“What’s the point of life without a little magic?” – Amanda Logan
Even at a very young age Amanda (or “Logan” as she’s also known) knew she had caught the broadcasting bug. At just 15 years old she was volunteering at a community television station in her home town of Mississauga, Ontario. Years later, Logan decided to take the plunge into radio and got her first start on-air at 104.9 The Wolf in Regina, Saskatchewan. After a successful stint out West, it was back to her roots in Ontario where she joined “The Early Show” with Matt, Jamie & Logan on Rock 101.9. She soon swapped over to their sister station, Variety 104, where she became music director, afternoon drive host and host/producer of the weekly Top 20 Countdown. In addition, Logan hosted a weekly program for the community of Cornwall on TVCogeco called “Cornwall Tonight.”
While juggling the responsibility of Variety 104, “Cornwall Tonight” and also resuming her still current role as an entertainment writer for the Regina Leader. Amanda was offered a part-time position at 102.1 the Edge in Toronto. With great enthusiasm Logan spent many hours driving back and forth on the 401 to make it all happen. By the end of 2012, Logan made the permanent move back home to the big smoke where she took on the position of assistant music director & on-air announcer at 104.5 CHUM FM.
In March 2013, Amanda was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in Memory of Steve Young. Announcement here. In Summer 2013, Amanda was awarded Centennial College’s Alumnus of Distinction award for the School of Communications, Media and Design.
Most recently in December 2014, she moved down the dial where she is currently an on-air announcer at Z103.5 in Toronto. She also teaches radio at Centennial College within their Broadcasting & Film program, does freelance voice work and is also an freelance entertainment writer with the Regina Leader Post.
When she’s not immersed in radio, you may find Logan spending time with friends & family, doing some healthy cooking, teaching a fun Zumba® class (yup! She is a licensed instructor!), reading (music biographies are her fave) – in fact, anything music related, catching up on her PVR or supporting such worthy causes as The Alzheimer’s Society in memory of her grandmother.