About Louis McIvor
He comes by the handle “Big Rig“honestly….
Working with Entertainers, Musicians and Songwriters of Country Music is a dream come true for Louis since he starting playing guitar at 12 years old, 5-string banjo at 14 and drums at 16.
Big Rig even plays the piano by ear… However, found that to be too painful.
Raised on his Family’s Carnival where he entertained in his off-time and acquired his Class 1 w/air license, but always included an avenue for Music. He played in his brother’s band who opened for many great Canadian Artists …even Jefferson Starship!
First Radio Gig for the Big Rig was volunteering at CHLS 100.5 FM in Lillooet and known as Louis “The Lips of Lillooet “until he returned to Kamloops in 2003, to push for a Country Station when the Country Format was dropped. NL Broadcasting joined his fight as well to bring back a fifth commercial radio station with the proven support of Country Fans of Kamloops!
After 23 years of driving the highways, Louis began as a weekend host after Country’s Grand Opening in August of 2006 and made his move to the Afternoon Drive in 2008.
Highlights include winning On Air Personality of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2016 from the British Columbia Country Music Association, Host the Rockin’ River Fest 2017 and sitting with Toby Keith on his bus, drinking a special drink from the “Beer For My Horses” bar …AND… in a Red Solo Cup!
A special thank you to YOU, the great Country Fans of Kamloops. With your help, Louis accepted a Morning Show position with Francesca Lucia.
They are THRILLED to have you join them on the Big Rig Breakfast starting at 5:30 am Monday – Friday and hear the Best of The Breakfast Saturday Mornings 6 am to 10 am ,,, If you dare! It gets a little Crazy! Text or call 250-571-2103
Find The Big Rig on Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram OR… Just ask Francesca where he’s hiding!
Francesca is a born and raised Kamloopsian and feisty Italiana! She loves storytelling and always being in the “know.”
Coming from a large Italian family, it’s no surprise that Francesca doesn’t have an inside voice and considers wine a fruit. Coffee is an essential food group. Shopping is her cardio. Puns are necessary, and so are step stools.
You can’t name an 80’s show or movie Francesca doesn’t know. You wouldn’t want to play pop trivia against her either.
When she’s not chatting on the radio, Francesca is on the hunt for the best eggs benny, spending time with her adorable nieces and nephew, enjoying the Kamloops Wine Trail, taking in live music, or chasing new adventures. She’s a tad competitive, but not with the 6-year-old soccer players she coaches, however they did win almost all their games…but who’s counting?
Francesca is thrilled to be on the Big Rig Breakfast and is dedicated to bringing joy, music, and news to your lives on a daily basis!