Episodes

20. Simon Evans

March 15, 2021

Erica gets personal with host of indie show The Wedge Simon Evans who shares the hilarious reason he was put on air, what behind the scenes politics were like at Much and how he went from intern to influencing the Canadian music scene. Simon opens up about some regrets, his tales of traveling acros…

19. Rebecca Rankin

March 8, 2021

Erica Ehm chats with Rebecca Rankin about going from a modelling career to covering grisly crime scenes, how she landed her job at MuchMusic, and why a hot tub ended her video hosting career at VH1. Rebecca shares the behind the scenes story of interviewing the President of the United States, why h…

18. Mike Campbell

March 1, 2021

Erica gets personal with Mike Campbell about why MuchMusic may not have existed without him, his profound effect on the Canadian music scene, and the hilarious story behind Mike and Mike's Excellent Cross Canada Adventures. Mike opens up about his favorite spots in Canada, how he has remained relev…

17. Laurie Brown

Feb. 22, 2021

Erica gets personal with Laurie Brown about being discovered in the basement of MuchMusic, how she ended up hosting The Power Hour, and what she learned from interviewing David Bowie sixteen times. Laurie opened up about why she’s not a big reader, how she lost her CBC job and her husband at the sa…

16. Terry David Mulligan

Feb. 15, 2021

Erica Ehm chats with Terry David Mulligan about his early broadcasting career with stories about John Candy, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix and Joni Mitchell, how he brought MuchMusic to Western Canada, and his secret sauce to get amazing interviews. Terry also talks about how Kiss taught him to handl…

15. Natalie Richard

Feb. 8, 2021

On this episode of Reinvention of the VJ Erica Ehm has some laughs with Natalie Richard who shares her hilarious journey from Musique Plus to MuchMusic, and the many twists and turns along the way. Natalie reminisces about Mike Myers changing the trajectory of her career, why she didn’t date while …

14. Denise Donlon

Feb. 1, 2021

Erica Ehm gets personal with Denise Donlon about the profound effect she had on MuchMusic, how her father influenced her in unexpected ways, and what made her hire George Strombo and other memorable VJs. Denise talks about her early days on the road with Whitesnake, what is was like to run Sony Mus…

13. Steve "Ed The Sock" Kerzner

Jan. 25, 2021

On this episode of Reinvention of the VJ, Erica Ehm gets personal with Steven Kerzner how he turned a hand puppet into Ed The Sock, the foul mouthed star of the Nation’s Music Station. Steven Kerzner is the brains, the hand and the voice behind Ed the Sock. Green hair, perpetually smoking a cigar, …

12. Jennifer Hollett

Jan. 18, 2021

Erica gets up close and person with Jennifer Hollett about her evolution from MuchMusic VJ to becoming a thought leader in tech, media and politics. While Jenn’s time at Much was relatively short, it was only one of the many stops on her journey towards politics, policy and now publishing. On today…

11. Laurie Gelman

Jan. 11, 2021

Erica Ehm gets person with Laurie (Hibberd) Gelman, star of 80’s music video show YTV Rocks. After a few years at YTV, Laurie moved Stateside where she ended up marrying Gelman, well-known producer of Live! with Regis and Kelly. Laurie shares the story of her rise to fame as an American TV host, wh…

10. Amanda Walsh

Jan. 4, 2021

Erica Ehm gets personal with Amanda Walsh about being discovered in a bar, coping with life as the youngest VJ on Much, and how dealing with haters taught her valuable life lessons. Listen as Amanda opens up about why she chose to leave Much at the top of her game, how her role on the pilot of Big …

9. Bill Welychka

Dec. 28, 2020

Erica Ehm gets personal with Bill Welychka about his journey from behind the scenes editor to becoming one of MuchMusic’s longest serving hosts, how he manages to put himself in the right place at the right time, and how an interview with David Bowie was the catalyst to make him leave MuchMusic. Bi…

8. Christopher Ward

Dec. 21, 2020

Erica gets personal with Christopher Ward about the zany early days at MuchMusic, why his time at Second City was so important to him, and how being a successful songwriter ended his career at Much. Christopher shares his behind the scenes stories of some of his most memorable interviews, and sets …

7. Catherine McClenahan

Dec. 14, 2020

Erica gets personal with Catherine McClenahan about being the very first female VJ, what the wild early days of Much were like for her, and why she ended up suing MuchMusic and winning. Listen as Catherine opens up about the challenging relationship she had with the head of MuchMusic, how she’s lea…

6. Teresa Roncon

Dec. 7, 2020

Erica Ehm gets personal with Teresa Roncon about becoming the fair maiden of heavy metal of MuchMusic, how being a feminist helped her career, and why she left Much at the height of her popularity. Teresa talks about her early career as a news reporter and how she landed her gig at CityPulse Entert…

5. Nam Kiwanuka

Nov. 30, 2020

Erica Ehm gets personal with Namugenyi "Nam" Kiwanuka about the lasting impact of escaping Uganda as a child on her, why she turned down a VJ job at MuchMusic three times, and the interviews that had a profound effect on her. She tells the story of how a chance meeting with Master T changed her li…

4. George Stroumboulopoulos

Nov. 22, 2020

On this episode of Reinvention of the VJ, Erica Ehm gets personal with George “Strombo” Stroumboulopoulos about growing up on in poverty, the woman he considers his hero, how he faces his fears and why he invites random strangers into his home to listen to music. Strombo is equal parts punk rocker …

3. Jeanne Beker

Nov. 7, 2020

On this episode of Reinvention of the VJ, Erica Ehm gets personal with Jeanne Beker about her experience in a limo with Kiss in the 80’s, the sacrifices she made to host Fashion Television for 27 years, plus the talented but troubled designer she’ll never forget. Though Jeanne Beker would say she's…