Chris started his broadcast career in New Zealand in the late 70's, and spent three years in an intensive training program with Radio New Zealand.
first few years moving from market to market working on the air and in programming, and became one of that country's youngest Program Directors at age 21.
He was promoted to a Corporate Program Director at 25 and owned his first radio station by age 30.
was a founding shareholder of The More FM Group
and was an active part of the management team that built the group into one of the most successful and profitable groups in the South Pacific.
acted as the Group PD for the 12 station chain until it's sale in 1997.
He moved to Canada with his family in late 1997 and took up a position as Corporate PD for a group of radio stations until he formed ByrnesMedia in 2000.
international awards include Program Director of the Year, Promotions Director of the Year, plus his
stations were voted Station of the Year in 1993, 1996, and 1998.
In Canada, stations he
worked with were voted Station of the Year in 1998 and 1999.
is regularly asked to speak at broadcasting conferences such as Canadian Music Week and regional broadcaster's meetings.
also frequently contributes articles to broadcast publications such as Radio & Records
, Broadcast Dialogue
, All Access
, and international publications such as Median Strip.
dedicates time to guest lecturing at community colleges such as Humber, Fanshawe, Seneca, and Niagara.
He also serves on the advisory board of the Niagara Broadcasting College.