DJ BIOS

Head to our program schedule to find out when you'll hear these members of the Rock Family on air! 

SCOTT FITZSIMMONS

Program Director / DJ

Birthplace: Calgary, AB

Home Church: Yorkton Alliance Church

At The Rock Since: The Beginning!!! (Dec 5, 2005)

Favourite Artists: Downhere, NEEDTOBREATHE, Steven Curtis Chapman, Phil Wickham AND Demon Hunter!!!

Heroes:

  • My Grannie - She didn't always have the easiest life, but with all life threw at her she was the most loving and accepting person in the world! She lived Christ to everyone she met! I miss you Grannie!

  • My Dad - He always did what needed to be done to take care of his family and to provide. He was a real example of how I feel Christians should be. Treats everyone well, not perfect, but loves Jesus, and shows it in the way he loves others.

  • Dr. William Lane Craig - One of the smartest people I have ever met and so incredibly nice! In debates and discussions, he never loses his cool, and always has an answer for anything people throw at him. He inspires me to not be emotional when people try to argue about God or the things of the Bible.

Addictions: Dr. Pepper; although coffee becomes an addiction when I'm fasting from pop. Not sure which is worse . . .

Hobbies: Discussing, analyzing and over-analyzing hockey or football!

Celebrity I Most Resemble: My mom says I look like Matt Damon (I wish...). I can sort of see some resemblances. Thanks Mom! "My Mom Thinks I Cool" - Milhouse

Favourite Bible Verse: 1 John 4:16-18: And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Favourite Christmas Treat: Toffifee!

 

 

JORDAN PATZWALD

Rockin' Big Breakfast Host

 

Birthplace: Regina, SK

Home Church: Yorkton Alliance Church/ Christ Lutheran

At The Rock Since: August 2009

Favourite Artists: Downhere, Steven Curtis Chapman

Heroes: My mom (she's a cancer survivor of more than 15 years and counting, and she hasn't ever let her artificial leg slow her down.)

Addictions: Sports and sports...ooh, and Corner Gas!

Hobbies: I have to mention sports at least once in here.

Celebrity I Most Resemble: Dug, the talking Dog from the movie, UP. He reminds me sooo much of myself -- mostly because I can't stay focused on just one...Squirrel!!!!! at a time (if you haven't seen this movie, you probably are very,very confused right now...).

Favourite Bible Verse: Psalm 23:4: I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Favourite Christmas Treat: Mom's sugar cookies! 

 

 
 

RANDY ATKINSON

Rockin' Big Breakfast Co-Host; News, Weather & Sports Weekdays

Birthplace: Prince Albert, SK

Home Church: St. Andrew's United

At The Rock Since: 2014

Favourite Artists: Anything by Michael W. Smith

Heroes: Jesus, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon - all 3 were lovers of peace

Addictions: Sports, Seinfeld, I enjoy eating too much (See Hobbies)

 

Hobbies: Gardening, working out at the gym

Celebrity I Most Resemble: Probably Robert Gibbs - he was in the Obama administration

Favourite Bible Verse: 2 John 3: "Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love."

Favourite Christmas Treat: My sister's scuffles and butter tarts!
 

 

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CRYSTAL DYSTE

Afternoon Host

Birthplace: Kitchener, ON

Home Church: Yorkton Alliance Church

At The Rock Since: March 2021

Favourite Artists: Lauren Daigle, Manafest, Casting Crowns

Heroes: My husband. He works so hard for us and others. 

Addictions: Crochet and chocolate

 

Hobbies: All kinds of crafts, especially crochet. 

Celebrity I Most Resemble: Laura Liney? Depends what hair cut and colour I have that week :-) 

Favourite Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."

Favourite Christmas Treat: Shortbread

 

 

JACK DAWES

Agricultural Programmer

Birthplace: Born in Portage la Prairie, MB ( at an early age)

Home Church: Not attached to a Church right now but was baptized by a fired  up Pentecostal trumpet-playing pastor and love Salvation Army Pastors Sam and Mary Tim!

At The Rock Since: 2011

Favourite Artists: Merle, Willie and George (yes those country dudes!), Susan Tadeski (blues guitar) Oscar Peterson, Bill and Gloria Gaither (could name 30 more!) 

Heroes: Climatologist Tim Ball, the health care teams who nurtured my wife Jeanette through Covid, Edna Diefenbaker, the late Yorkton saxophone-playing pharmacist Garry Fletcher

Addictions: Ag radio, dreaming (and talking)  about sailing

Hobbies: Dog walking, Yorkton Community Band

Celeb I Most Resemble: Dude who used to perform on Laugh In - Arte Johnson (or did he resemble me?)

Fave Bible Verse:Proverbs 31 - very much describes my wife!

Favourite Board Game: It's a tie between (homemade) Poppycock and Christmas pudding made by our neighbour Les Scharrfenberg!