Special Guests

  • TODAY'S SUMMERTIME CO-HOSTS — Madolyn Smith-Osborn and Leah Oster

    Madolyn Smith-Osborne
    According to the oh-so-trustworthy website Wikipedia: “Madolyn Smith first came to public attention with her role as Pam in the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy, and later co-starred in the films All of Me, a Steve Martin-Lily Tomlin comedy, and 2010, the science fiction sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the early 1980s she also appeared in several TV movies, including Pray TV, Rehearsal for Murder and Deadly Intentions. She portrayed Jehan Al Sadat, wife of Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat, in the 1983 TV miniseries Sadat, and played Ernie Kovacs' wife Dorothy in the 1984 TV movie Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter. But Madolyn may be best known for her starring role as Tracy Whitney in the 1986 TV miniseries If Tomorrow Comes, based on the Sidney Sheldon novel of the same name. She subsequently co-starred in films like Funny Farm opposite Chevy Chase, The Super with Joe Pesci, the 1990 TV movies The Plot to Kill Hitler and The Rose and the Jackal, and the 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts. Madolyn also guest-starred in a 1989 episode of the sitcom Cheers titled "What's Up, Doc?" and appeared in multiple episodes of the 1993 drama series Class of '96. One of her last TV appearances was an episode of the Canadian television hit, Due South.” But Drew only knows that Madolyn is married to former NHLer & Toronto Maple Leaf alumni Mark Osborne.

    Leah Oster
    Leah Oster is a Canadian singer and actor based in Toronto. Leah has appeared in plays and musicals at regional theatres across Canada including three of the top Canadian Theatre Festivals. As an apprentice actor, early in her career, Leah Oster was a member of the Shaw Festival ensemble, she performed for two seasons as part of the company at the Charlottetown Festival and she’s also acted at the Stratford Festival where she played Diana in All’s Well that Ends Well and her critically acclaimed portrayal of Marian Paroo in The Music Man. Leah has made a career playing leading ladies in musicals and plays across Canada including: Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre and Persephone Theatre), Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song (Lighthouse Festival Theatre and Showboat Festival Theatre), Belle in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Orangeville), Meg Snider in Leading Ladies (Victoria Playhouse), Fiona in Brigadoon (Drayton Entertainment), Laurie in Oklahoma! (Port Hope), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Stage West), Maria in The Sound of Music (Port Hope). Her dedication to Canadian theatre can be seen in the volume of work she has done on original Canadian pieces. She originated the role of Tate in the World Premiere of Norm Foster’s The Ladies Foursome (Upper Canada Theatre/ Theatre Orangeville), Della in Leslie Arden’s The Gift of the Magi (Smile Theatre) as well as the role of Laurie Pargeter in Dan Needles’ Fair Play (Theatre Collingwood). She appeared in Blue Champagne (Drayton Entertainment), played Aunt Laura in Emily (Talk is Free Theatre), Rebecca in Jasper Station (Capitol Theatre), Jan in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Sarah Schorr in Trying (Globe Theatre), and Lucilla and Miss. Stacey in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown). At the Charlottetown Festival she also performed in Richard Ouzounian and Marek Norman’s Dracula - a chamber musical and appeared in a new Canadian two-person play based on Ethel Wilson’s We Have to Sit Opposite. Leah’s workshop contributions to Canadian and International musicals include Moll by Leslie Arden (Talk is Free Theatre), Wanderlust by Morris Panych and Marek Norman (Stratford Festival), The Wonder of it All by Donald Harron, Norman Campbell and Elaine Campbell (Charlottetown Festival), and Hannah Can Dance by Norm Foster and Steve Thomas (Theatre Aquarius) and Sousatzka by Craig Lucas, Richard Maltby and David Shire (Teatro Proscenium).
    *Leah Oster will be playing multiple roles in Bedtime Stories (a play by Norm Foster) at the Orillia Opera House from July 26 - August 11.

