NANuary!

On Monday, January 6th, 2020, Nan announced she will be retiring at the end of the month from the Drive Home with Nan.

Don’t worry–for all the Sunday Classic fans, Nan will continue to host the Country Classics Show on Sundays from 9am-noon & you can catch it again at 6pm-9pm.

Bookmark this page to keep up with all things NANuary, as we send her off in a celebration worthy of 25 years.

Come join us for the NANuary Party: Nan’s Final Drive Home Show!

When: January 31st, 2020

Where: The Swan on The Rideau, 2730 River Road, Manotick

We will celebrate her incredible career in radio, with an afternoon of fond memories, cake, and tons of fun!

ICYMI: Nan announced her retirement today after 25 Years with CKBY! She will be retiring at the end of the month, BUT we will still hear her on the Country Classics show on Sunday’s! Celebrate this milestone with us throughout the rest of the month, which we have fondly renamed “NANuary”! Lots of love Nan from everyone in the Country 101.1 Family! (Apologies for Wendy’s sketchy camera skills, she had to sneak that one past her)

Posted by Country 101.1 on Monday, January 6, 2020


January 28, 2020- Brett Kissel Surprises Nan!

Hit Canadian Country superstar Brett Kissel surprised Nan… And boy, it was a surprise!

Brett Kissel Surprise!

The moment our bud Brett Kissel surprises Nan for Nanuary! ~robin

Posted by Country 101.1 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 27, 2020- Artist Tributes

As the Final Drive Home with Nan approaches, artists reminisce on their times with Nan, and the support she had for them during their careers.

Check out Kira Isabella’s tribute video below.

As we get closer to this Friday’s NANuary party…there are SO many artists and friends that have messages for Nan. Tune in to the Drive Home with Nan all week to hear them! Here’s one from CCMA award winner, and Ottawa girl, Kira Isabella!

Posted by Country 101.1 on Monday, January 27, 2020

January 17, 2020- Jim Watson proclaims January 2020–Nanuary!

After Robin & Wendy accepted 2 Employee of the Month awards on behalf of Nan… This was one award they needed to bring to Nan. January 2020 is officially named ‘Nanuary Month.’

Happy Nanuary!

Ottawa Mayor Declares January now Nanuary

After accepting two awards for employee of the month, Wendy and I decided to take the surprises and celebrations to Nan! Thanks Jim Watson ! ~robin

Posted by Country 101.1 on Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 16, 2020- Employee of the Month @ CHEO Foundation

Nan nan nan nan… nan nan nan nan… Hey hey hey, goodbye!

CHEO went the extra mile for Nan… We didn’t expect this after they gave us a call! Check it out.

Try not to get that song stuck in your head. We did.

CHEO Goes the extra mile for Nan's retirement

WOW! What an amazing gesture by CHEO for Nan's retirement! We did not expect this when they called and said they had a surprise for her!p.s. Am I the only one who can't get that song out of my head now? ~robin

Posted by Country 101.1 on Thursday, January 16, 2020

January 15, 2020- Employee of the Month @ Overflow Brewing Company

We got notice that our friends over at Overflow Brewing Company had some exciting news for us…Nan was named Employee of the Month, with the perks of ‘lead sampler’!

So, Wendy and Robin decided to accept this great honour on her behalf.

Nan was sort of there… check out the video below!

Robin, Wendy & Brendan upset Nan during employee of the month celebrations!

YAY or NAY? Is Nan right to be a little upset at us for "taking advantage" of her being stuck at work after the lads at @Overflow Brewing Company declared her EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH! ~robin

Posted by Country 101.1 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January 8th, 2020- The Office Balloon Prank

What do you think of when you hear “celebration”? We think of balloons. For 25 years on the Drive, we thought of a lot of balloons. So, we celebrated her announcement by filling her office with balloons! Her reaction? Priceless.

OFFICE BALLOON PRANK!

YAY or NAY? Would you have been more angry than Nan?The first week of Nanuary is underway! We thought we'd celebrate Nan's retirement at the end of the month by filling her office with balloons! ~robin

Posted by Country 101.1 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020