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Bill Kelly has over 30 years of broadcast experience. He pushes beyond the headlines, and has a unique perspective on politics and daily stories making headlines.

Bill Kelly has over 30 years of broadcast experience. He pushes beyond the headlines, and has a unique perspective on politics and daily stories making headlines.


Hamilton, ON


Bill Kelly has over 30 years of broadcast experience. He pushes beyond the headlines, and has a unique perspective on politics and daily stories making headlines.




875 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 4R1 (905) 645-3221


Mac Neil wins Canada’s first gold medal, Hosting the Olympics is a bad deal & Can employers choose to only hire fully vaccinated?

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast w/ Guest Host Rick Zamperin: Mac Neil (London Aquatic Club/London. Ont.) powered her way through the final 50 metres to win the 100-metre butterfly at the Tokyo Olympic Games. It was Canada’s first gold of the Games and came a day after Mac Neil helped the women’s 4×100-m freestyle relay team win silver. GUEST: Maggie Mac Neil, Gold medalist in the Women’s 100M Fly at the Tokyo Olympics Penny Oleksiak has done it again at the Olympics. In a memorable anchor leg,...


Wildfires are causing the price of lumber to spike again

The price of lumber rose at its fastest pace in more than a year on Thursday, after timber companies warned that wildfires in Western Canada are hurting their business. The price of a lumber futures contract jumped by more than 10 per cent, triggering circuit breakers designed to halt trading. Late in the day on Thursday, a contract for 1,000 board-feet of lumber was going for $647 US, up by more than $60 from the previous day's close. GUEST: Liz Kovach, President of the Western Retail...


Tech Talk July 23rd, 2021

Tech Talk with Adam Oldfield, brought to you by Vacu-Man Furnace & Duct Cleaning. Topics include: Renewable energy from your fingertip sweat, premium gas for electric vehicles, and a stratospheric increase in network speeds. See for privacy information.


A vaccination "certificate" may be better than a passport, NS Liberals boot member over racy photos, and Netflix may add video games to subscription

Rick Zamperin in for Bill. Vaccine certificates may aid in the economic and social reopening of Ontario, says ON science table. GUEST: Sabrina Nanji, Founder of the Queen’s Park Observer. Nova Scotia Liberals are facing some heat after Dartmouth South candidate, Robyn Ingraham, was ousted with her racy "boudoir" photos as the cause. GUEST: Tim Bousquet, Founder of the Halifax Examiner. Netflix's subscriber count has been stagnant, the worst in eight years. To address the issue, they are...


What's it like on the ground at the Tokyo Olympics? Athlete mentality at Tokyo 2020, US-Canada land border reopenings & What's the future of workplace attire?

Watching the Olympics on TV or online only gives you a limited view into what it's like being at the Games however what's it like on the other side of the camera? So what is it like going through the COVID-19 restrictions, staying in the Olympic Village? Rick speaks with an assistant clinical professor from McMaster who's with the athletes in Tokyo. Guest: Dr. Carla Edwards, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences with McMaster University and High-Performance...


The delta variant and the potential for a 4th wave, Rise in online right-wing extremism, Annamie Paul calling for unity & Can COVID-19 still cancel the Olympics?

We're hearing that a 4th wave of COVID-19 may be coming our way and although it's predicted to affect the unvaccinated population more than any other, everyone will feel the effect. How will the delta variant play into this and could it mean that we'll need a higher vaccination rate to beat it back? Guest: Dr. Marek Smieja, Infectious Diseases Physician and Chief of Laboratory Medicine with St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences - Canadian right-wing extremism increased online...


Recommendations for Ontario's schools, Vaccinated Americans soon allowed in Canada, PM visits Hamilton & Potential election interference in Canada

As students begin to return to school, some questions are being raised over what should and shouldn't be allowed in them. Some recommendations have been put forward by Ontario's Science Table who recommend extracurricular activities be restarted and that schools only be closed under catastrophic conditions. Why do they feel that way? Rick asks their director, Dr. Peter Juni. Guest: Dr. Peter Juni, Director of Ontario’s Science Table and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the...


