Although Michelle lived in Toronto most of her life, after spending every summer in the Ottawa Valley, she says she feels like she was raised in The Valley. The area has always had a special place in her heart and knew someday she wanted to live here.
She grew up with country music, loves pop and rock, and studied jazz in college. Most of her career has been spent working in the music industry – from music retail, to record labels, to songwriting. And immediately she recognized what a unique and special place Valley Heritage Radio is!
After volunteering for three years in an administrative capacity, she traded paperwork for pushing buttons when they offered her a chance to spin all the music she loves – and now you can hear her each weekday as your afternoon drive host!
When she’s not at the station, she spends her time writing and recording songs with a variety of people. In fact, her band The Paper Chain Gang has had placements in Better Call Saul, Riverdale and Gotham.
In the springtime you’ll find Michelle and her family in the garden, summer by the lake, and in the fall they rake an awful lot of leaves.
You can listen to Michelle McKibbon Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 6 p.m. as she takes you on a ride through a wide variety of music as host of The Afternoon Drive.
Michelle will not only spin an eclectic mix of music genres, but she’ll also share an hour of “your” music with her all-request hour every day at 3 o’clock. You’ll also hear interviews, fun facts and stories throughout your weekday afternoons.
With everything from big band to rock and roll, you’ll get your fill from the 40s through the 60s on The Afternoon Drive, but you’ll also hear 70s, 80s and more including folk and country music. If there’s a type of music you enjoy, Michelle will probably have it – and play it for you.