Christopher Gabriel joined WDAY Radio in June 2009 and can be heard weekdays 11 am – 2pm Central time.
Named one of America’s rising radio personalities, CG serves up a unique blend of current events, pop culture and sports with guests and contributors from across the nation.
His program excludes no one. No sooner will he be speaking to nationally known figures like Bob Woodward, Mitch Albom, Christine Brennan, Andrew Zimmern, Bob Costas or Jeffrey Sachs, he’ll have listeners report live from Grant Park in Chicago for Lollapalooza 2012, offer a review of a new ride live from Disneyland, or break down the art of cutting hair live from a barber shop in Jamestown, North Dakota.
As a multimedia artist who wears the hats of radio talk show host, voiceover talent, writer, humorist and classically trained actor, his wit, energy and storytelling ability entertain Fargoans daily. He does the same for the good folks across the Red River in Moorhead, Minnesota. However, he’s yet to settle on Moorheadlians, Moorheaders or Moorheadagonians for an all-encompassing name.
After acting on the professional stage for many years in both the U.S. and U.K, Gabriel sought out talk radio as a new creative outlet. He got his start as perhaps the oldest intern in the history of the broadcast industry. Working on The Pat Kessler Show in Minneapolis, he answered phones, screened calls and provided coffee, fresh-squeezed orange juice and his classic Bananas Foster as incentives to get on the air. It wasn’t until Pat was reciting lines from the famous Crispin Crispian speech from Henry V, jumping in to finish the soliloquy, that he truly knew he’d found his new home.
Whether offering insights on the news of the day, engaging nationally and internationally known public figures, or performing his audio satire The Farmland Almanac with Harrison Beillor (inspired by Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac), Gabriel’s brand of talk radio offers depth and humor while remaining anger-free.
A native of Chicago, Christopher is delighted to call Fargo, North Dakota home with the three loves of his life: His beautiful wife and two amazing daughters.
Christopher Gabriel’s activity in the Fargo-Moorhead community:
~ Emcee for 2013, 2012, 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Fargo Theatre
~ Emcee for 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Sweetheart Ball, benefitting Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley (Fargo)
~ Emcee for 2013, 2012, 2011 Heart Ball, benefitting the American Heart Association of North Dakota (Fargo)
~ Performed with Dakota Air: The Radio Show in 2012, 2011 (Fargo Theatre) and in 2013 in Grand Forks, ND (Empire Arts Center)
~ Emcee for 2012, 2011, 2010 Fargo Kidney Walk at Newman Outdoor Field, benefitting the National Kidney Foundation
~ Emcee for 2012, 2011 Harvest Moon Fling, benefitting the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead
~ Emcee for 2012 B There Gala (and performed in staged reading of “God in Carnage”), benefitting Theatre B (Fargo)
~ Moderator for “Spring Awakening” post-show discussion at The Stage at Island Park, 2012 (Fargo)
~ Emcee for 2012, judge for 2013, 2011 and 2010, Bros on Broadway at The Hotel Donaldson, benefitting prostate cancer (Fargo)
~ Played “Book Voice” in Gooesberry Park Players’ production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 2012
~ Emcee for 2011 Black Bib Affair, benefitting the March of Dimes, North Dakota Chapter (Fargo)
~ Emcee for 2011 Wine and Wishes: An Enchanted Evening, benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota (Fargo)
~ Emcee for 2011 USA Curling National Championships Opening Ceremonies, Scheels Arena (Fargo)
~ Marched with the North Dakota State University’s Gold Star Marching Band in October 2011 for the Bison football game vs. Northern Iowa (Fargodome)
~ Performed pas de deux with older daughter in December 2011 as the King in Messiah Dance Theatre’s adaptation of The Nutcracker (Moorhead High School Theatre)
~ Auctioneer for 2011 Big Bikes & Little Tykes at The Venue, benefitting Nokomis Child Care Centers (Fargo)
~ Moderator for “Race to Nowhere” post-show discussion at the Fargo Theatre, November 2010
~ Winner of the 2009 Singing with the Stars competition at Divas & Rockstars, benefitting Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley (Fargo)
CG photo, courtesy of Christopher Grey Studios in Minneapolis, MN