CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FILM KIND
Close Encounters of the Film Kind is smart, relevant movie talk with a news feel. Join hosts Ria Renouf and Shakiel Mahjouri as they chat about what’s new at the box office – and how those films might be newsworthy, educational, funny – or, sometimes cringe-worthy. What kind of Close Encounter – of the film kind – will you get this week? Tune in to find out!
Ria Renouf is the movie critic for The Jon McComb Show. She’s also the Assignment Editor and weekday morning news anchor for CKNW. Shakiel Mahjouri is a writer with ET Canada. He was previously the “Millennial at Large” for Drex Live.
JUST THE TIP
Just the Tip is the adult video game review podcast where our heroes get 15 minutes to play a game and just 30 seconds to review it. Hosted by Jon Hall, it features gaming enthusiasts Andy Lau and Ria Renouf.
Jon Hall is a graduate of the BCIT Broadcast & Online Journalism program. By day (or night, depending on the shift), he works as a news anchor and reporter for News Talk 980 CKNW in Vancouver. A lover of video games, music, and beer, he is one of the three original co-founders of – and a regular panelist on – gaming-themed podcast ‘Just the Tip.’
Andy Lau is a graduate of the BCIT Broadcasting and Online Journalism program. Andy is best known for his dangerous food obsession. You’ll often spot him holding a sandwich, burger, or a piece of chocolate. He also once devoured an entire case of egg tarts for breakfast. When he’s not writing video game reviews, he’s playing all the latest and greatest on PC. Andy is one of the three co-founders of – and a regular gaming panelist on the video game-themed podcast ‘Just the Tip.’
Ria Renouf is a graduate of the BCIT Broadcasting and Online Journalism program. Known for chasing news, she’s actually a tech nerd at heart. Ria is also the host of the ‘Close Encounters’ podcast on CKNW.com. Originally a guest contributor, she’s been a regular gaming panelist since episode 5.