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May
19
2013
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Horns Up & Hair Straight Back, Bitches. It's YMM's Rock 'n' Roll Princess Tamara Wolfe

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The Metallica worshipping, karaoke singing, rock royalty is better known to her McMurray fans as \m/ TWOLFE \m/ (Yes, those are rock horns in her electronic signature for anyone guessing.)

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T-Wolfe is a local disk jockey and midday announcer with 100.5 K-ROCK. She joined the station in 2011. You can find her rocking out on the FM dial and hosting the All Request Nooner weekdays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. She has a cool, consistent,and quality voice. She has become a staple on local radio waves since arriving in town eight years ago.

Presently the longest running on-air personality in Wood Buffalo, Fort McMurray became her stomping grounds in 2005 when she joined Rock 97.9 (formally KYX98). She has also worked in broadcast with Wild Country and The Wolf in Quesnel, Williams Lake, and 100 Mile House country stations in British Columbia.

“Rock radio called me to Fort Mac. Not money like a lot of people. I started my radio career much later than most. I was 27 when I decided to change my career from retail to radio. I transitioned into broadcasting for my love of music,” says T-Wolfe. “It is quite the story behind the decision to quit my job and go back to school as a single mother. I knew it was the time to chase my dream career,” she says.

T-Wolfe was born and raised in southern B.C. and obtained a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia Academy in Vancouver.

K-ROCK Program Director James “Gruff” Gushnowski says T-Wolfe is at home with Fort McMurray's Classic Rock station. “She has a tremendous passion for rock and roll and she adds an amazing local perspective,” says Gruff. “The funny thing about rock and roll is that it makes me feel however I need it to make me feel at that particular moment. Whether I need a pick me up, or if I need to calm myself down, laugh maniacally, or even cry, the music does it all for me. It never ever lets me down,” says T-Wolfe. Aside from Metallica, her favorite artists include Pantera and an up-and-coming local band called Until Dawn.

“Tamara has a strong personality and a recognizable on-air presence. Her persona fits well into the landscape of the station. She prefers to be the hard core, rough, and tumble rock princess but it’s not hard to tell where her heart is. Aside from music, her passion is for her family, friends, and the community,” says Ross Jacobs, General Manager of K-ROCK.

T-Wolfe joined the board of directors for the Fort McMurray Food Bank in 2011. “T-Wolf rocks! Literally and figuratively,” says Arianna Johnson, Executive Director for the Food Bank. “I truly value her unique perspective. She brings a lot to the table with strong communications and media skills and she pushes the envelope on the board. She has been helping us to map out the feasibility of our strategic plans. She poses the tough questions that no one else asks and provides us with insight into how reasonable our goals are,” says Johnson.

In addition to being a rock princess, media lady, and volunteer, T-Wolfe is an entrepreneur. She started Rock Princess Productions in 2011. The company has assisted in planning and executing entertainment events at local venues in Fort McMurray and is currently planning the next series of music events to be held in the community.

Residents can connect with the YMM rock princess on Twitter by following
@TamaraWolfe.

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