Bruce Barker has been on the Canadian radio airwaves for 38 years with a career that started with CKBB in Barrie back in the late 1970’s.
Bruce started out as a sportscaster and in 1985 started covering the Toronto Blue Jays for the CKO Radio Network as well as for CBS Radio Sports in New York City.
But it was 1988 back in Barrie at ROCK 95 that he became “BARKS” and was a morning co-host as well as sports director where he also was a finalist for an ACTRA National Radio award for best morning show in Canada in a market with under 50,000 listeners, and the launch of his sports commentary BARKS BITES !
He was part of the Blue Jays World Series wins in 1992 & 93 before moving to Calgary in 1994 to work at CJAY 92. It was a return home to Toronto in 1995 as he was part of the morning team at MIX 99.9.
Barks returned to Alberta from 2003 til 2011 and during that time was THE VOICE OF LACROSSE in Canada calling games for the Toronto Rock, Calgary Roughnecks and Edmonton Rush as well as 4 National Lacrosse League All-Star games. He is also the proud owner of 4 world championship rings ( 3 with Toronto and one with Calgary)
Lacrosse is a passion for Bruce as well as doing work for various charities like Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer which set a pair of Guinness world records last year with a record 2.4 million dollars raised for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Now he joins the team at The Grand at 101 and is getting set for the Fergus Scottish Festival after moving here from Kincardine ( home of another famous Scottish Festival )
Bruce lives by the saying LIFE IS A ROCK – BUT THE RADIO ROLLED ME !