Ron Funnell Joins Bell Media Radio


Ron Funnell Joins Bell Media Radio as Senior Account Manager, KOOL FM 105.3 and KFUN 99.5 

Kitchener, ON (January 13, 2012) – Ron Funnell returns to the Waterloo Region as Senior Account Manager for Bell Media’s KOOL FM 105.3 and KFUN 99.5 FM, it was announced today.

Ron Funnell, Senior Account Manager, Bell Media Radio Kitchener

“Ron fits our team model of community leadership perfectly; he has actively supported each community where he has lived in service clubs, committee membership, and seven years in the fire service, including two as a Captain,” said Paul Cugliari, General Manager, Bell Media Kitchener. “Ron was recently nominated as Orillia Business Leader of the Year and we’re confident he’ll bring the same commitment and enthusiasm to his work at KOOL FM 105.3 and KFUN 99.5 FM.”

“Ron and I have known each other for nearly 10 years and share the same philosophy of Media Sales,” said John Yost, Retail Sales Manager, Bell Media Kitchener. “With his extensive broadcast management experience and proven track record in business development, Ron fits into our long-range objectives of providing superior customer service and advice to our advertisers in the Region of Waterloo.”

“I am incredibly honoured to be joining the talented team at Bell Media, Kitchener,” said Funnell. “My family is also thrilled that I am returning to work at home after nearly two years in transit between Orillia and Waterloo.”

Prior to joining Bell Media, Funnell was the General Manager at Bayshore Broadcasting’s Sunshine 89.1 in Orillia and 97.7 The Beach in Wasaga Beach. During his time there, Funnell implemented the launch of Sunshine 89.1 in 2010 to positive reviews from the Orillia community. Prior to his time in Orillia, Funnell lived and worked in the Kitchener-Waterloo region as General Sales Manager of KICX 106 in 2004, before moving to Market Sales Manager for CHYM, 570 NEWS and KIX.

Funnell lives in the Waterloo region with his wife and two children.

About Bell Media Radio

Bell Media Radio is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.  Bell Media Radio is one of Canada’s most successful radio networks operating 33 radio stations in 14 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada’s # 1 FM station.