Community Connection: 20 questions with Chip from 94.7 Star FM & Q Country 91.5 FM

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Cameron “Chip” Elder is an evening & weekend announcer at 94.7 Star FM & Q Country 91.5 FM in Brandon. Chip was born and raised in England and went to school in Ottawa, ON. He started at Star FM in May of 2017.

At what age did you move to Canada: I moved to Canada from England in 2009 when I was 13, I became a Canadian Citizen in 2019.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be: Travel somewhere exotic and take it all in.

Your three go to restaurants in Brandon: The Dock on Princess, Joe Beaver’s, Montana’s

What is your favourite childhood memory: I was lucky enough to go to Disney World in 2004 and let me tell you. It truly is the most Magical Place on Earth.

What is the most interesting thing you can see out of your office or kitchen window: Sorry to disappoint, my neighbours house for both.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be: That is a great question! I think I would be a butterfly. Because I am very pretty to look at… but in all honesty. Butterflies go through many stages in their life before they reach their true potential and I believe that all the experience I’ve learned so far is helping me reach my potential.

If you could completely get rid of one month out of the year, which would it be and why: November! November is such a meaningless month. It is sandwiched between my two favourite holidays Halloween and Christmas. November is sort of the 3rd wheel in this situation and it is better to get rid of it.

What TV game show, past or present, would you like to host: There was a Game Show I was obsessed with in the UK called “Mock The Week”. It featured a panel of Comedians talking about the biggest news headlines of the week and that’s how I stayed up to date on current affairs.

If you had to endorse a brand, which brand would it be: Magnums… the ice cream… What were you thinking?

Two items on your bucket list: Running the Boston Marathon, Climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan

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What are you most grateful for: Having a career that I love! What’s that saying again? “If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”

If you were a ghost where would you haunt and why: I would haunt around a movie theater so I could still watch the new releases. And I’ll show off some of my ghostly tricks during Horror Movies.

In a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice: Assuming I’m not one of the first people to turn, I would probably take an Ice Axe. Effective and if I get bored slashing the undead I could climb up an icy glacier.

What is the worst thing you ever purchased and why: When I was younger I was super into collectable soccer cards and I easily spent over £100 on them. They never did gain any significant value and now they are sitting in a dump somewhere outside London.

If you were lost in the woods, how long do you think you could survive: 10 minutes. Next questions.

Crash with friends or stay at a hotel: Hotel! Have you stayed at a friends house before? They normally fall asleep before you without giving you a blanket or pillow so you have to use your shoes as a pillow and a rug as a blanket. In a Hotel I get a King Size Bed.

What do you enjoy most about living in Brandon: So many great things about this city. The people, the community, the fact that I’m rarely stuck in traffic on the road. But I am a big fan of the Brandon Hills to take my dog for walks.

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If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator: David Attenborough… obviously.

Wine, whiskey, or beer: I’m not a huge drinker but if I had to pick it would be Beer. But if not, nothing beats that highly quality H2O.

Nachos, what would you put on yours: Salsa, Green Onions, Black Beans, Ground Beef, Shredded Chicken, Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Guac, and Shredded Cheese… so much cheese