Rick Zamperin with Ticats legend Paul Osbaldiston

As CFL training camps continue across the country, CHML's Rick Zamperin chats with iconic Hamilton Tiger-Cats kicked Paul Osbaldiston about the rigors of camp and reminisce about his days as a player and coach in the league. See for privacy information.


Ontario Chamber of Commerce & proof-of-immunization, Green Party cancels non-confidence vote, Will Ontario pot shops be closing in droves? & Who does the billionaire space race benefit?

The Bill Kelly Show with guest host Rick Zamperin The Ontario Chamber of Commerce supports a centralized, Canada-wide approach to COVID-19 proof-of-immunization that could be easily used to confirm vaccination status for international and domestic use but why do they feel that way? Guest: Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce - The Green Party's vote of non-confidence for Annamie Paul has been cancelled. What's going on in the Green Party's executive circle?...


Tech Talk - July 16, 2021

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Gen. Jonathan Vance charged with obstruction of justice after military investigation

Former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance has been charged with one count of obstruction of justice following a probe by military police into allegations of inappropriate behaviour that were first reported by Global News in February. Vance has been at the centre of a military reckoning over sexual misconduct allegations levelled against multiple senior leaders in the Canadian Forces since Global News first reported on the allegations against him on Feb. 2, 2021. GUEST: Andrew...


Mental Health Stigma at work, Aftermath of Barrie Tornado, Still 65 hectares to be surveyed at Kamloops residential school & WHO wants access to virus data from China

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: One thing the pandemic has brought us is more frequent conversations about mental health. We’ve had more conversations about our own as many of us struggled with new uncertainties and challenges this past year, but also more conversations about the mental health of public figures (Naomi Osaka’s recent appearance in the news comes to mind). So, do Canadians feel comfortable prioritizing their mental health at work without fear of facing stigma? And what do we...


Mayor’s Townhall with Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger - July 2021

Mayor's Town Hall with Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger Topic include: Ancaster Hate Crime, Renaming Dundas, Step 3 of Reopening and more. GUEST: Mayor Fred Eisenberger See for privacy information.


The Bill Kelly Commentary: Manitoba Minister Just Doesn’t Get It!

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Hamilton’s emergency operations centre director takes new job, Paul Johnson joined the Bill Kelly Show

One of the most prominent voices to lead Hamilton through the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be leaving the city for a new job in Toronto. Paul Johnson, director of the city’s emergency operations centre and general manager of Hamilton’s healthy & safe communities department, has taken a position as the deputy city manager of community and social services for the city of Toronto. GUEST: Paul Johnson, Director of the Emergency Centre for the City of Hamilton See for...


Concrete Action Needed Against Islamophobia, Calls from Abroad to Re-open Canada's Border & Fully Vaxxed Ontarians Won’t Need COVID Test to Enter LTC Homes

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Police in Hamilton have arrested and charged a man from Cambridge in what they're calling an incident of hate crime against Muslims. Police say a mother and daughter were walking through a plaza parking lot Monday night when a vehicle pulling out of a parking spot almost struck one of them. Investigators say the interaction escalated, with the suspect uttering threats towards the victims while using racial slurs targeting the Muslim community. This is the second...


The Bill Kelly Commentary: Where is the Plan To Battle Racism??

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Cathy Taylor, Executive Director of the Ontario NonProfit Network joined the Bill Kelly Show

According to a study by the Ontario NonProfit Network, the sector is facing a financial crunch like never before. Even after taking into account existing relief programs, one-third of nonprofits were projecting pandemic-related losses in 2020-21 to exceed $100,000, with five per cent projecting losses to exceed $500,000. GUEST: Cathy Taylor, Executive Director of the Ontario NonProfit Network See for privacy information.


Housing crisis in Ontario, Canada to aid Afghanistan & More unmarked graves discovered at 'Canada's Alcatraz'

The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: More than half — 56 per cent — of Ontario would-be homeowners have given up or are pessimistic that they will ever own a home. A quarter of prospective buyers, who remain optimistic, are increasingly worried about their prospects. An online poll of 2,000 Ontario residents for the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) shows 45 per cent of potential buyers 18 to 29 years old have considered moving out of the province in search of more affordable housing. In the...


The Bill Kelly Commentary: Proof of Vaccination May Still Be Necessary

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