SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014
 
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BEHIND THE VOICE
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Josie Dye talks a lot. But it´s a good thing: a) it´s her passion, and b) she gets paid to do it. As a teenager, she was obsessed with radio. She’d record her voice overtop the voice of a local DJ. Why? To perfect her technique. And it worked. She´s been the midday announcer on the "All-Request Nooner" at 102.1 The Edge since 2002. Even her aspirations include increased chatter. Her ideal media gig? She says, "Hosting my own talk show and doing a Toronto morning show." Not satisfied with being merely a disembodied voice, Josie now appears as a voice-plus-body on Cosmo TV’s flagship show, "Oh So Cosmo."

To see more of the woman behind the words, check out the exclusive TORO photo shoot with Franco Deleo.

Q: What is the quality you like most in a man?

A: When a man can bring a positive light into any situation, I think that’s a real turn on.

Q: What do you like most in a woman?
A: I like honest women, who are real about their life situations.

Q: What is your present state of mind?
A: I’m in love with everyone and everything – single loving life, loving men.

Q: What is your greatest extravagance?
A: I’m obsessed with designer sunglasses! Chanel, Prada, Burberry.

Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: My grandfather’s reel-to-reel machine from the 1940s.

Q: Which living person do you most admire?
A: I admire my mother’s ambition and business initiatives.

Q: On what occasion do you lie?
A: People lie every day. It’s unfortunate, but true. Why do I lie? I have no idea, but it happens and I don’t stress about it! I lie to my mom about getting parking tickets.
I lie to my sister about phoning the ex. I lie to myself about eating ice cream for breakfast!

Q: Who is your hero in real life?
A: My sister. She picks me up when I fall.

Q: Which talent would you most like to have?
A: I would love to be a dancer. This week I’d want to be a hip hop superstar, next week, a ballerina.

Q: Other than your present occupation, what occupation would you like to try
A: I would love to be a doctor. Saving lives would be pretty cool, but I would love to figure out my own ailments... hypochondriac.

Q: In what country, other than this, would you like to live?
A: The States. New York City in particular. New York should be a country.

Q: What is your greatest fear?
A: Throwing up.

Q: What trait do you deplore most in others?
A: I hate a manipulative son-of-a-*****

Q: What trait do you deplore most in yourself?
A: I hate that I am horribly messy and unorganized.

Q: What is your greatest regret?
A: I regret all the time I have spent worrying. What’s the point? I have worried about exams, friends and ex-boyfriends….the list goes on.

Q: Who are your favourite radio personalities?
A: “My Morning Show” on the Edge, for being super funny. “My Afternoon Show” with Dave Bookman for his knowledge of music and food. Barry Taylor for his dry humour.

Q: Who are your favourite bands?
A: OASIS is a constant but every other band changes monthly.

Q: What recent album have you most enjoyed - and why?
A: The Coldplay album [Viva La Vida!] that just came out. Every tune is incredible.

Q: What is your motto?
A: Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday!

William Morassutti is the co-founder and Executive Producer of toromagazine.com. He was one of the founding members of TORO Magazine, where he served as both Editorial Director and Executive Director. Prior to joining TORO, he worked in Canadian broadcasting as a writer, producer, director, reporter and host.

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