Ian Sterling's Radio career began as a student at "Broadcast Beal" at Beal Secondary School in London. As a teenager in 1994 was hired as a Studio Operator and Overnight Announcer with 97.5 and AM1410. Upon graduation with the CFPL Radio Broadcasting Award, attended Fanshawe's Radio Broadcasting program. While at College, Ian transferred to work for FM96 as a weekend Announcer, where he learned a great deal about engaging audiences from his peers.
Shortly after graduating from Fanshawe with the Blackburn Announcer Of The Year Award, He moved with his soon to be wife Nathalie to Brockville, Ontario, having accepted the position of Afternoon Drive Host and Music Director for 830 CFJR. Under the guidance of Greg Hinton, nurtured his on air and Master Of Ceremonies skills, to the point of being offered a job in Alberta.
In 2001, Ian joined Edmonton's #1 rated 92.5FM as an evening and overnight Announcer and within a year was promoted to become the Midday Personality. Lead by James Stuart, the cluster of Corus Radio Stations in the market consistently outperformed the competition. in 2003, Ian added Music Director Responsibilities to his position and his career advancement lead to 103.9 CISN FM with the company.
2009 meant a return to Ian's hometown of London with a transfer within the company to 103.1FM for an Afternoon Drive and Music Director role. Within two years, he was promoted to Program Director of the station. While spearheading the team effort for steady growth, the station reached new heights, generating the most revenue and highest ratings it has received since the inception of the FM station in 1993. During Ian's tenure Managing CFHK, he received the Corus Entertainment President's Award for leading the roll out of the Fresh Radio Franchise to other cities, now 8 in total.
As a Radio Personality, including 3 years as Morning Show Host for 103.1FM, Ian has achieved #1 Adults 12+ Central Market Share on at least one occasion for each of his shifts on the various stations in different cities..
With a lot of accomplishments, Ian is most proud of his Community work, having played key roles for many charitable organizations, such as initiating and leading London's four station, full day Radiothon for the London Children's Hospital. In addition, being a committee member for the local chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Canadian Cancer Society, providing Masters Of Ceremonies services, and volunteering in other aspects for countless Community organizations and Charitable Associations.