He’s armed with a booming voice inherited from his dad, but his attitude’s filled with a healthy disrespect for authority. Freelance radio journalist Christopher Stephen can sometimes be heard weekdays at the ungodly hour of 7:10 in the morning on CBC’s Winshgaoug and Eyou Dibajimoon at noon. He kickstarts the day for hundreds of listeners on lonely traplines, the nine Cree communities, several Algonquin communities — and now, the world-wide web. Chris, who counts, as his conquests, Premier Lucien Bouchard, Chief Joe Norton, Elijah Harper and Claude Mackenzie of Kashtin, got his start in radio at Moose River Broadcasting in Moose Factory.
His listeners know and love him for his comic asides and little teases at his colleagues while doingthe news, weather and sports. If he keeps going the way he is, he just might become the Cree HowardStern. God knows Cree radio needs someone like Howard.
Getting pinched on my arm by Bokhjeesh in Waskaganish.
Title of your autobiography:
The Good and The Bad Of Christopher Stephen.
Who would play you in a movie?
John Candy Person you admire the most:
My wife, Priscilla, because she can take care of me day or night.
Who were you in a previous life? A homosexual
Last book read:
Margaret Cromarty by Ndiamon
Greatest fear: Losing my loved ones.
Best words of advice you ever heard:
Wear a condom.
Song you want played at your funeral:
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Guns ‘n’ Roses
Do you believe in love at first sight?
But of course.
Person you despise the most:
Chief Walter Hughboy
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
The fact that I look like my dad.
Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
Favourite TV show: The Simpsons
Epitaph on your headstone:
That bastard was a good man.
Person you would like to meet most:
Most embarrassing moment:
I was dancing on a table in front of these girls when one of my friends pulled down my pants.
If you could clone anything what would it be?
My wife, I would have two wives.
Brush with greatness:
Meeting Urban S. Campbell
Favourite quote: Just stuck aah.
Story of the year:
Ugliness at Kilometre 381. (The Nation Vol. 4 No.16)
If you were a movie star who would be your co-star?
Birthplace: Rouyn-Noranda. I can still remember when I came out.
Best pickup line you’ve used.
“What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” She slapped me in the face.
On what occasion do you lie?
When I need to go out and with my friends.
First kiss: It was a sloppy one but I enjoyed it. I was fourteen.
How would you like to be remembered?
That I did all my best.
First job: Cleaning and mopping the floors at Laura’s Snack Bar.