Chris Hayles
G98.7FM
On-Air Personality

Chris Hayles

Born Christopher Hayles, in Trench town, Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 12, his family moved to Old Harbor, St. Catherine, where he attended the Old Harbor Primary and High School. At a young age, he was one of the popular Hosts of major, community events, where he would often entertain the crowd, impersonating various Radio personalities and Politicians. His keen interest was to become a Radio Broadcaster. After migrating to Canada, Chris decided to fulfill his dream.

For over 20 years, he has been a familiar voice on Radio stations in Toronto, including CHRY, AM1430 and CHIN Radio, where he worked as a DJ and Radio Journalist. Currently, he serves as the Morning News Anchor and producer at G98.7FM, where he provides a daily comprehensive report and updates on the local and International news.

Hayles has interviewed politicians and celebrities, such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premieres Dalton McGinty and Kathleen Wynne, President of Guyana, David Granger, the late Louise Bennett-Coverley, Jamaican folklorist, writer and educator and former Sprinter, Ben Johnson, to name a few.

In addition to performing his job at an exemplary level, Chris demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to his black community as well as to the General Public. He takes it upon himself to provide exceptional support and service to charitable organizations in and out of the city, either by Emceeing or providing entertainment as Sammy Davis Jr. When in character, he captures the hearts of many as he sings some of Sammy’s famous songs such as “Candy Man, Old Black Magic, I’ve got To Be Me and Mr. Bo Jangles”.

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