Lana Gay

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Lana Gay is a Canadian radio personality and music journalist. Best known as a longtime host on CBC Radio 3,[1] she is currently heard on Indie 88 in Toronto, Ontario since July 2015. She was also formerly a host on CFNY-FM in Toronto, and indie music director at CFOX in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Originally from Leamington, Ontario, Gay has cited Rosalie Trombley, the longtime program director of radio station CKLW in nearby Windsor, as an important influence on her career.[2]

She temporarily left CBC Radio 3 in December 2011 along with Vish Khanna, and debuted as a host of CBC Music's new hosted rock music stream in February 2012.[3] She returned to Radio 3 in the summer of 2012 to cover a sabbatical by Grant Lawrence, and returned to the network full-time thereafter.

Gay also served on the grand jury for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize.[4]


  1. ^ Misty Harris, "Study looks to 'hipsters' to divide cool from clich├ęd". Regina Leader-Post, August 28, 2010.
  2. ^ John Semley, "Meet the trailblazing music director who helped rocket Elton John to success in America: In an environment still ruled by men, CKLW 's Rosalie Trombley became the girl with the golden ears - and those ears would be among the first to pick out John's Bennie and the Jets for radio dominance". The Globe and Mail, June 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Guy Dixon, "40 channels of Canadiana". The Globe and Mail, February 14, 2012.
  4. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Names Grand Jury" Archived 1 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. CBC Radio 3, August 11, 2008.