About - Rob Basile
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  • Born & raised in the City of Toronto.
  • First language, Italian.
  • As a kid, I delivered early morning newspapers. A scary job for a kid.
  • Began deejaying at 12…with turntables!
  • Interned at a Toronto radio station during my teens.
  • Was an audio board operator, long form show producer, commercial producer, and imaging producer.
  • Worked in a radio engineering department for a decade.
  • Planned, produced, and executed broadcasts from the Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados).
  • Worked in I.T.
  • I’m a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers and was a full time secondary school teacher.
  • This website was originally developed as an educational portal for students. Assignments, rubrics, and student work were once found here.
  • Was part of a film team that won best picture and best actor at the  Toronto 48 Hour Film Challenge.
  • Activated three, new to market, radio brands.
  • Co-founded and partook in the physical and technical development of two radio stations.
  • Was part of the programming team at Virgin Radio Toronto.
  • Launched and programmed 12 music streams for Astral Radio Digital.
  • Programmed and consulted radio stations across Canada.
  • Led Canada’s largest syndication company for a half decade. Bringing internationally acclaimed blue chip talent and services to the Canadian audiences.
  • Privileged to be part of the planning and executing team for “A DAY TO LISTEN” –  A  takeover of Canadian radio stations (500+ radio stations).
  • Learned to play tennis later in life with a former WTA coach.

 

Likes

  • My mom
  • Creating websites to learn about CMS’
  • Learning
  • Meaningful hard work
  • Competition
  • South American and African cichlids
  • Long urban cycling adventures
  • Tennis
  • Digital media
  • Behavioural economics
  • Cultural exchanges
  • Different perspectives
  • The power of you(th)
  • Espresso

 

Beliefs

  • If you’re reading this, you have lots to be thankful for.
  • Do the right thing.
  • You can make a difference!
  • Who am I to judge?
  • Each day presents a new opportunity to learn.
  • Ogni persona che incontri sta combattendo una battaglia di cui non sai niente. Sii gentile. Sempre.