  • Daniel Mattson — Author of Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace
    Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes. His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who they are, why they’re here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

    During July, Drew will be speaking with some of the hosts of a NEW digital broadcasting platform launched by JOY Radio called Faith Strong Today. www.faithstrongtoday.com

    TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT - Matt Caine: President of Faith Strong Today
    Matt represents three generations of broadcasting for the Caine family, presenting the biggest Christian hits in the GTA every week on the 'Joy Top 20' countdown, Saturday’s at 5:00 PM. With thousands of listeners interacting over the years, various Canadian and United States based artists joining the program (including Lauren Daigle, Marika, Duncan Phillips, Melina Dulluku, Leina), and massive social media reach, the 'Joy Top 20' quickly established itself as Canada's leading Christian music countdown! Matt has also developed and is President of Faith Strong Today. You can hear Matt's artist interviews via JOYcast, and listen the 'Joy Top 20' on-demand using the 'My Joy Radio' app!


  • Bianca Salvo
    Bianca is a 26 year old woman who has Cerebral Palsy. When she was born, her parents were told that she would never walk, but they refused to believe that prognosis. So they took Bianca to Budapest, Hungary because at the time, there were no effective therapies for CP offered in Canada. They ended up staying in Budapest for six years, two to three months at a time. Bianca did her therapy at the Peto Institute, where she learned how to crawl, sit and walk - eight hours a day / five days a week. They made her walk through ladders, walk up and down boxes, walk up and down the stairs, and participate in a “lying program” which consists of hours and hours of muscle stretching. All of this while being homeschooled. Bianca made a lot of friends in Budapest, but she missed out on school and relationships at home. When she was 17, she found out that the March of Dimes in Toronto was doing the same kinds of therapy. So she moved back to Canada. “I am so glad that my parents found out about the Peto and March of Dimes, because if it wasn't for Conductive Education, I wouldn't be where I am today. My mom and grandmother are the people I look up to the most. Ever since my mom found out I had Cerebral Palsy, my mom has been there for me. I remember one day I came home when we were living in Budapest and she had wiped down the whole floor, then got on her hands and knees and taught me how to crawl. My mom is my role model. Ever since she found out I had CP, she has always tried to make things better for me. She took me to all kinds of doctors and therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She also took me to Florida to receive biofeedback, where they put electrons on my legs and monitored my walking on a computer. My mom even quit her job as soon as she found out, so she could take care of me. I love my mom so much, she's my inspiration. She still continues to fight for me everyday and does as much as she can to help me. I would not be here if it wasn't for my mother.

almost...LIVE! on TDMS

  • Devoted SOULY to The Art of Music
    We've had some incredibly gifted recording artists perform live in studio and each of them “accidentally” left Drew their CD. So during the first hour of each show in July, he'll live out one of his childhood dreams and play DJ – spinning tracks and showing off how talented these artists really are! (Most will be from this past Season #14)

    This week’s featured videos:
    Ambre Mclean / Luke Nicholson / Mikalyn Hay
    Lindy Vopnfjörð / The Vaudevillian / Emma Cook
    *Click on any of the featured musicians above to see their LIVE in-studio performances!

    AND… Check out our DrewTube page to watch over 80 videos from just some of the recording artists who have performed LIVE on TDMS!

Talkback, etc.

  • USELESS TELEVISION TRIVIA — with Matt Cane, Leah Oster and Madolyn Smith-Osborne
    We play the soundtrack from an old television show and if you're the first caller to guess which TV show it's from - YOU WIN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! (Actually - we’ve got a whole bunch of books to giveaway! So during our remaining July shows, our Useless TV Trivia, ain’t so useless.) *We’ll also be playing that game with the thing that goes into your mouth that spreads your lips wide open and then you have to read something silly while saliva drools out of your face - sponsored by Kleenex! Check out The Drew Marshall Show Facebook page for a video of these precious dribble moments!