 to May 2002, Brendan was the Program Director for SkyWords. Brendan is also an active real estate investor belonging to two of the largest real estate investment networks in Canada.


Fred Locking

Fred began his radio career in the politically incorrect late sixties at CHIC in Brampton, which operated with the slogan “Where the Girls Are”.  The majority of his time in broadcasting was spent covering sports for CFRB, and the original version of TSN Radio. He’s been with SkyWords, helping drivers through the increasingly crazy “Toronto-area traffic” since late 2002.




Jeff Bingham

Jeff has a diploma in Radio and Television arts from the Nova Scotia Community College, and a degree in Theatre from Dalhouise University.  He holds a casual position at SkyWords in Halifax, which he hopes will be the start of a long and successful career in radio.